Tony Bizjak

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Gets OK to Restart Autonomous Car Testing in California

An autonomous Volvo under development by Uber on display in Pittsburgh in March 2019. An autonomous Volvo under development by Uber on display in Pittsburgh in March 2019. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

Uber has been granted permission from California regulators to test self-driving cars on state roads, the ride-sharing company announced Feb. 5.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
February 6, 2020
Government, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Sacramento Partners With Self-Driving Firm for Driverless Tests on City Streets

Sacramento self-driving State Capitol in Sacramento. (Thinkstock)

Sacramento has signed a deal with a Silicon Valley firm to use downtown streets as a testing ground for self-driving vehicles that will be monitored by remote “drivers” sitting at computers.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
August 2, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

California May Tear Down Major Bridges to Build Bigger Ones for Oversized Trucks

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Flush with new gas tax funds, state officials are exploring what could be the biggest Sacramento freeway redo in modern times – tearing down and replacing the twin freeway bridges that carry Interstate 5 over the American River.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
March 5, 2018
TCA

New GPS Technology Will Help Keep Freight Trains From Crashing. Why is it Taking So Long to Arrive?

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Nine years ago, Union Pacific Railroad supervisor Ricky Durrant was called to a ghastly scene in Southern California.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
March 6, 2017
Business

Truckers Rely on the Pusher to Get Over California’s Donner Summit

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With drought-defying snowstorms romping through the Sierra on a weekly basis, truckers once again are discovering how tough California’s Interstate 80 Donner Pass can be.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
December 27, 2016
TCA

Railroads Struggling to Meet Federal Safety Deadlines Triggered by Deadly California Crash

Ken James/Bloomberg News

Union Pacific, the main freight rail carrier through Sacramento, California, is among several railroads nationally that appear to be lagging in implementing new computer safety systems designed to reduce train crashes, according to data published the week of Nov. 28 by the Federal Railroad Administration.

Tony Bizjak | The Sacramento Bee
November 30, 2016