Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Ends Testing of Self-Driving Cars, Trucks in Arizona

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Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed it is shutting down its autonomous vehicle operations in Arizona, including its self-driving trucks, two months after one of its self-driving passenger cars struck and killed a pedestrian in the state.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Seek Billions in Multimodal Funding to Stay Competitive

Port of Oakland Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Brazilian Trucker Strike Starting to Wear on Economy

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A truckers strike in Brazil over higher diesel prices has left at least one McDonald’s in Copacabana struggling to serve its customers. The last perishable food delivery received at the restaurant was May 18, manager Yladian Barbosa told O Globo newspaper.

Christiana Sciaudone Raymond Colitt and David Biller | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Send 10¢ Gas Tax Proposal to November Ballot


Missouri voters will have the opportunity in November to vote on a tax increase that would fund road and bridge projects across the state.

Emily Younker | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
May 24, 2018
Government, Business

House Appropriators Keep Meal-and-Rest-Break Provision in Transportation Bill

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A provision aimed at ensuring uniformity nationwide for meal-and-rest-break laws for truck drivers will stay in a House funding bill after surviving a Democratic-led effort to remove it May 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2018
Government, Logistics

Shuster to Take Another Shot at Infrastructure This Summer

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The outgoing chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is making a final push before he retires to piece together a long-stalled infrastructure package before Congress adjourns.

Shaun Courtney | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Transportation Officials Explain Multimodal Funding Options

Port of Baltimore (Port of Baltimore)

Ports looking to improve their facilities as well as the roads, tunnels, bridges and rails that link to them may find aid in federal grant programs, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Critics Contend EPA Can’t Keep Prior Fuel Economy Data in Its Blind Spot

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Lawsuits over EPA’s April fuel economy determination are more than just a pre-emptive strike, challengers say: They’re an effort to force the agency to consider thousands of pages of its own data as it considers weakening emissions limits for passenger cars.

Abby Smith | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Trucks to Power Fleets’ Urban, Regional Needs First

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As truck manufacturers begin to add electric-powered models to their product lineups, they are targeting city and regional routes as early applications for these vehicles.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump: US-China Trade Deal May Need ‘Different Structure’

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President Donald Trump backed away from the trade deal his administration had just announced with China and said the United States may need to change the direction of talks to get a final agreement.

Terrence Dopp | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018