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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways

    Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways
    There may be relief in sight for drivers and truckers facing one of Southern California’s worst bottlenecks. Federal officials Tuesday approved a $10-million grant for a series of fixes to the congested interchange between the 60 Freeway and the...
  • Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time

    Airlines serving Chicago area below-average in being on time
    Airlines in the U.S. were more on time in July, but some of the largest carriers in the Chicago region fared poorly in punctuality, as did Chicago Midway airport. The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 75.6 percent in...
  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    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...
  • Southwest Airlines to launch flights to Costa Rica

    Southwest Airlines plans to launch its first flights to Central America. The Dallas-based carrier said Friday it has applied for permission to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica, from Baltimore. The flights would begin March 7. Southwest launched its first...
  • Virginia Port Authority anchors $15 million federal transportation grant

    Virginia Port Authority anchors $15 million federal transportation grant
    A federal transportation grant will soon provide a much needed upgrade to a congested artery into the Port of Virginia. Virginia U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Newport News), announced Tuesday that the Virginia Port Authority will...
  • Southwest applies for flights to Costa Rica

    Southwest applies for flights to Costa Rica
    Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday. The Dallas-...
  • State awarded $10M for Route 175 expansion near Fort Meade

    State awarded $10M for Route 175 expansion near Fort Meade
    The Maryland Department of Transportation has been awarded $10 million in federal funding to widen a stretch of Route 175 in Anne Arundel County that is contributing to congestion around an expanding Fort Meade. The Transportation Investment...
  • Connecticut Wins $22.6 Million For Freight Rail, Riverfront Work

    Connecticut on Tuesday landed nearly $23 million in federal grants that advocates say will help transform Waterbury's riverfront and dramatically improve a key freight rail line from New London to Massachusetts. The state overcame stiff competition...
  • Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station

    Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station
    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...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • N. Florida speed trap acknowledges that Waldo police have ticket quota

    Police officers who run a notorious speed trap in north central Florida have confirmed what frustrated motorists have suspected for more than 50 years. Five police told a Waldo city council meeting late on Tuesday that officers work under a quota to...