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Toyota Boosts Investment in US Manufacturing to $13 Billion, Adds Another 600 Jobs

Toyota Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News

Back in 2017, Toyota said that it would invest at least $10 billion over the course of the next five years in its U.S. manufacturing presence. Now, the Japanese automaker is saying it will exceed that goal in announcing a new commitment of $13 billion in the same timeframe.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
March 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Old Dominion Moves Into Expanded Facility in Mobile

Old Dominion Freight Line Old Dominion Freight Line

Trucking company Old Dominion Freight Line held a ribbon-cutting March 13 to celebrate its move to a larger facility for its Mobile, Ala., service center, one of five in the state.

Lawrence Specker | Alabama Media Group
March 14, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Detroit at Center of Autonomous Tech Universe, Navigant Report Shows

Waymo A Waymo, customized Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, used for Google's autonomous vehicle program near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (Getty Images)

A new study by Navigant Research rates three companies as leaders in the race to develop and make money on self-driving, autonomous cars and trucks.

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press
March 14, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Secretary Elaine Chao Announces New Transportation Technology Council

Elaine Chao U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press)

The federal government is creating a council to address oversight gaps created by emerging technologies, such as autonomous vehicles, that fall within the jurisdiction of multiple Department of Transportation agencies.

Renzo Downey | The Austin, Texas American-Statesman
March 14, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Tops 10 Million Tons of Cargo for Third Straight Year

Baltimore Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The port of Baltimore had another historic year in 2018. The Maryland Port Administration’s public terminals handled 10.9 million tons of general cargo — more containers, cars, construction equipment and other cargo than ever before — surpassing 10 million tons for the third straight year, officials announced March 6.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 7, 2019
Business, TCA

Texas Manufacturing Growth Sparks Optimistic Outlook

Texas Trucks sit parked outside the Pilot Travel Center in Orla, Texas. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Manufacturing activity in Texas grew in February, leaving economists and others in the industry optimistic about the future of production across the state and even into the Mexican borderlands.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Maryland, CSX Apply Again for Federal Funding for Baltimore Tunnel Project

CSX Train Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Maryland and CSX Transportation have submitted another application for federal money to heighten the Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore so it can fit shipping containers stacked two high on freight trains — a project long sought by the Port of Baltimore, officials announced March 4.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
March 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Tesla Pushes Cheaper Cars, Will Move Sales Online and Close Most Stores

Red Tesla Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Tesla said Feb. 28 it will close “many” of its stores and shift to online-only sales after announcing that its long-awaited $35,000 Model 3 is available for purchase.

J.D. Morris | San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Wabtec Merger Complete as Strike Threat Hangs Over GE Plant

train The CSX locomotive is an AC4400CW model built by GE Transportation Systems. (Henry Durand/Associated Press)

The merger of GE Transportation, one of the original business units of the General Electric Co., and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. is complete as of Feb. 25.

Jim Martin | Erie, Pa. Times-News
February 25, 2019
TCA

Alabama’s Deteriorating Roads Cost Drivers $5.3 billion a Year, Report Says

Roads Highway interchange near Birmingham, Ala. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

Alabama’s roads and bridges have deteriorated to such an extent that it costs each resident $5.3 billion a year, according to a report by a nonprofit transportation research organization.

Alabama Media Group
February 25, 2019

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