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Conn. Lawmaker Wants To Impose Tolls On Interstates To Raise Infrastructure RevenuesThe U.S. Department of Transportation secretary has said federal funds are nearly tapped out. Rep. Tony Guerrera said the gas tax alone is no longer enough to fund road repairs as car become more fuel efficient.
Pols In Rockland County Call For Stricter Freight Train Safety StandardsU.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Westchester/Rockland, and several other elected officials called for the U.S. Department of Transportation to set stricter standards
Environmental Group Pushes For More Oil Freight Train Safety MeasuresThe derailment of a freight train pulling empty oil cars in upstate New York has raised concerns with environmental groups voicing opposition to the hauling of shale oil along the Hudson River.
Feds Blast Metro-North, Call Recent Accidents 'Unacceptable'The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.
New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. LawmakersSecy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation's transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.
New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In KearnyFederal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.
Feds: 26 Unsafe Bus Companies From NY, Other States Shut Down For Safety Violations In what's being called the "largest single safety crackdown" of the motor coach industry, federal officials have shut down 26 bus operations that transport more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 from New York to Florida for safety violations.
Second Man Charged In Sky Express Bus Crash Waives ExtraditionA North Carolina dispatcher will be brought to Virginia to face charges stemming from a bus wreck that killed four passengers as the bus was headed to Chinatown last year.
Trial Delayed For Kin Yiu Cheung, Driver In Fatal Sky Express Bus CrashKin Yiu Cheung was driving a Sky Express operated bus headed to Chinatown from North Carolina when it swerved off the road and overturned on I-95 in Virginia on May 31.
Foreign Airlines Now Subject To Same Rules As Domestic CarriersNew passenger protection rules have gone into effect aimed to prevent nightmare scenarios like the one many experienced at John F. Kennedy International Airport during last year's blizzard.
Federal Grants To Mean Less Congestion On NJT, LIRR And Faster Amtrak ServiceThe DOT has announcedthat $745 million would be going toward rail projects that will allow trains to travel up to 160 mph in some sections of the Northeast Corridor and to construction that will allow Amtrak trains to avoid a congested rail junction in part of New York City.
L.I. Dad Spearheading Charge For Mandatory Rearview Cameras In CarsEach week, about 50 children are hit by cars while backing up, often in the owner's driveway. Now there’s a new proposal could make rearview cameras mandatory in all vehicles.