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Court Sides With Railroads in Amtrak Dispute

In the end Amtrak’s freight railroads prevailed in court.

A federal judge ruled in their favor by ruling that Section 207 of the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act is unconstitutional and thus the metrics and standards that the Federal Railroad Administration had issued in 2011 in terms of evaluating on-time performance have now been struck down. 316 more words

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ALEA expands hours at Eutaw Driver License Office

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is expanding hours of operation at the Eutaw Driver License Examining Office and eight other field offices in cooperation with the U.S. 398 more words

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Trump Wants to Cut Amtrak Long-Distance Train Funding, Trim Public Transportation Spending

Here we go again. Another president has taken aim at Amtrak’s federal funding.

The proposed fiscal year 2018 budget released by the Trump administration this week calls for eliminating federal funding of Amtrak’s long-distance trains and would impose other steep cuts in transportation spending. 529 more words

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Trump Wants to End Amtrak Long-Distance Train Funding, to Trim Public Transportation Funding

Here we go again. Another president has taken aim at Amtrak’s federal funding.

The proposed FY2018 budget released by the Trump administration this week calls for eliminating federal funding of Amtrak’s long-distance trains and would impose other steep cuts in transportation spending. 529 more words

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Report: Thousands Of Bridges In US In Need Of Repair, Hundreds In Md. Alone

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new report reinforces that thousands of America’s bridges are in desperate need of repair, and at the current rate, it would take more than two decades to repair bridges deemed structurally deficient. 437 more words

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Chao Confirmed as Secretary of Transportation

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Elaine L. Chao as the new federal secretary of transportation. The vote was 93-6.

Chao is the only member of the Donald L. 138 more words

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Believe it or not: The average price of a plane ticket has gone down

Plane tickets are getting less expensive.

The average cost for domestic air fare dropped to $344 for the third quarter of 2016, down nearly 9 percent from the same time the previous year, according to… 243 more words

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