A broad realm: What exactly is transportation law?

On Behalf of | May 8, 2020 | Transportation Law |

American transportation law spotlights legal aspects and concerns that are likely readily apparent to most people considering the subject matter, yet also less obvious at the same time.

On the one hand, the transport tangent is pretty clear. Transportation law necessarily focuses upon the country’s various modes of transportation and the broad universe of legal matters linked with them. We note at the practiced and long-tenured New Jersey transportation law firm of DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin that the practice area is about “what’s moving.”

One in-depth online overview of transportation law duly notes the broad dimensions of that movement. It underscores the complex interplay of federal and state rules, statutes and agencies relevant to commercial trucks and other surface vehicles, railways, airplanes and watercraft.

The entities that have a central say in that are numerous and powerful. They span broad investigatory, administrative and regulatory bodies, including these:

  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

An aspect of transportation law that might seem a bit more muted to many people than the above-cited “movement” piece relates to infrastructure.

In fact, that is a flatly massive component of transportation law.

Just think about it: Transportation infrastructure encompasses roads, bridges, harbors, railways, airports and more. The projects relevant to infrastructure transactions in the transportation sphere are myriad and among the nation’s largest and most complex undertakings.

Proven transportation lawyers actively play a central role in all such projects, focusing on issues relevant to matters such as these:

  • Real estate acquisition
  • Labor/employment issues
  • Financing and the securing of permits
  • Negotiation, mediation and litigation

We stress on our website the vast reach of the U.S. transportation industry and its “daily activities that touch on an unusually broad range of legal matters and specialties.”

Committed and knowledgeable transportation law attorneys routinely strive to secure best-case results and optimally promote the interests of diverse and valued industry clients.