Huge, huge news this week. In a bi-partisan negotiation between the House and Senate, Congress passed a five year fully funded highway bill. Known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the $305 billion bill does not index the gas tax meaning that although FAST is fully funded, it is still done so in […]
On August 13, 2015 the New York City Council introduced a bill that would require the Department of Transportation to create a program providing car sharing companies with dedicated parking spaces for their cars. This will include both metered and free spaces. Car sharing companies include Car2go and Zipcar. The purpose of the bill is […]
The Obama administration is fast at work on an executive order for companies that have contracts with the federal government to issue paid sick leave to employees who are sick, seeking medical help, or need to care for a loved one. This order will apply to federal subcontractors as well and is estimated to affect […]
On July 21, 2015 The New York Times Editorial Board accused the transportation industry of always getting what they want from Congress, safety be damned.
On May 27, 2015 the New York City Council passed a bill mandating all heavy-duty city and private garbage trucks install side guards designed to prevent people from getting caught underneath trucks.