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DOT Debuts Contest to Develop Innovation Ways to Analyze Crash Data

June 14, 2018

Concerned about a rise in highway fatalities in recent years, the U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a contest for cash prizes with the goal of finding “innovative analytical visualization tools” that will reveal insights into serious crashes and improve […]


White House Reduces Trucking Rules, but Doesn’t Ease Enforcement, Attorneys Say

June 6, 2018

The deregulatory nature of the Trump administration threatens delay or elimination of several Obama-era trucking-related regulations, but those that remain on the books will continue to be aggressively enforced, panelists said at a law seminar here. “That’s what I’m seeing […]


Calif.’s High-Speed Rail Charges Up as Expertise, Leadership Look Ahead

May 30, 2018

By 2033, the first high-speed rail system in the U.S. will whisk passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours at speeds above 200 mph. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, covering 800 […]


Vehicles

Is GM about to get serious about electric cars?

June 15, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

An interesting thing happened the other day: My family had dinner with friends, and two of the other three other families said they were seriously considering an electric or plug-in hybrid car. It confirmed something I’ve been thinking about for […]


Vehicles

Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet

June 15, 2018

Via: Wired

ELECTRIC, VERTICAL-LIFT AIR-TAXIS may someday criss-cross the skies, but the timelines their advocates are proposing are ambitious, to say the least. Uber, for example, predicted at its Elevate conference last month that it would begin deploying its system, UberAIR, in […]


Shipping

Panama Canal Ups Maximum Draft for Neopanamax Locks

June 14, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) increased the maximum allowable draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks on June 13. The maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting these locks was set at 14.94 meters tropical fresh water (TFW). The ACP informed […]