Manhattan traffic bad? Fuhgeddaboudit! New York City plans to adopt first city tolls by 2021

Big Apple’s traffic is rotten to the core thanks to rise of on-demand economy; congestion pricing may be cure, but uncertainties abound. New York’s plan to toll vehicles entering the lower third of Manhattan is the unintended consequence of two of the hottest trends in transportation right now – ride-sharing and on-demand delivery. Companies in …

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Bridge railing collapse could have lasting impact on freight in Chattanooga

Image: Twitter/Chattanooga Fired Department All lanes of I-75 North to I-24 West in Chattanooga, Tennessee were blocked Monday after a concrete railing collapsed onto the roadway from the interchange above. A railing on a portion of I-75 South crumbled late this morning, hitting a car below, but only generated minor injuries to one person. Tennessee …

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Retail activity slips, reviving concerns about the economy

Retail sales unexpectedly declined in February despite rebounding activity in motor vehicle and gasoline sales. Poor weather and shrinking tax returns sapped momentum from the retail sector, in yet another sign that the economy slowed in the first quarter. The Census Bureau reported that total retail sales fell 0.2 percent in February on a seasonally …

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Flooding continues to disrupt freight, lives in nation's heartland

Flooding on March 25 near Plattsmouth, Nebraska washed out the Platte River Bridge on US-75. (Photo: Tyler Williams) There’s no rest for the weary in South Dakota as flooding worsened last week. The South Dakota Army National Guard spent three days delivering water to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the southwestern part of the …

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Construction pace slows down at Union Pacific's Brazos classification yard

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP ) confirmed that it is slowing down its pace of construction at the multi-million dollar Brazos classification yard in Robertson County, Texas. This comes amid UNP’s plans to implement precision scheduled railroading (PSR) and modify its operating plan to minimize railcar classification events. UNP “has slowed the pace of construction as …

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U.S. dine-in restaurants can look to their Indian counterparts to stay profitable

Photo: Shutterstock The U.S. restaurant industry has witnessed an increasing number of bankruptcies over the last few years, including veritable restaurant chains like Bertucci’s, Real Mex Restaurants, Logan’s Roadhouse, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Ruby’s Diner among several others. While some of these chains are still in operation, one reason for restaurant bankruptcies and closures is …

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No Best Time for Women Entrepreneurs to Start a Business, Infographic Shows

Don’t worry about the best age for you as a woman to start a business? Because the infographic from Missy Empire proves age has nothing to do with it. The willingness to go for it seems more important.  Women entrepreneurs can succeed whether they are in their teens or older. The “Top 30 Female Entrepreneurs” …

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FreightWaves U – Georgia Tech announce further collaboration

Freightwaves graphic The Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL), an Interdisciplinary Research Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and FreightWaves, a data, analytics, risk management and information company, have launched a new phase of collaboration. The purpose is to develop collaborative ways of mutually enhancing FreightWaves and Georgia Tech programs, through transportation-related research projects, …

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