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FHWA Issues $500,000 in Emergency Relief Funds to Vermont

A swollen Winooski River flows past farm fields A swollen Winooski River flows past farm fields April 16, 2019, in Middlesex, Vt. Now, the state is receiving help after heavy rain and high winds ravaged roads and bridges Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. (Lisa Rathke/Associated Press)

Vermont will receive $500,000 in federal funding to repair roads and bridges that have been damaged by heavy rain and flooding.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

FedEx Disputes Report on Federal Taxes Paid in 2018

FedEx CEO Mike Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The CEO of FedEx Corp. came out swinging after a news report called into question the company’s track record on capital investments and tax payments in the wake of federal tax reform efforts.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Congress Faces New Deadline Amid Calls for Major Highway Legislation

Road repair in Kansas A Kansas Department of Transportation maintenance worker repairs a highway delineator on Interstate 70 west of Topeka. (John Hanna/AP)

Congressional leaders in Washington again have packed the final weeks of the year with major legislative items as the top transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate urge passage of comprehensive highway legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

US New-Home Sales Post Two Best Months in More Than 12 Years

US New-Home Sales Getty Images

Buyers snapped up new U.S. homes over the past two months at the fastest pace in more than 12 years, adding to signs of sturdy housing demand amid lower prices and borrowing costs.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

US Consumer Confidence Declines for Fourth Straight Month

Shopper looking at wreaths A woman looks through holiday wreaths on sale at a store in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on Nov. 9, 2019. (Brynn Anderson/Associated Press)

U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly fell for a fourth straight month as sentiment about current labor-market conditions eased, posing a challenge to retailers heading into the all-important holiday-shopping season.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

East Coast Ports Gain Market Share

Port of Savannah Port of Savannah by Markus Rauchenberger/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Ports on the East Coast are enjoying an uptick in volume thanks to infrastructure improvements, expanded sea routes and the positive effects that the United States’ ongoing trade war with China are having for other countries, while these same factors are contributing to drop-offs for West Coast ports.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Mexico Unveils $44 Billion Infrastructure Plan to Boost GDP

Mexico President Lopez Obrador President Lopez Obrador, seen in December of 2018. (Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg News)

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced an infrastructure plan worth 859 billion pesos ($44 billion) that includes highways, railways, ports and airports as well as investments in telecommunications, with most of the capital coming from the private sector.

November 26, 2019
Government, Business

Strike Ends as CN Rail, Union Reach Tentative Deal

CN Railway Canadian National Railway Co. containers are seen at the Intermodal Terminals in Brampton, Ontario, on Nov. 19, 2019. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

Canadian National Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference announced Nov. 26 the sides reached a tentative agreement to end the strike by 3,200 CN Rail conductors and yard crews.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 26, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 0.8¢ to $3.066 a Gallon

Diesel pump Diesel prices fell in six regions and rose in four. (Associated Press)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dipped 0.8 cent to $3.066 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Nov. 25.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Safety

House Transportation Chairman Peter DeFazio Again Touts Infrastructure Resiliency

Peter DeFazio Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said it is imperative infrastructure policies take into account climate change. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Policy pertaining to severe weather-resilient infrastructure continues to be a priority for a top transportation lawmaker as he crafts comprehensive highway legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2019

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