| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
On Saturday, federal transportation officials will announce more than $10 million to refurbish one of the Los Angeles County transit system's busiest light-rail stations.
The $10.25-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says.
Federal regulators especially need to close a...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
General Motors Co will introduce in two years its first car that can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Sunday.
In the same time frame, GM also will introduce more...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Kudos to the Chicago Tribune for the investigative feature story about the number of Bakken crude oil trains running through our region on a weekly basis ("40 crude oil trains a week; Documents show rolling pipelines of flammable liquid often traverse...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires.
Is this car under any recalls?
You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:10 AM
U.S. airlines posted worse on-time rates in May and Chicago airports ranked dead last for on-time departures.
U.S. airlines were on time 76.9 percent of the time, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
The horrific traffic crash last Saturday at 1 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one person and left comedian Tracy Morgan in critical condition at a hospital near Trenton calls attention to the danger of tired truck drivers. Investigators...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
This is insane. We replace baseball stadiums after a couple of decades, but a failing 118-year-old rail bridge on the vital Northeast Corridor is still in service?
The Walk Bridge, a movable bridge over the Norwalk River, opened 271 times in 2013 and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:14 PM
A major highway through Wilmington, Del. — shut because supports for a bridge it traverses are tilting — could have some lanes reopened around Labor Day, state transportation officials said.
The stretch of Interstate 495, which connects...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges.
Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion.
That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...