AAA urges people not to buy gas in panic; USDOT in favor of Amtrak return

AAA urges people not to buy gas in panic
AAA Alabama is urging Alabamians not to rush out to buy gas in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. The pipeline shut down Friday because of a cyber-attack, and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says the U.S. Department of Energy told her it should be back in operation within a few days. Ivey said there is not a gas shortage in Alabama.  – WVTM 13

USDOT in favor of Amtrak return
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to work with Amtrak, CSX and Norfolk Southern to restore passenger service between New Orleans and Mobile. The support for Amtrak’s return came in a filing with the Surface Transportation Board. – Railway Age

Avion awarded $8.8 million modification
Avion Solutions Inc. in Huntsville has been awarded an $8.82 million modification to its U.S. Army contract for logistics support for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems project manager’s office. The work will be performed in Huntsville, and the estimated completion date is Jan. 31, 2022.  – Clearance Jobs

Senators urge Biden to review U.S. Space Command decision
Virginia Sen. Mark Warner and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, two members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote President Joe Biden a letter urging him to review a decision to move the U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado to Alabama. The lawmakers want the president to review the decision that President Donald Trump made in his final weeks in office. – Stars and Stripes

Alabama hotels struggle to find workers
Although visitors are returning to Alabama hotels, many of those hotels are having trouble finding workers. Some hotel managers fear the labor shortage might not end until after the summer travel season is over. –

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