United States Secretary of Transportation

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY railway has until Tuesday to analyze lines

NEW YORK (AP) – The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver’s cab […]

12/07/2013

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, center, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator (NHTSA) David Strickland, left. stand with students wearing crossing guard belts during a news conference outside the Transportation Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Drunk walking leads to pedestrian fatalities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, […]

08/05/2013

In this image from video, a crowd mobs the silver Fiat carrying Pope Francis through Rio de Janeiro on Monday, July 22, 2013. Ecstatic believers forced the closed Fiat to stop several times as they swarmed around during the drive from the airport to an official opening ceremony in the center of the city. (AP Photo)

Wrong turn in pope’s car leads to Brazil mob scene

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mob scene witnessed as Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday took place because his driver made a wrong turn, church and Brazilian authorities said. Rio Transportation […]

07/22/2013

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Gov’t warns of more flight delays as blame flies

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after flight delays plagued much of the U.S., air travel is smoother Tuesday. But the government is warning passengers that the situation can change by the hour as it runs the nation’s air traffic control system with a smaller staff.

04/23/2013

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Obama administration: Cuts to cause flight delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities.

02/22/2013

Gas tax revenue down, officials eye mileage levy

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Carpooling, higher fuel economy, hybrids and electric cars may be good for the environment, but they’re bad for government transportation funding, which relies on gasoline and diesel taxes.

01/18/2013

Fireball erupting

Highway reopens a day after explosion

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – Interstate 77 has reopened in both directions in West Virginia after crews worked through the night to repair damage from a massive natural gas line explosion and fire.

12/12/2012

Boston's transit agency to shut down at 2 p.m.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) – Boston is joining the list of major East Coast cities to shut down their transit agencies because of Hurricane Sandy. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is shutting down all service at […]

10/29/2012

Illinois Amtrak train hits 110 mph in test run

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – An Amtrak passenger train has reached a speed of 110 mph for the first time in Illinois. The train reached the speed Friday morning in a modest milestone for President Barack […]

10/19/2012

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