February 25, 2019

Two years ago, we made a bold prediction: an “infrastructure bill” was Washington fantasy. Following the election, the consensus opinion was that President Trump campaigned on infrastructure, an area of bipartisan interest, and the Republicans had the votes to push forward legislation. Yet by the time the administration rel...

February 25, 2019

The spending bill signed by President Trump last week to avert another government shutdown includes an additional $475 million for bridge repairs compared to 2018, the “biggest identifiable win for rural counties,” according to one policy expert.

Bridges are one of the National Association of Counties' top priorities for 201...

February 20, 2019

Connected vehicle research develops vehicle prioritization applications

Roadway intersections are fascinating things. At the core, they are the connecting piece between two byways where you find two similar, but competing interests at play—the right to pass through and the desire for minimal disruption to travel. These compe...

February 20, 2019

The biggest container ships ever seen in Tampa Bay will begin making weekly calls at Port Tampa Bay from Asia starting in May, port officials announced Tuesday.

"This is another 52 ships a year that will come under our bridge and provide economic impact to all of our key stakeholders," Port Tampa Bay president and chief exec...

February 20, 2019

Twenty years ago I was Executive Director of the San Bernardino Transportation Commission and had the opportunity to spend three weeks at U.C. Berkeley on a “micro-sabbatical.” The high-speed rail proposal was then attracting attention. While there I analyzed the newly issued high-speed rail feasibility studies. Two months...

In terms of number of ships, the orderbook to fleet ratio currently stands at 12% in terms of number of vessels and in terms of dwt this figure rises to 13%. If we break this down further to take in to account each individual sector of the dry bulk fleet, the Post Panamax sector accounts for the highest orderbook to in serv...

February 15, 2019

From left: Melanie Carroll, Chief Development Officer, Jonathan's Place; Carol Wise, EVP/Chief Operations Officer, DART; Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director, DART; Landon Cole, Volunteer and Youth Engagement Manager at Jonathan's Place; Ashli Robertson, Development Associate, Jonathan's Place.

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February 15, 2019

Waymo likes to boast that its self-driving cars can handle tough situations, and now it has some extra data to back up its claims. The California DMV has published manufacturers' reports for autonomous vehicle disengagements (moments when a human had to intervene), and Waymo's disengagement rate fell in 2018 to 0.09 for eve...

February 15, 2019

Rise in expansion and efficiency projects comes after strong year of growth in company’s intermodal business.

BNSF (NYSE: BRK.A) plans to spend the largest amount since 2015 on expansion and efficiency projects, with the railroad’s major intermodal lanes seeing much of that investment.

The largest Class 1 railroad by track mi...

February 15, 2019

Truck stops have incorporated a number of side businesses to keep up with the changing needs of customers – gaming, branded restaurants, and crude-oil hauling to name a few.

But generating electricity hasn’t even been on the radar.

Now, as the prospects for electric trucks shift from concept to reality, Neil Chatterjee believ...

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