Election

Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Says Thousands of Mail-In Ballots May Have Gone Missing

Officials count votes at a convention center in Philadelphia on Nov. 4. Officials count votes at a convention center in Philadelphia on Nov. 4. (Ryan Collerd/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 5 told a judge that a review of processing data revealed roughly 4,250 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina may have gone missing.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2020
Government, Business

Infrastructure Directive Unclear as Vote Counting Continues in Trump Versus Biden

Joe Biden and Donald Trump Joe Biden (left) by Andrew Harnik/AP; Donald Trump by Doug Mills/Bloomberg News

A presidential contest still without a victor leaves unanswered questions about the direction of the country’s infrastructure agenda for the next four years, and probably beyond.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 5, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Ordered to Speed Swing-State Ballots in Time for Election Day

Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Minnesota are among several pivotal states with legal clashes over ballot deadlines. Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Minnesota are among several pivotal states with legal clashes over ballot deadlines. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to make every effort to deliver mail-in ballots in three crucial swing states by Election Day due to uncertainty over whether votes that arrive after that will be counted.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Election Outcome Could Stir Up Electric Vehicle Industry

Tesla vehicles charge at a station in San Mateo, Calif., on Sept. 22. Tesla vehicles charge at a station in San Mateo, Calif., on Sept. 22. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Both of the major-party presidential candidates have said they support electric vehicles, but a Joe Biden win could bring changes to significantly speed up the adoption of cars and trucks built by the likes of Tesla Inc. and Nikola Corp.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Ordered to Increase Late Trips for Election Mail

A USPS truck drives in Crockett, Calif., on Aug. 17. A USPS truck drives in Crockett, Calif., on Aug. 17. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

A federal judge ordered Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately begin authorizing more late delivery trips after an earlier injunction against the U.S. Postal Service’s disruptive operational changes failed to improve performance before the Nov. 3 election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

In Mail-In Vote Dispute, USPS Argues It Makes No Delivery Guarantees

A customer deposits mail into a USPS mail collection box outside a post office in Burbank, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Delivery delays during an election can’t be unlawful, because the Constitution doesn’t guarantee states any particular level of service when it comes to mail-in ballots, the U.S. Postal Service told a federal judge.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Ordered to Restore High-Speed Machines for Election Mail

A USPS delivery truck in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 2, 2020. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

A federal judge ordered the U.S. Postal Service to restore high-speed mail-sorting machines at any facilities that are unable to process first-class election mail quickly enough — a major concern for states as the postal agency continues to struggle with service performance.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 23, 2020
Government, Business

Sen. Gardner, Hickenlooper Highlight Policy Records

Colorado highway Interstate 70 is a busy freight corridor in Colorado. (raksyBH/Getty Images)

While the 2020 presidential contest dominates national headlines, the Senate election cycle is highlighting freight transportation and infrastructure policy of states with key commercial corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business

Climate Change Resilience Front-and-Center for House Democrats

U.S. House of Representatives Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives via Wikipedia

Pursuing infrastructure policies that adopt climate change resilience is expected next year on Capitol Hill if Democrats retain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

States Lose Fight to Get USPS Outside Monitor for Election Mail

A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the post office in Cranberry Township, Pa. A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the post office in Cranberry Township, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

States that claim changes by the U.S. Postal Service will threaten mail-in voting failed again to get an independent monitor appointed to observe the agency’s compliance with a court order.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2020

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