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California Governor Vetoes Autonomous Truck Ban

Gov. Newsom called the new law unnecessary, citing existing efforts by state regulators to develop new rules around autonomous trucking.

September 28, 2023 - Wired

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How Close Is the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Collapse?

The crucial freight connection is ‘crumbling,’ but a decision on how to move forward with repairing and supplementing it continues to elude the city.

July 17, 2023 - Curbed

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How Does Freight Fit Into Complete Streets?

As home delivery of everything from groceries to furniture becomes more popular, policymakers must evaluate how to keep streets safe and accessible for pedestrians and other vulnerable users.

March 28, 2022 -

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Coronavirus Effects on the Global Transportation System

As the coronavirus continues to move across the globe, its effects on shared transportation modes and freight shipping are becoming more apparent.

March 9, 2020 - Eno Center for Transportation

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5G Networks Will Change the Freight Trucking Industry

Industry experts believe that 5G networks will allow trucking fleets to send more data and video from individual trucks to fleet managers.

October 4, 2019 - Fleet Owner

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Scant Examples of Innovative Shipping Delivery Programs

Urban freight deliveries are expected to grow 40 percent by 2050, according to the 2017 Material Handling Industry’s annual report. Cities aren't yet ready to keep up with the changing times.

February 9, 2019 - Blueprint

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Inland Waterways Looking for a Comeback

Inland waterways have capacity to spare to help deal with an expected surge in freight movement around the country. Some TLC will be required to maximize that potential, however.

January 20, 2019 - Eno Center for Transportation

Volvo to Sell All-Electric Heavy Trucks in North America in 2020

Volvo gained attention last year by announcing it would stop making new internal combustion engine models. Now it plans to electrify its 2020 truck models as well. A demonstration program will be launched in Southern California next year.

October 4, 2018 - Transport Topics

Goods Movement

Tesla's 'Badass' Electric Semi Beats Diesel and Rail, Says Elon Musk

Tesla introduces a high-performance, totally electric, semi-autonomous truck that that can haul 80,000 of freight for 500 miles without recharging.

November 20, 2017 - Vox

Goods Movement

100-Year-Old Law Explains Why There Are So Many Trucks on the Highway

A powerful lobby is more in interested in protecting its monopoly than lessening congestion and pollution.

August 11, 2017 - Quartz

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The Roads Could Soon Charge Electric Trucks in Colorado

The Colorado Transportation Department and Aecom Inc. are exploring options for an electric trucking charging system that uses a coil buried in the road to charge electric trucks as they drive.

December 16, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

The Greening of Large Trucks Begins at California's Ports

A Planetizen blog post by Casey Brazeal asks, "When will the trucking industry electrify?" Three truck manufacturers and electric truck builder BYD Motors are now in competition thanks to a $23.6 million state grant to the South Coast Air District.

May 9, 2016 - Fleet Owner

Mapping the Nation's Freight Movements

An infographic illustrates the circulatory system of the nation's economy.

March 18, 2016 - CPCS

Uber for Trucking: Matching Freight with Haulers

Finding freight to haul—or truckers to move merchandise—is as easy as logging into one of many so-called "Uber for trucking" smartphone applications on the market.

March 18, 2016 - InTransition Magazine

Feds Expect 40 Percent Growth in Freight in the Next 30 Years

A big data dump from the federal government earlier this week predicts drastic increases in the amount of freight that will be moving around the country in the next few decades.

March 5, 2016 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

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The Changing Nature of Retail: The Impact of Online Shopping on Cities

As consumers increasingly buy online, technology is changing the shape of our cities, reducing demand for retail space, increasing freight congestion, and leaving parking lots empty.

February 29, 2016 - Jennifer Evans-Cowley

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Coming Attractions in Transportation Infrastructure

A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.

January 1, 2016 - CityLab

The Impact of Metro Freight Trade on Congestion

Although the holidays cause millions more drivers to hit the road, delays in traffic may also stem from the congestion of goods movements by truck, both locally and across the country.

November 30, 2014 - The Brookings Institution

Brookings Study Maps Freight Traffic in the United States

A new report by the Brookings Institution "analyzes domestic and international goods trade data from 2010" toward the goal of better coordinating freight policies and investments between regions.

November 7, 2014 - Brookings Institution

$1 Billion Port of Miami Tunnel Opens for Business

Florida Governor Rick Scott dedicated a new tunnel under the Port of Miami today. Thirty years in the making, the tunnel is one of the most expensive and elaborate transportation projects in South Florida history.

May 19, 2014 - Miami Herald

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