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  • State looks at all-electronic toll collection

    State looks at all-electronic toll collection
    Maryland may eventually do away with tollbooths on the state's highways, bridges and tunnels and switch to electronic toll collection. A preliminary report by the Maryland Transportation Authority concluded that converting its seven toll plazas is...
  • Celebrated nuclear ship rests in Baltimore

    Celebrated nuclear ship rests in Baltimore
    Tucked behind a ruined grain elevator at a pier along an industrial stretch of Baltimore's waterfront lies a still-gleaming white vessel that was once one of the nation's proudest maritime achievements — the only nuclear cargo and passenger ship...
  • Contractors grounded by FAA shutdown

    Contractors grounded by FAA shutdown
    When Kathleen Thompson learned this week that her Forest Glen engineering firm would not receive payment from its biggest client, the Federal Aviation Administration, the decision she had been dreading suddenly became inevitable: She told employees that...
  • Awaiting Dixon verdict, people tweet, tweet, tweet

    WBAL's Dave Collins spotted something sparkly on Sheila Dixon's ring finger, and soon, someone else's fingers were flying. "Dave asked dixon outside courthouse if she was wearing an engagement ring," the station's on-site Tweeter wrote. "Also from dave:...
  • Obama administration to unveil stricter fuel regulations for trains: WSJ

    U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an...
  • Congress must accelerate Highway Trust Fund solutions

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, July 14: Congress has roused itself, at the last minute, and now is scrambling to save the Highway Trust Fund. Better late than never. Better still will be if lawmakers agree to come up...
  • Safe rail transport of hazardous materials is critical

    Kudos to the Chicago Tribune for the investigative feature story about the number of Bakken crude oil trains running through our region on a weekly basis ("40 crude oil trains a week; Documents show rolling pipelines of flammable liquid often traverse...
  • NTSB faults Washington state, trucking firm in bridge collapse

    WASHINGTON A series of safeguards failed to prevent an oversize truck from hitting a low-clearance bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state last year, leading to the collapse of one of its spans, federal safety investigators concluded Tuesday. The...
  • How a Vehicle Safety Complaint Becomes a Recall

     
    It's pretty much impossible to go a day without yet another vehicle safety recall; GM's wide-spread ignition defect woes and the ever-expanding, multi-automaker Takata airbag recall continue to grab headlines. With so much recall news, it's easy to get...
  • One more way used car buyers can get used

    If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires. Is this car under any recalls? You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
  • Sabal Trail natural-gas pipeline to bring cleanest of fuels to Southeast

    Sabal Trail natural-gas pipeline to bring cleanest of fuels to Southeast
    After holding more than 50 open houses and public meetings in communities along the Sabal Trail pipeline route and hearing from government officials, public agencies, landowners, community organizations and key stakeholders, the natural-gas project is...
  • House, Senate panels propose quick fix for near-bankrupt highway fund

    WASHINGTON House of Representatives and Senate committees approved plans Thursday to shore up the foundering highway trust fund through next May, but several business groups told lawmakers they want a longer-term solution by the end of this year. The...