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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called on senators to fund big-ticket transportation programs as congressional leaders continue to craft comprehensive infrastructure policy measures and prepare to consider a multiyear highway bill.

New Orleans attorney Danny Patrick Keating Jr., charged last year for his participation in 31 illegal staged accidents, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Summer means the start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and many of the world’s biggest transportation companies are taking steps to prepare for what some forecasters say could once again be above-average activity along the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

Data on the drastic changes in commuting patterns that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic likely will present useful insight on impacts to freight movement, according to a Federal Highway Administration expert.

Legislation that would dedicate $78 billion over five years for freight, trucking and rail safety programs was advanced by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee June 16.

The Institute for Supply Management announced four recipients of the R. Gene Richter Scholarship.

Landstar System recently announced the recipients of its overall customer of the year and safety officer of the year awards for 2020. The carrier also recognized two individuals for their performance.

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