Self-driving bill still rolling slowly

December 12, 2018

Negotiations on the Senate’s self-driving car bill, S. 1885 (115), are rolling along slowly. Our Tanya Snyder reported Tuesday that the group representing trial lawyers — whose problems with the legislation have been one of the factors holding it up […]

Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates

December 5, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration is recommending the U.S. Postal Service raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such as A Trump-appointed commission on Dec. 4 released recommendations for the rate increase, which an administration […]

Rivian Wants to Do for Pickups What Tesla Did For Cars

November 26, 2018

Via: Wired
Category: Vehicles

New electric vehicle stratups can’t avoid comparisons to Tesla. Elon Musk’s automaker is the only one selling EVs en masse today, and remarkably, it’s done it chiefly making sedans, when trucks and SUVs are the most popular vehicles in the […]


5,000th Neopanamax Ship Transits Panama Canal

December 11, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

On Monday, the Panama Canal welcomed its 5,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway, since opening its expanded locks in 2016. The milestone was achieved by 13,345 TEU COSCO Faith containership which transited southbound from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. […]


Just being electric doesn’t make a giant pickup or SUV a good thing

December 10, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

In which I try and respond to my critics of a recent post on the Rivian electric truck. In a recent post about a new electric pickup and SUV I asked “is this the future we want?” and expressed some […]

Travel and Public transit

California’s SamTrans board adopts express bus study

December 10, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

California’s SamTrans board of directors approved the Express Bus Feasibility Study, which outlines the agency’s plan to use express buses to improve mobility options and ease freeway congestion in San Mateo County. The first in a three-phase implementation is recommended […]