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Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Maryland Governor Promises Traffic Signals With Artificial Intelligence to Ease Highway Congestion

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Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Oct. 25.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Dream of Drone Deliveries Gets Closer With Trump’s Executive Order

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Drone deliveries got a step closer to reality as the White House issued an order giving local governments more authority to conduct tests of the burgeoning new technology.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Illinois Considering Closing Some Highway Rest Areas

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The state of Illinois is considering how to rehab, or possibly close, some state rest areas, and has even launched a public survey about travelers’ likes and dislikes of the interstate highway stops — drawing thousands of responses so far.

Mary Wisniewski and Ese Olumhense | Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Jacksonville Approves $1.5 Million for Bridge Ramp Demolition to Improve Truck Access to Port

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It was first about public safety. Then, modernizing city roads. Now Jacksonville, Fla., Mayor Lenny Curry says he wants to demolish the elevated ramp connecting the Hart Bridge to downtown so cargo trucks can better access the port.

Christopher Hong | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
October 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Will Deliver Packages Straight Into Your Living Room

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Amazon.com Inc. is going to start delivering packages not just to doorsteps, but inside homes as well.

Nate Lanxon and Mark Gurman | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Launches ‘Business Prime’ to Bring Quick Delivery to Work

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Amazon.com Inc. launched a Prime membership service for businesses, looking to replicate in the workplace the quick delivery of online orders that made it a go-to shopping destination for households.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Louisiana Voters OK Measure to Tighten Transportation Spending

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Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Daniel C. Vock | Governing
October 24, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Even a NAFTA Collapse Won’t Keep Companies From Moving to Mexico

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this, but the folks who help U.S. companies set up production in Mexico say they’re having a solid year.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

XPO Logistics to Hire 20% More Seasonal Staff

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Logistics giant XPO Logistics reported it would hire more than 6,000 seasonal workers for its U.S. contract operations during the holiday season.

Transport Topics
October 22, 2017
Business, Logistics

Saia Continues Rapid Expansion With New Terminal in St. Louis Market

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Saia Inc. opened a new terminal in St. Peters, Mo., about 35 miles west of St. Louis, the less-than-truckload carrier’s latest in a wave of expansion across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in 2017.

Transport Topics
October 21, 2017

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