San Antonio voters approve Pre-K 4 SA, workforce training propositions and VIA transportation proposal


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San Antonio voters approve all three propositions

San Antonio voters have approved all three propositions, according to voting numbers released from the Bexar County Elections Department.

Proposition A will continue the funding for Pre-K 4 SA with the renewal of

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Inspector general: More Amtrak safety workers need drug testing

And about 10 percent of Amtrak employees in safety-related positions, 1,157 employees, filled an opioid prescription while they were in an active work status, putting them at risk for being impaired on the job.

In 2016, an Amtrak train collided with a backhoe in Chester, Pennsylvania, resulting in two employee fatalities and 39 injuries to crew and passengers. One of the two employees who died in the accident, a supervisor

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The Future Of Transportation At The Speed Of 5G

Chief Technology Officer and acting Chief Information Security Officer at NJ TRANSIT, the country’s largest public transit system.

We’ve heard a lot about the rollout of 5G, and while many folks have a general understanding of how it can broadly improve our lives, where 5G gets truly interesting is when we look at the power it provides through a focused lens — such as in the application of

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Biden transition team for environment, transportation includes former Obama officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden’s transition teams for the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Department will be run by several agency alumni who served under President Barack Obama and helped craft regulations like the Clean Power Plan and tougher fuel economy standards for vehicles.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden departs after spending the day at the theater serving as his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware,

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Finding transportation nuggets in a pile-up of election news

Ah, the heady questions of this election: Will there be a peaceful and smooth transfer of power? Can a polarized country rally behind a new president?How easy will it be to catch the T?

Remember the olden days, when the state of the transportation system was among the most urgent crises facing the Commonwealth? Well, transportation matters may have receded a smidge in priority during the pandemic, but the 2020

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Should You Invest in the First Trust NASDAQ Transportation ETF (FTXR)?

Designed to provide broad exposure to the Industrials – Transportation/Shipping segment of the equity market, the First Trust NASDAQ Transportation ETF (FTXR) is a passively managed exchange traded fund launched on 09/20/2016.

Retail and institutional investors increasingly turn to passively managed ETFs because they offer low costs, transparency, flexibility, and tax efficiency; these kind of funds are also excellent vehicles for long term investors.

Additionally, sector ETFs offer convenient

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Is a transportation policy power shift coming?

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RACES TO WATCH: Most eyes will be on the presidency and the possibility of a Senate flip on Tuesday, but

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Employment Report: Strong But Not Record-breaking Increase In Trucking Jobs

(Our initial News Alert can be found here). 

The employment report for the transportation and warehousing sector in general and the truck transportation subsector specifically showed an industry that is firing on all cylinders.

The number of jobs in the truck transportation sector climbed to 1,463,700 in October. That was up a hefty 9,600 jobs from September and a total of 14,200 jobs since August after slight revisions in the

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Ford, General Motors knew about harm of transportation emissions for decades, investigation finds

Two major Michigan based car manufacturers knew for decades about the harmful impacts vehicle emissions have on the environment, a new investigation from E&E News revealed.

The energy and environment news outlet says researchers at Ford Motor Company and General Motors revealed “strong evidence in the 1960s and 1970s that human activity was warming the Earth.”

The findings are “disturbing as a Michigander,” said Kate Madigan, director of the Michigan

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Metro Silver Line contractor barred from seeking federal contracts for 3 years

In 2016, an employee at the company filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was fired after raising concerns about the company’s manufacturing process. A subsequent investigation by the U.S. Transportation Department’s inspector general and the FBI determined that the company had falsified quality-control tests and that some of the panels it had manufactured for the rail project were defective. In 2018, a quality-control inspector at the company pleaded guilty to

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Holm Auto Good News: OCCK transportation breaks ground on expansion – News – Salina Journal

OCCK celebrated the start of construction on its transportation facility expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday.

The project, a 16,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility at 340 N. Santa Fe Ave., will provide additional maintenance facilities, vehicle parking and expanded driver areas.

On hand at the ceremony, both physically and symbolically, were members of the

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CET launches health care transportation service for Central Oregon veterans

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Cascades East Transit is launching on Veterans Day a new Veterans Healthcare Transportation Service in Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes counties, as well as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, to help Central Oregon veterans reach health care-related destinations.

“This service will fill an important gap in transportation services for veterans, especially those living in rural areas of the region, by providing access to doctor’s appointments, VA

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Health protocols implementation key focus in transportation: Minister

Implementing  stringent health protocols in all mode of transportation must become the key focus of the Transportation Ministry in handling COVID-19

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi reaffirmed that health protocols implementation in all modes of transportation would become the ministry’s key focus in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Implementing stringent health protocols in all modes of transportation must become the key focus of the Transportation Ministry in handling

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The Future of General Aviation and the FBO

General aviation has experienced a boom during the pandemic. Carver Aero    a subsidiary of CL Enterprises    has benefited from this boom, not only through their charter services, but their flight school operation as well. Carver Aero CEO Guy Lieser and Director of Finance Mike Manning sat down with Joe Petrie, editor-in-chief of Airport Business, to discuss the future of general aviation and growth of FBOs.

Because of the

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Smart Transportation Market Statistics 2020-2024

Selbyville, Delaware, United States, November 4 2020 (Wiredrelease) Global Market Insights, Inc –:North America is projected to dominate the smart transportation market by 2024 due to rapid deployment of smart transportation solutions, which offer features such as real-time traffic information, parking assistance, adaptive traffic signal control, electronic toll collection, and real-time information for public transit systems. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in the smart transportation market owing to

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L.A. Metro’s Washington to lead Biden-Harris transportation agency review team

Phil Washington

Phil Washington

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Biden-Harris Transition Team released members of the incoming administration’s agency review teams that will evaluate operations of government agencies and offer guidance to ensure a smooth transfer between the Trump and Biden Administrations.  

The Biden-Harris Transition Team described the agency review teams as being composed of “highly experienced and talented professionals with deep backgrounds in key policy areas across the federal

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The Las Vegas Sun’s endorsements for the 2020 general election: Congressional races

Congressional District 1 – Dina Titus (I)-D

Rep. Dina Titus is expected to win reelection handily, and with good reason. Not only is her main opponent the same candidate she soundly defeated in 2018, but Titus is coming off of a particularly strong term.

Titus distinguished herself by standing up to the Trump administration on a number of fronts.

As chairwoman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, she

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JetCo Federal Adds Hazardous Material Handling to Transportation, Warehousing Capabilities

JetCo Federal, a Grand Rapids-based supply chain management and warehouse supply company, recently added hazardous material handling to its supply chain management, transportation, and warehousing capabilities.

Hazmat certification is required for workers who handle, remove, or ship hazardous materials. JetCo Federal’s sales and operations teams have completed hazmat certification training, allowing the company to fulfill hazardous material orders and transport hazardous materials.

“This is an extension of how we work

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Baltimore City transportation employee stored, sold personal items out of city facility

A Baltimore City Department of Transportation employee stored personal items inside a department facility and then sold them, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General.

The city agency said in the report issued Wednesday that it started investigating after receiving a complaint. While investigating, the inspector general said, the office found furniture, a slot machine, a bench press and weights, among other items inside a DOT

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Enable Midstream Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial and Operating Results

OKLAHOMA CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 4, 2020–

Enable Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: ENBL) today announced financial and operating results for third quarter 2020.

Net loss attributable to limited partners was $164 million for third quarter 2020, a decrease of $296 million compared to $132 million of net income for third quarter 2019. Net loss attributable to common units was $173 million for third quarter 2020, a decrease of $296 million compared to

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