Business, TCA

FedEx Says It Backs Assault Rifle Ban, but Won’t Cease Business With NRA Due to Politics

Mark Lennihan/AP

Overnight shipping giant FedEx defended its business relationship with the National Rifle Association Feb. 26, saying the gun group is just another client whose politics they ignore.

Leonard Greene | New York Daily News
February 27, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Magellan Transport Logistics Plans Major Florida Expansion

Magellan Transport Logistics

Magellan Transport Logistics, the nation’s largest Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Busines,s is setting down solid roots in Jacksonville, Fla., with a significant expansion of its North American logistics headquarters.

Teresa Stepzinski | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
February 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

TuSimple Expands as It Readies Self-Driving Truck Technology


Though it will likely be a decade or more before commercial trucks roll down the road without human drivers, trucks with sophisticated, semi-autonomous driving systems will soon be on the street — with a person aboard to supervise.

David Wichner | The Arizona Daily Star
February 26, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Maryland Leaders Continue Requests for Highway User Revenue

Road in Baltimore Baltimore Road by Elvert Barnes/Flickr

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Municipal leaders and transportation advocates continued their nearly decadelong plea to restore pre-recession levels of highway user revenue on Feb. 22.

Kelsi Loos | The Frederick (Md.) News-Post
February 23, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

BNSF Announces $110 Million 2018 Capital Program in Oklahoma

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News

BNSF Railway has announced its 2018 expenditure program in Oklahoma, which totals about $110 million.

Ryan Miller | Enid (Okla.) News & Eagle
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Works on Strategic Plan Update

Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA

A lot has happened since the Port of Vancouver comprehensively updated its strategic plan about a decade ago, and port officials have decided that it’s time to update their guiding document.

Dameon Pesanti | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.)
February 22, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

With $2.5 Billion in Backed-Up Highway Projects, North Texans Turn Up the Heat on Austin

Tim Patterson/Flickr

The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2018
Government, Technology, TCA

SamSam Virus Demands Bitcoin from Colorado DOT, State Shuts Down 2,000 Computers

Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg News

Colorado Department of Transportation employees resorted to pen and paper on Feb. 21 after nasty ransomware hijacked computer files and demanded payment in bitcoin for their safe return.

Tamara Chuang and David Migoya | The Denver Post
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Washington, D.C., Dips Its Toe Into Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car company Torc completed an autonomous cross-country trip in 2017, from Washington, D.C., to Seattle. (Torc)

Washington, D.C., is preparing for a future with self-driving cars by inviting companies to test their autonomous vehicle technology in the District.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Official Wants Driverless Lanes on Interstate 35


Bexar County, Texas, Commissioner Kevin Wolff believes that a meeting he had last month in Washington with federal transportation officials could lead to construction of lanes for driverless automated vehicles on the Austin-San Antonio section of Interstate 35.

Bruce Selcraig | San Antonio Express-News
February 21, 2018