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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • We Made It!

    We Made It!
     It was like that scene in “Home Alone” when they’re running through the airport, except we were trying to catch a ferry! I bought the tickets weeks in advance to guarantee a good departure/arrival time for the holiday weekend.  It was...
  • Honda Civic HF and Natural Gas

    Honda Civic HF and Natural Gas
    By Jim MacPherson When asked which cars get the best fuel economy, most people immediately think of gas-electric hybrids. There’s good reason for this, as compact and midsize hybrids produce outstanding EPA fuel economy numbers. Honda has two...
  • 'Tis The Season

    For me, the week after Thanksgiving can only mean one thing: It's time to get the Christmas tree. None of this plastic/fake stuff either. One of the biggest perks of the holiday season is the smell of a live Christmas tree in the living room. But...
  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

    By Paula MacPherson When I first struggled to get into the passenger seat of this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I thought that this was just one more SUV that’s  too tall for me. Then Jim remembered to lower the adjustable suspension system, which...
  • About Specs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
  • Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News will not open for another month

    Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News will not open for another month
    NEWPORT NEWS — It will be at least another month before motorists can begin using the new segment of Middle Ground Boulevard. The four-lane road, which will provide a new connection between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard, was scheduled for...
  • Feel free to cruise slowly in the passing lane

    Feel free to cruise slowly in the passing lane
    I ventured the other day onto the cross walk in front of The Morning Call, because the road was clear except for a car just emerging from a nearby parking deck. I've seen people who just step out into the crosswalk in busy traffic, confident that...
  • Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

     
    Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...
  • How the red light camera study was done

    How the red light camera study was done
    The Chicago Tribune commissioned the study of red light cameras with two researchers affiliated with Texas A&M University who conducted the work as independent consultants. Under their guidance, and with the advice of several other national experts,...
  • Cops can't ride solo in HOV lanes at rush hour

    Cops can't ride solo in HOV lanes at rush hour
    Q: Every rush hour I see cruisers from the sheriff's offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as other police agencies driving in the Interstate 95 HOV lanes with one person in the vehicle. Is law enforcement allowed to do this? John McCarthy,...