Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris And Distractions

June 28, 2017

The hype and unsubstantiated hope behind the self-driving car movement continues unabated, distracting from addressing necessities of old “mobilities” such as inadequate public transit and upgrading highway and rail infrastructure. At a conference on Driverless Cars sponsored by the George […]

FedEx Profits Rise 65%

June 21, 2017

FedEx Corp. reported profits grew year-over-year, increasing 65% over the last 12 months and easily beating the Bloomberg News consensus forecast on both an annual and quarterly basis. In the fiscal fourth quarter, FedEx generated $1 billion in net income […]

Infrastructure Boost Fades in US Economic-Growth Forecasts

June 12, 2017

Category: Infrastructure

President Donald Trump is stepping up the fanfare around his $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, but the plan is fast becoming a nonfactor in forecasts for U.S. economic growth. The administration is in the midst of an “infrastructure week” of big […]


Volumes Continue Growing at Port of Virginia

July 12, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The Port of Virginia has completed fiscal year 2017 with a record-setting 2.7 million TEUs, as it delivered the fourth consecutive fiscal year of volume growth. The volumes represent an increase of 7.3 percent compared to the previous fiscal year […]


The Audi A8: the World’s First Production Car to Achieve Level 3 Autonomy

July 11, 2017

Via: IEEE Spectrum

The 2018 Audi A8, just unveiled in Barcelona, counts as the world’s first production car to offer Level 3 autonomy. Level 3 means the driver needn’t supervise things at all, so long as the car stays within guidelines. Here that involves driving no […]

Impact & Regulations

Oregon House approves $5.3B transportation funding package

July 11, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The Oregon House approved a $5.3 billion transportation funding package designed to target congestion, public transportation, crumbling roads, and decaying bridges by a 39 to 20 vote, KGW-TV reports. The bill includes money for cities and counties to upgrade their roads, big […]