Business, Technology, TCA

Uber Freight App Rolls Into California, Arizona, Chicagoland

Uber Freight App Uber Freight

Uber Freight, which officially launched in May as a way for short-haul truckers to more easily book their loads, is making a big national push after a test run in Texas.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
August 3, 2017
Government, TCA

Arkansas State Highway Agency Now Called ArDOT

ArDOT ArDOT

The transportation agency for Arkansas has a new name.

John Lovett | Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.)
August 3, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Florida Governor Appoints New Member to Tampa Port Authority After Overspending Accusations

Port Tampa Bay Port Tampa Bay

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Mike Griffin to the Tampa Port Authority due to recent reports of excessive spending at Port Tampa Bay.

August 2, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Virginia Port Authority Board Extends CEO’s Contract Another Three Years

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

The board of the Virginia Port Authority voted unanimously to extend the contract of its top executive for another three years.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
August 2, 2017
Government, Safety, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers Hold Town Hall on Transportation Funding

Missouri State Line MoDOT

Missouri legislators will likely consider increasing user fees and placing tolls on existing interstates at state entrances in an effort to increase funding for the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Danielle Brown | Kirksville (Mo.) Daily Express
August 2, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Changes at CSX Bring Complaints and Slowdown

Hunter Harrison Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

CSX’s efforts to streamline its operations have brought complaints from customers about deteriorating service. But the head of the railroad is blaming the problems on resistance to change within the company.

Roger Bull | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
August 2, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Proposed Chicago Bypass Freight Railroad Responds to Opponents in Filing

Railyard Near Chicago David Harmantas/Flickr

Great Lakes Basin Transportation entered its response July 31 to opposition groups’ arguments that its application to build a 271-mile freight railroad from northwest Indiana to southeast Wisconsin should be rejected.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 1, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Matson’s Earnings Increase by 33% as Hawaii Cargo Shipments Decline

Matson Ship Bari Bookout/Flickr

Matson Inc. sailed over a shallow trough of lower Hawaii cargo shipments to produce a 33% profit gain in the second quarter largely driven by enhanced business in China and Alaska.

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
August 1, 2017
Government, TCA

'Irresponsible’ for Louisiana to Ignore Road, Bridge Needs, Sponsor of Unsuccessful Gas Tax Hike Says

Bridge in Louisiana faungg's photos/Flickr

The sponsor of a failed bill to raise Louisiana’s gas tax said July 31 the state should consider other options to improve roads and bridges, including the already-stressed general fund.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
August 1, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Congressional Panel Moves to Give Feds Say Over Self-Driving Vehicles

Autonomous Truck Daimler

A U.S. House committee July 27 approved legislation to give the federal government final say over the performance of self-driving vehicles, a measure that would preempt states from trying to set their own standards.

Todd Spangler | Detroit Free Press
July 27, 2017

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