Elaine Chao

McConnell and Schumer hit rock bottom

The Senate leaders started out with high hopes for improving how the chamber operates. Instead, it's been a year of slights and one-upmanship.<p>Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer were supposed to bring a new, more productive relationship to the Senate after years of bitterness and dysfunction at the …

Politics

California's bullet train - and biggest boondoggle - overbudget by billions

It’s billions of dollars over budget, seven years behind schedule and has no plausible way of living up to its goal of getting riders across the state in three hours or less.<p>Welcome to what’s arguably the nation’s largest infrastructure project and California’s biggest boondoggle.<p>The highly-hyped …

U.S. Politics

The deaths on our train tracks are tragic, Brightline says – but they’re not our fault

The private passenger train company Brightline on Friday announced new safety and education initiatives it would soon implement amid calls from state …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Brightline officials considering using drones to prevent pedestrian deaths

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a review of Brightline’s safety protocols<p>Brightline officials said they want to push a message of rail safety at a news conference today at the Florida East Coast Railway station in Boca Raton, CBS Miami reports. This news conference is in the wake of two deaths …

Miami

Lost bags, airline fees: Protections for travelers rights stall under Trump

WASHINGTON – A Congress-ordered rule that requires airlines to refund your bag fee if your luggage arrives late and other consumer protection regulations have stalled in Department of Transportation regulatory proceedings.<p>Congress passed the refund law 18 months ago in July 2016. It called for …

Airlines

Peugeot-Citroën Really Wants Back In On The U.S. Market

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important …

Ford Ranger

Nvidia-Powered Full-Blown Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than You Think

A cool part about the Detroit Auto Show? Getting to sit in the cabin of a car you will likely never afford. Vehicles that easily eclipse the …

Investing

Trump Turns One

The 45th president does not tend to elicit measured evaluations. Since even before his formal entry into national politics in 2015, Trump has acted …

Barack Obama

U.S. senators question extent of Ford 'Do Not Drive' warning on airbags

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An airplane flies above a Ford logo in Colma, California<p>By David Shepardson<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senators asked the U.S. …

Stock Markets

Man hit by Florida's new high-speed train 4th death so far

Bells clang and lights flash 15 seconds before the high-speed train zips through the crossing where Jeffrey King died. Five seconds later, Florida's …

Trains

The U.S. is reshaping the future of self-driving vehicles

Regulation Rollout<p>The Trump Administration is expected to update the country’s automobile regulations to better accommodate the development and …

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Pam Bondi, Casey DeSantis attend Trump’s women’s symposium

From the Miami Herald's David Smiley:<p>Hundreds of women gathered Tuesday afternoon in Washington D.C. for a White House event highlighting the …

Donald Trump

Opposition stands with government on NAFTA, Conservative leader Scheer tells Washington

WASHINGTON—Canada’s Conservative opposition is united with its Liberal government in support of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Opposition …

Andrew Scheer

White House can't guarantee infrastructure plan by SOTU

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's long-promised plan to revitalize America's aging infrastructure may not be ready to be formally rolled out by the President's first State of the Union address later this month as hoped, sources inside and outside the administration tell CNN.<p>After …

Politics

Trump makes impromptu appearance at White House women's panel

The event, “Conversations with the Women of America,” hosted women from across America and high-level women within the Trump administration. It aimed …

Donald Trump

Cyclist killed in collision with Brightline train

The second fatal Brightline train crash in six days killed a man on a bicycle Wednesday, according to Boynton Beach police.<p>Wednesday’s crash happened …

Trains

At women’s empowerment event, Sarah Sanders told women to ask men for jewelry. Then things got weird.

"We’re going to have to send some people your way... my secret skill, matchmaking."<p>During a White House event on Tuesday entitled “A Conversation …

Liberal View

Amid The Glitz And Glamor Of The Detroit Auto Show, Let Us Ponder How Close Doomsday Is

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning.<p>Before you catch up with …

Transportation

US will reveal revised autonomous car guidelines this summer

We'll see the latest revised set of guidelines for autonomous vehicles this summer, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has revealed at the annual Detroit auto show. According to Chao, her agency has been preparing for the arrival of autonomous vehicles, conjuring up ways on how to regulate …

Transportation

US Transportation Secretary addresses the buzz around self-driving cars

DETROIT, Mich. (WEYI/WSMH) -- Self-driving cars could soon be on roads across the country, including mid-Michigan.<p>General Motors is hoping to begin …

Portland, OR

One year Into Trump's presidency, agencies work to make good on his campaign promises

The first 12 months of President Donald Trump's administration showed little regard for precedent, tradition or protocol.<p>As he set about putting top …

Government

Sergio Marchionne Promises FCA Will Be Around For A While

The outgoing exec preached brand distinction while hinting at his successor.<p>Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Benjamin PrestonView Benjamin Preston's …

Sergio Marchionne

US to ‘carefully’ consider GM petition to test self-driving car

The federal government says it will “carefully” review a petition from General Motors to deploy a fleet of self-driving vehicles, Transportation …

Transportation

Nissan chairman: Mass marketing of driverless cars by 2021

Nissan Motor Company Chairman and former CEO Carlos Ghosn said on Sunday he believes the mass marketing of driverless cars by U.S. automakers is right around the corner.<p>“I would predict that this will come between 2021 and 2022,” Ghosn, who also is chairman and CEO of French auto company Renault, …

Business

U.S. Regulators to Seek More Input for Autonomous Rule Revisions

U.S. transportation regulators plan to take another step toward rewriting federal rules hampering the development and adoption of autonomous …

Transportation

Detroit's auto giants take fight to big tech as largest US car show kicks into gear

The North American International Auto show has been overshadowed by CES – but it’s decided to stick to what it does best: cars and trucks, not hi-tech<p>Detroit in winter has never been an easy sell, but for generations of car lovers Motor City has been the only place to be come January, when …

Business

The Trump administration will release revised self-driving car guidelines this summer

• <b>Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said government to unveil new guidelines for autonomous vehicles.</b>• <b><br>The guidelines are due this summer and will address cars, trucks and other transit modes.</b><p>The Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer as the government …

Technology

GM autonomous car request under review

U.S. regulators will "carefully and responsibly" review General Motors' (NYSE:GM) request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, …

Business

U.S. Sec. of Transportation Chao on Auto Innovation and Infrastructure

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao discusses self-driving vehicles, innovation in the auto industry and the administration's …

Business

Amid tax and trade concerns, Detroit auto show offers nostalgia, glamor

Author: AFPMon, 2018-01-15 07:19ID: 1515991619368911500DETROIT: The Detroit auto show arrived Sunday with showman’s flair, as the car industry tied …

Detroit Auto Show