Deputy DOT Pick Trottenberg Would Prioritize N.Y.-N.J. Rail Tunnel

President Joe Biden’s pick to be second in command at the U.S. Department of Transportation pledged March 3 to help the administration prioritize the proposed Gateway rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey if she is confirmed by the Senate.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biggest Electric School Bus Deal in US Approved in Maryland

A school system outside Washington is poised to become the nation’s biggest operator of electric school buses.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Pledges to Make Transportation Systems COVID-Safe

President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Transportation says he will focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the nation’s transportation systems if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars operated by humans, a move questioned by safety advocates.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Railroads Install Crash-Prevention System Ahead of US Deadline

U.S. railroads have completed installation of an automated crash-prevention system that covers 57,536 miles of freight and passenger tracks ahead of an end-of-year deadline that was previously extended, the Federal Railroad Administration announced Dec. 29.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Win Is Pressuring Carmakers to Unite on Tailpipe Rules

Carmakers that signed up for President Donald Trump’s battle with California over auto emissions are now being pressured to join a peace plan brought on by the election of Joe Biden.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Toyota Recalls Additional 1.52 Million Vehicles on Stall Risk

Toyota Motor Corp. added 1.52 million vehicles to a recall due to potentially defective fuel pumps that may cause stalling. That brings the number of recalled Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles sold in the U.S. to 3.34 million.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2020