Ryan Beene

Government, Business, Safety

NYC Tunnel’s Slow Pace Spurs Democratic Jabs at Trump Rail Chief

A New Jersey Transit train exits the North River Tunnels, a pair of tunnels that carry Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River. A New Jersey Transit train exits the North River Tunnels, a pair of tunnels that carry Amtrak and NJ Transit trains under the Hudson River. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News)

Fifteen Democratic senators admonished the Trump administration for the sluggish progress on a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey, centerpiece of the so-called Gateway program of major infrastructure projects in the critical transit artery.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 6, 2020
Government, Business

Amtrak’s $2.1B Acela Upgrade May Miss 2021 Planned Start

An Amtrak Acela train sits on tracks at Union Station in Washington, D.C., in January 2019. An Amtrak Acela train sits on tracks at Union Station in Washington, D.C., in January 2019. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amtrak’s $2.1 billion upgrade to its high-speed Acela rail service between Washington and Boston may miss a planned start of paid customer service in 2021, according to the railroad’s internal watchdog.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Reviews Claims of Unintended Acceleration in Teslas

Tesla A Tesla Model S. (Tesla)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evaluating allegations that Tesla Inc. vehicles contain a defect that can cause sudden unintended acceleration, according to a notice posted on the agency’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

NHTSA Probing Fatal Crash of Tesla, Fire Truck in Indiana

NHTSA A dashboard monitor displays the lane-keeping feature during hands-free test drive in a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S electric automobile. (Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will probe the Dec. 29 fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle that slammed into a parked fire truck on an Indiana highway, the agency said Jan. 8.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

1.4 Million Air Bags to be Recalled

Takata building Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Takata Corp., the auto parts supplier that went bankrupt after its air bags spurred the largest-ever recall, told U.S. safety regulators that another 1.4 million U.S. vehicles need to be repaired over a potentially deadly defect.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
December 4, 2019