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North Dakota Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Time around, due to the North Dakota Public Records Statute, Big Rail and Big Oil didn't get away with it.

White House Meeting Logs: Big Rail Lobbying Against 'Bomb Train' Regulations It Publicly Touts

Steve Horn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Big Rail has talked a big game to the public about its desire for increased safety measures for its trains carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale. What happens behind closed doors, the meeting logs show, tells another story.

Solar Freakin' Roadways Electrify Clean Energy Generation (Video)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the once far-fetched idea of "solar roadways" gains a huge convoy of supporters -- from the US Department of Transportation to Google to the Times of India to even Fox News -- a new video aimed at the millennial generation is set to go viral again, according to clean energy advocates.

Arrival And Departure Rankings Trouble Chicago Airports

AP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's two international airports landed at the bottom of the U.S. Transportation Department's ranking of on-time arrival and depa...

Costly Driving Time Warp at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

A sensible approach, especially given the recent decline in driving and increasing demand for transit, would be to plow a greater share of those limited resources into expanding access to public transportation and active transportation modes while focusing highway spending on fixing our existing roads and bridges.

Oh No! Bullet Train To Vegas In Trouble

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private b...

Hope, Progress in the New Afghanistan (Part 1)

Anne Stevenson | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Anne Stevenson

Yesterday's "rebels" are today's newer, younger generation of legitimate political and business leadership who will continue to transform the country from a post-conflict society to an active player in the global economy.

Hurricane Irene Is a Chance to Put Things Right in New Jersey and Washington

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

With parts of New Jersey and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast still literally underwater from Hurricane Irene, it is time to examine the dou...

Gardner Ready to Shed Department of Transportation

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Egged on by radio-host Amy Oliver, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) revealed Friday that he favors plans that "would basically turn the Department of Transportation back to the states."

Carmageddon, Out East, And America Fast Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

For me, leaving LA doesn't mean losing touch with the progress of America Fast Forward. In fact, I find these regular outings give me some helpful perspective on what Angelenos are trying to achieve transit-wise.

O'Hare Expansion: Partial Deal Reached With Carriers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The city of Chicago and two major airlines announced a nearly $1.2 billion deal Monday to go ahead with parts of a long-planned expans...

Miss South Dakota: 'Distracted Driving Kills'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every Miss America contestant chooses a platform issue. While other beauty queens may try to tackle tough social problems like world hunger or poverty...

Meditation: The New Corporate Benefit that Pays Huge Dividends

Joel Brokaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joel Brokaw

Several years ago, Nancy Slomowitz was so fed up that she wanted to walk away from the highly successful and profitable corporation she had built. He...

DOT: Airlines should offer bumped passengers greater consumer protection

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers would receive as much as $1,300 for being bumped from a flight and would have 24 hours to cancel reservations wi...

Drunk Driving Causes One-Third Of Cook County Driving Accidents, Says New Study

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new study by the Scripps Howard News Service found that a third of traffic deaths linked directly to drinking and driving, out of nearly 6,000 traff...

Toyota is a Challenge for Japan as a Whole

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

There is much more at stake here than the reputation of a company or even an industry -- it is the fundamental revision of Japan as a nation.

Amtrak Gets Federal Money For Chicago Routes

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amtrak trains will be able to travel as fast as 110 m.p.h. within about a year on portions of routes from Chicago to St. Louis and Chicago to Milwauke...