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GM, Wabtec to develop hydrogen powered locomotives

Jun. 15, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has signed a deal to develop railroad locomotives powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and battery system. Under a nonbinding agreement with locomotive maker Wabtec Corp., GM batteries and hydrogen technology will be used in locomotives to help...

House begins debate on budget bill as session winds down

Jun. 08, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

The House of Representatives was expected Tuesday night to pass a two-year, $46.7 billion state budget deal that lawmakers said will help guide Connecticut as it continues to emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that left more than 8,200 people dead and double-digit unemployment...

Buttigieg visits closed Interstate 40 bridge in Tennessee

Jun. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Tennessee on Thursday to learn how the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting that state and Arkansas has affected freight movement since it was shut down more than three weeks ago when a...

Ex-Pilot president wants Black judge replaced for 2nd trial

May. 19, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The white former president of Pilot Co., the nation’s largest fuel retailer, wants a Black federal judge to recuse himself from overseeing the retrial of a fraud case against him. In court filings last week, Mark Hazelwood claimed the judge...

With I-40 bridge closed, backup route gets inspection

May. 18, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An inspection of the Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas began Tuesday, a week after the span became the states' primary Mississippi River crossing when a cracked steel beam prompted the indefinite closure of the nearby Interstate 40 bridge. ...

Inspector who failed to catch interstate bridge crack fired

May. 17, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An inspector who failed to discover a crack in the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that prompted the span's closure has been fired, Arkansas transportation officials said Monday. Arkansas Department of Transportation...

Oklahoma governor announces end to extra unemployment money

May. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will end a $300-a-week supplemental unemployment benefit next month, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday. To incentivize unemployed people to return to the work, Stitt said the state will offer a $1,200 stipend for the first 20,000 workers...

Mississippi River traffic resumes under damaged bridge

May. 14, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — River traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40 bridge that connects Tennessee and Arkansas, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. The Arkansas...

CSX railroad buys chemical trucking business

May. 12, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — CSX railroad is buying a trucking company that specializes in hauling liquid chemicals. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday that it had agreed to buy Quality Carriers Inc. to help it offer chemical makers a combination of...

Truckers fall under California gig economy law, court says

Apr. 29, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's gig economy law applies to some 70,000 truck drivers who can be classified as employees of companies that hire them instead of independent contractors, giving them a right to overtime, sick pay or other benefits, a federal appeals...