Riley Beggin

Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Buttigieg, Canadian Official Discuss Takeaways From Bridge Shutdown

An empty border crossing to the Ambassador Bridge Feb. 9 An empty border crossing to the Ambassador Bridge Feb. 9. Protests over the vaccine mandate in Canada blocked the bridge, leading to its shutdown. (Galit Rodan/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra discussed February’s seven-day blockage of the Ambassador Bridge during a supply chain meeting May 24 in Washington, Alghabra said.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 25, 2022
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

USPS Doubles EV Order From Oshkosh

A Next-Generation Delivery Vehicle for USPS by Oshkosh An example of the Next-Generation Delivery Vehicle from Oshkosh that USPS has ordered. (USPS)

The U.S. Postal Service announced March 24 it ordered more than 10,000 new electric delivery trucks, up from the 5,000 the agency had initially planned to purchase.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
March 24, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Democrats Unveil New EV Tax Credit Proposal

An electric car and a plug-in hybrid car charge at a public charging station An electric car and a plug-in hybrid car charge at a public charging station. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images via Tribune Content Agency)

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Washington want to include a significant new incentive to buy electric vehicles in their $3.5 trillion social spending bill, according to a new plan revealed by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

NTSB’s Homendy Expected to Be a Tesla Watchdog

NTSB's Jennifer Homendy Jennifer Homendy listens to a question during her confirmation hearing to become chairman of the NTSB. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

Federal regulators last month officially opened an investigation into crashes involving Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system. Jennifer Homendy, the new leader of the government’s transportation safety watchdog, hopes that’s just the beginning.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Bill to Boost EV Tax Credits to $12,500 Passes Senate Panel

The Ford F-150 Lightning on display in New York City An all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning on display in New York City. (Ann-Sophie Fjello-Jensen/AP Images for Ford Motor Company)

WASHINGTON — Legislation that would raise consumer tax credits for electric vehicles to $12,500 for the next five years passed a Senate committee May 26.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 28, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Bill Would Create National EV Charging Network in Five Years

Electric vehicle chargers in New Greenfield, Mass., parking garage. Electric vehicle chargers in a New Greenfield, Mass., parking garage. (greenfield-ma.gov)

WASHINGTON — Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) is reintroducing the EV Freedom Act, which seeks to build a nationwide electric vehicle charging network within five years.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
May 5, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Automakers Push for Congressional Movement on AV Rules

An autonomous Peterbilt 579 test vehicle maneuvers a road. (Business Wire via AP) An autonomous Peterbilt 579 test vehicle navigates a road. (Business Wire via AP)

A group of nearly four-dozen automakers, industry advocacy groups and corporations sent a letter to Congressional leaders Feb. 3 urging action on legislation that would allow for greater deployment of autonomous vehicles.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
February 4, 2021