Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port Authority in Pittsburgh Seeks $3 Million From Norfolk Southern for Derailment Costs

Norfolk Southern Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

The Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania is asking Norfolk Southern Corp. for $3 million to reimburse costs incurred during the August derailment at Station Square that disrupted light rail traffic for nearly three weeks.

Megan Guza | The Tribune Review (Greensburg, Pa.)
February 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Gas-Tax Hike Needed for Roads, Maintenance, Ohio Transportation Panel Says

Ohio Construction on Interstate 75 in Dayton, Ohio. (Skip Peterson/Associated Press)

After two meetings, a committee formed by Gov. Mike DeWine to study options for fixing a shortfall in money for road construction and maintenance has come to a consensus that the state gasoline tax needs to increase.

Jim Siegel | The Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
February 7, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Seattle Port Finds a Partner for Major Upgrade to Terminal

Port Of Seattle Trucks entering a terminal at the Port of Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

On Feb. 5, officials with the Northwest Seaport Alliance, the joint venture between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, unveiled a tentative deal with Seattle-based Stevedoring Services of America Terminals, one of the world’s largest terminal operators, to manage a planned “big ship” loading facility on Terminal 5, just west of Harbor Island.

Paul Roberts | The Seattle Times
February 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers, Residents Voice Concerns Over Aging Syracuse Viaduct

Walmart Truck A Walmart truck crossing a bridge on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

AUBURN, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. John Katko held a town hall meeting regarding the fate of an aging viaduct in the center of Syracuse on Feb. 4, listening to concerns regarding the trucking industry, lakes, pollution and traffic.

Patrick Lohmann | Syracuse, N.Y. Media Group
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Agency Seeks $15 Million for First Phase of Dredging at Florida Port

Port St. Joe St. Joseph Bay from the shore in Port St. Joe, Fla. (Fisherbray/Flickr)

The agency overseeing the Port of Port St. Joe in Florida has submitted a pre-application to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. seeking $15 million for the first phase of dredging the federally authorized shipping channel.

Tim Croft | The Star (Port St. Joe, Fla.)
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

California Commits Billions to Advance EV Programs

Tesla A Tesla Model S at a Supercharging station. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

A review conducted by the San Diego Union-Tribune showed various state agencies have committed $2.46 billion in public funds — some of it already spent and the rest planned over a number of years — for programs aimed at luring drivers out of cars and trucks powered by internal combustion engines and encouraging them into zero- or low-emission vehicles.

Rob Nikolewski | The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

New Mexico State Senate Panel Passes Tesla-Backed Bill

Tesla Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A state Senate bill that would allow electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and others to open stores and service centers in New Mexico was approved by the Public Affairs Committee on Jan. 31.

Marie C. Baca | Albuquerque Journal
February 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

XPO Logistics to Close Maryland Warehouse

XPO Logistics An XPO Logistics warehouse (XPO)

XPO Logistics will close its 571,000 square-foot warehouse on Harford County’s Perryman peninsula in Maryland by the end of March, a company spokesperson confirmed Jan. 29.

David Anderson | The Aegis (Bel Air, Md.)
February 1, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Looks to Maintain Momentum in 2019

mack Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

For Mack Trucks, 2018 was a good year. While the company’s market share declined slightly, Mack had its best year of production since 2015 and orders flew in at a double-digit clip, keeping the manufacturer’s Lower Macungie Township plant busy as it tried to keep up with demand.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
February 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, TCA

Connecticut Makes Push Toward Electrifying Vehicle Fleet

electric bus Electric buses parked at a St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing plant. (Ari Lindquist/Bloomberg News)

The Connecticut state Department of Motor Vehicles says less than a third of 1% of the state’s 2.9 million registered vehicles are electric, and lawmakers, clean energy advocates and labor and business groups say that ratio must drastically change for the state to hit its aggressive targets for pollution cuts.

Benjamin Kail | The Day (New London, Conn.)
January 31, 2019