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  • Nebraska lawmakers say ridesharing firms welcome

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ridesharing services are welcome to operate in Nebraska, but lawmakers also told service representatives at a hearing that the companies first must follow the state's rules and obey regulators. Members of the Legislature's Transportation and Telecommunications Committee on...

  • Feds float new rules to prevent runaway oil tankers

    The proposed rules would prohibit trains carrying hazardous materials from being left unwatched, unless specific requirements for securing the trains are followed.

  • US transportation secretary to visit Rhode Island

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will join members of the congressional delegation and Gov. Lincoln Chafee to mark improvements at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. He'll also head to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown on Monday to meet with transportation...

  • Vermont uses new technology to speed bridge repair

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement. The...

  • Reno transit workers, company reach tentative deal

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno-area public bus system workers and their employer have reached a tentative contract agreement. The Regional Transportation Commission announced the development in a news release Friday, saying it ensures there will be no service disruptions for riders. The RTC says...

  • Ex-Im exceeds travel budget by millions after flying first class 400 times

    Officials of the U.S. Export-Import Bank blew the agency's travel budget by millions of dollars after taking 400 first-class flights over the last three years, according to records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • Michigan Democrats file FEC complaint over truck

    They're urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land ran afoul of campaign finance rules by renting two big-rig pick-up trucks from her brother-in-law for use on the stump.

  • Tesla picks Nevada for battery factory

    The state beat out New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California for the project worth $5 billion to $6 billion.

  • DHS lacks plan, info to manage its $534 million vehicle fleet

    The Department of Homeland Security has no idea which of its vehicles are under-used.

  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed rail upgrades between Chicago and St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding on Sunday. The bridge will be built near Wilmington. The...

  • Lafayette plan envisions more bike lanes

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A portion of Bertrand Drive in Lafayette one day may be a spot for leisurely strolls, bicycle rides and sidewalk cafés. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/YUZcQQ) the proposed city-parish budget for next year includes $700,000 for a streetscape project that would reduce...

  • Computer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. A spokeswoman for AENA says the control system failed around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) Saturday and affected...

  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency. The Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew members was on its way to Equatorial Guinea when...

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites. Terms of their agreement were...

  • Feds critical of California twin tunnel project

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the...



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