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Government, Business, Safety

US House Members Propose Reforms to Infrastructure Construction Process

Harley Rouda Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) by Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Associated Press

Legislation that seeks to advance infrastructure projects through innovative and open competition among suppliers recently was introduced by a bipartisan group of policymakers in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2019
Government, Safety

Infrastructure Plans Approved for Oklahoma’s Future

Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa, Okla., by Getty Images

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently approved three plans that will steer infrastructure projects in the coming years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Russia’s Yandex Joins the Self-Driving Car Million-Mile Club

Yandex car A Yandex Toyota Prius self-driving taxi trial on open roads in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News)

Yandex NV, Russia’s largest internet firm, said its self-driving cars have passed 1 million miles in fully autonomous driving since it started testing the technology in December 2017, joining an elite group in the emerging robotaxi industry.

Ilya Khrennikov | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Mack Strike to Idle Production at Volvo’s Virginia Plant

Volvo's Virginia plant closed by Mack Trucks strike. A worker at the Volvo New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

The ongoing Mack Trucks strike will temporarily idle the largest Volvo truck manufacturing facility in the world.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Florida DOT Surveys Stakeholders on Truck Parking Issues

Florida DOT weighs issues with truck parking. Trucks parked at the Florida 595 Truck Stop in Davie, Fla. (Florida 595 Truck Stop)

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to study truck parking issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Promotes $18 Billion Transportation Plan

Massachusetts $18 Billion Transportation Plan Workers fill in a pothole on Herald Street in Boston. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News)

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently testified before the state’s Joint Committee on Transportation to promote proposed legislation for an $18 billion transportation plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Seeks Comments on Rear-Visibility Camera Systems

MirrorEye view MirrorEye side-view display by Stoneridge Inc.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking comments on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that could lead to camera-based, rear-visibility systems replacing mirrors on heavy trucks and cars.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Illinois, Missouri, Georgia DOTs Honored by AASHTO

GDOT Northwest Corridor Northwest Corridor Express Lanes by Georgia Department of Transportation via YouTube

The Illinois and Missouri departments of transportation won the grand prize in the America's Transportation Awards competition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Indiana DOT Announces $99 Million for Local Roads

Indiana DOT announces funding for local projects. Construction on an Indiana road. (Indiana Department of Transportation)

The Indiana Department of Transportation and Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced the distribution of $99.2 million in state matching funds across local government agencies to fund infrastructure construction projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Trucking Takes on Emerging Challenges

New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot and ATA President Chris Spear New ATA Chairman Randy Guillot speaks at Management Conference & Exhibition's closing press conference as ATA President Chris Spear looks on. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Trucking leaders discussed how potential changes to federal regulations and international trade policy may soon affect the industry during American Trucking Associations’ 86th annual Management Conference & Exhibition, held from Oct. 5-8.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 10, 2019