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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • Spotlight on Safety

    Cars with high scores in crash tests are hot commodities. Here’s how to size up the best model in your price range. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in...
  • Ford brings fantasy baseball to cars

    Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball to Cars: Have we gone too far? I have a heart-wrenching internal struggle when it comes to in-car connectivity. On the one hand, I love having navigation, my iPod and phone contacts all easily accessed when I’m driving....
  • US delays ruling on Norwegian Air's low-cost transatlantic flights

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday declined to give discount long-haul airline Norwegian Air International temporary approval to fly into the U.S. ahead of a permanent ruling. Norwegian wants to bring the low-cost airline model to...
  • Shrinking revenue spurs gas tax alternatives

    WASHINGTON It was the potholes that convinced real estate broker Lester Friedman that there had to be a better way to pay for road construction and repairs. Friedman, who lives in Bend, Ore., drives about 8,000 miles a year in his 1999 Chevrolet...
  • Rail oil tankers, victim of U.S. safety rules, also unwanted in Canada

    WASHINGTON/CALGARY (Reuters) - Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in...
  • DUI crackdown begins today

    DUI crackdown begins today
    A national crackdown on impaired begins today and lasts through the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1. Local participating agencies in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort include @SunrisePoliceFL, @MiramarPD and Plantation Police. ...
  • Rail firm poorly audited before Canada disaster: report

    LAC-MÉGANTIC Quebec (Reuters) - The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster, which last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called...
  • Study: Americans Hit the Highways Again

     
    Americans went through some hard times in the past few years, and while everyone may not necessarily be on easy street now, a major spike in highway travel suggests that we as a nation are at least on the road......
  • A drive down Memory Lane to the 'old' Route 309-Emaus Avenue interchange

     
    I received a number of thoughtful commentaries in response to Monday's (July 28) column regarding Allentonian Alberto Tineo's proposal to add an additional exit-ramp segment to provide access from I-78/Route 309 to northbound Emaus Avenue. I decided to...
  • Travel Q&A: Jabbed in the back at 30,000 feet

    Travel Q&A: Jabbed in the back at 30,000 feet
    Q: I can hardly stand to fly because the person sitting behind me always punches their seat-back entertainment screen so hard I can feel it through the seat into my back. What can I do? Feel Like Screaming A: In-flight entertainment touch screens on thin...
  • People Express adding destinations, may expand service

    People Express adding destinations, may expand service
    On Friday People Express began daily service to Atlanta from Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. Those flights — coupled with service to West Palm Beach, Fla., that began in mid-July — bring the number of destinations the low-cost...