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Biden Rejects Higher GOP Infrastructure Offer From Capito

President Joe Biden President Joe Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on June 2. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden rejected an increased infrastructure offer from a group of Senate Republicans led by Shelley Moore Capito on June 4, the White House said.

June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

C.H. Robinson Petitions Supreme Court to Hear Negligent Hiring Case

C.H. Robinson headquarters “A freight broker does not ‘use’ a motor vehicle. The broker does not drive the vehicle, own it, or even employ a driver for it," logistics company C.H. Robinson says in its Supreme Court petition. (C,H, Robinson Worldwide Inc.)

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appellate court decision involving a personal injury suit accusing the freight broker of negligent hiring.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

ChargePoint CEO Sees Electric Pickups Winning Over Americans

ChargePoint Holdings Inc. CEO Pasquale Romano ChargePoint Holdings Inc. CEO Pasquale Romano by Alex Flynn/Bloomberg News

The largest vehicle charging network in the U.S. is counting on electric pickup trucks to finally win over American drivers for EVs.

David R. Baker | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2021
Government, Business

Biden Floats 15% Minimum Corporate Tax to Fund Infrastructure

President Joe Biden enters a vehicle on the Ellipse near the White House President Joe Biden enters a vehicle on the Ellipse near the White House after exiting Marine One on June 4. (Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden has pitched to Republicans the idea of a 15% minimum tax on U.S. corporations, along with strengthened IRS enforcement efforts, as a way to fund a bipartisan infrastructure package.

June 4, 2021
Government, Safety

Utah DOT Begins Construction of New Highway

West Davis Highway project in Utah West Davis is a new 16-mile, four-lane divided highway project currently planned to be constructed in western Davis County. (udot.utah.gov)

The Utah Department of Transportation has started work on a project to construct a new highway.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pete Buttigieg Cites Importance of I-40 Bridge Repair

Buttigieg Buttigieg (center) speaks at the event regarding the closed bridge. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Phase 2 of the two-part effort to repair the Interstate 40 bridge is underway, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Safety

Two Interstate Projects Commence in New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. A view of Interstate 490 in Rochester, N.Y. Work has begun on a $9.7 million refurbishing project, with paving scheduled to begin this month. (gtatorpics09 via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that work has begun on two interstate projects in the Finger Lakes region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business

House Democrats Unveil $547B Highway Bill Amid Biden Talks

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio by Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News

Democratic members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 4 unveiled a $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA: Truck-Involved Fatalities Down 2%

Crews at traffic fatality Emergency crews at a fatal crash in Campbell County, Ky. (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported fatalities in large truck-related crashes were down 2% in 2020 from 2019, but overall the number of on-road fatalities rose 7%.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 4, 2021
Government, Business

US Adds 559,000 Jobs in May

woman with employment sign Coleen Piteo of Yours Truly restaurant puts out a sign for hiring in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/AP)

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April’s sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy rapidly recovers from the pandemic recession.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
June 4, 2021

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