02/20/14 01:30 PM
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The House has unanimously passed a measure to raise the maximum highway speed limit from 65 mph to 70. The bill's chief sponsor is Del. James Malone, a Democrat from Baltimore and Howard counties, but several Republicans are sponsoring it as well. It passed the House...
By Steve Chapman | 02/20/14 11:22 AM
If driving a taxi in Chicago is your dream job, have I got a deal for you. You get to fight traffic, deal with drunks and deadbeats, work long hours and breathe exhaust fumes nonstop. And I can get you into it for just $360,000. That's what you can expect to pay for the city medallion required...
02/19/14 10:15 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's commuter train network has become an early adopter of crash-avoidance technology that one of its own horrific accidents helped make mandatory. Metrolink quietly rolled out a train Monday morning equipped with "positive train control," which lets...
02/19/14 09:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information. Secretary Jeh Johnson directed that a contract proposal issued last...
02/19/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland...
02/19/14 05:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal highway officials are putting the brakes on a proposed bypass to ease congestion in Albemarle County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Wednesday the commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation was informed by the Federal Highway Administration this...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 11:01 AM
LaHood joins Proterra three years after saying, "When the President said that America's small businesses need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build their competition, he must have had Proterra in mind."
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 09:23 AM
New York City's new mayor Bill de Blasio promises to be the apotheosis of progressive politics, blending retread Leftist ideas from the 1970s and pioneering new Big Brother plans.
02/19/14 03:31 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — "Stop!" a police officer in Somalia's capital yells as a traffic light flashes red. Most of the cars keep going. Angered, he steps into the middle of the road and gridlock follows. Mogadishu recently began installing road signs for the first time, trying to end a...
02/19/14 02:00 AM
HONG KONG (AP) — Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday that nine people were injured when a Boeing 747 hit severe turbulence over Japan. The airline said two crew members and six passengers were taken to hospital after the jet landed in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening. Another passenger who...
02/18/14 07:30 PM
DALLAS (AP) — More than 700 U.S. flights were canceled and about 4,400 were running late on Tuesday as a winter storm swept across the Northeast. Adding to travelers' woes: United Airlines experienced problems with its computer system used to check in passengers, print boarding passes and get...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/18/14 12:44 PM
President Obama highlighted heavy-duty American trucks as a source for pollution in America, highlighting his executive order to improve fuel efficiency for the vehicles.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:37 AM
The Florida governor said at a Monday news conference that the project, called the South Airport People Mover Complex, would create 1,900 construction jobs and 380 permanent jobs at the new facility.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/18/14 05:44 AM
President Obama will again bypass Congress and take executive actions to promote his agenda on Tuesday -- this time by ordering the federal government to develop the next round of greenhouse gas standards for medium- and heavy-weight trucks by March 2016.
02/14/14 10:45 PM
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Transportation on Friday publicly released its much-criticized contract with a private firm to operate U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder for the next 50 years. The contract has been posted on CDOT's website at http://tinyurl.com/k5o4tj7. The...
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