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Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that if lawmakers don’t fix the nation’s transportation system that is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” 700,000 people could lose their jobs, The Christian Post reports. Foxx’s warning came during the national convention of ...

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7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

If you’re considering working in highway construction for the first time, you may be looking for some advice for your first few days on the job. You probably know it will be a lot of hard work and that hard hats ...

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Transportation gains 9k jobs in January

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 12, 2014

Transportation gains 9k jobs in January

The transportation sector gained 9,900 jobs in January, rising from 4.55 million jobs in December to 4.56 million jobs in January, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in ...

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Transportation loses 600 jobs in December

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 10, 2014

Transportation loses 600 jobs in December

The transportation sector lost 600 jobs in December, dipping from 4.5366 million jobs in November to 4.536 million jobs in December, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in ...

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Transportation gains nearly 31k jobs in November

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 09, 2013

Transportation gains nearly 31k jobs in November

The transportation sector gained 30,500 jobs in November, rising from 4,504,100 jobs in October to 4,534,600 in November, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased ...

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Transportation employment remains steady in October

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 08, 2013

Transportation employment remains steady in October

The transportation sector maintained 4,493,600 jobs in October, the same number that were available in September, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased by ...

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FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced that nearly $1 million in new grants will be used to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry. FMCSA awarded the grants ...

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Transportation employment drops by 5,100 in June

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

Transportation employment drops by 5,100 in June

The transportation sector lost 5,100 jobs in June, despite gains of 195,000 jobs in the overall U.S. economy, according to The Hill. The figures come from a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, which showed that employment in the transportation sector ...

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Transportation experiences 28,000-job loss in March

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 05, 2013

Transportation experiences 28,000-job loss in March

Despite a decrease in national unemployment, the transportation sector experienced a decrease of 28,000 jobs in March, The Hill reported. Transportation employment decreased from 4,469,900 in February to 4,467,100 in March, marking the fourth consecutive month of transportation job losses. Transit and ...

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New, all-inclusive [includes aerotropolises] freight policy bill introduced

John Latta - Mar 06, 2013

New, all-inclusive [includes aerotropolises] freight policy bill introduced

New Jersey Democratic congressman Albio Sires has introduced new legislation in Washington which he says is designed to "strengthen our national freight transportation policy by creating a national plan for moving goods efficiently by road, rail, water, and air." “With freight volumes ...

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Good news, bad news on construction employment front

Staff Report - May 07, 2012

The construction industry lost 2,000 jobs in April, following similar declines of 3,000 in March and 1,000 in February, but still added 63,000 jobs over the past year as the industry unemployment rate shrank to 14.5 percent—the lowest April level ...

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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Lattatudes

Now is the Moment When you are the person at the very top of the ladder, the world looks has to look different. That’s why Harry Truman had his The Buck Stops Here sign on his Oval Office desk. Transportation Secretary Ray ...

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