More Transportation Articles

  • Transportation tax tops Missouri primary ballot

    A Missouri primary that lacks competition for the only statewide office on the ballot nonetheless has generated considerable attention because of proposals seeking to raise taxes for transportation and create constitutional protections for farmers.

  • Decentralization transportation policy in the Internet Age

    Transportation decisions and policy are being devolved to the states, even as the Obama administration seeks to increase centralized command-and-control government in Washington.

  • Public transit in Hampton Roads eyes major changes

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A light-rail train known as The Tide departs downtown Norfolk during the afternoon rush hour. It carries scores of passengers who want to avoid driving on the region's notoriously congested roadways on their way back to Virginia Beach, the state's largest city. As the train...

  • Greek frigate returns after Libya evacuation

    PIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy frigate carrying embassy staff and nearly 200 people from Greece, China and other countries evacuated from the conflict in Libya returned early Saturday to a port near Athens. Passengers on the frigate Salamis described a deteriorating security situation in...

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.

  • VIDEO --- The lowdown on driving high: little research on marijuana DUIs

    With more and more states opting to decriminalize marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes, new laws will be required to control the possibility of driving while high. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.

  • What you should know about the federal highway bill

    With Congress poised this week to pass a temporary measure to fund road, transit and rail programs, it likely will have a greater direct impact on Americans than most congressional initiatives this year.

  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes. The House could...

  • Will spending more tax dollars on new roads or bike lanes make commuting easier?

    Traffic getting worse during commuter hours? Potholes from last winter still not filled? Don't understand why bike lanes are suddenly so important?

  • House votes to let airlines advertise fares without taxes included

    The House this afternoon quickly approved a measure to allow airlines to advertise the base ticket fair to consumers while excluding the government fees and taxes that can add as much as 20 percent to the cost.

  • Construction begins on Detroit light rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Construction is starting on a long-awaited commuter light rail project linking downtown Detroit to the city's New Center area. Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius will be closed about 120 days for M-1 Rail work. The roadway was shut Monday. Crews will...

  • NY lawmakers push for airline safety devices

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two U.S. legislators on Sunday urged the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv's airport. U.S....

  • NYC's aging bus terminal to get patchwork fixes

    NEW YORK (AP) — At the nation's busiest bus station, winding lines of riders wait amid cracked floors, crumbling ceiling tiles and a wheezing air-conditioning system helped along by old-fashioned floor fans. Dark corridors of Manhattan's aging Port Authority Bus Terminal are populated by...

  • Transportation Department floats rules to keep trains carrying crude oil from exploding

    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.

  • VIDEO --- Anthony Foxx: U.S. needs long-term transportation funding plan

    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.



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