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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • Safe rail transport of hazardous materials is critical

    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...
  • Congress must accelerate Highway Trust Fund solutions

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, July 14: Congress has roused itself, at the last minute, and now is scrambling to save the Highway Trust Fund. Better late than never. Better still will be if lawmakers agree to come up...
  • NTSB faults Washington state, trucking firm in bridge collapse

    WASHINGTON A series of safeguards failed to prevent an oversize truck from hitting a low-clearance bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state last year, leading to the collapse of one of its spans, federal safety investigators concluded Tuesday. The...
  • Sabal Trail natural-gas pipeline to bring cleanest of fuels to Southeast

    Sabal Trail natural-gas pipeline to bring cleanest of fuels to Southeast
    After holding more than 50 open houses and public meetings in communities along the Sabal Trail pipeline route and hearing from government officials, public agencies, landowners, community organizations and key stakeholders, the natural-gas project is...
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • North Dakota aims to double pipeline capacity; Enterprise helps

    BISMARCK North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota intends to nearly double its oil and gas pipeline capacity within two years as part of a plan to curb the wasteful flaring of natural gas in the bustling Bakken oil field, the state's governor said on...
  • Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

    WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local...
  • DOT reports first quarter airline profit, fees collection

    Airlines U.S. scheduled passenger airlines posted net profit of $507 million in the first quarter, up from a loss of $392 million in the 2013 period, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Monday. In the January through March period, passenger...
  • One more way used car buyers can get used

    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...
  • Sleek buses seek passenger rail's cargo on routes to the South

    WASHINGTON About an hour before the crowds began to arrive in Washington's Union Station for the morning rush hour, about 50 people stood in line in a muggy third-floor garage, waiting for a Megabus to take them to Charlotte, N.C. At 10:30, after the...
  • Railroads give up attempts to keep crude oil shipment data secret

    WASHINGTON The nation's largest haulers of crude oil by rail on Tuesday appeared to abandon their insistence that information about such shipments could not be shared publicly for security reasons. Meanwhile, states, including some that had previously...