Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Receives Official Classification Under United States Department of Transportation

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following a live press conference organized by the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT), Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) is announcing full support for newly established designations for hyperloop technology in the U.S. During the press conference the US DOT revealed that hyperloop will now fall under the purview of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), paving the way for funding and regulation for hyperloop systems nationwide.

For hyperloop systems, the NETT council determined that the Federal Railroad Administration possesses the necessary tools and authorities to manage the safety and other regulatory authorities for these technologies. Hyperloop projects using maglev technology are eligible for the same grant programs as other projects exploring those technologies. This unlocks potential funding and financial opportunities for planning, and construction grants and loans.

The announcement comes after HyperloopTT’s recent announcement on July 14, 2020, regarding the publication of the first completed certification

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Amarillo Fire Department details two vehicle fires Thursday – News – Amarillo Globe-News

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The Amarillo Fire Department released information about two vehicle fires, which occurred Thursday evening at 1609 SW Bowie and at 1800 NW Washington Ave.

According to a news release for the first incident, the fire department dispatched a single unit to a reported vehicle fire. When the unit arrived at 8:33 p.m., a single vehicle was on fire in front of 1609 SW Bowie.

There was trouble extinguishing the vehicle due to a leaking fuel tank, which caused a second truck to be requested to provide a water supply. Crews had the fire under control by 8:50 p.m., and no injuries were reported. The incident is currently under investigation by the Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office.

According to a news release for the second incident, the department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 8:52 p.m.

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Department of Transportation | HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

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HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – In consideration of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation through May 31, 2020, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides the following updates on identification credentials, Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI or Safety Checks), and motor vehicle registrations.

Identification Credentials (Driver’s Licenses, State Identification Cards)

  • Driver’s licenses, instruction permits, and State Identification cards that expire between March 15 and May 31, 2020, are granted a 90-day waiver. All State-issued credentials expiring during this date range will be considered valid for an additional 90-days from the end of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation on May 31, 2020. This extension is to provide enough time for the public to obtain or renew credentials once face-to-face government services are reopened.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders with a CDL that expired
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Packaging and Transportation | Department of Energy

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DOE successfully completes thousands of shipments each year. The shipments have included a variety of waste types (e.g., transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, used nuclear fuel ) primarily by highway and rail. Under DOE, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) safely and securely transports nuclear weapons, weapons components, and special nuclear material to meet projected NNSA, Department of Defense, and other customer requirements.

ATLAS

Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System.

Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP)

OPT manages and implements the DOE MCEP in accordance with DOE Order 460.2.  MCEP maintains and monitors a list of evaluated motor carriers from which DOE/NNSA field offices and contractors select to ship their radioactive materials and hazardous wastes.

Packaging Management Council (PMC)

PMC addresses DOE challenges with selection, procurement, design, fabrication, loading, and movement of certified and approved packages containing hazardous/radioactive material.  Due to the diversity in technical and regulatory knowledge required

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