Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
- Arkansas legislators are introducing a bill that would protect trucking companies being held responsible for crashes resulting from shipper negligence, notes Arkansas Online.
- A trucking company owner, a contractor, and a military base supervisor are found guilty in a federal bribery and fraud case, reports WALB 10 News.
- Shuttle bus drivers serving the Silicon Valley technology work force are voting overwhelmingly to join the Teamsters union, according to the San Francisco Business Times.
- Forbes says U.S. automobile sales were disappointing in February, yet sales of light trucks continue to be robust, notes the Wall Street Journal.
- German automakers are keeping a wary eye on Apple and Google, according to The Vancouver Sun, as those two global technology giants continue to work on autonomous vehicle projects.
- Ford Motor Co. and toy manufacturer Tonka are introducing a “full size toy truck” at the NTEA show this week, reports USA Today.
- A freight rail tunnel project in NYC is drawing support from unions but opposition from the public, says Newsday.
- As the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) seeks $6.7 billion to modernize its passenger rail operations, according to the Boston Globe, it says winter storm cleanup costs have surpassed $36 million so far, notes My Fox Boston.
- The Phoenix City Council put its stamp of approval on a 35-year $33 billion transportation plan, reports the Phoenix Business Journal – a plan now heading to the voters for final approval or rejection.