By David A. Lieb | 08/05/14 08:39 AM
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.
By Michael Barone | 08/04/14 03:54 PM
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.
08/02/14 11:45 AM
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...
08/02/14 08:30 AM
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...
By Sean Lengell | 08/01/14 08:53 AM
After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/31/14 01:33 PM
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.Â The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday to dig in on the issue.
By Sean Lengell | 07/30/14 05:05 PM
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.
07/29/14 08:38 PM
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...
By Mark Tapscott | 07/29/14 09:05 AM
Traffic getting worse during commuter hours? Potholes from last winter still not filled? Don't understand why bike lanes are suddenly so important?
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 03:26 PM
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.
07/28/14 12:30 PM
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...
07/27/14 02:45 PM
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....
07/27/14 12:00 PM
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...
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.
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