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2022-06-22 15:52:07
by Dan McCue
Biden Calls for ‘Gas Tax Holiday’ in Bid to Knee-Cap Inflation Woes

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to suspend the federal tax on gas and diesel for... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday called on Congress to suspend the federal tax on gas and diesel for three months to provide some relief to soaring inflation and surging prices at the pump. The federal gas tax holiday... Read More

2022-06-21 21:35:52
by Kate Michael
Toyota, Redwood Partner to Repurpose EV Batteries in Closed-Loop Ecosystem

PLANO, Texas and CARSON CITY, Nev. — Toyota became the latest auto giant to join Redwood Materials’ comprehensive EV battery... Read More

PLANO, Texas and CARSON CITY, Nev. — Toyota became the latest auto giant to join Redwood Materials’ comprehensive EV battery full lifecycle initiative today in an effort for the automaker to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Redwood, a Nevada-based sustainable... Read More

2022-06-21 21:28:02
by Dan McCue
Justices to Decide Future of Mob Watchdog on Waterfront

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will try to resolve a dispute between New York and New Jersey over the latter’s desire to back out of a 1953 agreement to work together to combat corruption and racketeering on... Read More

2022-06-19 15:37:55
by Dan McCue
Verizon, AT&T Agree to Delay Some of 5G Deployment Until Mid-2023

WASHINGTON — Verizon Communications and AT&T have voluntarily agreed to delay some deployment of their long-awaited C-band 5G usage until... Read More

WASHINGTON — Verizon Communications and AT&T have voluntarily agreed to delay some deployment of their long-awaited C-band 5G usage until July 2023 as air carriers continue to work to retrofit passenger and cargo aircraft to ensure they do not encounter... Read More

Biden Tells Oil Refiners: Produce More Gas, Fewer Profits

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during... Read More

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump. “The crunch that families... Read More

2022-06-12 14:01:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Sets Out Rules for Creating Network of EV Charging Stations

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be located no further than 50 miles apart along... Read More

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be located no further than 50 miles apart along the nation’s interstates, and within one mile of an exit from any highway, under new rules proposed by the Biden... Read More

2022-05-20 19:58:29
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Keep Pace With Electric Vehicle Market

WASHINGTON — Automobile industry advocates suggested on Friday that Congress act quickly to secure a U.S. role in manufacturing electric... Read More

WASHINGTON — Automobile industry advocates suggested on Friday that Congress act quickly to secure a U.S. role in manufacturing electric vehicles before the opportunity slips away to foreign competitors. They testified at a congressional hearing in Pontiac, Michigan, where automobile... Read More

2022-05-16 18:10:43
by Madeline Hughes
US and EU Collaborate to Help Ukraine, Reassure Supply Chains

PARIS — A newly formed European-American alliance is helping fight the war in Ukraine. The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council... Read More

PARIS — A newly formed European-American alliance is helping fight the war in Ukraine. The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council first met last fall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and had its second meeting Monday in Paris. Much of the attention was... Read More

2022-05-13 17:38:11
by Dan McCue
Delaware Extends Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

DOVER, Del. — The state of Delaware is extending its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate Program through the end of the... Read More

DOVER, Del. — The state of Delaware is extending its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate Program through the end of the year. The program had been set to expire June 30. The program, which is administered by the state’s Department of... Read More

2022-05-12 17:48:44
by Dan McCue
DC Most Accessible Metro in DMV When It Comes to Charging Electric Vehicles

NEW YORK —The District of Columbia is hands down the most accessible metro in the DMV when it comes to... Read More

NEW YORK —The District of Columbia is hands down the most accessible metro in the DMV when it comes to charging your electric vehicle, a new study by the financial comparison site Forbes Advisor has found. The study, based on... Read More

2022-04-26 15:50:00
by Reece Nations
Highway Death Toll Messages Found to Cause More Crashes

ALEDO, Texas — The message is clear. Roadside safety messages intended to prevent highway accidents were found instead to contribute... Read More

ALEDO, Texas — The message is clear. Roadside safety messages intended to prevent highway accidents were found instead to contribute to the number of crashes along road segments. Researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the... Read More

2022-04-25 20:30:22
by Dan McCue
City of Charlotte Launches Battery Electric Bus Pilot Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte has launched an electric bus pilot program in cooperation with the Charlotte Area... Read More

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The city of Charlotte has launched an electric bus pilot program in cooperation with the Charlotte Area Transit System and eTransEnergy. The pilot initiative, called the Battery Electric Bus pilot program, electrifies a portion of the transit... Read More

2022-04-18 19:23:24
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate for Travel

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate for... Read More

TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mask mandate for travel on Monday, less than a week after the agency extended the public health mandate through May 3. In her... Read More

2022-03-31 23:06:30
by Dan McCue
White House Plans Largest-Ever Oil Reserve Release to Combat Gas Prices

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday will announce plans for the largest-ever release of oil from the nation’s strategic... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday will announce plans for the largest-ever release of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves, the White House announced. Under the plan, about 1 million barrels of oil per day will be released... Read More

2022-03-16 23:08:24
by Dan McCue
Virginia to Consider Gas Tax Suspension

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is sending a bill to the general assembly during its upcoming special session... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is sending a bill to the general assembly during its upcoming special session to suspend that state's gas tax for three months. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular... Read More

2022-03-07 22:15:41
by Reece Nations
Vice President Harris Unveils Grants for Clean Public Transport  

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday the availability of roughly $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds aimed... Read More

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris announced on Monday the availability of roughly $1.47 billion in competitive grant funds aimed at transitioning public transportation fleets and facilities to clean energy. Harris made remarks on the clean transit push during a... Read More

Key US-Canada Bridge Reopens as Ottawa Protest Persists

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing was open Monday after protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 measures blocked it... Read More

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing was open Monday after protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 measures blocked it for nearly a week, but a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa, persisted as city residents seethed over authorities' inability... Read More

Frontier Airlines Buying Spirit in $3B Low-Cost Carrier Deal

Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. The... Read More

Frontier is buying Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation's fifth largest carrier. The tie-up is valued at $6.6 billion when accounting for the assumption of debt and other liabilities. The companies said Monday... Read More

2022-01-31 17:52:52
by Tom Ramstack
Transportation Dept. Announces Plan to Make Streets and Highways Safer

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation late last week announced its plan for a National Roadway Safety Strategy. Its... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation late last week announced its plan for a National Roadway Safety Strategy. Its goal is to dramatically decrease traffic accidents and fatalities. It was prompted partly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic statistics from... Read More

Major Airlines Cancel, Change Flights to US Over 5G Dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're... Read More

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using Wednesday, the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology.... Read More

2022-01-04 18:19:48
by Tom Ramstack
Appellate Court Allows Muslim Family to Sue After Intrusive Airport Search

WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., late last month revived the chances for a successful lawsuit by... Read More

WASHINGTON — The federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., late last month revived the chances for a successful lawsuit by a family that claims they were unjustifiably placed on a terrorist watch list while traveling to Jordan. Mohammed Jibril, a... Read More

Buttigieg Doles Out $241M to US Ports to Boost Supply Chain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S. ports, part of the... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is awarding more than $241 million in grants to bolster U.S. ports, part of the Biden administration's near-term plan to address America's clogged supply chain with infrastructure improvements to speed the flow of goods. The transportation money... Read More

2021-11-17 16:07:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Suspects Oil Companies Are Illegally Jacking Up Prices At The Pump

WASHINGTON — President Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate if oil companies are illegally driving up... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate if oil companies are illegally driving up gas prices. In a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan, the president says there is “mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior... Read More

2021-11-09 22:34:24
by Dan McCue
White House Rolls Out Multibillion-Dollar Plan to Fix Aging Ports, Ease Bottlenecks

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports... Read More

WASHINGTON  — The White House outlined an ambitious multibillion dollar plan on Tuesday to dramatically upgrade the nation’s aging ports and relieve the bottlenecks that have plagued the nation’s critical supply chains since early summer. The actions announced during a... Read More

2021-11-08 19:26:09
by Dan McCue
US DOT Providing Additional $184 Million to Aviation Manufacturers

WASHINGTON -- More than 150 aviation manufacturing businesses will soon be receiving a portion of an additional $184 million in... Read More

WASHINGTON -- More than 150 aviation manufacturing businesses will soon be receiving a portion of an additional $184 million in COVID-19 relief, the Transportation Department announced Monday. The funding is being provided through the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9... Read More

2021-11-05 18:31:05
by Dan McCue
Air Travel Up in August, Though COVID-19 Still Proved a Drag

WASHINGTON – The number of airline flights in the U.S were up 50.4% in August compared to a year earlier,... Read More

WASHINGTON – The number of airline flights in the U.S were up 50.4% in August compared to a year earlier, but the pace of recovery of the industry continued to be impacted by the drag on travel caused by the... Read More

2021-10-26 17:08:36
by TWN Staff
AMP Issues Supply Chain Letter to DOT Secretary Buttigieg

WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership publicly released a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg underscoring the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership publicly released a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg underscoring the continued reliability of America’s domestic maritime services despite the current supply chain crisis.  In a press release AMP stated, American... Read More

DC Suspends Most of Its Metro Trains Over Safety Issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused a dramatic derailing last week. The ruling promises... Read More

US Auto Sales Slump, Stalled by Car Computer Chip Shortage

DETROIT (AP) — In a normal month before the pandemic, Con Paulos' Chevy dealership in Jerome, Idaho, sold around 40... Read More

DETROIT (AP) — In a normal month before the pandemic, Con Paulos' Chevy dealership in Jerome, Idaho, sold around 40 new vehicles. In September, it was only six. Now he's got nothing new in stock, and every car, truck or... Read More

Ford to Add 10,800 Jobs Making Electric Vehicles, Batteries

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and... Read More

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an... Read More

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