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  • Baton Rouge approves ride sharing companies

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has voted to allow ride sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to operate in Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports ( ) taxi cab representatives asked the council Wednesday to reject the vote on the basis that...

  • Senate Democrats unveil $9B for highway bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have unveiled a $9 billion plan to prevent states from facing a cutoff of federal highway construction money as early as this summer. Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., proposed the measure, which would raise taxes on heavy trucks as part of a...

  • Amtrak train hits vehicle on tracks, killing 3

    BOSTON (AP) — An Amtrak train hit a vehicle that was apparently driving on train tracks in Massachusetts, killing three people in the vehicle and derailing the train, authorities said Monday. The crash also disrupted and delayed train service along the busy Northeast corridor. The train was...

  • Supreme Court to hear Amtrak dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider whether Amtrak can partner with a government agency to create rules that other private railroads must follow. The justices agreed to hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that said Congress...

  • VIDEO: Senators propose a hike in federal gas tax

    U.S. Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., introduced legislation Wednesday to raise the country's gas tax as a plan to save the Highway Trust Fund from drying up.

  • Here's how much gas just went missing in Ohio

    Fuel worth more than $52,000 can usually get someone far -- but in Ohio, no one is sure where the $52,000 worth of fuel has gone.

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