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Government, Business, Technology

Rep. Fred Upton Wants NHTSA to Look at Vehicle Hacking

Office of Rep. Fred Upton

WASHINGTON — Leaders of a key congressional committee want auto safety regulators to tell them what they are doing to address concerns that vehicle safety may be compromised by hackers who may be able to affect automobiles by tapping into their systems through diagnostic ports and devices.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
September 13, 2016
Government, Business

ATA Seeks 30-Day Extension for Speed Limiter Comments

American Trucking Associations, along with 50 state trucking associations, is asking for a 30-day extension to the comment period for the recently published proposed rule requiring speed limiters on large trucks.

Transport Topics
September 12, 2016
Government

Minnesota Transportation Funding Gap Likely to Grow

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The funding gap for Minnesota transportation needs is projected to be about $18 billion over the next 20 years, and that's based on a strategy focused on preservation and not expansion, according to an official with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Tom Cherveny | West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.)
September 12, 2016
Government

Pennsylvania Diverts Road Funds to Pay for State Police

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Money from increased fees and gas taxes that drivers have been paying since 2013 on the promise to fix Pennsylvania's crumbling roads and bridges is increasingly being diverted to support the state police, budget figures show.

Michael Walton | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 12, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

Rail Customer Group Plans to Lobby Congress About Rail Competition

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The Rail Customer Coalition, which includes 48 trade groups representing shippers, plans a lobbying effort on Capitol Hill to dramatize its view that a Surface Transportation Board regulatory proceeding evaluating increased rail competition needs to be finalized.

Transport Topics
September 9, 2016
Government, Business

America’s Transportation Awards Finalists Announced

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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced the 12 finalists in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition Sept. 9.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2016
Government, Safety

FMCSA Seeking Comment on Medical Review Board's Diabetes Recommendations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on a slate of guidelines recommended by the agency’s medical experts for drivers with diabetes to operate commercial motor vehicles.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2016
Government

DOT Awards $759 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Grants

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced grants totaling more than $759 million to support 18 transportation infrastructure projects in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 7, 2016
Government

Nebraska to Receive More Than $40 Million in Extra FHWA Funds

A lack of funding for transportation is regularly an issue in almost every state. It helped cause bond ratings to fall in Kansas, a near-total road construction shutdown the past two months in New Jersey, and headaches for transportation planners from coast to coast.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2016
Government

Tennessee Governor Calls for Special Session to Avoid Losing $60 Million in NHTSA Funds

Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has called what he termed an “extraordinary session” of the General Assembly for Sept. 12-14 in order to prevent the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2016

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