Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Cadillac Set to Debut First All-Electric Vehicle

Cadillac's first fully-electric car, the Lyriq, will be sold in the U.S. and China. Cadillac's first fully-electric car, the Lyriq, will be sold in the U.S. and China. (Cadillac)

Cadillac is turning to its next chapter as an electric-vehicle brand with the debut of the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq crossover.

Kalea Hall | The Detroit News
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

USPS Grapples With Financial Crisis as Mail Delays Continue

USPS trucks sit parked behind a post office in New Jersey on in January. USPS trucks sit parked behind a post office in New Jersey on in January. For many in the U.S. this year, USPS delivery delays have grown increasingly severe. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal)

Earlier this month, local letter carriers were told to delay delivering mail in order to save money for the United States Postal Service, a direction that apparently came from top federal officials to mail carriers throughout the country.

Kate Snyder | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
July 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

FCA, Waymo Extend Autonomous Partnership

Waymo vehicle Four years ago, FCA began providing its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo to test self-driving technology. (Waymo)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google affiliate Waymo said July 22 they are extending their partnership in the development and testing of autonomous vehicles for commercial delivery and for future FCA products.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
July 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

VW’s EV Expansion in Tennessee Is ‘On Plan’

A VW logo is reflected in the wing mirror of a VW ID electric automobile. A VW logo is reflected in the wing mirror of a VW ID electric automobile. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Walls are up enclosing Volkswagen’s new $800 million electric vehicle production site in Chattanooga, Tenn., as factory equipment is shipped in for installation, an official says.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
July 22, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

United Airlines Eyes Mammoth Bay Area Job Cuts

United Airlines United Airlines planes parked at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., on July 1, 2020. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

United Airlines has issued a formal notice to state officials that the air carrier intends to chop more than 6,000 jobs at San Francisco International Airport.

George Avalos | The (San Jose) Mercury News
July 20, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Texas County Gives Thumbs Up to Tesla Factory Tax Break

The Tesla company logo is seen on teh rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership in Colorado on April 26. The Tesla company logo is seen on the rear deck of an unsold 2020 Model X at a dealership in Colorado on April 26. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The prospect of a Tesla Inc. factory in the Austin, Texas, area has moved a big step closer to reality, after Travis County commissioners on July 14 approved tax breaks the electric vehicle maker requested.

Bob Sechler | Austin American-Statesman
July 15, 2020
Business, TCA

Manuel ‘Matty’ Moroun, Owner of Ambassador Bridge, Dies at 93

Trucking magnate Manuel 'Matty' Moroun is photographed at the Central Transport headquarters office in Warren, Mich., in February 2018. Trucking magnate Manuel 'Matty' Moroun is photographed at the Central Transport headquarters office in Warren, Mich., in February 2018. (Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press)

Billionaire Manuel “Matty” Moroun died July 12 of congestive heart failure, following a lucrative, decadeslong business career marked by his ownership of the iconic Ambassador Bridge and his knack for generating high-profile controversy. He was 93.

July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Michigan Creates Office to Navigate Emerging Tech in Transportation

The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. The Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. (Steven Kriemadis/Getty Images)

Michigan is creating a centralized team to handle future technology issues, with the new Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.

Taylor DesOrmeau | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
July 13, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Aviation Fuel Deal Adds to Demand for Lower-Emissions Alternatives

A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. will buy an aviation fuel blend made from used fats, oils and greases over the next 12 months as it searches for ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its growing air cargo operations.

Benjamin Romano | The Seattle Times
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexican President Lopez Obrador to Meet With Trump on USMCA

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, waves as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 8. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, waves as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 8. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will on July 8 hold talks with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump during a working visit aimed at marking the launch of the new North American trade agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

DPA | Hamburg, Germany
July 8, 2020

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