Transportation Law News

September 22, 2010

Nova Scotia’s transportation minister says he will close the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway if there are delays in fixing more than 100 defects on the line.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/09/16/ns-railway-defects-response.html#ixzz0zo9IiTeF

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Transportation Law News

September 15, 2010

Distracted driving meeting agenda set

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driving Summit Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C., will gather transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement officials and industry representatives to discuss opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts. The full agenda is at www.dot.gov/affairs/2010/dot17010.html.

Transportation Law News

September 14, 2010

Obama’s Infrastructure Plan

President Obama unveiled a wide-ranging transportation and infrastructure plan last week. Major themes included: significant rehabbing or construction of roads, rails and runways; long-term reauthorization of the surface transportation law; an infrastructure bank meant to replace the earmark system for federal transportation spending; general streamlining of surface transportation investments; putting high-speed rail “on an equal footing” as a federal priority; and “a robust investment” in the NextGen air traffic control system.

Clink: http://www.infrastructurist.com/2010/09/13/transportation-for-american-director-supports-obamas-infrastructure-plan/

Transportation Law News

September 2, 2010

As Hurricane Earl heads towards the east coast of the U.S., the damage it will cause is a stark reminder of the costs of natural disasters. Risk management and insurance issues are sure to be top of mind as companies prepare.