ATLP Transportation Quick Bites

This week’s Highlights shines a light on a few transportation news pieces that caught our attention, click through to the ATLP website for links to these items:

  • FMCSA issues a Notice establishing a Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program allowing employers to establish apprenticeship programs that would enable 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old drivers with Commercial Drivers Licenses to operate a commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce.

  • DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that Robin Hutcheson has been named Deputy Administrator of FMCSA and its acting administrator.

  • The Utah Transit Authority recently appointed Jay Fox to be its Executive Director.  ATLP featured Jay in 2020 where he discussed his experience as a Deputy General Counsel at SEPTA, Director of Host Railroads at Amtrak, FTA Regional Counsel for Region 3, and an attorney with FAA.

  • The Senate confirmed Amit Bose to be the 15th administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

  • CSX, led by its CEO Jim Foote, participated in a two-day virtual public hearing before the Surface Transportation Board for its acquisition of Pan Am Railways in Finance Docket 36472.

  • Telecommunication companies will delay implementation of 5G near airports over airline fears of plane interference.

  • WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announces his retirement.

  • The Surface Transportation Board swears in Karen Hedlund as its newest board member.

 

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