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  • Michigan House proposes $500 million roads minimum

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's ragged roads could stay smoother for longer under changes to transportation funding proposed by House leaders Thursday. Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger announced a roads funding plan of at least $450 million in fiscal 2015 and at least $500 million...

  • Pence: Indiana to expand I-65 with new road funds

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday announced plans to use $200 million in newly released funds to expand sections of Interstate 65, and a transportation department spokesman said project could reduced travel time for some commuters in the Indianapolis area. "If you're going to be...

  • US Airways joins venture between American, BA

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — US Airways is joining the venture that lets American Airlines and British Airways work together on setting prices and schedules between the U.S. and Europe. American Airlines Group Inc. said Thursday that US Airways will add 28 trans-Atlantic routes to the joint...

  • Ethanol producers complain about rail service

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices. The Renewable Fuels Association criticized railroads Thursday and triggered a strong response from the Association of...

  • Board created to oversee D.C.'s Union Station isn't working, watchdog finds

    A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.

  • Who will recall defective bureaucrats who missed ignition problem on GM cars?

    When a private company screws up, it takes responsibility. But when a government agency screws up, it deserves a raise. That's the lesson from this week's Congressional hearings investigating the recall of General Motors' vehicles whose faulty ignition is linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes....

  • VIDEO: Families demand action from GM on behalf of loved ones

    In the hours before GM CEO, Mary Barra, testifies on Capitol Hill, families of loved ones lost in GM car accidents demand answers.

  • Few problems along roads as rain turns to snow

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Highway Administration says it saw few problems on the roads as rain turned to snow and sleet. The National Weather Service received snowfall report around the region Sunday ranging from traces to nearly 9 inches in Manchester in Carroll County. Highway...

  • Aircraft and ships involved in Malaysia jet search

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — The countries involved and their contributions to Monday's search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in seas west of Perth, Australia: AUSTRALIA One P-3 Orion plane; three navy ships. MALAYSIA Two C-130 Hercules planes. CHINA One Il-76 plane; eight ships....

  • Port picks sites for emergency center

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — Officials of the Port of Morgan City officials want to use a tract next to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium to build a $9.3 million government emergency operations center. Port Director Raymond "Mac" Wade told the City Council that groundbreaking at the site on...

  • Sanctions denied over deadly Nevada Amtrak crash

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A state judge has found no proof of evidence tampering after a June 2011 collision between a tractor-trailer and an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens in northern Nevada. Washoe County District Judge Scott Freeman, in a ruling handed down late Thursday,...

  • US government: Industry hampering oil train safety

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the booming oil shale fields on the...

  • Airline lobby says Venezuela will repay debt

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's airline lobby says the government will allow foreign carriers to repatriate the $3.8 billion in revenue that has been stuck inside the country due to currency controls. The Venezuelan Airlines Association announced on Friday that the administration of...

  • What air investigators can learn from a black box

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One the world's foremost black box laboratories opened its doors to journalists Friday to provide some insight on how technicians can recover information from flight data and voice recorders, like those from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It remains very uncertain if...

  • Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes

    BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay. At Frankfurt airport alone, one of Europe's busiest, 550 takeoffs and landings were...



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