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Government, Business, Safety

Boeing Tempers Hoopla on Max’s Return After Crisis ‘Dug a Hole’

The Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off for a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30. The Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off for a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is plotting a low-key comeback for the 737 Max, the grounded jetliner that has spent almost two years engulfed in controversy and tragedy after two fatal crashes, said people familiar with the matter.

September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Los Angeles Continues to Study Congestion Pricing’s Potential

California Traffic on I-10 in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proceeding with outreach efforts as it explores the potential of a congestion pricing pilot program for the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect

Trucks at truck stop Trucks sit at a truck stop in Connecticut. (Alexander Farnsworth/Getty Images)

FMCSA has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Supply Chain Workers Play Essential Role in Coronavirus Response

Northwell Health distribution center Northwell Health distributes medical supplies across its network of hospitals from its facility in Bethpage, N.Y. (Northwell Health)

Employees at Northwell Health’s 85,000-square-foot distribution center often joined together to watch the success stories as COVID-19 patients left Northwell’s hospitals, with many workers getting tearful as they realized the critical role they were playing in the health care supply chain.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Fleets Operating in Health Care Sector Adjust to Surge in Demand Amid Pandemic

Northwell Health distribution center Logistics workers in the health care field have adjusted to dramatic shifts in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. (Northwell Health)

When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit, fleets serving the health care industry responded to sudden shifts in demand while also implementing new safety protocols to protect their drivers and customers.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New Airplanes

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.

September 29, 2020
Government, Safety, Logistics

Trump Announces Shipping of Millions of Rapid Tests for States

President Trump speaks about coronavirus testing during an event in the Rose Garden. President Trump speaks about coronavirus testing during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on Sept. 28 (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump announced plans to distribute millions of Abbott Laboratories’ 15-minute COVID-19 test in the coming weeks, a move aimed at expanding access and helping reopen schools that are seen as key to getting parents back to work.

September 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Tesla’s $25,000 Car Doesn’t Worry Biggest Rivals in China

The Tesla logo is seen on the grille of a Model X vehicle in Moscow, Russia, in July 2018. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc.’s plan to build a $25,000 car within the next three years doesn’t seem to have fazed China’s most-promising electric vehicle startups, with executives at the Beijing Auto Show saying Elon Musk can bring it on.

September 28, 2020
Government, Technology, Safety

Georgia DOT Wins Transportation Management and Operations Award

Traffic signal in Atlanta Traffic signals in Atlanta. GDOT’s system built on the work of the departments of transportation in Utah and Indiana, both of which had pioneered research on automated traffic signal performance measures. (Sean Davis/Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Transportation was named the overall winner of the National Operations Center of Excellence’s transportation systems management and operations awards.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

FMCSA Denies Pronto.ai’s HOS Exemption Request

Interior of Pronto autonomous car Pronto.ai's Copilot advanced driver assistance system undergoing a test in a car. (Pronto.ai via Vimeo)

FMCSA has denied an application from Pronto .ai requesting an exemption from the 11-hour driving limit and the 14-hour driving window in the hours-of-service requirements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2020

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