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PennDOT Accepting Applications for Multimodal Transportation Fund

Road in PIttsburgh A view in Pittsburgh. PennDOT will accept applications through Nov. 6 and grant recipients will be announced next year. (clu/Getty Images)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications from those seeking to finance projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Government, Business

Job Losses Persist as Claims Come in Higher Than Forecast

Initial jobless claims came in higher than forecasted on Sept. 10. A worker cleans a plexiglass shield at a pizza restaurant in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits held steady last week, a sign extensive job losses are persisting as the nation struggles to control the coronavirus.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Mitch McConnell’s Criticized Pandemic Relief Bill Fails to Secure Senate Vote

McConnell McConnell via Susan Walsh/Associated Press

A new economic relief proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell short of passage in the chamber by a vote of 52-47.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Blue States Sue to Stop Trump’s Arctic Refuge Drilling Plan

Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. Fifteen states are suing to block the Trump administration's decision to sell drilling rights in ANWR. (US Fish and Wildlife Service/Getty Images)

A group of 15 Democrat-led states sued to block the Trump administration’s decision to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, alleging the plan fails to account for the danger to wildlife and climate-change impacts.

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil Market Buckles Under Pressure of Pandemic’s Second Wave

Gas flares from pipes burn aboard an offshore platform in the Persian Gulf's Salmon Oil Field. Gas flares from pipes burn aboard an offshore platform in the Persian Gulf's Salmon Oil Field. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg News)

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic’s initial punch, signs of a second wave are already emerging in the oil market.

September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FHWA Announces Availability of Tribal Projects Grants

Tribal Projects Grant A construction truck leaves the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal lands in Massachusetts. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration announced the availability of $70 million through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects grant program Sept. 8.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Government, Business

US Job Openings Increased in July by More Than Forecast

A client stands outside a job center in Pearly, Miss., on Aug. 31. A client stands outside a job center in Pearly, Miss., on Aug. 31. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

U.S. job openings increased for a third straight month in July, consistent with a steady improvement in the labor market as the nation grinds its way forward from a pandemic-induced recession.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

National Diesel Average Slips by 0.6¢ to $2.435

Diesel Getty Images

The national average price of diesel fell by six-tenths of a cent to $2.435 a gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration. The weekly report was released Sept. 8, a day later than usual because of the Labor Day holiday.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 8, 2020
Government, Business

US Stocks Sink to 4-Week Low in Latest Tech Rout

U.S. stocks sank on Sept. 8 to a four-week low. U.S. stocks sank on Sept. 8 to a four-week low. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

The selloff in U.S. technology shares picked up speed as investors fled the high fliers who fueled the historic five-month rally from the pandemic lows. Oil plunged, while Treasuries rose with the dollar.

September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

ATRI Opens Annual Top Industry Issues Survey

Truck Parking Truck parking is a common concern noted on ATRI's survey. (Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics)

The American Transportation Research Institute has opened its annual survey asking trucking industry representatives to identify major industrywide issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020

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