Mary Wisniewski

Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Partially Autonomous Truck Undergoes Tests in Illinois

Autobon A view from "behind the wheel" of a past Autobon AI test at the Chicagoland Speedway. (Autobon AI via Youtube)

Krystian Gebis did not have to keep his hands on the wheel when he operated a specially modified Peterbilt semi truck along a test track last month. The steering wheel turned by itself.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Record Number of Travelers Predicted for Roads, Rails, Airports, AAA Says

Holiday travel David Zalubowski/Associated Press

Expect record-breaking crowds this holiday season on the nation’s roads, rails and runways, as about one-third of Americans will be on the move.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2018
TCA

Sen. Duckworth: I'll Work With Trump on Transportation Spending Plan

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said she is willing to work with the Trump administration on infrastructure spending, but federal aid has to consist of more than tax credits to private investors who pony up for public projects.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Illinois Department of Transportation Seeks $160 Million to 'Untangle' Freight Rail Congestion

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Illinois Department of Transportation is applying for a $160 million federal grant to help pay for a project that aims to clear up rail congestion around 75th Street in Chicago, cutting delays for Metra, Amtrak and freight railroads.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
December 16, 2016