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CTA Getting $750K From Feds To Train Bus Mechanics

CHICAGO (CBS) — The CTA Tuesday was awarded a $750,000 grant to help it train the next generation of bus mechanics.

The grant is one of 19 announced Tuesday by the U.S. 279 more words


TIGER Grant Requests Exceed Funds Available

As in previous years, there are far more applicants for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recover (TIGER) grants than there are funds.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it has received requests totaling $9.8 billion, which is almost 20 times the amount of the $500 million in funding available. 168 more words

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Justice Department investigating airline collusion

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether airlines are colluding to slow their growth as part of an effort to keep airfares high. 131 more words


Detroit Metro Airport Gets $8.8 Million US Grant For Taxiway Project

ROMULUS (WWJ/AP) – Detroit Metropolitan Airport is about to get a major facelift.

U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced Wednesday that an $8.8 million federal grant for taxiway improvements has been awarded to the airport. 142 more words


Dash Cam Video Captures Uber Driver’s Near Head-On Collision With Distracted Driver

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A part-time driver for Uber says he was nearly hit by a woman driving in the wrong lane on West Liberty Avenue. 271 more words


DOT: Arlington Memorial Bridge Needs Way More Than $3M in Emergency Repairs

WASHINGTON — Emergency repairs on the Arlington Memorial Bridge, which will last through the fall and have squeezed traffic down to just two lanes, will cost about $3 million. 242 more words


Environmental Groups Sue Over Illiana Tollway Approval

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the proposed Illiana Tollway. They claim federal approval relied on faulty information and didn’t adequately consider environmental impacts. 125 more words