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Colorado DOT to Expand Truck Parking at Two Rest Areas

U.S. Route 160 in Colorado U.S. Route 160 in Colorado near Wolf Creek Pass. Expanded parking at the Shaw Creek rest area could come in handy for truckers when Wolf Creek Pass is closed due to weather, crashes, rockfalls or avalanches. (Getty Images)

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a project to expand truck parking availability at two rest areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Announces 188 Construction Projects

Minnesota Traffic in Minneapolis before the pandemic. State officials say traffic has slowed somewhat due to the outbreak. (Getty Images)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation unveiled the 188 road and bridge projects it will undertake during this year’s construction season.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

N.J. Transportation Stakeholders Disagree Over Virtual Toll Hearings

The New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J. The New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J. (Paul Brady/Getty Images)

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti fired back at critics April 2 who said the agency shouldn’t have held hearings on a proposal toll increase and $500 million capital plan on the Atlantic City Expressway during the coronavirus crisis.

Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media Group
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Airlines Ordered to Refund Cost of Flights Canceled by Virus

A traveler wearing a protective mask and gloves checks in at the Delta Air Lines counter at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. A traveler wearing a protective mask and gloves checks in at the Delta Air Lines counter at San Francisco International Airport on April 2. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Airlines must fully refund airfare to passengers whose flights have been canceled during the outbreak of COVID-19, the U.S. Transportation Department ordered on April 3.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
April 3, 2020
Government

Democrats Call On Trump Administration to Extend Federal Schedule

Russell Vought Office of Management and Budget acting Director Russell Vought by Alex Brandon/Associated Press

Disruptions to the way of life due to the coronavirus pandemic prompted the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives to insist the Office of Management and Budget extend federal agencies’ deadlines for public comment periods on proposed rulemakings.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Truckers Work to Overcome Difficulties in Food Supply Chain

Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18. Trucks stuck on the German-Polish border near Frankfurt on March 18. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic.

April 3, 2020
Government, Business

US Sheds 701,000 Jobs, Ending a Record Hiring Streak

A pedestrian walks by a closed barbershop in Michigan on April 2. A pedestrian walks by a closed barbershop in Michigan on April 2. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

A recordlong streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
April 3, 2020
Government, Business

Navistar Expands Production Suspension; Allison Pauses Work Too

Navistar, Allison logos

Navistar International Corp. announced it is broadening its temporary suspension in manufacturing operations, and Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced it has temporarily suspended production at select manufacturing facilities.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Amazon Diverts Masks to Hospitals, Pledges Warehouse Safety

An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. An employee collects a package from a conveyor at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., in 2018. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. said it will divert sales of masks and other medical supplies to hospitals and government entities.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2020
Government, Business

IG Audit Shows a General Decline in EPA’s Enforcement, Monitoring Activities

air pollution Getty Images

A new audit conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General has documented a general decline from fiscal years 2006 to 2018 in the EPA’s compliance monitoring activities, enforcement actions and enforcement results.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 2, 2020

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