Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
- Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) wants to make “funding stabilization” a key part of her agenda as she becomes chairwoman of the transportation subcommittee within the Senate Appropriations Committee, reports the Portland Press Herald.
- Ice and snow are creating traffic havoc along the East Coast today, according to NBC News.
- The deflation of global oil prices is starting to worry major petroleum producing nations such as Saudi Arabia, notes Reuters.
- Major southeastern U.S. dealership chain Peterbilt Truck Centers is plunking down big dollars to expand its operations in Memphis, TN, reports the Memphis Business Journal.
- The city of Dayton, OH, is halting citations from fixed-site traffic cameras, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
- The light truck sales boom is passing by Volkswagen and Hyundai, automakers that lack such models, notes Forbes.
- Logistics software maker Pivot Freight has hired new CEO and gained a new round of financing, reports Silicon Hills News.
- Driver error is cited in a crash involving a school bus and freight train in North Dakota, notes the Denver Post.