Ryan Beene

Government, Business

Air Travel Rises to Post-Pandemic High Despite US Warning

Travelers wear face masks and shields at Reagan National Airport on Nov. 25. Travelers wear face masks and shields at Reagan National Airport on Nov. 25. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

U.S. air travelers rose to the most in more than eight months as flyers brushed aside the advice of public health officials to avoid trips around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing’s 2020 Gets Worse as Lost Max Orders Top 400

A Boeing 737 Max plane. A Boeing 737 Max plane. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co.’s lousy year got even worse in July, as lost orders for the grounded 737 Max topped 400 and the coronavirus pandemic stymied shipments of the 787 Dreamliner.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 11, 2020
Government, Business

US Rejects Additional Flights Sought by Chinese Airlines

A passenger wearing a protective mask walks through the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on June 13. A passenger wearing a protective mask walks through the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on June 13. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

U.S. officials rejected additional flights proposed by Chinese airlines but said they would reconsider if the Beijing government adjusts its policies affecting American passenger carriers.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2020
Government, Business

Auto-State Lawmakers Mobilize Push to Help Revive Car Industry

A group of House lawmakers is mounting a push to aid the automaking sector. The Ford Motor Co. Michigan Assembly plant stands idle in Wayne, Mich., on March 23.

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers from states with a large auto industry presence is mounting a push to aid the sector that has idled factories and seen car sales plummet due to the coronavirus.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
May 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Carmakers Pledge 5 Million ‘Talking Cars’ in FCC Airwaves Bid

The backsides of cars during an early morning rush hour. (Getty Images)

The U.S. auto industry will deploy millions more wireless systems to help prevent traffic collisions if the Federal Communications Commission abandons a proposal that would take away most of the radio frequencies reserved to carry those signals, according to an industry trade association.

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

SoftBank-Backed Nuro Gets OK for Driverless Delivery Tests in California

A Nuro delivery vehicle completes training routes in Texas in November 2019. A Nuro delivery vehicle completes training routes in Texas in November 2019. (Annie Mulligan for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Nuro Inc. has won permission to test driverless, low-speed delivery vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area, becoming the second company allowed to operate on public roads without a driver.

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

Tesla to Face Fresh Autopilot Scrutiny After Company Snubs NTSB

Tesla dashboard Tesla dashboard by Christopher Godney/Bloomberg News

The National Transportation Safety Board on Feb. 25 will convene its second hearing on a fatal crash involving Tesla Inc.’s automated driver-assist technology, even though the pioneering automaker hasn’t filed formal responses to recommendations stemming from the first one more than two years ago.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2020
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

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