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2014-07-23 16:20:49

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) today responded to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposed rulemaking on the safe movement of flammable liquids by rail, including crude oil and ethanol. While Greenbrier is examining the details of the proposed rulemaking and will provide full comments at a later date, Jack Isselmann, Vice President External Affairs and Communications today made the following statement:...

2014-07-11 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger advocacy organization, is calling on the House Members to debate H.R. 4156, the deceptively titled "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014". The bill is supported by the airline industry, that wants to put the asterisk back in airfares. It would undo the Full Fare Advertising Rule ordered in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). That rule requires airlines to advertise the...

2014-07-10 23:03:21

In the midst of issues swirling around the Highway Trust Fund crisis, senior officials from transportation’s public and private sectors took the time to meet with 21 high-school girls who have shown an interest in learning more about career opportunities in the industry for WTS International's Transportation YOU program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Two weeks ago, in the midst of issues swirling around the Highway Trust Fund crisis, senior officials from the U.S. Department...

2014-06-24 08:22:22

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University has brought its autonomous vehicle to Washington to enable Congress to experience the technology up close and personal. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020422/CMULOGO Following an exciting and successful demonstration of the Carnegie Mellon vehicle in September, which transported Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 33 miles to Pittsburgh International...

2014-06-10 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today commended the United States House of Representatives for passing the DeFazio/Westmoreland Amendment that ensures U.S. airlines and aviation crewmembers are afforded a level playing field for transatlantic flying. The bipartisan amendment attached to the 2015 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 4745), introduced by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and...

2014-05-24 23:02:16

Engineering firm’s R&D group is awarded $150,000 to develop a new method to inspect prestressed concrete. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded FDH Engineering, Inc. a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop a new method to inspect and evaluate prestressed concrete. Prestressed concrete comprises 25 percent of the nation’s more than 600,000 bridges. While many inspection technologies are available to find corrosion in...

2014-05-21 16:22:17

GBTA Remains Concerned About Unintended Consequences; Managed Travel Programs Still At Risk ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved a proposal for a data transmission standard that was submitted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/DC16833LOGO GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement:...

2014-05-21 16:21:57

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre media statement regarding DOT tentative approval of IATA's proposal:Sabre fully supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's tentative approval, subject to the specified conditions, of the International Air Transport Association's proposal to create a technology standard, and Sabre will continue to be a strategic collaborator with IATA toward our shared goals. Based on strong marketplace support for Sabre's leading...

2014-02-19 12:22:06

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When commuters look at the Sun Trolley, they see safe, alternative transportation to single occupant vehicles. When Patricia Zeiler looks at it, she sees something that "makes a good city great." "Transportation excites me because it brings people together from many, many different communities. They meet in transit. They exchange ideas. It's the happening place," said Zeiler, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale...

2014-02-12 16:20:27

Letter to DOT Secretary Foxx Asks for Stronger Standards for New Crude Oil & Ethanol Tank Cars WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to consider several new safety measures for tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol. In a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony R. Foxx, RSICTC proposed additional safety requirements on newly manufactured railway tank cars, a...


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