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Tennessee University Investigating Possible Research Misconduct in Glider Vehicle Testing

Fitzgerald glider kit A Fitzgerald glider kit on display at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Officials at a Tennessee university are investigating allegations of possible research misconduct in connection with a glider vehicle emissions study that concluded glider vehicles with remanufactured engines do not pollute the air any more than heavy trucks with new engines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

How Cities in the San Francisco Bay Area are Paving the Way for Our Autonomous Car Future

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SAN FRANCISCO — Within two to three years, bicyclists in Emeryville and Los Gatos will be able to download an app to get more green lights at intersections. Patients at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Medical Center will be hopping on an autonomous shuttle for appointments.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
February 16, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Rhode Island’s First Truck-Toll Gantry Installed on Route 95

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The first of more than a dozen new Rhode Island truck-toll gantries now stands above Route 95 South in Exeter.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
February 16, 2018
Government

Infrastructure Funding Policy ‘Going to Move Pretty Fast,’ Inhofe Says

Sen. James Inhofe Inhofe says his Senate panel is already writing an infrastructure bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The Senate committee overseeing surface transportation policy already is crafting the framework for an infrastructure bill, Sen. James Inhofe told the Washington Examiner Feb. 15, a few days after the White House outlined “principles” of a $200 billion infrastructure proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Montana Rodeo Cowboys Worried They’ll Need Commercial Driver’s Licenses Under New Regulations

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Montana cowboys are asking Congress to tap the brakes on federal horse trailer regulations they say could all but shut down participation in rodeos.

Tom Lutey | Billings (Mont.) Gazette
February 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Pilot Flying J's Ex-President Mark Hazelwood Found Guilty of Conspiracy in Fraud Trial

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A jury on Feb. 15 found former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and account representative Heather Jones guilty of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Former employees Scott Wombold and Karen Mann were found not guilty of conspiracy.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
February 15, 2018
Government, TCA

North Carolina Trucker Hopes the Road Leads to Washington in Bid for Congressional Seat

Gerald Wong Screenshot via YouTube, Gerald Wong for U.S. Congress

Long-haul truck driver Gerald Wong wants to reroute the nation’s health care policies, accelerate the minimum wage and slam the brakes on abusive police practices.

Taft Wireback | News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.)
February 15, 2018
Government, Business

House Committee Approves Guiding Principles for Infrastructure Bill

Sen. Tom Carper Carper by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Legislation that would address growing funding demands for infrastructure projects should reduce regulations, and connect agencies with private investors, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee indicated in a pronouncement members easily adopted Feb. 14.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018
Government

TxDOT Gathers Public Opinion on I-10 East Improvements

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The Texas Department of Transportation is holding a series of public meetings to hear ideas for improving a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 10 East.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018
Government, Business

Crowley Logistics Moves First Load Under $2.3 Billion DOD Contract

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More than a year after winning a contract to handle freight shipments for the U.S. Transportation Command, Crowley Logistics said it has successfully executed the first cargo move under a new $2.3 billion Defense Freight Transportation Services contract.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
February 15, 2018

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