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Delusional Trump Claims Credit For Global Aviation Safety

Back from his golf-a-thon holiday break in Florida, Donald Trump returned to the White House and on Tuesday was once again taking credit for things he has no control over. Like planes not falling out of the sky…

January 3, 2018

Airline Tarmac Rule Leads To More Delays, Study Says

One of the nation’s toughest passenger rights laws — a rule that fines airlines for stranding fliers on an airport tarmac — may actually increase passenger delays instead of reducing them.

January 9, 2016

Cities And States Try To Crack Down On Distracted Bicycling

Worried that bicyclists who chat, send messages or listen to music on smartphones are creating a danger, a number of cities have banned cyclists from using hand-held cellphones or texting while riding. And several states prohibit bicyclists from using headphones or earplugs.

November 18, 2015
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Is This The Way States Can Sell Tax Hikes For Transportation?

In a conservative Republican state, how does a governor raise taxes, issue bonds and ask local taxpayers to pay even more for transportation?

October 16, 2015

Tracking Glitch Cancels More Than 200 Flights On U.S. East Coast

More than 200 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in the Washington, D.C. area.

August 15, 2015

Turnover At The Top Hits Amtrak At A Critical Time

Former Amtrak executives say the turmoil at the top in recent years has disrupted railroad management and distracted employees from their daily duties.

August 5, 2015

Indian Ocean Debris Almost Certainly From A Boeing 777: Malaysia

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.

July 30, 2015
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Highway Funds In Jeopardy As House And Senate Differ On Way Forward

The stalemate over authorization for the nation’s highway program, which expires July 31, is not so much a traditional partisan divide, but rather a tussle between the House and Senate. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans, but they’ve taken different approaches to the problem.

July 27, 2015

Feds Warn Railroads To Comply With Oil Train Notification Requirement

There have been six major oil train derailments in North America this year.

July 24, 2015

Train Carrying Toxic Chemicals Derails, Catches Fire In Tennessee

A train carrying a flammable, toxic compound that poses respiratory risks derailed in Tennessee and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of 5,000 residents from a nearby town.

July 2, 2015
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Derailments Spur Push For Safer Railroad Oil-Tank Cars

Senate Democrats sponsor a bill to improve the design and safety of railroad oil-tank cars, which industry officials have flagged for years as in need for improvement.

March 31, 2015
A train ships oil west of Harrisburg, PA (Cody Williams/Flickr)

Crude-Oil Train Wrecks Raise Questions About Safety Claims

Have we underestimated the risks of shipping oil by rail?

March 13, 2015

On Docks, Workers Still Have Power

For longshoremen, union clout nets high pay, strong pensions, and free health care.

March 3, 2015

On Gas Tax Increase, Obama Is Wrong — And (Some) Republicans Are Right

With their strange urge to ruin the transportation systems that made America the world’s strongest country, the Tea Party is more like a Termite Party.

February 4, 2015

FAA Bans U.S. Airlines From Flying Over Syria

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. aviation regulator Monday ordered airlines based in the United States to stop flying over Syria, citing a “serious potential threat” to civil planes, including armed groups with anti-aircraft weapons. “Based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and the lack of any requests from operators wishing […]

August 19, 2014

Cities On The Cheap

Visiting the major cities of the U.S. is great fun, and a patriotic way to spend your travel bucks. But many cities such as New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago can be very pricey options compared to some other vacation ideas. Kiplinger’s has some good tips to follow when visiting any major metro area […]

August 19, 2014

Two Killed As Trains Collide In Southern U.S.

Washington (AFP) — Two people were killed and two injured when freight trains collided in the U.S. state of Arkansas early Sunday, officials said. The collision took place in Hoxie, a town of approximately 3,000 people in northeastern Arkansas at around 3:00 a.m. The dead and injured were all believed to be crew members, according […]

August 18, 2014

Egypt Announces Major Expansion At Suez Canal

dpa Cairo (dpa) — Egyptian authorities on Tuesday announced plans for a major upgrade of the Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways which connects the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. The project will involve digging 35 kilometres of a new parallel canal and widening the existing canal along a further 37 kilometres, […]

August 5, 2014

Ride-Share Service Lyft Reaches Deal With New York

New York (AFP) — Ride-share operator Lyft has struck a deal allowing its launch in New York City two weeks after a snag over safety and licensing forced a postponement. Lyft said it was launching a service in all five boroughs of the city starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday. “We’ve finalized an agreement to offer […]

July 25, 2014

Obama Announces Initiative For Private Infrastructure Investment

By Laura McCrystal, The Philadelphia Inquirer WILMINGTON, Del. — While criticizing Congress for not passing a long-term transportation spending plan, President Barack Obama stood before the closed I-495 bridge Thursday and announced a new initiative to encourage private-sector investment in infrastructure. “First-class infrastructure attracts investment and it creates first-class jobs,” Obama said. “Unfortunately right now, […]

July 18, 2014

Obama Unveils $300 Billion Transportation Infrastructure Plan

By Corey Mitchell, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) WASHINGTON — During his visit to St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled plans for a burst of spending on transportation and infrastructure projects, a proposal the White House says will save middle-class jobs and provide an overdue investment in the country’s foundation. Obama detailed his four-year $302 […]

February 27, 2014