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News Digest DOT 61-14

Cyber Security Training DVD Now Available to the Maritime Industry.  The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of a free, computer-based training course (CBT) on cyber-threats in the maritime environment.  The DVD will assist vessel owners and operators, merchant mariner unions, maritime academies, and other maritime organizations with training U.S.

News Digest DOT 55-14

MARAD Announces Call for Projects for America’s Marine Highways. The Maritime Administration is accepting project applications for Marine Highway designations until September 30, 2016. Eligible projects should establish new or enhance existing Marine Highway services that reduce landside congestion and increase the use of domestic marine transportation. Proposed projects no longer have to have parallel landside routes. While all applications must be sponsored and submitted by public entities, public/private partnerships are encouraged.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC). Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.

News Digest DOT 31-13

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Proposes New Passenger Train Door Rules.  The Federal Railroad Administration today announced a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to improve the integrity of passenger train exterior side door safety systems. The proposed rule would create new safety standards that would help decrease accidents and improve the safe operation and use of passenger train exterior side doors.

Maritime Administration Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

Participants contribute to development of a robust national maritime strategy

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today welcomed industry stakeholders to the first-ever National Maritime Strategy Symposium, a three-day conference aimed at supporting the growth of the U.S. maritime industry and ensuring the availability of U.S.-flag vessels for our nation’s economic and national security.

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