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Government, Business

Broadway Closed Permanently in New York City

NEW YORK – After a trial run that began last spring, a section of Broadway in New York City will remain permanently closed to traffic.

Transport Topics
February 16, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel

California Releases $20 Million in Hybrid Funding

The California Air Resources Board has launched a $20 million funding assistance program designed to stimulate the purchase of hybrid trucks and buses that reduce diesel emissions.

Transport Topics
February 9, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

Obama Requests $78.8 Billion for DOT

The Department of Transportation would get an additional $2 billion next year if Congress approves the budget proposal made by President Obama on Monday.

February 2, 2010
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Budget Drops $20 Million in Diesel Grants

The Obama Administration is asking Congress to approve a nearly $10 billion Environmental Protection Agency budget that would shift $20 million in California truck diesel emissions retrofit grant funding to a nationwide diesel emissions reduction program that also includes funding for rail and marine diesel emissions reduction projects.

February 2, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

SEC Issues Climate-Change Guidance

The Securities and Exchange Commission for the first time has voted to provide public companies with guidance on disclosing business or legal risk related to climate change.

February 2, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

Napolitano Stresses Need for Port Security

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addressed the need to strengthen cargo screening procedures at a meeting Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with law enforcement officials and members of the private sector doing business at ports.

February 1, 2010
Government, Business

Trucking Cool to Higher Speed Limit in Va.

The trucking industry is hesitant about a proposal from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to raise the speed limit to 70 mph in some places.

February 1, 2010
Government, Business

Michigan Seeks Private Partners For Bridge Project

Michigan has issued a request for “proposals of interest” from private investors to partner with the state and Canada in building the planned new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

February 1, 2010
Government, Business, Safety

Fleet Execs, Drivers Urge More Flexibility in HOS Rules

DALLAS — Trucking industry officials said that while they needed more flexibility to take rest breaks, the current hours-of-service rules were working.

January 26, 2010
Government, Business

Virginia Gov. Backs Expanding 70-Mph Speed-Limit Zones

Virginia’s newly-elected governor, Bob McDonnell (R), is calling for expanding the 70-mph top speed limit for both cars and trucks on stretches of several interstate highways in rural regions.

January 26, 2010

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