By Zack Colman | 07/23/14 03:14 PM
The effort is a response to a number of recent derailments and explosions that have increased partly because of booming oil production in the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota and Montana.
By Steve Doty | 07/21/14 02:33 PM
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said Monday that he and the previous 11 transportation secretaries will release an open letter to Congress demanding action on a long-term transportation investment plan.
By Zack Colman | 07/17/14 04:30 PM
The Highway Trust Fund is broken. Slated to run out of money by Aug. 1, the fund has relied on an 18.4-cent per gallon gasoline tax last raised in 1993.
By Brian Hughes | 07/17/14 03:59 PM
Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.
07/17/14 09:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — After four years of negotiations — and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike — unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement Thursday. The deal announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who...
07/17/14 07:46 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding. The new program is designed to encourage collaboration...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/17/14 04:24 PM
President Obama traveled to Delaware on Thursday to announce a new infrastructure initiative aimed at partnering the private and public sectors.
By Steve Doty | 07/17/14 07:49 AM
President Obama today will travel to Delaware where he'll announced a new infrastructure initiative at the Port of Wilmington.
07/16/14 05:00 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After days of avoiding the fray, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo publicly waded into a labor dispute Wednesday that threatens to bring the nation's largest commuter railroad to a standstill. Cuomo said a strike on the Long Island Rail Road would be "highly disruptive" to nearly...
By John Stossel | 07/16/14 11:32 AM
"Tea Party members don't think there's a federal role in transportation!" complained Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week, near the site of a $5.8 million highway project.
By Steve Doty | 07/15/14 01:58 PM
President Obama said Tuesday he supports House Republicans' plan to temporarily fund the Highway Trust Fund through may 2015, but that a long-term solution will be needed.
By Brian Hughes | 07/14/14 06:25 PM
The White House signaled support late Monday for a short-term Republican fix to the Highway Trust Fund, backing a GOP bill slammed by Democratic leadership.
By Steve Doty | 07/14/14 07:58 AM
The Highway Trust Fund will be at the center of Capitol Hill this week as lawmakers look to find ways to replenish the fund before it runs dry.
By Brian Hughes | 07/14/14 07:46 AM
For the White House, it's infrastructure week. Even as House Republicans debate a lawsuit against President Obama for overstepping his executive authority and critics focus on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama will instead put the spotlight on America's roads, bridges and railways....
07/10/14 06:45 AM
WHEATLAND, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they're investigating damage caused to a tractor-trailer by an object that was tossed from a Thruway overpass in western New York. Investigators say the truck was traveling on Interstate 90 early Thursday morning when it was struck by an object that was...
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