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  • Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is delaying security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the concourse after a downgrading of its revenue bonds by Fitch Rating Service. Fitch dropped the rating to BBB+ from A- on the heels of Southwest Airlines'...

  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. Officials also offered a rare look at their investigations,...

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said during a visit to...

  • BNSF outlines fertilizer shipment plan to feds

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway Co. will add trains in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana solely for transporting fertilizer for spring crop planting, the railroad has told a federal oversight board. "Simply put, we are working to deliver high volumes of fertilizer into the marketplace as...

  • Union Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments. The Omaha, Neb., based railroad said Thursday that it generated $1.09 billion in net income, or $2.38 per...

  • Taxi app Uber faces ban in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) — Ride-hailing app Uber could face a ban in the German capital after the head of the Berlin Taxi Association convinced a local court that the company's service breaks the law. Berlin's regional court last week ruled that the limousines Uber users can call are illegally cruising...

  • Union Pacific railroad reports 1Q profit Thursday

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific will report its first-quarter earnings Thursday and discuss how much the severe winter affected operations. Union Pacific is the second major railroad to release results this week. CSX said Tuesday that winter weather contributed to a 14 percent drop in...

  • Va. transportation plan begins road show

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18. The plan made...

  • Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea. Nine people, including five...

  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday. The Association of American Railroads said in a...

  • Metro Silver Line project director resigns

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The head of the beleaguered $3 billion project to extend Metro's Silver Line through Tysons Corner is resigning. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday that project director Pat Nowakowski is leaving next month to take a job at another transit...

  • Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's six-year transportation plan totals $13.1 billion, with $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. It allocates funding for essential highway, bridge, rail and...

  • CSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad expects to deliver modest profit growth this year, but the impact of the severe winter will linger into the second quarter. Officials with the railroad said on a conference call Wednesday that the improving economy and stronger domestic utility demand for coal...

  • Federal Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke; DOT chief wants Congress' help

    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.

  • D.C. Drivers Must Get New Licenses

    City officials say All 540,000 holders of D.C. driver’s licenses and other official ID cards will have to have them updated at local DMV offices to qualify for a new Real ID license approved by the...



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