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Many U.S. Bridges Are Old, Risky And Rundown

AP | MIKE BAKER and JOAN LOWY | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States has so many bridges in need of repair or replacement, and so little money to do the work, that state and local of...

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Oversize Load To Blame For Bridge Collapse

AP | MANUEL VALDES and MIKE BAKER | Posted 07.24.2013 | Crime

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. H...

Bridge Collapses In Washington State

Posted 05.24.2013 | Crime

The Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state collapsed around 7 p.m. on Thursday, dumping cars and people into the water, KIRO-TV...

Is Your Stoplight Watching You?

Diane Dimond | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Do red-light cams really mean safer streets or are they just another way for the government to pick your pocket? Beware, more cameras could be headed your way!

New Orleans Considers Removing Its Claiborne Overpass

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 17, 2012 edition.) No matter where you live in New Orleans, sooner or later you'll ...

Talking Leadership and Innovation With Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration

Tom Fox | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

Victor Mendez is administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports state and local governments in the design, construction and maintenance of the nation's highway system.

7 Big Ticket Items (Including NASA's Annual Budget) ID Thieves Could Fund With Your Stolen Tax Refunds

Adam Levin | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

Treasury estimates that the IRS could issue $21 billion to identity thieves over the next five years. For those those of you who are more visual, that's $21,000,000,000. Still need help? Consider the following.

Arlington To Rip Up, Rename Old Jeff Davis Highway

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's the end of the road for Old Jefferson Davis Highway. Once upon a time, the United Daughters of the Confederacy had envisioned a tra...

Regulators Probing Gear Shift Trouble With GM Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 01.14.2012 | Detroit

DETROIT — Federal safety regulators are investigating problems with the automatic shift levers on several General Motors cars because drivers ma...

States With The Most Deficient Bridges

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

If the president's jobs act were to pass, the subsequent infrastructure investment might become a bridge to work for many of the country's unemployed....

Colorado Loses $115 Million Out Of Transportation Budget Due To Congressional Technicality

Denver Business Journal | Cathy Proctor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado highway officials woke up Thursday with $114.7 million less in federal dollars to spend. Across the nation, state highway officials had $8...

The Traffic of Pay-to-Play Politics

Monica Youn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Youn

The Bush Administration's DOT succeeded in knocking a sizeable hole in Illinois' ban on pay-to-play deals that the state Senate had attempted to pass in the wake of the Blagojevich scandal.