The public is seeking answers after a deadly Amtrak train derailment claimed eight lives and injured hundreds Monday evening. The details of the incident are still surfacing piece by piece and many are wondering if the deadly crash was an accident waiting to happen.
A Republican-controlled House panel on Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak’s budget just hours after a deadly crash in Philadelphia.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., ridiculed congressional lawmakers at a Tuesday transportation hearing, saying that many of his colleagues are afraid of “the tea party,” and others are opposed to any action under President Obama “because he’s the wrong color.”
A $10 million federal grant to help improve the Port of Baltimore is just the latest example of federal investments to better enable the nation’s manufacturers to get their products around the world.
Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.