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  • GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016

    GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016
    General Motors Co will introduce in two years its first car that can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Sunday. In the same time frame, GM also will introduce more...
  • Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways

    Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways
    There may be relief in sight for drivers and truckers facing one of Southern California’s worst bottlenecks. Federal officials Tuesday approved a $10-million grant for a series of fixes to the congested interchange between the 60 Freeway and the...
  • Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time

    Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time
    Airlines in the U.S. were more on time in July, but some of the largest carriers in the Chicago region fared poorly in punctuality, as did Chicago Midway airport. The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 75.6 percent in...
  • Virginia Port Authority anchors $15 million federal transportation grant

    Virginia Port Authority anchors $15 million federal transportation grant
    A federal transportation grant will soon provide a much needed upgrade to a congested artery into the Port of Virginia. Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Newport News), announced Tuesday that the Virginia Port Authority will...
  • State to get $10M to widen Route 175 at Fort Meade

    State to get $10M to widen Route 175 at Fort Meade
    Maryland will get $10 million in federal funds to widen Route 175 at Fort George G. Meade, a project designed to cut congestion and make the roadway safer and more efficient. U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski, Ben Cardin, and U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch...
  • Carmakers, others fund research toward cars that talk to each other

    A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said on...
  • US delays ruling on Norwegian Air's low-cost transatlantic flights

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday declined to give discount long-haul airline Norwegian Air International temporary approval to fly into the U.S. ahead of a permanent ruling. Norwegian wants to bring the low-cost airline model to...
  • N. Florida speed trap acknowledges that Waldo police have ticket quota

    Police officers who run a notorious speed trap in north central Florida have confirmed what frustrated motorists have suspected for more than 50 years. Five police told a Waldo city council meeting late on Tuesday that officers work under a quota to...
  • Quake aftershocks damage Napa bridge, force lane closure

    Quake aftershocks damage Napa bridge, force lane closure
    A set of aftershocks that rattled the Bay Area Tuesday morning caused damage to the George Butler Bridge in Napa, officials said. Crews with the California Department of Transportation were performing emergency road repair on the bridge on southbound...
  • Shrinking revenue spurs gas tax alternatives

    WASHINGTON It was the potholes that convinced real estate broker Lester Friedman that there had to be a better way to pay for road construction and repairs. Friedman, who lives in Bend, Ore., drives about 8,000 miles a year in his 1999 Chevrolet...
  • Study: Americans Hit the Highways Again

     
    Americans went through some hard times in the past few years, and while everyone may not necessarily be on easy street now, a major spike in highway travel suggests that we as a nation are at least on the road......
  • Labor Day Weekend Could See Spike in Highway Travel

     
    As Labor Day celebrates the contributions of the American worker, it seems appropriate that this year's holiday will represent a milestone in the nation's slow-but-sure economic recovery. AAA is forecasting that just less than 35 million people will...