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Illinois to Improve Highways in $34.6 Billion Program

Illinois highways Illinois Department of Transportation

A new analytical tool was used to select road projects that add highway capacity in a six-year, $34.6 billion Illinois state transportation program.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA Nominee Shailen Bhatt to Appear Before US Senate Panel

Bhatt Bhatt speaks at a press event. (Business RadioX — Gwinett Studio via YouTube)

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration is scheduled to address this month the U.S. Senate committee on transportation policy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Public Comment Mixed on FHWA’s Electric Charging Infrastructure Proposal

electric charger An electric vehicle charging station on the side of a road. (Photography By Tonelson/Getty Images)

Public comment on a proposed federal regulatory and funding road map for setting up a national electric charging station infrastructure received mixed comments from a wide variety of interested parties.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Yellen to Speak at Ford Electric Vehicle Center

Ford Rouge plant The Ford Rouge assembly plant stands in Dearborn, Mich. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will deliver an economic speech Sept. 8 at Ford Motor Co.’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich.

Riley Beggin | The Detroit News
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Biden to Tour Detroit Auto Show

Joe Biden behind wheel President Biden stops to talk to the media as he drives a Ford F-150 Lightning truck at the Ford Dearborn Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., in 2021. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — The White House said President Joe Biden will tour the Detroit Auto Show next week — his first return to the show since 2017.

Melissa Nann Burke | The Detroit News
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Louisiana’s Fuel Tax Can’t Meet Road Needs, Audit Says

gas fillup Tom Merton/Getty Images

Revenue from Louisiana’s gasoline tax is insufficient to meet the state’s road and bridge needs, Legislative Auditor Michael Waguespack said in a report issued Sept. 6.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology

Samsung Warns Chip Industry Is Headed for Tough Close to 2022

Samsung product Samsung

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. is warning that the semiconductor industry could be in for a rocky close to 2022.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2022
Government, Business

Trade Gap in Goods, Services Narrows for a Fourth Month

Port of Miami Cargo containers at the Port of Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The U.S. trade deficit shrank for a fourth straight month in July, reflecting a decline in the value of imports and a slight pickup in exports that are seen helping provide a lift to third-quarter economic growth.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Denies Cheniere Energy Request for LNG Pollution Waiver

Cheniere LNG plant The Cheniere Energy Inc. liquefied natural gas export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 6 denied a request by Cheniere Energy, a leading U.S. producer of liquefied natural gas, to exempt two Gulf Coast plants from a federal air pollution rule.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 7, 2022
Government, Fuel

Diesel Dips 3.1¢ to $5.084 a Gallon

Trucks fueling at a service station in North Carolina Price declines range from 4.2 cents in the Lower Atlantic to just one-tenth of a cent in the Rocky Mountain region. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics))

The national average price of diesel dropped 3.1 cents to $5.084 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data on Sept. 5.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2022