Government
Government, Business, TCA

Container Volumes Up at Port of New York and New Jersey

Port of New York and New Jersey A Neopanamax ship going under the recently rebuilt Bayonne Bridge. (New York New Jersey Port Authority)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Business is booming for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Erik Bascome | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
September 12, 2018
Government, Business

Arizona DOT Prepares for Future Interstate 11

Motorists head northbound toward Las Vegas on U.S. Highway 93, near Kingman, Ariz. Motorists head northbound toward Las Vegas on U.S. Highway 93, near Kingman, Ariz. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

The Arizona Department of Transportation is widening U.S. Route 93, identified as an important artery along the future Interstate 11 corridor that will run through the state and into neighboring Nevada.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Podcast Debut: ‘RoadSigns’ Tackles Autonomous

RoadSigns podcast

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Transport Topics' new podcast: RoadSigns. Our debut episode focuses on how the trucking industry’s steady and ongoing development of autonomous technology may someday affect truck drivers. Click to listen!

Transport Topics
June 11, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

France Mulls Autonomous Trains

 Autonomous Trains SNCF train. (Nicolas Enriquez/Bloomberg News)

As billions go into building driverless everything — from cars to buses and airplanes — France is taking a cheaper shortcut to autonomous transport.

Ania Nussbaum and Marie Mawad | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Simulators Provide Virtual Scenarios for Real-World Autonomous Driving

Real-World Autonomous Driving Shutterstock

Self-driving cars virtually have made every mistake imaginable inside the office of Applied Intuition. But that's a good thing, according to the autonomous technology company.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Rules Eased as Hurricane Florence Approaches

Hurricane Florence People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has relaxed hours-of-service regulations in 13 states and the District of Columbia as Hurricane Florence makes its way to the East Coast.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018
Government

Michigan DOT Director Kirk Steudle to Step Down Oct. 31

Kirk Steudle John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle, a champion of mobility and smart infrastructure, is retiring.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

I-5 Reopens With Restrictions in Fire-Ravaged California

A truck drives next to the Delta Fire burning on I-5 A tractor-trailer drives next to the Delta Fire burning on Interstate 5 near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. (Ben Newburn/U.S. Forest Service via Associated Press)

An extended stretch of Interstate 5 in Shasta County has reopened with restrictions after five days of closure caused by the raging Delta Fire, which has ignited big rigs and cars, injured at least one person and consumed more than 49,000 acres as of Sept. 10, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Michael McGough | Sacramento Bee
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Volvo Cars Shuts Plant With Hurricane Florence Forcing Evacuations

Hurricane Florence A Volvo S60 luxury sedan at the plant outside Charleston. (Volvo Cars)

Volvo Car Group will temporarily idle its new car factory in South Carolina after Hurricane Florence spurred orders to evacuate areas in the path of the Category 4 storm.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2018
Government, Business

Officials Approve Plan to Widen Maine Turnpike Outside Portland

Toll booth along the Maine Turnpike A toll booth along the Maine Turnpike. (Maine Turnpike Administration)

The Maine Turnpike Authority has approved a multimillion-dollar plan to increase capacity and replace three bridges along a portion of the turnpike outside Portland.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Ocean Shippers Fear Engine Failures as Industry Forced to Upgrade Fuel

Ocean Shippers Teekay Shipping's European Spirit suezmax oil tanker. (Teekay Shipping Ltd.)

Add oil tankers breaking down at sea to the list of things shipping companies are worrying about as they brace for a once-in-a-generation overhaul to the kind of fuel the industry must consume.

Ellen Milligan | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2018

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