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|FAA Re-Authorization Unveiled|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
February 12, 2016, previously published on February 5, 2016This week, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) unveiled a six-year $69 billion Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re-authorization bill. The bill, which faces significant legislative challenges in getting to...
|VDOT 2016 Road & Bridge Specification Changes - Sec. 100 2016 Revisions|
Patrick A. Genzler, John R. Lockard; Vandeventer Black LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on January 2016VDOT has also published the Final DRAFT to the Federal Highway Administration for its review. VDOT has not yet announced for how long it will take comments or given an expected final publication date yet; but prior discussions continue to indicate anticipated 2016 publication.
|Enhanced Process Safety Planning For Public Transportation Systems Coming Soon|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016Certain well publicized catastrophic accidents in recent years across various industries has prompted an emphasis on process safety. Lapses in process safety often lead to the low-frequency, high-risk type of accidents. On Friday, the Department of Transportation continued this trend of focusing on...
|Scope of Limitation of Liability Clauses in Rail Tariffs Considered By Federal Court of Appeal|
Kristen Balcom, Evan Cooke; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016 A recent decision of the Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") confirmed that CP Rail can benefit from limitations of liability in relation to claims of third parties, contained in its published tariffs, where CP Rail is not negligent. The case is relevant as railways are sometimes named as...
|FHWA BA Exemption 2012 Memo Vacated|
Vandeventer Black LLP;
February 10, 2016, previously published on January 2016LEGAL ALERT: COURT VACATES FHWA 90-PERCENT THRESHOLD AND MISCELLANEOUS PRODUCTS EXEMPTIONS ASPECTS OF FHWA SECRETARY's 2012 "BUY AMERICA" EXCEPTIONS MEMORANDUM
|Shipping Update - New Emission Control Areas in China|
Genovese Rachel; GANADO Advocates;
February 9, 2016, previously published on February 2016The Merchant Shipping Directorate has recently published Merchant Shipping Notice 126, drawing the attention of Ship Owners, Ship Operators, Managers, Masters, Owners’ Representatives and Recognised Organisations, to the establishment of three emission control areas in the People’s...
|Sixth Circuit Vacates District Court’s Finding of Replacement Value for Lost Goods under Master Transportation Service Agreement for its Failure to Meet Carmack Amendment Requirement of Shipper’s Consent to Limitation of Liability.|
Lori J. Quinn; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
January 27, 2016, previously published on January 15, 2016In November 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit remanded a case for further determination by the District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on the issue of carrier liability. The case is somewhat complex in that it involves a broker, a shipper and a carrier. There...
|Decision to Not Register U-BOX WE-HAUL and U-BOX for Being Confusing with U BOX IT is Upheld on Appeal|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 5, 2016, previously published on December 17, 2015U-haul was unsuccessful in its appeal of a decision of the TMOB to refuse to register two applications for trademarks, namely U-BOX WE-HAUL and U-BOX, for use in association with "moving and storage services, namely, rental moving, storage, delivery and pick up of portable storage units."
|Community Association Clients in Montgomery County, MD Towing Enforcement, Signs, Etc.|
Rees Broome PC;
January 4, 2016, previously published on December 12, 2015Effective November 30, 2015, any community association in Montgomery County, Maryland that has general common element or general common area parking spaces must comply with the new signage and towing authorization procedures outlined in Montgomery County Council Bill No. 17-15, which amends Chapter...
|Michigan: Governor Signs the State’s Largest Investment in Transportation Funding in 50 Years|
David H. Godenswager, David M. Kall; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
December 8, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2015Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a package of bills “implementing the state’s legislative solution to infrastructure funding.” This leaves “Michiganders [with] safer roads and stronger bridges to travel on...Now we have a commonsense plan of action to improve our roads and make...