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Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota Freight Railroad Files Lawsuit Over Light-Rail Project

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Planners of the Southwest light-rail project in Minnesota are facing another legal challenge, this time from a freight rail company that is slated to share a portion of the nearly 15-mile route between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

LG Acquires ZKW in Its Largest Takeover; Focus Shifts to Lighting Self-Driving Cars

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South Korean electronics group LG aims to become the world leader in lighting self-driving cars, by taking over Austrian car lights specialist ZKW for an estimated $1.3 billion, LG announced April 26.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Truck Driver Shortage Spurs Rising Prices, Delayed Deliveries

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If you see prices creeping higher for everything from cereal to socks in the next few months, you can probably blame this stark reality: There aren’t enough truck drivers delivering the goods to stores.

Paul Davidson | USA Today
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Hope to Ride a Gas-Tax Repeal to Victory

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In a Central Valley, Calif., barn decked out in red, white and blue, dairyman and state Senate candidate Johnny Tacherra drew cheers from a crowd of fellow farmers when he said he opposes the California Legislature’s hike on gas taxes and vehicle fees.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bid to Restrict Lanes for Big Trucks in Baton Rouge Area Dies in House

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A bid to ease Baton Rouge traffic problems by requiring big trucks to stay in the right lane during evening rush hour died April 25.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
April 26, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Will Wabtec Acquire GE Transportation?

General Electric

Just two weeks ago, the wisdom on Wall Street was that General Electric wouldn’t find an outright buyer for GE Transportation, a business that had been based in Erie for 100 years until a 2012 move to Chicago.

Jim Martin | Erie (Pa.) Times-News
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
Business, Equipment, TCA

Orders Rise, but Market Share Falls for Mack Trucks in First Quarter

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Everybody knows about the up-and-down, cyclical nature of the heavy-duty truck market. But as Mack Trucks proved in the first quarter, sometimes you can be up — and down — at the same time.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
April 25, 2018
Safety, TCA

A Man Tried to Jump Off a Detroit Overpass, Then 13 Truckers Saved Him

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A unique act of heroism took place in the early morning hours of April 24 along I-696 in metro Detroit.

Brandon Patterson and Brian Manzullo | Detroit Free Press
April 24, 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

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