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  • Va transportation board awards $72.7M in funding

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded five contracts worth $72.7 million for new construction and paving projects. The board awarded the contracts at a meeting Wednesday. The projects include improvements in Fredericksburg, the building of a bike trail...

  • Parking meter bids stalled

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Oxford Parking Commission is holding off on recommending a contract bid on about 300 parking meters for the downtown area. The Oxford Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1l3zimx ) the commission will make recommendation to the city's board of alderman, which has the final...

  • North Dakota oil train crash cleanup almost done

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup of an oil train derailment on the outskirts of a small southeastern North Dakota town "is all but complete," a state health official said Wednesday. "We've identified a couple of small spots that still smell of oil, but cleanup for the most part is done," said...

  • Sale of Maine railroad in fatal derailment delayed

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sale of a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec has been delayed. Canadian regulators say a New York investment firm must file additional paperwork before finalizing its purchase of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic...

  • FAA says Boeing 787's design, manufacture safe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the many problems encountered since the plane's rollout, including a fire that forced a redesign of the its batteries, according to a report issued jointly Wednesday by the Federal Aviation...

  • Business aviation isn't just a privilege for the rich

    For businesses, an aircraft is as much of a necessity as a computer. That's why when a company buys its own aircraft, it depreciates in the same way as other comparable business investments, including cars, trucks, bulldozers and computers.

  • Shipping company ZIM adds Richmond port as stop

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shipping company ZIM USA has added the Port of Richmond as a stop for its container service. ZIM's Americas, Canada and Caribbean-area president, Lea Bogatch-Genossar, says the company will use the inland port to serve furniture and finished product manufacturers from...

  • Mayor: Seattle to re-examine its helipad policy

    SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle will re-examine its policy on helicopter landing pads in response to Tuesday's fatal crash at a downtown intersection. Mayor Ed Murray said at a news conference hours after the wreck that the last major changes to Seattle's helipad regulations were made more...

  • Longtime airline to leave North Dakota

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota by the end of the month after serving the state for more than two decades. The Wyoming-based regional airline announced last week that it was suspending service to Dickinson and Williston. In January, it pulled out of...

  • Vermont transportation: Think of riders during strike

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging both sides in a public bus service contract dispute to remember passenger needs in their efforts to resolve the strike.

  • App-based rideshares, taxis await Seattle vote

    SEATTLE (AP) — In a fight pitting upstart technology and traditional business, app-based ridesharing firms and taxi companies are dueling for supremacy in the Seattle market. But the next round will be shaped in part by the City Council, which is set to vote on ridesharing regulations...

  • White House: Search area for missing plane may be expanded

    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said that nations trying to locate a missing airliner may expand their search area in the Indian Ocean.

  • More choices, more rides bring transit renaissance

    With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.

  • Greater Burlington commuters spared a bus strike

    Chittenden County commuters can look forward to a hassle-free bus ride to work after the bus drivers' union and country transportation authorities reached a contract deal.

  • For good highways, use tolls and ditch the gasoline tax

    Last month, President Obama traveled to snowy St. Paul, Minn., the same place where in the sunnier days of June 2008 he predicted that his clinching of the Democratic presidential nomination would be remembered as “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the earth began to...



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