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Government, Business

Sen. John Cornyn's New Bill Offers Help for Local Road Projects

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. Cornyn at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) touted his recently introduced infrastructure bill as a way for states and municipalities to finance highway projects at a gathering of mayors Jan. 25.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018
Government, Business

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls Mayors to Action on Infrastructure

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Landrieu by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Mayors must take the lead if they hope to improve their cities’ infrastructure with the help of federal partners, according to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Massachusetts Creates Commission on Disruptive Technologies Like Self-Driving Cars

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Jan. 23 created the commission through an executive order and appointed his former chief of staff, Steve Kadish, as the chairman.

Gintautas Dumcius | MassLive.com (Springfield, Mass.)
January 24, 2018
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Republicans Lament Absence of Trucking Policy in Autonomous Bill

Daimler's autonomous Future Truck Daimler AG

WASHINGTON — Key Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee, including the panel’s chairman, expressed concern over the absence of trucking policy provisions in legislation on autonomous vehicles awaiting a vote in the Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Trump Makes It Clear as He Heads to Davos: America First, Period

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On the eve of his trip to Switzerland to meet with world leaders and promote his “America First” agenda, President Donald Trump signed an order slapping tariffs on solar panel and washing machine imports.

Emma Dumain and Franco Ordonez | McClatchy Washington Bureau
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Drug Clearinghouse Rule Fails to Give State Agencies Proper Authority

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A glitch in the federal drug and alcohol clearinghouse final rule requires state licensing agencies to check the database for drivers who have flunked their drug tests, but fails to give state agencies the regulatory authority to take action by downgrading or declining to issue a commercial driver license to those drivers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Safety, TCA

State Motor Carrier Officers Team Up to Fight Human Trafficking

Hampha Bouaphanh/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Michigan State Police motor carrier officers are teaming up with officers in neighboring states to raise awareness of human trafficking.

The Daily Telegram | (Adrian, Mich.)
January 24, 2018
Government, Business

2017 Truck Crossings Into Canada Dip, Bridge and Tunnel Association Finds

Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Truck crossings between the states of Michigan and New York and the province of Ontario were fairly steady last year, declining just .42% versus 2016 levels, according to a report from the Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore to Add New Shipping Service to New Zealand, Australia

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A new monthly roll-on/roll-off shipping service between Europe and New Zealand and Australia will begin calling the port of Baltimore in March, officials announced Jan. 23.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Atlanta’s ‘Spaghetti Junction’ Tops ATRI’s Freight Bottlenecks List Again

Map pinpoints top 10 freight bottlenecks Google Maps

For the third successive year, Atlanta’s five-level stack interchange known as “Spaghetti Junction,” where Interstates 285 and I-85 north intersect, is again the most congested freight bottleneck in the nation, according to new research conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018

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