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Safety Concerns Mount As Rail Shipments Of Oil Grow

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

More oil was delivered by rail in the United States during the first four months of the year than in any other period in history, according to the Ass...

Rejecting Scrooge-Like Transportation Budgets in 2014

Edward Wytkind | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.

Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail Infrastructure

Ryan Morgan | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

As a former intern at the MTA, I have seen first-hand that the constant lack of funding and political pressure to cut costs are beginning to take their toll on the condition of critical infrastructure and rolling stock.

Rebuild America or Let it Wither

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.

SpaceX and Its 'X' Factor

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ayodele Faiyetole

Just as we set out of the Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center 583C Building on July 27 on our way to Los Angeles for a tour visit of SpaceX, thr...

WATCH: Ghosts Of The Rockies

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

And it's not just snow ghosts -- the towering pine trees draped in snow and encrusted by a layer of ice -- which sparkle against an unforgivingly cold blue sky.

Matt Sledge

Amtrak Bridge's Jam Delays Northeast Riders, Highlights Rail Troubles

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A critical bridge between Newark and New York could not be swiveled into place for more than two hours late Wednesday night, stranding pas...

Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

In such an urbanized country as the United States, it surprises how few of the nation's workers depend on public transport to make their daily commute...

Fast and Furious Opposition to High Speed Rail Gets U.S. Off Track

Jan McGirk | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Jan McGirk

If the United States ignores an opportunity to reshape its economic geography with high-speed trains, it's likely to get left behind.

In The Public Interest: Arizona on Track for Passenger Rail

Serena Unrein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serena Unrein

On Friday, for the first time, Arizona's State Transportation Board approved a state rail plan which includes connecting the major metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson by passenger rail.

PosTED -- Good, Bad and Ugly

Bill Liao | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Liao

Ugly is where we will begin and this part has nothing so far to do with TED (despite the conclusions one might draw from Bill Gates' talk on state bud...

U.S. Unveils 53 Billion In High-Speed Rail Plan

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion spending plan for high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure ...

Turning Swords into High Speed Rail - Obama's iAmerica

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

President Obama wants to bulk up high-speed rail, and scale down defense spending. FDR converted peace-time manufacturers into a dominating wartime pr...

Illinois High-Speed Rail Proposal Could Get A Slice Of $8 Billion In Stimulus Money

Chicago Breaking News | January 27, 2010 8:19 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama will announce tomorrow the award of $8 billion in stimulus funds to develop high-speed rail corridors. A Midwest proposal in...

Commerce Secretary Locke: Rail Can Revive Auto Industry

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan J. Demas

Linking up with rail makes perfect sense for a contracting industry, at a time when environmental and economic factors make expanding public transit a necessity.

Missing the Train on the Recovery Package

Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas

In a problem with both versions of the bill, the highway investment isn't explicitly targeted to repair and maintenance of crumbling roads and bridges.

It's Time To Bring High-Speed Rail To California

Fiona Ma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fiona Ma

With record high gas prices, growing congestion on our roads and airports, global warming and environmental concerns, and an economic situation crying...