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  • States hit the brakes on road projects as federal fund goes broke

    WASHINGTON Instead of shifting into high gear during what is normally the peak of construction season, state transportation departments around the country are easing off the gas pedal as the federal Highway Trust Fund barrels toward insolvency sometime...
  • Airline on-time rates fall

    Airline on-time rates fall
    U.S. airlines posted worse on-time rates in May and Chicago airports ranked dead last for on-time departures. U.S. airlines were on time 76.9 percent of the time, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’...
  • Sleek buses seek passenger rail's cargo on routes to the South

    WASHINGTON About an hour before the crowds began to arrive in Washington's Union Station for the morning rush hour, about 50 people stood in line in a muggy third-floor garage, waiting for a Megabus to take them to Charlotte, N.C. At 10:30, after the...
  • With highway fund running dry, DOT and Congress look for revenue

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it would start limiting payments to states for road and transit projects next month in an attempt to conserve the federal Highway Trust Fund's rapidly diminishing cash balance. Usually,...
  • Ex-president of Schuylkill concrete company gets 7 years in massive fraud case

    In a case described as the largest fraud prosecution of its kind, the former president of Schuylkill Products Inc. was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for steering government bridge-building work intended for minority-owned businesses to his...
  • Mid-Year Agenda Update: Infrastructure, Poverty And Hartford

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courant.com/opinion). Here is a mid-year update. Infrastructure Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • North Dakota aims to double pipeline capacity; Enterprise helps

    BISMARCK North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota intends to nearly double its oil and gas pipeline capacity within two years as part of a plan to curb the wasteful flaring of natural gas in the bustling Bakken oil field, the state's governor said on...
  • Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

    WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local...
  • DOT reports first quarter airline profit, fees collection

    Airlines U.S. scheduled passenger airlines posted net profit of $507 million in the first quarter, up from a loss of $392 million in the 2013 period, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Monday. In the January through March period, passenger...
  • Railroads give up attempts to keep crude oil shipment data secret

    WASHINGTON The nation's largest haulers of crude oil by rail on Tuesday appeared to abandon their insistence that information about such shipments could not be shared publicly for security reasons. Meanwhile, states, including some that had previously...
  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...