Saturday, August 20, 2016

Transportation News Round-Up: August 20, 2016

Photo courtesy of Greg Nash.
This week in transportation, the Obama Administration strengthened fuel efficiency standards for large trucks, railroads across the country made progress on implementing Positive Train Control, and DC Metro added more weekend work to its SafeTrack repair program. Here are the most important and interesting transportation stories from the past week:

The Atlantic: One issue Trump and Clinton agree on

New Yorker: An infrastructure proposal that goes beyond Clinton and Trump

The Hill: Obama Administration strengthens efficiency standards for large trucks

Transportation Topics: Railroad regulators award $25 million for automatic braking system

Hartford Business Journal: Metro-North says it's on track to update high-speed control systems

Hays Free Press: TxDOT investigating idea of cross-state rail line

The Hill: DC Metro expands repair project after train derailment

Happy reading, and happy weekend!

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