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EPA Provides Updates on Emissions Standards, SmartWay Activities

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking later this year aimed at establishing new emissions standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines, an EPA official told the S.11 study group of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations during TMC’s virtual spring meeting.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Business

House Republicans Introduce NEPA Reform Bill

Graves Rep. Sam Graves (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Republicans on the transportation panel in the U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill designed to streamline aspects of the federal environmental permitting process.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Logistics

Illinois Makes $110 Million Available for Public Port Projects

Illinois Marine Transportation System image Illinois Department of Transportation via YouTube

Illinois officials announced $110 million is available for projects to improve public ports across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

NHTSA, NTSB Probe Fatal Tesla Crash With No Driver

A sign bearing the Tesla logo outside a store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. A sign bearing the Tesla outside a store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

DETROIT — Two federal agencies are sending teams to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla near Houston in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
April 19, 2021
Government

Buttigieg, GOP Alternative Plan Headline Infrastructure Week on Capitol Hill

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 20 to discuss President Joe Biden's $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s Cabinet-level “jobs” team is scheduled to explain details of a $2.25 trillion comprehensive infrastructure plan before a Senate panel; Republicans prepare a scaled-down response. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Business

Sen. Roy Blunt Sees Path to Scaled-Down Infrastructure Deal

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt

A senior Republican senator said fees for airports and other infrastructure, along with levies for highways, could be used to fund a bipartisan investment package, amid GOP opposition to the corporate tax hikes proposed by President Joe Biden.

April 16, 2021
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Rises Along With Inflation Expectations

Shoppers carry bags on Market Street in San Francisco Shoppers carry bags on Market Street in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. consumer sentiment improved in April following another round of fiscal stimulus and as job growth accelerated. At the same time, inflation expectations surged to the highest in nine years.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
April 16, 2021
Government, Business

Home Construction Rebounds in March

A 'sold' sign on a lot as new home construction continues in Westfield, Ind. A 'sold' sign sits on a lot as new home construction continues in Westfield, Ind. (Michael Conroy/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing construction rebounded strongly in March with home builders recovering from an unusually frigid February that shut down projects.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
April 16, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Port Manatee Sees Record Container Cargo Business

Port Manatee in Florida Manatee County Port Authority

PORT MANATEE, Fla. — In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Port Manatee is experiencing a boom in business with containerized cargo trade increasing nearly 74% in the six months ending March 31, compared to the same period a year earlier.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
April 16, 2021
Government, Business

Buttigieg Promotes Budget for DOT, Touts Infrastructure Plan

USDOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks remotely to House transportation funding leaders April 15. (c-span.org)

The Biden administration’s proposal to increase funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation would enhance the flow of commerce and respond to concerns linked to climate change, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told House lawmakers April 15.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2021

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