David Morgan

Government, Logistics

Two House Democrats Urge Rejection of Canadian Pacific Bid for Norfolk Southern

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Two senior Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged federal regulators on Jan. 6 to reject any acquisition bid for railroad operator Norfolk Southern Corp. by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.

David Morgan | Reuters
January 7, 2016
Government

US Regulators Warn Railroads About New Safety Deadline

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The U.S. government will "aggressively enforce" an extended deadline for freight and passenger railroads to adopt new safety technology intended to avoid derailments and other major accidents, the top rail safety regulator said Nov. 19.

David Morgan | Reuters
November 20, 2015
Business, Technology

Google Targets Drone Package Delivery in 2017

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Internet giant Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said Nov. 2.

David Morgan | Reuters
November 4, 2015
Government

Lawmakers in Deal on Extending Rail Safety Deadline

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Lawmakers from the House of Representatives and Senate have reached an agreement to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to implement new safety technology, a leading Republican senator said Oct. 20.

David Morgan | Reuters
October 21, 2015
Business, Logistics

GAO Urges Congress to Allow Rail-Safety Deadline Extension

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A U.S. watchdog office urged Congress to empower regulators to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for freight and passenger railroads to adopt new safety technology that could prevent major derailments and other deadly crashes.

David Morgan | Reuters
September 21, 2015
Business, Logistics

Safety Deadline May Exempt US Railroads From Freight-Hauling Obligations

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U.S. railroads may not be obligated under federal law to carry freight including crude oil and hazardous materials starting Jan. 1 if they fail to meet a year-end deadline for implementing new train safety technology, according to a top federal regulator.

David Morgan | Reuters
September 8, 2015
Government, Business

NHTSA's Rosekind: Hacking Risk May Be Broader Than Fiat Chrysler

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The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said July 31.

David Morgan | Reuters
July 31, 2015
Business, Technology

Final Rules Could Clear the Way for Widespread Drone Use by Next Year

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WASHINGTON — U.S. commercial drone operations could take flight on a large scale by this time next year, as federal regulators finalize rules allowing widespread unmanned aerial system use by companies, according to congressional testimony on June 17.

David Morgan | Reuters
June 17, 2015