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  • Downtown L.A. parking fees to rise, fall with demand

     
    Los Angeles officials will unveil a new program Monday to increase downtown parking fees by as much as 50% to $6 an hour in the busiest periods at curbside spaces and city-owned lots, a strategy intended to reduce peak parking......
  • Casey amendment could mean more money for PA bridges

     
    The long-delayed re-authorization of the law that provides most of the federal road, bridge and mass-transit funding for the states finally passed the Senate today. Though House approval is still required, an amendment tacked on by Sen. Bob Casey would...
  • AT&T warns about texting & driving, but still no law in Florida

     
    TALLAHASSEE — AT&T is out with a new push to warn teens about the dangers of texting while driving. The results of their newly commissioned poll, conducted by SKDKnickerbocker and Beck Research, show that 97 percent of teens know texting while...
  • Don't Drive While "Intexticated"

     
    In 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that 3,092 people were killed in distracted-driving-related accidents. Just as alarming is that more than two-thirds of drivers polled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about...
  • Use Your Turn Signals, People!

     
    Stop being lazy and start using your turn signal. That's the message of a new study that found that drivers who neglect to use turn signals cause more accidents than distracted drivers. The Society of Automotive Engineers say that drivers......
  • Long tarmac delays for airlines continue to drop

     
    Only one commercial flight was delayed more than three hours on an airport tarmac in August, compared with 66 delayed flights nationwide in the same month last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Tuesday. Long airline delays have dropped....
  • Florida gets more high-speed rail money

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida will get an additional $800 million of federal funds to create high-speed rail service between Orlando and Tampa, plus $8 million to plan for a link between Orlando and South Florida....
  • EPA Proposes Nation's First-Ever Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses

     
    The Obama administration and federal agencies have proposed the first emissions and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy duty trucks and buses. The proposed rules ??? which come from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic...
  • EPA fuel economy labeling: Is there a better metric than MPG or MPGe?

     
    The U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency face twin and equally daunting tasks as they revise the fuel economy labels as mandated by the 2007 Energy and Independence Security Act. Not only must they incorporate accurate...
  • Airline delays? What airline delays?

     
    Since the U.S. Department of Transportation adopted steep fines against airlines that strand passengers on delayed flights, the number of airline delays have dropped dramatically. The latest federal statistics show that airlines continue to avoid long...
  • Insurance industry wants to block texting while driving

     
    Insurance industry wants to block texting while driving: Almost one-in-five of drivers report texting while driving in the past 30 days, according to a survey by the Insurance Research Council....
  • Lengthy airline delays in U.S. drop to zero in October

     
    The number of flights that were delayed on airport tarmacs for more than three hours in the U.S. dropped to zero in October, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Tuesday. The achievement marked the first time U.S.-based airlines reported no........