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Senate Commerce Committee Approves Transportation Nominees Amid GOP Effort to Expedite Confirmation Process

Surface Transportation Board logo Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Finance LP

The Senate Commerce Committee on April 25 easily approved two nominees to the Surface Transportation Board, yet it is unclear when a vote on their confirmations will be scheduled on the floor of the chamber. That uncertainty is also true for other transportation nominees awaiting consideration in the chamber.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Road to Zero Group Announces Three More Safety Grant Winners

NSC's Deborah Hersman National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The Road to Zero Coalition announced three more recipients of the Safe System Innovation Grants on April 23.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Ready to Turn in Signatures for Ballot Measure to Repeal Gas-Tax Increase

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Republican activists said April 24 that they have collected at least 830,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees, more than enough to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2018
Government

Rhode Island Targets Deficient Bridges This Construction Season

The Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I. The Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I., with (inset) deterioration of a girder underneath. (RIDOT)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is aiming to redress its high percentage of structurally deficient bridges during this construction season, according to agency spokesman Charles St. Martin.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America’s Roads and Railways

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When hackers struck the Colorado Department of Transportation in a ransomware attack in February and again eight days later, they disrupted the agency’s operations for weeks.

Jenni Bergal | Stateline.org
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Secretary Chao to Keynote Infrastructure Week

Elaine Chao Chao by Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg Finance LP

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to headline this year’s Infrastructure Week starting May 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Pushing Hard to Reach NAFTA Agreement

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

With critical political deadlines fast approaching, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement by early May — with an eye toward forcing a congressional vote on a new pact by the end of the year.

Don Lee | Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Opinion

Opinion: Safety Culture Falls Outside Government Purview

Should the federal government be measuring your company’s safety culture? The short answer is “no.” Absolutely not.

Marvin J. Dainoff | Human Factors Consultant, Humanproof LLC
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says Mnuchin Going to China to Negotiate Trade in Days

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will depart for China to negotiate over U.S. trade disputes within days, President Donald Trump said.

Justin Sink and Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018

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