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  • Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed it is shutting down its autonomous vehicle operations in Arizona, including its self-driving trucks, two months after one of its self-driving passenger cars struck and killed a pedestrian in the state.

  • Bud Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, will retire at the end of the year.

  • Uber is shutting down testing operations in Arizona and focusing instead on testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, according to an internal e-mail from Eric Meyhofer, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate and the head of Uber’s self-driving car operations.

  • The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

  • Werner Enterprises Inc. plans to appeal a jury verdict awarding the surviving members of a Texas family $89.7 million in connection with a December 2014 fatal crash. In the crash, a pickup truck crossed a median and collided with a Werner tractor-trailer on an icy interstate near Odessa, Texas, according to a statement by the motor carrier’s attorney.

  • A truckers strike in Brazil over higher diesel prices has left at least one McDonald’s in Copacabana struggling to serve its customers. The last perishable food delivery received at the restaurant was May 18, manager Yladian Barbosa told O Globo newspaper.

  • Missouri voters will have the opportunity in November to vote on a tax increase that would fund road and bridge projects across the state.

  • FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Executives with the North American arm of engineering company Robert Bosch showed off an electric-hydraulic steering system for Class 8 trucks that they said will aid in the transition to autonomous commercial vehicles and announced a “breakthrough” in substantially reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide from diesel.