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Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

PennDOT Chief Outlines Temporary Rules for Testing Self-Driving Cars

Uber Self-Driving Volvo Uber Self-Driving Volvo (zombieite/Flickr)

Pennsylvania will ask Uber Technologies Inc. and any company developing self-driving cars with the same technology onboard to immediately stop testing.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
April 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 9: Political Football

Rep. Joe Crowley, Fox News' Chris Wallace Crowley (left) with Wallace, by RepJoeCrowley via YouTube

The chances of advancing an infrastructure funding policy measure through Congress this year have worsened. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) emphasized on Fox News Sunday on April 8 the Democrats’ “Better Deal” includes an infrastructure vision quite different from that of President Donald Trump. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Technology

ITS America’s New Board Members Include State DOT Representation

Bhatt Bhatt in an interview with WebsEdgeGovernment via Youtube

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected several representatives from state departments of transportation to its board of directors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Highway Project Reporting Bill

Wisconsin welcome sign TT file photo

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will change the way it budgets and reports highway project costs as the result of a new law signed by Gov. Scott Walker on April 3.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Business

Mexico’s NAFTA Negotiator Optimistic for Deal by Early May

Guajardo Guajardo by Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo lowered expectations that the three NAFTA nations will reach an initial deal the week of April 9, saying instead he sees an 80% chance of an agreement by the first week of May.

Eric Martin and Cyntia Aurora Barrera Diaz | Bloomberg News
April 9, 2018
Government

Heidi King Nominated to Become NHTSA Administrator

Highway traffic Los Angeles Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Finance LP

Heidi King has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government

Minnesota Announces $1 Billion in Road and Bridge Projects in 2018

Interstate 35 Minnesota Tony Webster/Flickr

Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced April 4 that $1.1 billion will be dedicated to state road and bridge projects that will be worked on throughout the year.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Stock Selloff Deepens Amid Trump Trade Jabs

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

The selloff in U.S. stocks deepened April 6 as the White House’s latest trade bluster rattled global financial markets.

Jeremy Herron and Janine Wolf | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says There’s ‘Level of Risk’ of US-China Trade War

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is “a level of risk” that the tariff dispute between the United States and China will erupt into a full-scale trade war, though he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the world’s two largest economies will resolve differences through negotiations.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business

Payrolls Rise Below-Forecast 103,000 as Wages Pick Up

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U.S. hiring cooled in March after a strong February while wages picked up, returning labor-market progress to a more sustainable pace that keeps the Federal Reserve on track for further interest-rate increases.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018

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