Government
Government, Business

Oregon Receives $2.6 Million Grant to Rebuild Infrastructure, DeFazio Says

Oregon's Peter DeFazio DeFazio says Oregon will receive $2.6 million for repairs. (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

To help Oregon fix freight corridors and surface infrastructure damaged by natural disasters, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the state $2.6 million, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business

Nevada DOT Awards $65 Million Contract to Expand Las Vegas-Area Highway

The Nevada Department of Transportation awarded a $65 million contract on Nov. 13 to widen and modernize a six-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 95 that runs through northwest Las Vegas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Keystone sign Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File Photo

AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Nov. 16, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

The Associated Press
November 16, 2017
Government, Business

Senate Tax Bill Retains Private Activity Bonds

Rep. Kevin Brady Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A tax reform measure in the Senate would retain an infrastructure financing tool the private sector says helps advance big-ticket projects, while a similar House-passed bill would eliminate it.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Master Plan Approved to Guide Port of Memphis, Help Recruit New Industry

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The Port of Memphis, Tenn., is getting a new blueprint for its growth for the next 20-plus years.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
November 16, 2017
Government, Business

Freight Shippers Express Support for NAFTA's Trucking Provision

Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa Trucks at the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

A broad-based coalition of freight shippers is pushing back against a U.S. proposal that would place more restrictions on Mexican trucking companies as part of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

California Clears the Way for Testing of Fully Driverless Cars

Honda via YouTube

At the beginning of the year, efforts to put driverless cars on California’s streets looked like they were careening.

Liam Dillon | Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Cargo Thefts Drop Despite Storm-Driven Rise in Building Material Larceny

Cargo thefts in the United States and Canada declined in the third quarter, with total incidents falling 8% and total loss value dropping nearly 17% compared with the same period a year ago, according to CargoNet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Security Experts Warn Truckers About Loadboard Scams, ‘Inspired’ Terrorist Attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Technology and smart, hard-working criminals have combined to keep loadboard fraud rampant, according to a senior investigator with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety

NTSB Urges Collision Avoidance Tech, Data Recorders in Trucks

NTSB Rob Molloy Molloy by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Collision avoidance technology in trucks could improve the safety of operators and everyone else on the road, according to Rob Molloy, director of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Office of Highway Safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 15, 2017

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