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Rosen to head DOT's regulatory reform efforts

Rosen to head DOT's regulatory reform efforts

WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation said Tuesday that Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen will serve as the department’s regulatory reform officer and chairman of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force (RRTF).

Uber fires autonomous car researcher involved in lawsuit

Uber fires autonomous car researcher involved in lawsuit

DETROIT — Uber has followed through on threats to fire star autonomous-car researcher Anthony Levandowski, whose hiring touched off a bitter trade-secrets fight with Waymo, the former self-driving car arm of Google.

On-highway diesel prices take hike of 3.2 cents to $2.571

On-highway diesel prices take hike of 3.2 cents to $2.571

The U.S. on-highway diesel average took a hike of 3.2 cents a gallon Monday to $2.571 compared with $2.539 a week ago. The prices were reported Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday May 29.

Transit officials reject LA-area freeway tunnel

Transit officials reject LA-area freeway tunnel

LOS ANGELES — A plan to build a nearly 5-mile tunnel linking two Los Angeles-area freeways after decades of bitter dispute appeared dead Thursday after regional transportation officials rejected the idea.

Louisiana GOP leaders call for defeat of gas tax increase

Louisiana GOP leaders call for defeat of gas tax increase

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana's Republican Party leaders are urging state lawmakers to reject a gas tax hike ahead of Wednesday's scheduled vote on the measure and have chastised GOP legislators who voted for the proposal.

Truck tolls plan questioned by Rhode Island GOP

Truck tolls plan questioned by Rhode Island GOP

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Republicans and the American Trucking Association are calling on Rhode Island leaders to repeal a law passed last year that allows the state to install highway tolls on big-rig trucks.

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