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  • Governor McDonnell's transportation plan includes eliminating gas tax, increasing state sales tax

    Governor McDonnell's transportation plan includes eliminating gas tax, increasing state sales tax
    Governor Bob McDonnell is proposing a major overhaul of transportation funding that would do away with the state’s gas tax, and increase the state sales tax by almost a penny. The Governor’s office says the plan would generate more than $3...
  • Report: American Airlines only 58% on-time in September

    Report: American Airlines only 58% on-time in September
    American Airlines had the lowest number of on-time arrivals of any airline this September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released Thursday. Only 58 percent of American flights arrived on time and 3.1...
  • Mr. President, life is better than good

    This is one of those fun-but-tricky columns to write, since I have to turn it in before the election's over, but you will be reading it afterwards. (Assuming, that is, the election has been decided by this Sunday. We didn't have another election like...
  • House passes pipeline safety measure

     
    A natural gas pipeline explosion in Allentown last February that killed five people, and a series of other pipeline-related accidents throughout the country, spurred Congress to work on improving federal safety rules. Last week congressional leaders...
  • Rand Paul lifts hold on pipeline bill

     
    Kentucky Republican Rand Paul has lifted his hold on a pipeline safety bill and it could now be given swift approval in the Senate as early as Monday night, the Hill reported. There are reports that Paul actually wanted tougher......
  • First airline is fined for stranding passengers on tarmac

     
    American Eagle Airlines has agreed to pay a $900,000 fine for stranding hundreds of passengers on several delayed flights, marking the first penalty issued under a rule adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation in April 2010....
  • MIT says algorithm can predict red light runners

     
    Researchers at MIT say they have developed an algorithm that can predict when a car is about to run a red light....
  • Traffic death rate falls to record low

     
    Highway deaths fall to their lowest level since 1949, and the death rate is at a record low....
  • U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop to Historic Low, Again

     
    U.S. traffic fatalities in 2010 fell to the lowest levels since 1949, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Fatalities dropped 2.9% from 2009, to 32,885. Before this recent announcement, 2009???s data represented the lowest fatalities seen...
  • More vehicles earning top insurance industry safety ratings

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts 115 vehicles on its top safety list....
  • Consumer Confidential: Holiday travel, higher airfares, Acura redux

     
    Here's your watching-the-detectives Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: — Downturn, shmownturn. Despite continued worries about the economy, more Americans are expected to hit the highway this holiday season. AAA says it...
  • Tanker fire: $2 million in federal aid will help fix 60 Freeway

     
    The federal government has made $2 million immediately available to help fix the Paramount Boulevard bridge on the 60 Freeway, which was severely damaged when a tanker truck exploded beneath it....