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A rail strike could freeze almost 30% of cargo shipments, stoke inflation and cost the American economy as much as $2 billion per day.
Red Wing Grain, which typically loads 400-600 barges in a year and handles about 25 million to 30 million bushels annually through its facility, is down 10% to 20% this fall, said Jim Larson, general manager
Of the 91 motor vehicle fatalities thus far in 2022 in North Dakota, 75 were males, according to the state transportation department's Vision Zero program.
The panel will hold a hearing on "the electrification of transportation" at the state Capitol in Bismarck at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Ron Henke joined NDDOT in 1990 as the director of operations and project development. He later became the deputy director of engineering and oversaw operations, project development, pre-construction, construction and maintenance.
The November 2021 $1 trillion infrastructure bill provides $5 billion to help states install EV chargers along interstate highways over five years. States now have access to more than $1.5 billion to help build EV chargers, USDOT said. The White House announced earlier this month it had approved 35 of the 50 state plans.

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The state will remove some recently installed reflective metal posts on two-lane state highways after farming groups said they were impeding their ability to transport large equipment.
Amtrak workers are not involved in the labor dispute, but the railroad operates almost all of its 21,000 route miles outside the U.S. Northeast Corridor on track owned, maintained and dispatched by freight railroads.
Electric bikes, scooters, skateboards and "one-wheels" are increasingly popular. Regulations, however, have not kept up with the pace of technology. Complaints are on the rise as leaders try to figure out who goes where and how fast.

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