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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US Sen. Schumer Wants Tighter Trucking Regulations

In the wake of an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is launching a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.

06/15/2014

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D.C. Commuters Could Eventually Have To Pay Toll To Drive On Most Congested City Streets

As part of its “multimodal long-range transportation plan,” also known as moveDC, the D.C. Department of Transportation has proposed a toll for the most congested downtown roads.

06/04/2014

GM Safety VP Jeff Boyer (Photo Credit: General Motors)

GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

WASHINGTON - JUNE 26:  Cars sit in heavy traffic on 14th Street as Constitution Avenue is closed off due to heavy flooding June 26, 2006 in Washington, DC. More than 5 inches or rain fell in the nation's capital yesterday as the east coast of the U.S. has been hit by torrential rains with more expected in the next several days.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Feds Consider Tech Requirements To Prevent Car Accidents, Drunk Driving

Federal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication could transform traffic safety.

02/03/2014

Former Secretary of Transportation and Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood responded to Sunday’s Bronx train derailment with a call for a massive increase in spending put towards transportation investment. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

LaHood: Train Derailment Shows Need For Massive Increase In DOT Investment

Former Secretary of Transportation and Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) responded to Sunday’s Bronx train derailment with a call for a massive increase in spending put towards transportation investment.

12/02/2013

File photo of a plane taking off. (Photo by ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)

BWI to Received Millions for Upgrades

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of more than $11 million for runway safety enhancements and upgrades at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

08/01/2013

File photo of a Virgin America airplane. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Report: Virgin America Best U.S. Airline In 2012

Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report said Monday, as carriers overall had their second best performance in the more than the two decades since researchers began measuring quality of service.

04/08/2013

Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood-- the only remaining GOP member in President Obama's cabinet -- has decided to leave. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Only Republican From First-Term Obama Cabinet Decides to Leave

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still in President Barack Obama’s first-term Cabinet, said Tuesday he plans to leave the administration. His move continues an exodus that will give Obama’s team a new look in his second term.

01/29/2013

File photo of tourists walking near the Washington Monument. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

D.C. Is Among Top Walking Friendly Cities In America

According to a new study, D.C. is one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in the nation.

09/06/2012

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Maryland Awards $3.1 Million For Expanding Bike Routes

The state of Maryland is spending $3.1 million to expand and improve bicycling opportunities.

07/25/2012

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