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House Leaders Schedule Hearings for Fiscal 2023 Transportation Funding Bill

DeLauro Rep. Rosa DeLauro speaks at a past hearing. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would fund the U.S. Department of Transportation’s operations through fiscal 2023 will be considered in committee this month in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ontario Faces Challenges Enforcing Speed Limiter Law

traffic in Ontario Traffic moves on Kings Highway 401 in Milton, Ontario. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

Challenges in Ontario, Canada, to enforce a truck speed limiter law could portend those that U.S. trucking regulators may face if they implement a speed limiter supplemental proposed rule next year.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Mitch Landrieu Defends Repair Over Building New Roads

Landrieu Mitch Landrieu, White House infrastructure implementation coordinator, speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington earlier this year. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden’s point man carrying out the roughly $1 trillion infrastructure law defended the administration’s emphasis on fixing before taking on new expansion as congressional Republicans criticized the policy.

Lillianna Byington | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla Increases Prices Up to $6,000 Across Lineup

Tesla A Tesla Model 3. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. has increased prices across its lineup by as much as $6,000, Electrek reported, as global automakers grapple with surging costs for raw materials, particularly battery components.

Peter Vercoe | Bloomberg News
June 16, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Ohio, Kentucky Apply for Federal Grant for New Interstate Bridge

Brent Spence Bridge Brent Spence Bridge by Ohio Department of Transportation

Kentucky and Ohio officials are pushing forward to build a companion to the Brent Spence Bridge after both governors recently applied for a $1.66 billion federal mega infrastructure grant to improve the notorious bottlenecked 8-mile freight corridor.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

FAA Says Future Planes Will Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Boeing's 777-x Boeing says its 777X is already planned to deliver 10% lower fuel use and emissions and 10% lower operating costs than the competition. (Boeing.com)

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration proposed June 15 that future planes produce lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions before they can be certified by federal regulators.

June 15, 2022
Government, Business

Fed Hikes Rates 75 Basis Points, Intensifying Inflation Fight

The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C. (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 75 basis points — the biggest increase since 1994 — and Chair Jerome Powell signaled another big move next month, intensifying a fight to contain rampant inflation.

Craig Torres | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA's Chris Spear Touts Issues-First Approach to Infrastructure Bill

Spear Spear speaks at the event. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear praised the bipartisan work that carried a federal infrastructure package across the finish line, and stressed that his group will always put issues ahead of politics

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety

railroad tracks Getty Images

The top Democrats on the House transportation panel highlighted workplace safety concerns across freight rail operations shortly after the Biden administration awarded the industry grants to alleviate supply chain woes.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Tells US Oil Refiners Record Profits ‘Not Acceptable’

The BP Plc Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. The BP Plc Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden told U.S. oil refiners that unprecedented profit margins are unacceptable and called for “immediate action” to improve capacity as the soaring price of gasoline feeds record inflation and fears of a recession.

June 15, 2022

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