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Electrifying California Cars Could Crush the Grid, or Save It

Tesla vehicles sit in a lot at a Tesla store in Colma, Calif., on Sept. 24. Tesla vehicles sit in a lot at a Tesla store in Colma, Calif., on Sept. 24. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Electrifying all new cars in California could be an immense burden on the state’s struggling power grid — or a whole new line of defense against blackouts.

September 28, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Says Postal Workers Could Abuse Election Overtime Order

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House committee hearing on Aug. 24. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Aug. 24.

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a judge that a court order directing the U.S. Postal Service to reinstate overtime to ensure speedy delivery of mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election could be abused by workers.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2020
Government, Business

Nevada DOT Awards $25.8 Million Contract for Las Vegas Road Project

Route 612 in Las Vegas State Route 612 in Clark County. (Nevada Department of Transportation)

The Nevada Department of Transportation has awarded a $25.8 million contract to Las Vegas Paving Corp. to rehabilitate an aging portion of state Route 612.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2020
Government, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT Wins Transportation Management and Operations Award

Traffic signal in Atlanta Traffic signals in Atlanta. GDOT’s system built on the work of the departments of transportation in Utah and Indiana, both of which had pioneered research on automated traffic signal performance measures. (Sean Davis/Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Transportation was named the overall winner of the National Operations Center of Excellence’s transportation systems management and operations awards.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business

FAA Chief to Fly 737 Max on Sept. 30 as Agency Approval Nears

The top U.S. aviation regulator will test-fly a Boeing 737 Max on Sept. 30. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

The top U.S. aviation regulator plans to test fly Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max on Sept. 30 in an attempt to show an antsy public that proposed fixes will be safe, according to a person familiar with the plans.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Denies Pronto.ai’s HOS Exemption Request

Interior of Pronto autonomous car Pronto.ai's Copilot advanced driver assistance system undergoing a test in a car. (Pronto.ai via Vimeo)

FMCSA has denied an application from Pronto .ai requesting an exemption from the 11-hour driving limit and the 14-hour driving window in the hours-of-service requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Dips in Wake of Renewed Concerns Over Virus Surge

Pipework and towers at an oil refinery in Poland. Pipework and towers at an oil refinery in Poland. (Bloomberg News)

Oil fell amid growing concerns that another wave of the coronavirus pandemic will lead to tighter lockdown measures and further stifle crude demand.

September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Boeing’s Year-End Goal for 737 Max Return Gets Boost in Europe

Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Grant County International Airport in Washington in 2019. Boeing 737 Max airplanes are parked at Grant County International Airport in Washington in 2019. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing Co.’s push to return the grounded 737 Max jet to the skies by year’s end got a boost from European regulators, who said they expect to sign off on their safety review by November.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon drone Amazon.com unveils its Prime Air delivery drone during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Amazon­.com took a leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a few companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

DOE Grant Supports Traffic Optimization, Fuel Consumption Research

Chicago intersection pawel.gaul/Getty Images

The Department of Energy has awarded a group of partners representing three universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., a grant to research traffic control system optimization with an aim to reduce emissions.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020

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