Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill Pushes Back on Privatizing Postal Service

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Restructuring the federal government to make it more efficient and accountable is an idea Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she can get behind.

Ken Newton | St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Freight Trains Get Go-Ahead to Travel Closer to Light Rail Line in Minneapolis

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A major roadblock in Minneapolis involving how its Southwest light rail and freight trains operate close to one another has been resolved, freeing local transit planners to apply for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to help pay for the project.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,00 Jobs, Study Finds

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A new study found that Great Lakes shipping to ports such as the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and the Port of Chicago on the South Sides pumps $25.6 billion into the economy and supports 237,000 jobs, including 147,500 in the Midwest.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Is Amazon Moving Into a Former Ohio Mall Site?

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Almost every indicator points to an Amazon fulfillment center, or something like it, at an old Ohio mall near Akron.

Doug Livingston | Akron Beacon Journal
July 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

How General Motors Became a Force in Autonomous Sector

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GM Cruise, is running neck-and-neck with Waymo, a subsidiary of Google, to be first to bring fully autonomous cars to market. The two companies are considered the leaders in a crowded field, and San Francisco is the proving grounds to refine the technology.

Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Logistics Seen as Way to Owning a Delivery Business

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News has nearly 200 warehouses, a fleet of trucks and airplanes, and even its own delivery drones — yet the company has determined that is not enough to satiate its booming demand.

Chaney Skilling | The Denver Post
July 19, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Rhode Island Says First Month of Truck Tolling Garners $625,989

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says the state made more money than expected in its first month of tolling trucks.

The Providence (R.I.) Journal
July 19, 2018
Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Safety Device on Every American Truck Got Inventor a Total of $20

Senior Airman Rachael Cover connects a trailer to a truck during a pre-mission maintenance check. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Tom Crosson)

While a “two striper” in the Air Force 60 years ago, Robert Carpenter invented a color-coded system for attaching tractor-trailer air-brake connections that now is mandatory equipment for every truck on every American road. He was paid $20.

Elizabeth Dinan | Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover, N.H.)
July 18, 2018
Government, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

New York County Might Seek Control of Long-Awaited Inland Port

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Onondaga County, N.Y., officials will consider seeking control of the long-awaited “inland port’’ at a DeWitt rail yard, under a proposal from Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon.

Tim Knauss | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
July 18, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Connecticut Governor Orders Highway Toll Study

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS )

Despite his lame-duck status, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is ordering a $10 million study on placing electronic tolls on the state’s highways and finding ways to fund needed transportation improvements.

Bill Cummings | Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.)
July 18, 2018