By Zack Colman | 08/19/14 05:39 PM
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.
08/19/14 03:31 PM
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...
By Brian Hughes | 08/19/14 02:40 PM
David Plouffe, the former campaign manager and senior adviser for President Obama, is joining Uber, the company announced Tuesday.
By Michael Barone | 08/19/14 02:21 PM
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.
08/19/14 10:45 AM
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...
08/18/14 11:15 PM
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...
08/15/14 11:00 PM
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...
08/15/14 05:45 PM
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...
08/15/14 02:45 PM
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 (http://bit.ly/1pwEmkB) reports that Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit...
08/15/14 12:30 PM
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...
08/13/14 02:37 PM
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...
08/12/14 11:15 PM
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 (http://bit.ly/1l1nG4Y) that the federal Surface Transportation Board announced the plans Tuesday in a detailed report of the...
By Sean Lengell | 08/07/14 03:32 PM
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.
By Brian Hughes | 08/06/14 04:57 PM
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.
By Ed Sykes | 08/06/14 04:01 PM
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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