Transportation News


PHMSA Proposes New Safety Oil Spill Response Plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has announced proposed regulations for Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs) to improve oil spill response readiness and mitigate effects of rail Read the full article…


Towing Association to Offer First Responder Training

The Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) has launched an initiative to promote life-saving responder training. The Federal High Administration’s SHRP2’s National Incident Traffic Management (TIM) Responder Training Program (L12) continues to increase the number of incident responders trained in this multi-disciplinary training approach. More than 190,000 law enforcement, fire Read the full article…


FMCSA Shuts Down MA Trucking Company

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it has ordered Lowell, Massachusetts-based Flavio Borges Prado, doing business as Golden Eagle Delivery, to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate operations after a federal investigation found the carrier to pose an imminent hazard to Read the full article…


DC Metrorail System Shuts Down for Fire Safety Inspections

WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, WMATA, suspended all of its Metrorail service in the Washington, D.C., late last week, for emergency inspections, causing commuting nightmares for residents of the nation’s capital. Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced the move in a news release, with WMATA Read the full article…


FMCSA Proposes National Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck and Bus Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has  proposed a set of comprehensive national prerequisite training standards for entry-level commercial truck and bus operators seeking to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) reflects consensus recommendations of a negotiated rulemaking committee comprised Read the full article…


NTSB Releases List of Transportation Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its annual list of “most wanted” transportation improvements, but for the first time in recent memory none of the priorities relate specifically to reducing commercial aviation hazards. Today’s announcement reflects years of steady gains in airline safety, with the last fatal crash Read the full article…