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  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says. Federal regulators especially need to close a...
  • Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station

    Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station
    On Saturday, federal transportation officials will announce more than $10 million to refurbish one of the Los Angeles County transit system's busiest light-rail stations. The $10.25-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Wins $22.6 Million For Freight Rail, Riverfront Work

    Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury's riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. The state overcame stiff competition...
  • 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...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......