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DOT Awards $106 Million Loan to Denver's Express Lanes

Loan to Denver's Express Lanes Brian Bennett/Flickr

Managers of a new express lane project in the Denver metropolitan region were awarded a federal loan worth more than $106 million, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Advisory Panel Backs Plan to Eliminate 12 Vehicle Regulations

PeopleNet

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory committee agreed to a preliminary plan by the agency to eliminate 12 mostly outdated “nothing burger” commercial vehicle regulations to comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order intended to ease regulatory burdens on businesses.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Government, Business

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Autonomous

FMCSA Forms Working Groups to Develop Requirements for Automated Vehicle Pilots

Daimler Trucks

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s chief safety officer last week said the agency has formed three core working groups to develop prospective requirements for manufacturers and truckers seeking to participate in highly automated commercial vehicle, or HACV, pilot programs.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government

Pence, Ryan to Keynote Manufacturers’ Summit

Paul Ryan Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at the National Association of Manufacturers annual summit in Washington on June 20-21.

Transport Topics
June 16, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'The Race to Automated Driving'

Clevenger, Spear, Bishop by Peggy Smith/TT

Today's LiveOnWeb program gets you up to speed on the latest developments in automated driving technologies for commercial trucks. Our guests were ATA President and CEO Chris Spear and consultant Richard Bishop. TT's Seth Clevenger hosts. Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
June 15, 2017
Government

Chao: Administration Still Figuring Out Funding for Infrastructure Plan

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration has yet to agree on how to fund a portion of a $1 trillion, 10-year infrastructure plan expected to be unveiled this fall, the country’s top transportation officer told House funding leaders on June 15, a week after the White House hosted infrastructure-centric events around the country.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 15, 2017
Government

Trump Names Kelly Craft Canada Ambassador Ahead of NAFTA Talks

Torrey Wiley/Flickr

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump named longtime Republican donor Kelly Craft as his next ambassador to Canada on June 14, according to a White House official.

Jennifer Jacobs and Josh Wingrove | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2017

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