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Port of Portland to Split With Container Terminal Operator ICTSI

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The Port of Portland, Oregon, and the company operating its container terminal have agreed to part ways at the end of March, nearly a year after the terminal was idled by labor strife.

Elliot Njus | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
March 3, 2017
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South Carolina House Oks Gas Tax Hike to Repair Crumbling Roads

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The South Carolina House voted 97-18 March 1 to increase the state’s gas tax and other driving fees to raise about $600 million a year to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

Cassie Cope | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
March 3, 2017
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New Interchange in New Stanton, Pa., Designed to Ease Traffic Flow

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s decision to move an Interstate 70 interchange in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, has helped ease traffic congestion for residents and firms, such as UPS and FedEx, that have distribution warehouses there.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 3, 2017
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His Way on The Highway: 35-Year Floridian UPS Veteran Driver Has Seen It All

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Bill Thompson, today a Royal Palm Beach, Florida, resident, was hired almost 35 years ago by UPS Inc. to drive one of the company’s ubiquitous brown package delivery trucks. Since then, he estimates he’s driven more than 2 million miles.

Antonio Fins | The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post
March 3, 2017
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Ohio House Approves $7.8 Billion for Transportation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House on March 2 overwhelmingly supported a $7.8 billion, two-year transportation and public safety budget that would experiment with varying speed limits to regulate traffic flow on selected highways.

Jim Provance | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
March 2, 2017
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Virginia, Georgia Ports Seek to Brainstorm How to Handle Bigger Ships, More Cargo

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The anticipated arrival of larger container ships has led the Virginia Port Authority and the Georgia Ports Authority to try to put their heads together about how best to handle the logistical challenges on the horizon.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 1, 2017
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Tennessee Trucking Company Lesco Logistics Winding Down Operations

Lesco Logistics, a Chattanooga trucking company with some 50 employees, will wind down its operations, according to the company's owners.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
February 28, 2017
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Sen. Duckworth: I'll Work With Trump on Transportation Spending Plan

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth said she is willing to work with the Trump administration on infrastructure spending, but federal aid has to consist of more than tax credits to private investors who pony up for public projects.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2017
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Railroad Executive Hunter Harrison has Reputation for Success and Record of Cost-Cutting

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A month ago, few people in Jacksonville, Florida, probably ever heard of Hunter Harrison. But the 72-year-old Tennessee native has been almost a legend in the railroad world where he’s spent more than 50 years.

Roger Bull | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
February 27, 2017
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Georgia Ports Have Best January Ever

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Georgia’s ports experienced their busiest month ever with double-digit growth across all business sectors, the Georgia Ports Authority said Feb. 24.

Terry Dickson | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
February 27, 2017

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