September 22, 2017

The House and Senate is expected to extend the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization before it expires Sept. 30, and then soon turn to such issues as tax cuts and perhaps an infrastructure investment plan.

Lawmakers were reportedly largely agreed that they would approve another simple extension of the FAA by month'...

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  • Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would use competitive grants to encourage cities to develop better transportation systems, according to The Hill.

  • Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) used the Obama administration's Smart City Challenge as a model for their bill,...

September 22, 2017

When Intel Met Waymo

Intel and Alphabet’s self-driving division Waymo announced on September 18 a new partnership that would see both companies working together on self-driving car technology in the future. As noted by Reuters, the move marks a first for Waymo, which has done most of its development internally.

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September 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — Some city government officials and advocacy groups say they are uneasy about aspects of self-driving vehicle legislation that is taking shape in the U.S. Senate.

They’re worried the legislation could undercut the ability of cities to enforce local traffic laws. They also want to ensure that states and localities...

The stars should be aligned for a big infrastructure deal. 

The lingering devastation from the hurricanes that crippled Houston and Florida underscored the national problems of crumbling roads and bridges, inadequate transportation systems and aging electrical grids. President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats both wa...

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  • Hyperloop One has selected 10 routes — including four in the U.S. — as part of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge, according to the company. It wants to have three full-scale systems operational by 2021.

  • Officials issued an open invitation to public and private groups in May 2016 to develop a plan for a...

September 18, 2017

Savannah, Ga. - Auto and container volumes at the U.S. Southeast's busiest ports in Brunswick and Savannah experienced impressive growth in the month of August.

Colonel's Island Terminal in Brunswick moved 53,675 units of roll-on/roll off cargo, an increase of 7,109 or 15.3 percent more than August last year.

In its busiest A...

September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $264 million in airport infrastructure grants to 95 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the FAAs Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
 

The Airport Improvement Program...

(TNS) -- General Motors’ purchase last year of San Francisco self-driving startup Cruise Automation appears to be bearing fruit.

The two companies on Monday unveiled a jointly developed self-driving car that — unlike the autonomous prototypes already being tested on California roads — is fully designed for large-scale produc...

September 13, 2017

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is expected to unveil streamlined safety guidelines for automakers that want to deploy self-driving vehicles today.

The new Transportation Department policy is expected to offer the lighter regulatory touch that automakers have pushed for. For example, the Transportation Department i...

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