Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Ford to Spend $740 Million as Part of Detroit Train Station Project

Michigan Central train station Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford (left) and CEO James Hackett pose outside the Michigan Central train depot on June 19 in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Ford Motor Co. will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, the company said Aug. 14.

Cindy Burton | Detroit Free Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Deb DeLuca Named New Duluth Port Director

A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train arrives at the Port of Duluth. A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train arrives at the Port of Duluth. (Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg)

Deb DeLuca was named the executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Aug. 13, becoming the first woman to hold the role.

Brooks Johnson | The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
August 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Vancouver Vision Statement to Be Drafted at Public Workshop

Columbia River, Wash., near the Port of Vancouver A tugboat maneuvers through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. (Don Ryan/AP)

The Port of Vancouver will hold a public workshop after its regularly scheduled meeting Aug. 14 to draft a vision statement detailing the future of the port.

Calley Hair | The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Task Force to Study Autonomous Technology Underway in Oklahoma

Oklahoma welcome sign J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

Oklahoma state officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments should respond to the emerging technology.

Dale Denwalt | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
August 13, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Mammoth Energy Services Expands Operations

Mammoth workers Cobra workers in Puerto Rico (Mammoth Energy Services Inc. via Youtube)

One of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing companies, Mammoth Energy Services, continued to expand in the second quarter, buying up two more companies and securing new contracts throughout the country.

Adam Wilmoth | The Oklahoman
August 9, 2018
Business, Fuel, TCA

Mexican Energy Sector Overhaul Could Reduce US Export Demand

Oil flare in the Gulf of Mexico. (Getty Images)

An ambitious plan to boost Mexico’s oil and gas production could slow the country’s energy sector reforms and hinder trade opportunities for U.S. refiners and pipeline companies that have ramped up exports to meet growing demand there, according to research firm Morningstar.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Program in Arizona Focuses on Commuters Using Public Transit

Waymo A Waymo customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

Self-driving vehicles typically are described as a disruptive technology that will make traditional modes of public transportation obsolete, but a recent announcement by Chandler-based Waymo is challenging that narrative.

Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)
August 6, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Union Pacific ‘Right of Way’ Sticking Point in California Rail Project

Union Pacific TT File Photo

The most ambitious rail project of California’s future is increasingly dependent on the cooperation of the very railroad that shaped the state’s past — and there are signs their relationship is growing strained.

Ralph Vartabedian | Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA, Top 100

Oil Companies Fret as Congress Debates Russia Sanctions

Gazprom oil producing facility in the Yamal region, Russia. A Gazprom oil producing facility in the Yamal region, Russia. (Petr Shelomovskiy/AP)

WASHINGTON — Oil and gas executives have watched wearily in recent years as the relationship between the United States and Russia deteriorated, steadily closing off their ability to drill the vast shale plays underlying Siberia and the deep-water oil fields off Russia’s Arctic coast.

James Osborne | Houston Chronicle
August 3, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

U.S. Xpress Revenue Grows 21.4% in Past Year

U.S. XPress truck TT file photo

A three-year turnaround in the operations and culture at U.S. Xpress Enterprises helped the Chattanooga, Tenn., trucking firm raise more than $250 million in an initial stock offering in June and deliver its best operating ratio in two decades this spring.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
August 3, 2018