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The Fastest Road in America Is Falling Apart. Here's Why.

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Both presidential candidates agree that America's aging infrastructure needs massive investment. Why wouldn't they? Fixing and replacing our roads, pu...

This Planned Highway Could Wipe Out 200 Koalas

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green

Conservationists are accusing the Australian government of “signing the death warrant” for around 200 koalas whose habitat will be devastated by p...

3 Highway Safety Measures Every Truck Driver Should Consider

William Morrow | Posted 08.12.2016 | Travel
William Morrow

Image Source Trucking is a huge business for the transport economy. Being a trucker puts you in a position where you're able to thrill people with the...

Roads Are Modern Hunting Fields

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side.

Let's Return Our Cities To The People Who Live There

Pascal Mittermaier | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Pascal Mittermaier

It's taken almost 60 years, but we are finally realizing the error we made when the United States built highways through the middle of its cities, displacing and isolating hundreds of thousands of residents, and we're beginning to do something about it.

California's Classic Road Trip: The Pacific Coast Highway

David Code | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
David Code

Most of my family's travel is international, but when my son suggested driving the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco down to Los Angeles, we couldn't resist.

A Transportation Infrastructure Plan for the 21st Century

Mike Quigley | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

For generations, this country's transportation infrastructure served as the backbone of our economic success. We dreamed big, we built bigger, and our economy flourished. But today, our crumbling infrastructure is slowing economic growth.

America’s Crumbling Dams Are A Disaster Waiting To Happen

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green

America’s infrastructure is crumbling. The dams are in particularly rough shape and many have deteriorated -- some to dangerous and potentially dead...

Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Bonni Brodnick

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.

FBI vs. Apple: Holy War or Just Another Whinge?

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.02.2016 | Technology
Art Brodsky

If history tells us anything, it's that a) we've seen this act before, b) that law enforcement will by hook or crook, get the capabilities it needs and c) it will come running to Congress for relief the next time a new technology crops up.

I'm With Stupid: Caution! Watch Out for Falling Stupid

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

You know how they have those signs along roads that tell you to watch out for falling rocks? You know how you always ignore them? Well, there's a place near where I live where you really do have to watch out, and it claimed another vehicular victim recently.

WATCH: Worker Saves Stranded Pup After Spotting Her On Highway Traffic Camera

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Good News

An Arizona state worker has given an adorable puppy a second shot at life. Gil Estrada was monitoring highway cameras at the state's Department of Tra...

Highway Funding Made Simple -- You Use It, You Pay For It

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

State governments need to find other sources of funding to keep their highway programs whole. And many are finding tolling to be that solution. Tolling brings us closer once again to the "user pays" principle that helped create America's modern highways.

These 40 Illinois Cities Are the Worst for Commuting

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.10.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The amount of time you spend on the road is dependent on where in Illinois you live and work. Your commutes could either be drawn-out and stressful, or they could be brief and relaxing after a long day at work.

A Failure of Capitalism: Trump, Trucks and Voter Rage

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Hal Donahue

Trump taps into the righteous anger of an electorate while misdirecting those voters to scapegoat our struggling veterans, military, federal workers, retired people, sick and challenged under the clever and nondescript term -- dependent class. The American worker does not deserve to be squeezed by its own government. If politicians like Senator Casey and Hillary Clinton cannot get their message across, extremists, like Trump, win.

Congress Passes 34th Short-Term Funding Patch For Highways

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday passed legislation funding the nation's highways, bridges, and roads for another three months -- one day before c...

America's Dangerous Addiction To Building New Highways

Politico | Benjamin Hart | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

The Marquette Interchange is an engineering marvel, a steel and concrete symphony of girders and flyovers at the edge of downtown Milwaukee, harmonizi...

No More 'My Way or the Highway' - The Highway Needs to Win

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Congress still has not found or agreed upon a funding source to ensure that work on our roads and bridges continues after August 1 when the 33rd extension of the funding authorization for the program expires.

Enough! Stop More Giant Truck-Trailers on Your Highways

Ralph Nader | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The big trucking industry now wants to roll back protections in 39 states, put longer double trailers on your roads and cut back on giving truck drivers the rest they (and you) need. Is there any limit on the supremacy of commercial greed over safety values?

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Senators Unveil 6-Year Highway Bill As Deadline Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators unveiled a six-year transportation funding bill on Tuesday that would pump nearly $300 billion into the n...

The 20 Most Bizarre Traffic Laws In America

Supercompressor | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Supercompressor

Here are some of the most bizarre traffic laws in the United States. And yes, there will be a quiz. Given by the police. If you speed. So print this out.

Before We Gamble on Trade

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

It makes no sense to gamble on a deal without securing tools that will allow America to remain a world leader. This can happen only when we make the American people a priority and take the necessary steps to enhance our workforce and transportation system, which is the greatest investment we can make in our future.

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Senator Blames Own Party For Being ‘Incredibly Irresponsible' On Highway Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) railed against his own party Wednesday for failing to extend funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, and tr...

Do Freeways Belong Inside Cities?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I am coming to the conclusion that, within large cities, freeways -- which have never really been free, by the way -- have proven to be a perhaps well-intended but often decidedly bad idea. They have generally been terrible for the neighborhoods around them.