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  • Oil train in deadly crash passed through major U.S. cities

    A train carrying crude oil that derailed, exploded and killed 47 people in a Quebec town in July 2013 traveled through Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and North Dakota before the accident, a report from Canada's Transportation Safety Board said.

  • Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

    TORONTO (AP) — The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new report released Tuesday. TSB chair...

  • Former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe joining Uber

    David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and senior adviser for President Obama, is joining Uber, the company announced Tuesday.

  • Private sector makes raising children less expensive, public sector makes it more expensive

    Parents have to pay lots more for things that are largely provided by or heavily regulated by government -- education (including child care) and health care.

  • TSA to train officers on recognizing DC IDs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress says Transportation Security Administration workers will be trained on how to recognize District driver's licenses and identification cards. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring...

  • Rail service extension reaches DFW Airport

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas. Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Orange Line extension, the final nearly 5-mile stretch to reach the airport, opened four...

  • DPS: 2 dead in North Texas plane crash

    BOWIE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead in a plane crash in rural North Texas. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Fulton said Friday that 51-year-old Lawrence Liptack and 10-year-old Landon Liptack died when their twin-engine Cessna plane crashed into a field and caught fire about six...

  • Official: Feds should look at e-cigs on planes

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend. Ed Freni, director of aviation at the...

  • Husband of UPS pilot sues over deadly crash

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed in the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft. The Lebanon Democrat ( reports that Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit...

  • $7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project to build a road, rail lines and utilities to serve the future Port of East St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn said at Thursday's ceremony that the port will be a major economic driver. The Belleville...

  • N.Y. taxi company will pay $1.4M in restitution to drivers

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that a New York taxicab company will pay $1,387,500 in restitution to drivers who were allegedly charged illegally by the company. As part of a separate agreement with the Taxi and...

  • Section of California high-speed rail line OK'd

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Plans for construction of a 114-mile high-speed passenger rail line between Fresno and Bakersfield are official. The Fresno Bee reports ( that the federal Surface Transportation Board announced the plans Tuesday in a detailed report of the...

  • Twenty-one states will get millions to repair roads damaged by storms

    The Transportation Department on Thursday announced almost $334 million in emergency funds to help 21 states repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected emergencies.

  • Joe Biden is mad Congress won't pass something Obama opposes

    Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday ripped into congressional Republicans for not passing a gas tax increase to shore up the Highway Trust Fund. The only problem? The White House doesn't support a gas tax increase, either.

  • VIDEO --- Anthony Foxx: There's hope for a transportation funding fix

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx thinks lawmakers can come together this fall to find a long term highway funding solution, but others aren't so optimistic.

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