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|Smooth Sailing While on Michigan Highways|
Dirk H. Beckwith; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 17, 2013All drivers on public roads must obey the traffic laws. When you’re driving a commercial motor vehicle loaded with farm products for use on your farm, there are additional traffic laws that you will need to obey to keep things running smoothly.
|Government to Soon Require Seatbelts on Large Buses|
Jeffrey H. Rasansky; Rasansky Law Firm;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 19, 2013A new federal regulation will go into effect in late 2016 and requires all new tour business and any business that provide transportation between cities to have seatbelts.
|Air Carrier Access Act: Department of Transportation Finalizes New Rules Governing Accessibility of Airline Web Sites and Kiosks|
Carolyn Doppelt Gray, Joshua A. Stein, Allan H. Weitzman; Proskauer Rose LLP;
December 4, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013As part of its continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. 41705, the United States Department of Transportation ("DOT") recently issued a series of final rules (the "Rules") geared to improve air travel accessibility for individuals with...
|PA House Bill 1060 Passes 113-85; Governor Corbett Gets Transportation Bill for Signature, Ending Legislative Parrying on Taxes, Prevailing Wage|
Linda T. Ambroso; Leech Tishman;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013After months of negotiating and lobbying in the House and Senate, on Thursday, November 21, Governor Tom Corbett received a transportation bill for his signature that provides up to $2.4 billion over five years to improve the state’s roads, bridges, and mass transit systems.
|Changes to Virginia Certifications for Escort Vehicle Drivers|
John R. Lockard; Vandeventer Black LLP;
November 28, 2013, previously published on November 2013Many oversize and overweight vehicle permits issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and individual localities require that an escort vehicle accompany the vehicle hauling the load. The driver of an escort vehicle is required to have a certification. The lack of a certified escort...
|Proposed Steamship Alliance Could Impact Global Shipping Market|
Carlos Rodriguez; Husch Blackwell LLP;
November 25, 2013, previously published on November 21, 2013An important vessel sharing agreement by three of the world’s largest steamship companies serving Asia, Europe and the United States has been submitted to the Federal Maritime Commission for approval. The net effect of this filing, if gone unchallenged, would be to provide these three...
|U.S. House Subcommittee to Review How Autonomous Vehicles Will Shape the Future of Surface Transportation|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
November 20, 2013, previously published on November 18, 2013The U.S. House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit ("Subcommittee") will meet tomorrow, November 19, 2013, to hear testimony related to autonomous vehicles and the U.S. surface transportation system.
|Florida Bans Texting While Driving|
Adam Keith Butman Brandon; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
November 20, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013You may be wondering why an article about the new Florida statute banning texting while driving is being featured on a banking law blog. Admittedly, texting does not have much to do with banking, but the new law should be of interest to anyone who has ever felt the temptation to type a quick text...
|Virginia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of $2.1 Billion P3 Project|
November 13, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013On October 31, 2013, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously overruled a lower court’s decision to strike down the Virginia Public Private Transportation Act (“P3”)
|A Synopsis of the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Tunnel Tolls Decision|
R. Johan Conrod; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
November 12, 2013, previously published on October 31, 2013Here’s a (very) quick synopsis of the 55-page opinion by the VSC approving the tolls: