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  • South Korea cuts growth outlook on ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank said economic growth will be slower than expected this year because consumer spending has waned following a deadly ferry sinking. Lee Ju-yeol, governor at the Bank of Korea, said Thursday that South Korea's economy will expand 3.8 percent...

  • NJ Transit approves budget that keeps fares flat

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has approved a budget that includes no fare hikes for the fifth consecutive year. The agency's board of directors unanimously approved the spending plan during Wednesday's monthly meeting in Newark. The $2 billion operating budget contains no fare...

  • Investigation blames birds for US helicopter crash

    LONDON (AP) — Geese penetrated the windscreen of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during evening training mission in January, disabling the pilot and co-pilot and leading to the crash that killed four U.S. Air Force crewmembers, a military investigation revealed Wednesday. The helicopter...

  • Austin: 5 hurt in chartered bus, pickup wreck

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Five people have been hurt in a Central Texas traffic accident involving a chartered bus and a pickup truck. Austin-Travis County EMS reports the wreck happened late Tuesday night on Interstate 35 in Austin. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the accident...

  • Fed study: Snorers doze off driving twice as much as non-snorers

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that snoring boosts the chances of falling asleep while driving, responsible for 7,500 fatal motor vehicle crashes a year.

  • VIDEO: Anthony Foxx takes transportation funding fight to Kentucky

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx took his fight for the Highway Trust Fund to Kentucky on Wednesday. Joined by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, the pair laid out a grim future for the Bluegrass State should the Highway Trust Fund run out of money in August as projected.

  • Why not let taxis, Uber, Lyft fight it out on a level playing field with no regulations?

    Taxi drivers created traffic gridlock in downtown D.C. last week to protest app-based ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. The organizer of the “Fairness NOW!” caravan protest, the Teamster-affiliated D.C. Taxi Operators Association, is complaining that these private companies have...

  • VIDEO: Transportation secretary urges Congress to act on Highway Trust Fund

    The deadline for the federal government to replenish the Highway Trust Fund is swiftly approaching, along with looming cuts to states' transportation budgets. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is taking matters into his own hands. He sent a letter to individual states Tuesday morning...

  • Transportation boss: 'I don't have concerns about riding in GM'

    The nation's top auto cop, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, said he has no concerns about driving in General Motors trucks and cars -- and neither should the public. Addressing what his department is doing about the wave of recent GM recalls on everything from big Suburbans to compact...

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: Who's behind the war on Uber?

    Ride-share services like Uber and Lyft are quickly growing in popularity across the country, but some aren't on board with the new trend. Among them, groups representing taxi fleets and drivers are laying siege to the new trends, calling them unsafe and unregulated.

  • Fleet owners are behind protests over ride-sharing services Uber, Lyft

    The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.

  • United plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. Passenger Mike Schroeder said he was sitting in the front row of the plane...

  • Railroad in explosion has its Canadian assets sold

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With completion of the sale of the bankrupt railroad responsible for an oil train derailment that killed 47 people, attention now turns to creation of a settlement fund with hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate victims. Bankruptcy attorney Robert Keach said...

  • Owner of sunken ferry blamed for 5 earlier crashes

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the same narrow waterways where more than 300 people died this spring aboard the ferry Sewol, another ship owned by the same company crashed into an oil tanker 11 years earlier. The ferry's captain had chosen the difficult water path to cut a mere seven miles from...

  • State panel OKs $97M for El Paso trolley service

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Work could begin in August to reintroduce a trolley service to El Paso after the Texas Transportation Committee approved $97 million for the project. Some of the trolley cars that carried passengers downtown from 1950 to 1974 will be refurbished for the project, which is...



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