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Government, Business, Technology

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Announces Automated Driving Technology Committee

Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Oct. 20 outlining his plan for “The AV Working Group,” his committee on automated vehicles.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2016
Government

CTA Signs MOU to Enhance Trucking Health, Safety

The Canadian Trucking Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety on Oct. 20.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2016
Government

FHWA Makes $1 Million in Emergency Funds Available for S.C. in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

South Carolina can access $1 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to help fix roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2016
Government

Anthony Foxx Announces Plan to Form Automation Committee

Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced on Oct. 20 that he will establish an Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2016
Government, Business

House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster to Debate Challenger Oct. 21

Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Before voters in Pennsylvania’s 9th Congressional District head to the election booths, they can hear from the incumbent Republican and Democratic challenger who have scheduled a debate Oct. 21.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2016
Government, Business

OOIDA Urges House Leaders to Oppose Speed Limiter Provision

House funding leaders should reject a provision that would mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy vehicles when they consider funding legislation later this year, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said in a letter Oct. 17.

Transport Topics
October 19, 2016
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Natso Joins R.I. Trucking Association in Fight Against Truck-Only Tolls

Rhode Island Trucking Association

The Rhode Island Trucking Association has a new ally, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, in its ongoing battle against Gov. Gina Raimondo’s trucks-only tolling plan.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

FMCSA Awards Nearly $1 Million for Veterans' CMV Driver Education

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on Oct. 18 that it has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help military veterans become commercial bus and truck drivers.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

Former Treasury Secretary Urges US to Spend 1% of GDP Annually on Infrastructure

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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers called for a $2.5 trillion infrastructure investment program over 10 years to energize the American economy and help it exit from secular stagnation.

Michael Heath | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

Minnesota DOT Recognizes Importance of Freight in Its Highway Program

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Freight is now its own category in Minnesota’s highway investment plan for the first time. Spurred by a requirement of the federal FAST Act, Minnesota’s Department of Transportation has allocated $610 million to freight in the $21 billion, 20-year plan.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2016

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