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Infrastructure

Gribbin: We’ll pay for infrastructure with budget cuts

December 7, 2017

Via: Politico

#IIIH — INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IS HARD: The administration is still expecting to pay for $200 billion in federal spending on U.S. infrastructure by making cuts elsewhere in its budget, Trump infrastructure adviser DJ Gribbin said at a Roll Call event […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

LA, Long Beach Ask for Proposals to Reduce Ships’ At-Berth Emissions

December 7, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles are soliciting proposals for new technology to reduce at-berth emissions for non-container vessels, such as tankers, vehicle carriers, bulk and general cargo ships. As explained, at-berth air pollution from container […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Top Driver Complaints: Rude Staff, Pay, Intrusive In-Cab Technology, Analysts Say

December 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Fleet drivers have issues with their carrier’s staff, the company’s approach to equipment and maintenance, technology in their cabs and feel that they have little control over their work, according to WorkHound, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of a smartphone-based system […]


Impact & Regulations

Did Uber Hide Evidence? Judge in Self-Driving Trade Secrets Case Wants an Answer

December 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

A U.S. district judge wants to determine why Uber failed to turn over some explosive evidence as it battled a lawsuit alleging it stole self-driving car secrets. Judge William Alsup, overseeing the case brought against Uber by Waymo, the self-driving […]


Vehicles

LA Auto Show Report: 9 Futures Features Hitting the Road

December 5, 2017

Via: Wired

EACH CAR SHOW has its own personality. Geneva is all about supercars and speed. Paris is about quirk and French flair. Tokyo’s auto unveils are cute and smart, and Detroit still has American muscle covered. Los Angeles is a city […]


Shipping

Fitch Ratings: Gloomy Outlook for Global Shipping amid Overcapacity Woes

December 5, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The outlook for the global shipping industry remains negative, according to Fitch Ratings, as the rating agency doesn’t expect a material improvement in market fundamentals in 2018 due to lingering overcapacity. As explained, both container and bulk markets show signs […]


Vehicles

Army Tests Autonomous Truck Driving Systems

December 4, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. Army trucks using an autonomous driving system from Lockheed Martin logged more than 55,000 testing miles during a simulated warfare experiment program held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Bliss, Texas, according to Lockheed Martin. The trucks used […]


Infrastructure

The one group in Washington still excited about infrastructure

December 1, 2017

Via: Politico

PROBLEM SOLVERS AT BAT: The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus wants to “drive the agenda” on infrastructure, says Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), co-chair of the caucus’s infrastructure task force. The caucus is preparing to issue a report “in the next week […]


Travel and Public transit

Publisher’s Perspective: Transit seeking ways to combat declining bus ridership

December 1, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

This past May, I discussed factors that may be contributing to a disturbing trend in recent years — declining bus patronage — and ways to combat it. We know that it is not confined to bus operations, as some rail […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Railroads Must Modernize, Industry Consultant Says

November 30, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Class I railroads have rebounded in 2017, but volumes remain far below what they were decades ago, and if the industry hopes to return to its heyday, executives must re-examine how to offer 21st century solutions, according to a […]