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DOT’s Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes Takes Effect

Monument Valley near the Arizona-Utah border U.S. Route 163 runs through Monument Valley, which is near the Arizona-Utah border. It lies within the Navajo Nation Reservation. (tonda/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program has officially taken effect.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Shipping Industry Hit With Second Cyberattack in Week

Hacking activity was reported for the second time in a week at a global shipping operation. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The global shipping industry sustained a second cyberattack within a week that’s raising concern about disruptions to supply chains already straining to move goods heading into the usual peak season for consumer demand.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

NHTSA Data Shows Slight Increase in Large-Truck Occupant Fatalities

Truck on road 5m3photos/Getty Images

The number of large-truck occupants who died in traffic crashes rose slightly in 2019, while overall traffic fatalities declined, according to NHTSA.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Safety

US Traffic Deaths Fell 2% in 2019 for Third Straight Yearly Drop

Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, the government’s road safety agency reported.

October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAST Act’s Yearlong Extension Signed Into Law

McConnell McConnell (center), flanked by Sens. Barrasso (left) and John Thune (R-S.D.), speaks during a news conference. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The law governing the country’s transportation operations was extended for a year after President Donald Trump’s recent signing of a temporary funding measure that averts a shutdown of the federal government.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Business

Pelosi, Mnuchin Still Far Apart on Virus Stimulus Deal

Nancy Pelosi told top Democrats Oct. 1 that she's skeptical of getting a deal for a new stimulus bill. Nancy Pelosi told top Democrats Oct. 1 that she's skeptical of getting a deal for a new stimulus bill. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told top Democrats Oct. 1 that she’s skeptical of getting a deal for a new economic stimulus in negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to two House Democratic officials.

Billy House and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2020
Government, Business

American, United to Lay Off 32,000 as Aid Talks Drag On

Workers load bags onto an American Airlines flight at DFW Airport on Sept. 28. Workers load bags onto an American Airlines flight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sept. 28. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will start laying off thousands of employees as scheduled, spurning Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s appeal for a delay as he negotiates with Congress over an economic relief plan that includes payroll support for U.S. carriers.

October 1, 2020
Government, Business

US Layoffs Remain Elevated as 837,000 Seek Jobless Aid

A closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif., on July 18. A closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif., on July 18. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative recovery that began this summer.

Christopher Rugaber | Associated Press
October 1, 2020
Government, Business

Mnuchin Says There Is Still No Agreement on Fiscal Stimulus

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sept. 30. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sept. 30. (Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there’s still no agreement on a fresh fiscal stimulus package after he met for about 90 minutes with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Billy House and Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Biden Emphasizes Infrastructure Resilience, Electrification in Debate

Biden Trump (left) and Biden debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. (Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg News)

Under his administration the highways of tomorrow would consist of thousands of charging stations for fleets of electric vehicles, former Vice President Joe Biden insisted during his first debate with incumbent President Donald Trump.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020

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