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|Montgomery County Takes Steps Towards Rapid Transit|
Elizabeth C. Geare; Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered;
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the Countywide Transit Corridors Functional Master Plan (Functional Master Plan) on November 26, 2013, which represents a necessary first step in establishing a countywide, state-of-the-art rapid transit vehicle system, potentially comparable to...
|English High Court concludes that terms of Luton Airport’s coach concession agreement are an unlawful abuse of its dominant position|
Becket McGrath, Trupti Reddy; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014 Air passengers landing at an airport typically have a range of options for onward travel, including taxi, train or bus. Where available, dedicated airport buses are often a popular choice for passengers, as they offer convenient city centre connections and are generally cheaper than trains, albeit...
|New York Law Makes Misclassification of Workers in the Transportation Industry More Costly than Ever|
Christopher M. Curran, Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 10, 2014, previously published on February 5, 2014Executive Summary: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the "New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act," which will have a significant impact on employers in the transportation industry by changing the tests used to determine whether a worker is an...
|Whistleblower Law Protects Truck Drivers Who Report Safety Violations|
David M. Buffo, Hannah Hemry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (“STAA”) is a federal law that prohibits employers from discharging or discriminating against truck drivers for reporting safety violations. 29 U.S.C. § 31105. The STAA also protects an employee from termination for refusing to operate a...
|New York State Passes Worker Misclassification Law for Commercial Transportation Industry|
Eric Su; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014On January 10, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (the Act), which becomes effective on March 11, 2014. As with the Construction Industry Fair Play Act enacted in 2010 and the more recent partnership between...
|Pennsylvania Joining Other States in Rebuilding Infrastructure|
Frank M. Rapoport, Michael S. Zicherman; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 2014With a newly enacted public-private partnership law in place, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has invited interested teams to submit their statements of qualifications (SOQs) to design, build, finance and maintain a portfolio of replacement bridges across the Commonwealth....
|“I’ve Been Working On the Subway...” When Can You Lien a Public Transportation Infrastructure Project|
Daniel Dawalibi, Julie K. Parla; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014As Ontario governments continue to invest in transportation infrastructure, the question arises: Can these public projects be subject to liens by the trades who work on them? The short answer is “yes, potentially”. That was the finding of Master Short in the decision of Advanced...
|Trade Facilitation: A Critical Element for Africa’s Place in the Global Value Chain|
Evelyn M. Suarez; Williams Mullen;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 28, 2014The case for regional integration in Africa has been made, by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, as well as by other well-known African authorities. So the question that now arises is how can regional integration be accomplished? Large amounts of money - both public and...
|South Carolina Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Carnival Cruise Lines|
Ronald E. Cardwell; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014On January 22, 2014, the South Carolina Supreme Court granted Carnival Corporation d/b/a Carnival Cruise Lines’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by several citizen groups in Charleston, South Carolina. The Court held the citizen groups lacked standing to assert their nuisance and zoning...
|Maryland Shortlists Teams on Purple Line P3 Rail Project|
Jason C. Tomasulo; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
January 30, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014The Maryland Department of Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT/MTA) recently announced that four of the six teams that submitted qualification statements will be permitted to submit proposals to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Purple Line light rail public private...