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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More delays seen for start of U.S. crude pipeline Seaway Twin

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widely anticipated Seaway Twin crude pipeline has yet to start pumping oil, missing an end-June target and fueling speculation among traders of potentially deeper delays. Pipeline operator Enterprise Product Partners said in June...
  • 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...