ATLP Transportation Quick Bites

ATLP’s editorial team compiled transportation items in the news that we found of interest:

  1. Dr. Fauci supports mandatory coronavirus vaccines for air travel.  Read more by clicking here.

  2. Kansas City Southern Railroad accepts Canadian Pacific Railway offer after the Surface Transportation Board denies the joint request by Canadian National and Kansas City Southern motion to use a voting trust.  Read more by clicking here.

    Read more about the Board’s decision at the ATLP’s Blog.

  3. Head of Northeast Corridor Commission Executive Director says that the Biden infrastructure bill could fund significant improvements along the Northeast Corridor.  Read more by clicking here.

  4. UPS will acquire delivery startup Roadie, which relies on gig-economy drivers to handle same-day, oversized, and perishable deliveries that UPS cannot otherwise handle.  Read more by clicking here.

  5. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in a frozen fish fight over the Jones Act in Alaska.  Read more by clicking here.

  6. Although not directly transportation-related, ATLP Board Member Professor Robin Rotman has a new article in Ecology Law Quarterly, "Realigning the Clean Water Act: Comprehensive Treatment of Nonpoint Source Pollution," in Ecology Law Quarterly.”  Professor Rotman and her co-authors offer an extensive history and analysis of water quality regulation in the United States and propose a holistic framework for controlling nonpoint source pollution under the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Of interest to ATLP members may be the discussion of the definition of “navigable waters,” which affects the permitting requirements for many transportation infrastructure projects. Read more by clicking here.
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