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EPA and DOT Propose Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2015/hd-trucks-phase-2-standards

Proposed regulatory standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution.  Agency press release with links for further information.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Safety Advisory 2015-03: Operational and Signal Modifications for Compliance with Maximum Authorized Passenger Train Speeds and other Speed Restrictions

Categories: Headlines,Transportation

http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L16416

Text of federal advisory which reviews two recent fatal passenger train accidents caused by speeding, reminds railroads of an end-of-year requirement that all trains be equipped with sophisticated braking technology, and calls for stop-gap measures in the interim.  From the Federal Railroad Administration

 

Older Adults: Federal Strategy Needed to Help Ensure … Delivery of Home and Community-Based Services and Supports

Categories: Elderly,Food/Nutrition,Medicare/Medicaid,Transportation,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670306.pdf

Reviews federal programs that allow older adults to age in their homes, how these services and supports are provided,  and agency efforts to coordinate such services. From the Government Accountability Office

 

2014 Airline Financial Data

Categories: Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/bts22_15.pdf

Information about revenues, profits and fees of major airlines.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

National Transportation Statistics Updated

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/dot039_15

Latest quarterly notice of the updating of 66 data tables in the 260 table National Transportation Statistics website, which covers transportation safety, system, energy and environmental factors.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Quadrennial Energy Review: Energy Transmission, Storage, and Distribution Infrastructure

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Homeland Security,Transportation

http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/04/f22/QER-ALL%20FINAL_0.pdf

The first-ever such review, resulting from a presidential memorandum of January 2014, focuses on energy infrastructure  and identifies the threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security.  From the Department of Energy

 

Energy Storage

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-492.pdf

Discusses ways in which energy storage applications are considered one of eight leading technologies by the British government.  Also covers the roles of energy storage in the electricity, heat, and transport sectors and barriers and policies related to energy storage technologies.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Gulet Mohamed v. Eric Holder

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Homeland Security,Supreme Court/courts,Terrorism,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/jud/gulet/redress.pdf

Court filing which reveals that the federal government has revised its procedures and now provides information to those denied aircraft boarding because their names are on the No-Fly list.  The filing details the appeals procedures available to such an individual.  From the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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