Joan Lowy

Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Trump Administration Shelves Plan for Talking Car Mandate

Getty Images

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
November 1, 2017
Government, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Report: Key Changes Needed to Prevent Fiery Rail Crashes

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

A prestigious scientific organization on Oct. 11 called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
October 12, 2017
Government

Analysis: Trump’s Path to Boosting Infrastructure Full of Potholes

Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Julie Jacobson/AP Photo

President Donald Trump’s road to getting legislation through Congress this year to restore the nation’s crumbling infrastructure appears increasingly precarious.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
August 22, 2017