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2015 Pocket Guide to Transportation

Categories: Energy,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

A collection of statistics that provides key information and highlights major trends in the U.S. transportation system.  Covers infrastructure, moving people and goods, economic issues, safety, and the environment.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Comply with Laws that Safeguard the Public

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation$70-million


Agency press release about a pair of $35 million fines levied against Honda for failing to report deaths, injuries, and warranty claims to the federal government in violation of disclosure law.   Also provides a list of the major civil penalties imposed on vehicle manufacturers during 2014.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


New Standard Mileage Rates for 2015

Categories: Statistics,Taxes,Transportation;-Business-Rate-to-Rise-in-2015

Agency press release with standard mileage rates in effect for 2015. Rate  for business miles driven goes from 56 cents in 2014 to 57.5 cents for 2015.  Also covers rates for medical/moving purposes and miles driven for charitable organizations.  From the Internal Revenue Service


Natural Gas for Cars and Trucks: Options and Challenges

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

The increase in natural gas supplies in the U.S. has raised interest in natural gas as a transportation fuel.  This report reviews vehicle technologies that could use natural gas as a fuel and legislative policies that could spur development.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Highlights of Ferry Operators in the United States

Categories: Statistics,Transportation

Information and statistics on operations of U.S. ferries including number of ferry operators by region, number of passengers and vessels, and miles traveled,  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Model Year 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Statistics,Transportation

Provides mileage figures and estimated annual fuel costs from federal testing for makes and models of vehicles.  From the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency


World Oil Transit Chokepoints

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics,Transportation

Focuses on seven world chokepoints on major trade routes for seaborne oil transportation.  From the Energy Information Administration


Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: System Performance and Mitigation Report

Categories: Public Works,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Federally mandated report on dealing with traffic problems in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  Assess the roads in the region, ranks the most congested corridors, and recommends improvements.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization


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