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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2017

Categories: Energy,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/State%20of%20Transportation%202017%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Describes the current status of all aspects of the transportation system including highways, air, rail, and waterways.  Includes commuting, congestion, and air quality.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization

 

Report on the Collision between USS Fitzgerald and Motor Vessel ACX Crystal and Report on the Collision between USS John S. McCain and Motor Vessel ALNIC MC

Categories: Defense/Military,Transportation,Weather/Disasters

http://s3.amazonaws.com/CHINFO/USS+Fitzgerald+and+USS+John+S+McCain+Collision+Reports.pdf

Memorandum from the Chief of Naval Operations, which includes reports on collisions involving two U.S. Navy ships in separate incidents in June and August 2017 which resulted in the deaths of 17 American sailors.  The Navy’s report on the events and actions that led to the collisions concludes that the accidents were preventable and caused by multiple failures by those on watch duty.  From the Defense Department

 

International Energy Outlook 2017

Categories: Asia,Energy,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/pdf/0484(2017).pdf

Forecasts a 28% increase in world energy consumption to 2040, primarily due to expanding economies in India and China.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Safety Study: Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles

Categories: Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2017-DCA15SS002-BMG-Abstract.pdf

Preliminary synopsis of a study to be released in August 2017 on the relationship between speeding and highway traffic fatalities.  Includes 19 safety recommendations for various governmental agencies and authorities to reduce the incidence of speeding.  From the National Transportation Safety Board

 

 

National Transportation Statistics 2017

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/NTS_Entire_2017Q2.pdf

Annual statistical report on the condition of the U. S transportation network, the safety and accident record, the relationship between transportation and the economy, and the environmental and energy implications of transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

(energy     environment     statistics     traffic accidents     transportation)

Principles for Reforming the U.S. Air Traffic Control System

Categories: Headlines,Presidency,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/06/05/president-donald-j-trumps-principles-reforming-us-air-traffic-control

Describes the plans of the Trump Administration to privatize the air traffic control system as part of the effort to the U.S. transportation infrastructure.  From the White House

 

Fly Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air Travel

Categories: Transportation

https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/fly-rights

In the wake of the publicity surrounding the treatment of a bumped airline passenger, here is the official statement of airline passenger rights, including air fares, overbooking, delayed and canceled flights and more.  From the Transportation.gov site of the U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Department of State Record of Decision and National Interest Determination

Categories: Canada,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Transportation

https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/269323.pdf

Text of the document which approves construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as being in the national interest of the U.S.   The Trump administration decision reverses the decision of the State Department under Obama’s administration. From the State Department

 

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