April 17, 2017 — Total intermodal volumes grew 3.5 % in March, relative to the same month last year, reversing the deficit from February. 1st quarter 2017 growth was 2.0%. For more information on subscribing to IANA’s IMTS, click click here.
April 7, 2017 — FMC voted to allow the East Coast Port Gateway Terminal Agreement to go into effect, permitting the Georgia Ports Authority and the Virginia Port Authority to discuss matters related to joint marketing, operating systems and equipment, cargo handling practices and service.
March 22, 2017 — FMCSA announced the withdrawal of its Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking and awaits results from a congressionally-directed study by the National Academies of Sciences prior to taking further action. The rule would have used data from its CSA program for determining carrier safety ratings.
March 22, 2017 — Congressman Peter DeFazio introduced the "Investing in America: Penny for Progress Act" to raise the federal gas tax one cent per year to generate $500 billion for repairing America’s deteriorating roads, bridges and transit systems.