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Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Linked to Design Flaw

A design flaw in steel plates contributed to the collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis last year that killed 13 people and injured more than 100, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing the National Transportation Safety Board.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Drops a Nickel to $3.326

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The national average price of retail diesel fuel declined 5 cents to $3.326 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
January 15, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Roundabouts Replacing Some Intersections in N.Y. State

New York state transportation planners are turning more right-angle intersections into roundabouts, which are derided by many but proven in a national study to be safer than some intersections with stop signs or traffic signals, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 15, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Southern California Ports Set New Container Fees

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted Monday to charge a new $15 per-container fee on loaded cargo containers starting next January, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
January 15, 2008
Business, Government, Logistics

Ontario-U.S. Truck Trips Drop

Ambassador Bridge — Rebecca Cook for TT

The number of cross-border truck trips between the Canadian province of Ontario and the United States fell for a third straight year in 2007 to the lowest point since 1998, the Ontario Trucking Association said Monday.

Transport Topics
January 14, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government

Gas Gains 10¢ to $3.07, Lundberg Says

The national average price for gasoline gained nearly 10 cents over the last three weeks, according to the latest Lundberg Survey of filling stations released Sunday.

Transport Topics
January 14, 2008
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Logistics, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Panel to Back Fuel Tax Hike

The commission charged with examining the future of the national transportation system is set to recommend a significant increase in federal fuel taxes to Congress, according to wire service reports and other sources.

January 14, 2008
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Rises 3.1¢ to $3.376

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price rose 3.1 cents from last week to $3.376 a gallon, while gasoline jumped 5.6 cents to $3.109, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
January 7, 2008
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

ATRI, FMCSA Co-Hosting Online Safety Forum Tuesday

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute will co-host the latest in a series of national online forums that provide peer-to-peer industry insights on safety technologies on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Transport Topics
January 3, 2008
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Gains

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region improved this month, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Friday.

Transport Topics
December 28, 2007

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