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Uber driver runs bicyclist off the road

Lawsuit Filed Against Uber in San Francisco Superior Court – Driver Runs Bicyclist off the Road

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On July 8, 2019, Rahman Law PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, a cyclist, against Uber after Uber failed to take responsibility for a May 23, 2018 accident in which an Uber driver veered across several lanes of traffic on Market Street in San Francisco, running a bicyclist off the road and into a light pole. The reckless behavior of the Uber driver was caught on video by witnesses.
Oslo NEXT Pods

NEXT Future Transportation launches ‘THINK NEXT’ – A Nordic company to change our view on mobility

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc., the game-changing Silicon Valley mobility company, today announced at the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC) that it has established THINK NEXT in partnership with electric mobility pioneer Dr. Jan-Olaf Willums.
Wham-O and Smacircle Partner

Wham-O and Smacircle Partner to Develop Innovative eBikes to Make City Travel Easier and Fun

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wham-O, the iconic all-American recreational brand synonymous with fun and sport, announced a strategic partnership with Smacircle LMT Ltd to introduce better solutions in "LAST MILE" transportation. This partnership brings a company with 70 years of cultural significance together with the creativity and innovation of the Smacircle startup.
Western Case Inc

News: Western Case Presents How to Select the Right Case for Equipment

RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protecting equipment during travel preserves sensitive equipment from damage, as Western Case shares firsthand how blow molded carrying equipment cases and custom foam packaging protects equipment. The in-stock, semi-custom, and custom designed carrying cases can fit any kind of equipment just right to prevent damage.
Smart Airport Solutions

Smart Airport Solutions introduced by NEXT Future Transportation Inc. to Improve Passenger Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT"), a leading robotic vehicle company has introduced its Smart Airport Solutions in response to calls for greater convenience, as well as improved operational efficiency and profitability for the industry.
NEXT Future last mile parcel platform

NEXT Future Transportation is initiating its own response to the global single-use e-Commerce packaging waste challenge

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ('NEXT'), The world's leading automated transportation innovator for Smart and Connected Cities is responding to and initiating its own response to the global single-use e-Commerce packaging waste challenge.
NEXT Future last mile parcel platform

NEXT Future Transportation: Autonomous Transport Success Depends on Project Finance and Public-Private Partnerships

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT"), the global leader in modular-electric vehicle solutions, today announced it will be participating in the International Project Finance Association ("IPFA Americas") conference, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Impacts and Implications, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the office of Nixon Peabody LLC in Los Angeles.
NEXT Future last mile parcel platform

NEXT Future Transportation autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution is world’s first Modular Mobile Parcel Locker

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT" or "NFT"), the world's only modular electric vehicle solutions provider, today announced a groundbreaking automated logistics solution for Smart and Connected Cities. NEXT is proud to announce the introduction of its fully automated multiservice "online-to-offline" (O2O) platform.
CA Senator Josh Newman

SB1030: Measure to Make Distracted Driving a Moving Violation Passes California State Senate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate this past week voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill (SB) 1030 by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman. The measure aims to further deter distracted driving by making the offense a moving violation, which would add a point to a driver’s record.
CA Senator Josh Newman

Measure to Reduce Distracted Driving in California Passes Senate Appropriations – SB1030

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill (SB) 1030, authored by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman, passed out of the Senate Appropriations committee today on a 7-0 vote. The measure would add a point to a driver’s record if the driver is caught driving while handling a mobile device.
CA Senator Josh Newman

CA Senate Bill to Create More Earning Opportunities for Military Families in Transportation Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill (SB) 1080 passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday on a 13-0 vote. The measure would allow active duty military and their spouses and family members to drive for transportation network companies (TNC) immediately upon their relocation to California, with a valid out-of-state driver’s license.
CA Senator Josh Newman

Calif. Senator Newman Introduces Legislation to Hold California Distracted Drivers Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced legislation this past week that aims to dramatically reduce the incidence of distracted driving on California roads and highways. Senate Bill (SB) 1030, introduced in the Senate today, will strengthen current distracted driving penalties by making distracted driving a moving violation, and adding a point to the driver’s motor vehicle record for electronic device violations.
NEXT Fully Autonomous Modular Vehicle

NEXT Future Transportation and Digital Barriers form partnership for transport safety tech

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation, the world's only modular vehicle solutions provider and Digital Barriers, a world pioneer and leader in wireless video streaming and deep learning-based facial recognition, today announced a joint integration program around embedded computer vision software.
Tony Cardenas

SELF DRIVE Act: House Passes Calif. Rep. Cárdenas Bill in Autonomous Vehicle Legislative Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act including language introduced by Rep. Cárdenas to establish an advisory council at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on autonomous vehicles.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

In California, Late Rock n’ Roll Legend Ritchie Valens Gets Highway Designation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California approved Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) ACR 23, officially naming a portion of Interstate 5 between State Route 170 and State Route 118 in the northeast San Fernando Valley after rock and roll icon Ritchie Valens.
next future transportation

NEXT Future Transportation Inc. Appoints Former Siemens Mobility Pres. Oliver Hauck to Board of Advisors

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation today announced the appointment of Oliver Hauck to its Board of Advisors. NEXT is commercializing the world's first patented autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles.
NEXT Future Transportation Inc.

NEXT Future Transportation Inc. expands its Advisory Board with Bill Russo, noted China Market Expert

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc., a company that is commercializing a patented autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution, is adding a new member to its Advisory Board: Bill Russo will strengthen cross-border venture development initiatives to and from China.
NEXT Fully Autonomous Modular Vehicle

Fully Autonomous Modular Vehicle Milestone: NEXT Future Transportation Exhibits Prototype

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT"), a startup that is commercializing an autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution, today announced that it has reached an important milestone in its vehicle prototype development. NEXT has made important progress over the past 18 months in developing its patented innovation that is based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles, which can join and detach with other modules in full motion, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another.
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Calif. Governor Brown Signs Bocanegra Bill to Reduce Railroad Fatalities – AB 695

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to improve safety at railroad crossings for pedestrians and motorists was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 695 would require safety arms to lower and vehicles to stop at a safe distance whenever railroad equipment passes through a crossing.
MAGLITE Traffic Safety

MAGLITE Declares July 2017 as National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month

ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAGLITE (Mag Instrument Inc.) wants motorists and pedestrians to be extra vigilant to save lives during the "vacation months" - July through October - which are the most dangerous months the year for traffic fatalities. So MAGLITE is launching a dedicated web page, and promoting a public education campaign, in observance of the newly minted National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Announces Multiple 2017 Bills Pass Senate Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced that multiple bills passed through the Senate Appropriations Committee. Among the lengthy list of bills before the committee were several pieces of Legislation from Senator Mendoza, notably Senate Bills 4, 45, 268, and 693.
Nick Pedisich joins EPIC

Nick Pedisich Joins EPIC Insurance Brokers to Serve Transportation Industry Risk Management

CONCORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Pedisich has joined the firm as a Transportation Industry-focused insurance broker/producer.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Landmark California Transportation Repair Funding Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to fill potholes, smooth thousands of miles of pavement, repair bridges and strengthen public transportation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California.
Carnival Cruise and LBC Renovation

City of Long Beach and Carnival Cruise Line Start Renovations at Long Beach Cruise Terminal

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line marked the beginning of a multi-million-dollar renovation of its Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility to accommodate larger ships and enhance terminal operations on Wednesday. A “FUNstruction” groundbreaking ceremony today included remarks by City of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, President and CEO of Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Steve Goodling and Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Strategic and Commercial Port Development Carlos Torres de Navarra among others.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce Landmark Road Repair Package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Convenes Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Insurance in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 8, Chairman of the California Senate Insurance Committee Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) convened a hearing on the development of Autonomous Vehicles and the implications for the auto insurance industry. While no legislative proposals were presented, the informational hearing will be a factor in the policy discussions going forward.
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Asm. O’Donnell Reappointed to Lead the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) announced he has renamed Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement. Assemblymember O’Donnell’s district includes the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together represent the two busiest maritime hubs in the United States.
Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Takes Action to Bolster Dam Safety, Repair Infrastructure after Winter Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

Assemblymember Cervantes Introduces Bill to Restructure California Transportation Commission – AB179

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) has introduced a bill to restructure the California Transportation Commission. The bill, Assembly Bill 179, would impose certain additional expertise requirements on future appointments to the Commission.
Millbrae California

City of Millbrae California Awarded $200K for Millbrae Station Comprehensive Access Plan

MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, the City of Millbrae announced that it has been awarded $200,000 from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to support the development of a comprehensive, multi-agency, multi-modal access plan to the Millbrae Intermodal Transit Station.
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

Cervantes Introduces California Bill to Make Riverside County Carpool Lanes More Flexible

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) introduced her first bill at the State Capitol. The bill, Assembly Bill 91, would help ease late-night traffic jams in Riverside County by allowing single-occupancy vehicles to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, commonly known as “carpool lanes,” during non-peak traffic hours.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Introduces ‘California Rebuild’ Infrastructure Proposal with SB4

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On December 5, 2016, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza introduced Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), which would allocate $1.2 billion dollars to reduce emissions, health risks, and also to redevelop the infrastructure of California’s goods movement network. This measure would improve goods movement corridors which are vital to the state’s economy.

Libertarian Railroad Commission Candidate Mark Miller Wants Voters to Declare Independence from Two-Party Rule

AUSTIN, Texas, July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Libertarian Candidate Dr. Mark Miller urges voters to declare independence from two-party rule. With Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld representing the Libertarian Party at the top of the ballot this year, the next highest contest in Texas will be the statewide election of Texas Railroad Commission, for which Miller is running.
Dan Collen

WMH Corp. welcomes Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant Specializing in Infrastructure Transportation Design

SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WMH Corporation, a specialist in transportation infrastructure design, is pleased to welcome Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant. Dan brings over 35 years of experience in transportation design and planning to the WMH team. Before joining WMH, Dan spent his career at Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law Approved by Calif. State Assembly Transportation Committee – SB 1072

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the...

Apps World North America 2016 to feature EZER App for Crowd Sourced Delivery Services

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EZER, the app that connects those with trucks to businesses or individuals who need their stuff picked up and delivered, will showcase at Apps World North America on May 11 and 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The EZER booth will be located in the Startup City section of the expo at space S28.
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Increase Representation on L.A. County Metro Transportation Authority Board

SACRAMENTO, Cailf. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved SB 1472 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law Approved by Calif. Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After hearing testimony from the parents of Paul Lee, a special needs student from Whittier, who tragically passed away...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislation to Curb Fraudulent Disability Placard Use – AB 2602

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to address the illegal use of disabled parking placards in...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. School Bus Safety Legislation Introduced by Senator Tony Mendoza

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) introduced a measure to improve school bus safety in California. SB 1072 would...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Parking Bill of Rights proposed by Assemblyman Mike Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced a package of reforms that will make parking policy more fair...
Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

Calif. Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Legislation Tackling Port Pollution – AB 1657

LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 1657, which dedicates state Cap-and-Trade revenues to...
Tony Mendoza and CHP

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza and CHP Hosted a Holiday Traffic Safety Event Dec. 11, 2015

CERRITOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), the California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Office of Traffic Safety, Los Angeles County...

Civic Resource Group and TransitScreen to Modernize MTC's Transit Signage across San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group (CRG) and TransitScreen, Inc. today announced they have joined forces to modernize the transit displays in 46+ different locations across the San Francisco Bay Area as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)'s Hub Signage program.
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown (D – California) has signed a package of bills into law by Senator Isadore Hall,...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perpetrators, by Mike Gatto, signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) bill to establish a “Yellow Alert” system, allowing law-enforcement officials to engage drivers in...

EPIC's Michael Nischan to Speak at Sixth Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision How to Protect Your Company Seminar

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that its Vice President of Transportation and Logistics Risk Control Michael Nischan will present at the Sixth Annual Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision - How to Protect Your Company seminar in Atlanta, Ga.

Smart San Diego: Civic Resource Group's CivicConnect Parking Featured on Calif. Mobile Gallery as 'ParkItDTSD' App

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group International (CRGI) today announced inclusion of CivicConnect Parking, the Company's high performing product from its 'Smart Cities' Portfolio, in California Mobile Gallery. The product was successfully implemented in San Diego as 'ParkItDTSD' and is featured in the Gallery under this name.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Bill to Open-Up Carpool Lanes and Reduce Traffic Receives Legislature Approval – AB 210

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to help reduce traffic and increase the efficiency of Los Angeles County’s freeway...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto's Bill to Create Yellow Alert, Apprehend Hit-and-Run Perps, Awaits Governor's Signature – AB 8

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Assembly approved legislation to reduce the number of hit-and-runs by a vote of 68-0,...

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