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Government, Business

South Carolina, South Dakota, Kansas Have Most Cost-Effective State Highway Systems, Report Says

South Carolina, South Dakota and Kansas have the nation’s most cost-effective state highway systems while Alaska, New Jersey and Hawaii have the least cost-effective, according to a report released by the Reason Foundation on Sept. 22.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2016
Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2016
Government, Business

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission Toll Grab Raises Concern

bankbryan/Flickr

Pennsylvania’s reliance on toll revenue from the nation’s oldest turnpike to fund other road and mass-transit projects is starting to worry Janney Montgomery Scott’s Alan Schankel.

Katherine Greifeld | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2016
Government, Business

Appeals Court Restores Antitrust Suit Against Eaton and Every Heavy-Duty Truck Maker in North America

John Sommers II for TT

A decision by a federal appeals court panel has restored an antitrust lawsuit by truck buyers — fleets and dealers — against transmission maker Eaton Corp. and every heavy-duty truck maker in North America.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2016
Government

Bipartisan Opposition Mounts to Wisconsin Governor's Proposed DOT Budget

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Wisconsin’s Legislature doesn’t meet again until January, but some of its key transportation players as well as outside stakeholders are going public now with their strong opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s announced 2017-2019 budget for the Department of Transportation. They don’t think Walker’s proposal will come close to addressing a funding shortfall, which has soared to $939 million.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

US Commerce Department Urged to Resolve Hanjin Shipping Crisis

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

The National Retail Federation and other U.S. trade groups are urging the Commerce Department to work with the South Korean government to resolve the Hanjin Shipping Co. crisis, which stranded an estimated $14 billion of goods at sea.

Nick Turner | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2016
Government, Business

Nearly Twice as Many Transportation Initiatives on 2016 Ballots as 2012

Thinkstock

While presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump dominate the election coverage, from Baldwin County, Alabama, to Los Angeles County, California, at least 57 transportation-related initiatives will appear on state and local ballots Nov. 8.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2016
Government, Business, Autonomous

Self-Driving Cars Must Meet 15 Benchmarks in US Guidance

Daimler AG

The Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for self-driving cars, to be formally unveiled Sept. 20, include 15 benchmarks automakers will need to meet before their autonomous vehicles can hit the road.

Jeff Plungis | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2016
Government

Ford Fires Back at Trump, Citing Booming US Commercial-Truck Output

Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co., pushing back against criticism by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for moving work to Mexico, is highlighting its booming business in big trucks after shifting production to an Ohio factory from south of the border.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2016
Government

Missouri House Fails to Override Gov. Nixon on Truck Safety Measure

Meritor Wabco

The House fell nine votes short Sept. 14 in an attempt to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a measure that would allow trucking companies to test special technology to reduce fuel costs.

Kurt Erickson and Celeste Bott | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 14, 2016

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