Business
Government, Business, Safety

N.Y.C. Fee Plan on Hold

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

(Click here to write a Letter to the Editor.) New York state lawmakers are bucking at a plan backed by both Gov. Eliot Spitzer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for new “congestion fees” on cars and trucks that operate in the heart of the city during peak business hours, news reports said Friday.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Senate Passes Energy Bill

The Senate passed a comprehensive energy bill late Thursday that raises average auto fuel efficiency standards, but the measure did not include a tax on oil companies that would have boosted alternative fuel development, Agence France-Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Business

FedEx Drivers in Mass. Gain Union Certification

FedEx Corp. drivers in Massachusetts received certification as members of the Teamsters union, the first unit in the company’s home-delivery network to get that recognition, Bloomberg reported.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

CTA Cites Border Concerns

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The Canadian Trucking Alliance said it sees some positives in the U.S. cross-border passport rules, but still has concerns about the implications for cross-border truck traffic between the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2007
Business, Safety

Rail, Intermodal Levels Fall

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Rail carload and intermodal freight fell for the week ended Saturday compared with a year ago, the Association of American Railroads said.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2007
Business, Government

Philadelphia Factory Index Rises in June

Manufacturing levels in the Philadelphia area rose this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2007
Government, Business

Leading Economic Indicators Rise in May

An index of leading economic indicators rose in May, the New York-based Conference Board said Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2007
Business

Xata Gets $6 Million in Funding

Onboard computer maker Xata Corp. said it had received $6 million in new funding from private equity firm Trident Capital.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Passport Rule Pushed Back to 2008

The Bush administration will delay a rule that Americans must present passports when crossing the U.S. border by land or sea, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2007
Business

Jobless Claims Rise 10,000 for Week

Initial jobless claims rose by 10,000 last week at 324,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

Transport Topics
June 21, 2007

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