Government, Business

Shutdown Grinds On as Trump Offers Congressional Leaders Meeting

Nancy Pelosi Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Major parts of the U.S. government will remain shuttered for a 12th day as President Donald Trump invited congressional leaders from both parties to a White House briefing Jan. 2 on border security.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
January 2, 2019

Deadline for INFRA Grants Set for Nov. 2

infrastructure grants WSDOT-Flickr

The deadline to submit applications for new federal infrastructure grants is Nov. 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2017

US DOT Revamps Infrastructure Grants

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

State transportation authorities that sought funding for freight infrastructure grants will need to reapply for the federal funding availability, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced June 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2017
Government, Business

Consumers Sour on Outlook While Happy With Their Finances

Consumers shopping in New York City John Fraissinet/Flickr

The weakest U.S. consumer expectations since the election indicate growing concern about prospects for President Donald Trump’s agenda, though Americans’ high satisfaction with their finances should support continued spending, University of Michigan survey data showed June 30.

June 30, 2017
Government, Fuel

Record Number of Motorists Expected on Roads on July 4 Holiday

LA Traffic Eric Demarcq/Flickr

The number of Americans traveling by car for the Fourth of July holiday will hit a record high this year, fueled by a growing economy and relatively low gasoline prices, the nation’s largest motorists’ advocacy group said June 29.

Reuters | By Andreas Cremer
June 29, 2017
Government, Technology

Federal Highway Administration Partners With Inrix to Measure, Monitor, Report Health of Road Networks


Traffic data from Inrix Inc., a Kirkland, Wash.-based global provider of car services and transportation analytics, will soon be helping to shape the federal government’s thought process on highway and driver issues.

Theo Douglas | Government Technology
June 8, 2017
Government, Business

OOIDA Loses Appeal in ELD Case

Rand McNally

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s challenge to the federal electronic logging device mandate Oct. 31.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

Delaware DOT Looks to Enhance Freight Movement on Route 1, US 301

At just 1,954 square miles, Delaware is the nation’s second-smallest state besides Rhode Island. However, Delaware’s location between three of the eight largest metropolitan areas -- New York-Newark, New Jersey, Washington-Baltimore, and Philadelphia -- makes the state a constant when it comes to freight movement.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

US DOT Credits Volvo for Quick Action on Recalled Trucks

Bloomberg News

Nearly 16,000 of Volvo Trucks North America’s heavy trucks subject to a recall earlier this year have been identified and repaired, federal transportation regulators announced Oct. 31.

Transport Topics
October 31, 2016
Government, Business

NTSB Probes FedEx Incident at Fort Lauderdale Airport

Broward Sheriff's Office

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of a landing gear collapse on Oct. 28 that damaged a FedEx plane landing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, officials said.

Kevin McKenzie | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
October 31, 2016