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  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • Federal Backup Camera Mandate Pushed Back Again

     
    For the fourth time since its 2008 passage as part of federal auto-safety legislation, a rule requiring all new cars to have backup cameras has been delayed ??? this time until 2015, Bloomberg news reported. Federal regulators pushed back the......
  • Guidelines Aim to Decrease Distractions of Multimedia Systems

     
    In a press briefing today, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood characterized his four-plus-year campaign against distracted driving as a "crusade." The latest weapon in the government's fight is a set of voluntary guidelines for automakers designed to...
  • Hillary Clinton, Emanuel speak at Global Initiatives conference

    Hillary Clinton, Emanuel speak at Global Initiatives conference
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave back-to-back speeches this morning to open a Clinton Global Initiative conference in Chicago that offered no new clues about whether she will run for president in 2016. In...
  • Sequester may result in delays at busiest U.S. airports

    Sequester may result in delays at busiest U.S. airports
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. air travel system faces widespread disruptions if automatic government spending cuts go into effect on Friday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Feb. 22 in an effort to pressure congressional lawmakers to delay...
  • Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services

    Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services
    Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
  • Could Rendell be the next Transportation Secretary?

    Could Rendell be the next Transportation Secretary?
    With the news breaking Tuesday morning that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leaving the Obama administration, could a certain former Pennsylvania governor with an affinity for infrastructure be tapped to take his place? Ed Rendell's name...
  • Right now, 660,000 U.S. drivers are phoning, texting behind the wheel

    Look around you the next time you're on the road. Chances are, you'll see someone still holding a smart phone to their ear, someone else with the phone on the steering wheel as they text, another peering down at something in their lap rather than...
  • Boca, North Perry airport towers get reprieve until June 15

    Boca, North Perry airport towers get reprieve until June 15
    Both the Boca Raton and North Perry airport control towers will remain open until at least June 15, giving local officials time to fight against their closures. The two airports were on a list of 149 airport nationwide that were slated to have their...
  • iPhone car-safety app from NHTSA gives data on ratings, recalls

    iPhone car-safety app from NHTSA gives data on ratings, recalls
    Federal safety regulators have unveiled an iPhone app that allows people to get safety ratings and recall information for vehicles they own or are thinking of buying. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration SaferCar app will let users...
  • Florida highways gain federal scenic status

    Florida highways gain federal scenic status
    One of the most pleasing drives in Florida for Jim Thorsen is a nearly 60-mile stretch of State Road 40 between Ormond Beach and Silver Springs. The mostly two-lane road winds through the heart of the Ocala National Forest and offers motorists a view...
  • Sunday shows: Scott Brown, Boehner, Bayh, Axelrod

     
    Also, Sens. Jon Thune, Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander, Govs. Haley Barbour, Ed Rendell and Jennifer Granholm, Rep. Paul Ryan and Bob Gibbs....