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.
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.
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.
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.