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Vehicles

Tesla Unveils Model Y Crossover, but Delivery Time Reignites Cash Concerns

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Elon Musk’s unveiling of a new electric vehicle that Tesla Inc. won’t deliver to customers for another year and a half rekindled concerns about the company’s cash position. The Model Y crossover the chief executive officer debuted late March 14 […]


Impact & Regulations

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has […]


Infrastructure

North Dakota Interstates Closed; Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Midwest

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

BISMARCK, N.D. — Heavy rain falling atop deeply frozen ground has prompted evacuations along swollen rivers in Wisconsin, Nebraska and other Midwestern states, while powerful wind and snow has closed hundreds of miles of interstates in North Dakota. The flooding […]


Vehicles

71% of Americans Still Leery of Self-Driving Cars

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Seven in 10 Americans don’t want to go anywhere near self-driving cars. The portion of Americans who fear autonomous vehicles — 71% in AAA’s latest survey — virtually is unchanged from a year ago and up 8 percentage points from […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Partisan Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Mechanism

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the congressional committees tasked with crafting an infrastructure policy bill continue to disagree over a sustainable approach for ensuring the country’s transportation network is funded long term. While Republicans express support for a vehicle-miles-traveled fee […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA defies relentless calls to ground 737 MAX

March 13, 2019

Via: Politico

FAA STANDS ALONE: FAA continued to stand firm in its decision not to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes in the U.S., even as a barrage of lawmakers, former officials, unions and others urged the agency to follow in the footsteps […]


Shipping

Global Ports Holding Looks to 2019 with Confidence

March 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The company’s consolidated revenues were USD 124.8 million in the period, rising by 7.2% from USD 116.4 million reported in 2017. The company’s cruise business witnessed a 9.2% increase in revenue, reaching USD 54.9 million for the year ended December […]


Impact & Regulations

US Senator Introduces Bill to Repeal the Jones Act

March 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“Restricting trade between U.S. ports is a huge loss for American consumers and producers. It is long past time to repeal the Jones Act entirely so that Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren’t forced to pay higher prices for imported […]


Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles could be an environmental boon or disaster, depending on public policy

March 12, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

Widespread use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could either massively increase or drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions depending, in large part, on public policy, according to new research from Princeton University. “We need fuel economy standards to ensure the cars are […]


Travel and Public transit

MBTA opens new rail station

March 12, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

State, local, and transit officials were on hand to mark the ceremonial opening of the new Blue Hill Avenue Station. “The opening of this station reaffirms the MBTA’s commitment to improve public transit in all the communities we serve,” said […]