USDOT

Rick Scott killed a high-speed rail plan. Then All Aboard rolled up and he bought it.

As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to …

Florida

United Airlines planes collide on the ground at Chicago O'Hare Airport

Two United Airlines planes collided on the airfield at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, but thankfully no injuries were reported.<p>Around 4:20 p.m., Flight 645 was taxiing from Gate C30 when the aircraft’s left wing clipped the left wing of Flight 2746, the Chicago …

United Airlines

U.S., Chinese officials' trade talks will be on August 22-23: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lower-level trade talks between U.S. and Chinese officials will take place on August 22 and 23, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, offering financial markets hope that the globe's two largest economies could end trade tensions.<p>Beijing announced earlier on Thursday …

China

The Tiny Trade-School Ivy Outperforming Top Four-Year Colleges

In a suburb less than 10 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh, massive garage doors retract to reveal an aircraft hangar almost as large as a football field. The morning sun lands on a group of eight or so decommissioned aircraft, an aeronautical infirmary whose patients range from obsolete military …

College & University

'Baby Trump' balloons arrive in NJ ahead of president's visit

BEDMINSTER - As the president plans a return to his Central Jersey golf club this weekend, an activist group is nearing completion of its herd of 'Baby Trump' balloons.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for Friday to Sunday, signaling the …

Donald Trump

2 Trump Baby Balloons In Bedminster, New Jersey Could Haunt POTUS While He's Golfing

It's possible that you saw those humongous balloons depicting Trump as a cartoon baby in the United Kingdom. Now, they're headed to Bedminster, New …

Donald Trump

Baltimore trades bike-share for dockless scooter, bike pilot

Baltimore has traded its bike-share program for a pilot program offering dockless scooters and bikes.<p>The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Catherine …

Transportation

Why Amateur Rocket Builders Flock to This Desert

Magazine<p>At an event in Nevada, hobbyists can legally send their homemade rockets high into the atmosphere.<p>Heat and swirls of dust above the cracked earth of northwestern Nevada make any sign of life look like a mirage. In the fall of 2016, photographer Robert Ormerod turned off the road and onto …

FAA

State officials crack down on safety after crashes, death near I-75 Rouge project

After dozens of crashes near the I-75 Rouge River bridge project this summer — one deadly — state officials are taking steps to boost safety in the …

Bay City

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths.<p>In announcing the mileage proposal earlier this month, officials with the EPA and …

Pesticides

TRAFFIC ALERT: Trailer fire closes right I-35 lane at William Cannon, officials say

The right lane on northbound Interstate 35 at the William Cannon Drive bridge is closed after an 18-wheeler caught fire in the area, Texas Department …

Transportation

In the UAS/UAV race, China is beating the U.S.

While the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is on a strong growth track — nationally and here in Dayton — there are still concerns and …

Batteries

To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians

You’re crossing the street wrong.<p>That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first …

Artificial Intelligence

Multi-car crash on I-90 causes long delays

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A multi-car crash on Interstate 90 is causing delays of more than 90 minutes, according to the Ohio Department of …

Cleveland

Lane shifts and closures planned for MD 175 in Fort Meade

BALTIMORE - Drivers navigating MD 175 in Fort Meade should be aware of some upcoming lane shifts and closures, the Maryland Department of …

Transportation

That tunnel near Carter-Finley Stadium won’t be ready for NC State’s home opener

The N.C. Department of Transportation had hoped a new pedestrian tunnel connecting the State Fairgrounds with Carter-Finley Stadium would be open in …

College Sports

NCDOT proposes adding 'superstreets' in Garner

Video<p>GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) - Transportation officials will hold an open house to discuss "superstreets" in Garner on Thursday.<p>The road design …

U.S. Government

Ford takes an anti-Uber approach to self-driving cars

As Uber and Tesla have learned, it doesn't take a lot of bad press to shatter public trust on autonomous vehicles. Ford has taken that lesson to heart, saying it would rather instill confidence in self-driving cars than be first to market. In a letter to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) …

Technology

Changes Proposed For Dangerous Dallas Intersection

<b>DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)</b> – From his perch inside the Rec Shop skate shop, Jimmy Short looks out onto one of Dallas’ most infamous intersections. “I do …

U.S. Government

Fuzzy math could doom Trump’s attack on Obama climate rule

The Trump administration’s plan to roll back Obama regulations calls for altering the cost-benefit balance, but that opens the door to legal challenges.<p>The Trump administration’s attempt to reverse President Barack Obama’s most sweeping climate regulation rests on a legally risky strategy — redoing …

Politics

I used a top budget airline to score a cheap flight, but the fact I ended up spending more on fees than airfare shows how budget airlines win

You'd think after visiting 30-plus countries I wouldn't fall for the easiest grift in travel. But, we all make mistakes.<p>On a recent trip, I was heading from Sofia, Bulgaria to Lisbon, Portugal.<p>Traveling on a budget, I decided to book a cheap flight on one of the more popular budget airlines to …

Flying

Energy Infrastructure Benefits America At Home And Abroad

12:41 PM 08/16/2018<p>Many facets of the American economy are thriving, from rising employment to growing consumer spending. Despite those encouraging …

Faceted Classification

Truck fire blocks Texas 225 westbound at Allen Genoa Road

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>An 18-wheeler caught fire on Texas 225 Thursday morning, slowing traffic around Allen Genoa.<p>Now Playing:<p>The brakes on the back …

San Francisco Bay Area

Help MTA Police Identify Aggravated Assault Suspect

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) —</b> The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration Police Force is hoping the public can help them identify …

U.S. Government

Route 15 section closed after crane topples, spilling girder onto road

WINFIELD -- A section of Route 15 between Winfield and Shamokin Dam may be closed through weekend after a crane being used to build a bridge tipped …

Pennsylvania

Left-turn signal coming to crash-prone U.S. 127 intersection

One of Jackson County's most dangerous intersections is getting an upgrade.

U.S. Government

The best cap on Uber would be to fix the frigging subway

New York City is the first city to set a wage floor for ride-hail drivers and to cap the number of ride-hail vehicles on its streets, after the city council passed a package of bills on Aug. 8 and mayor Bill de Blasio signed it into law on Aug. 14. Over the weekend, drivers queued outside Uber’s …

Transportation

Evacuation warning for some people near Essex due to wildfire

Flathead County Sheriff Curry has issued an evacuation warning for a small number of residents near Essex.<p>The warning was issued at 12:30 p.m. on …

Montana

Half of Halls Ferry Circle closes Monday for 3 months of construction

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> Drivers won't be able to go full circle on the Halls Ferry Circle for three months, starting Monday.<p>To allow for replacement of poor …

Transportation

Colorado's Highway Cleanup Program Offers Advertising Loophole for Pot Businesses

Pot businesses in Colorado have discovered that the state’s highway cleanup sponsorship program offers a loophole to a ban on outdoor advertising by …

Cannabis