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  • Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour

    Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour
    Vice President Joe Biden had stern words for stalwarts, including those in the House and Senate, questioning the legitimacy of improved infrastructure and the means to fund it: you're wasting time. “What most people don't realize is that our...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Carmakers, others fund research toward cars that talk to each other

    A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said on...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Baltimore awarded $1.1 million grant to study Hanover Street corridor

    Baltimore awarded $1.1 million grant to study Hanover Street corridor
    Baltimore has received a $1.1 million federal grant to create a plan for the reconstruction or revitalization of Hanover Street's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge and other parts of the busy South Baltimore corridor, according to the U.S. Department of...
  • 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...
  • 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...