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|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.
|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 B. 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:
|Two Recent Decisions Threaten to Erode Protections for Employers Against Negligent Hiring, Training and Retention Claims|
John A. Watt; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
November 8, 2013, previously published on October 30, 2013In McHaffie v. Bunch, 891 S.W.2d 822, 824 (Mo. banc 1995), the Missouri Supreme Court held that once an employer has admitted to respondeat superior liability for an employee driver’s negligence, it is improper to allow a plaintiff to proceed against the employer on any other theory of...
|Another Way the Rails Can Help the Infrastructure Industry...|
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy Ecker P.A.;
November 1, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013The FCC is seeking comments on a proposed Program Comment to govern the review of PTC wayside facilities construction under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”). The ideas under consideration for the potential Program Comment are described in a Section 106...
|Wireless Infrastructure Opportunities in Transit Rail|
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy Ecker P.A.;
November 1, 2013, previously published on October 29, 2013Transit rail operators are increasingly interested in wireless infrastructure. Their ridership has come to demand the almost ubiquitous wireless coverage that they are used to in metropolitan areas and along major roadways. For underground transit rail lines, communications facilities have become a...
|Expanded Department of Transportation Buy America Requirements Will Apply to Utility Providers|
Dentons Canada LLP;
October 24, 2013, previously published on October 24, 2013Effective January 1, 2014, changes in the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Buy America rules implemented by 'The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act' (MAP-21) will require utility providers to certify that the materials used in utility relocations comply with Buy America, even...