The U.S. Department of Transportation released 2010 statistics on U.S. traffic fatalities. Last year was the safest year on American roads in recorded history with 32,788 deaths, down three percent from 2009.
Here's the official DOT release. -TN
Here's the full text of the President Barack Obama's remarks on clean fleet technology. -TN
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
ON THE CLEAN FLEET PARTNERSHIP
Landover UPS Facility, Landover, Maryland
12:33 P.M. EDT, April 1, 2011
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Hello, everybody. Thank ...
On April 1(!) Brian Lehrer asked listeners to weigh in on the proposal to transform the Holland Tunnel into a bike-only tunnel to be re-named the Charles Schumer Tunnel. Political perspective from Andrea Bernstein
What do you think about this bike lane expansion project?
(Washington D.C. - David Schultz, WAMU) The District of Columbia began operating its own local bus service in 2005. It's called the Circulator.
The idea ...
(Houston--Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) Over the last 10-15 years or so, transit agencies across the country have been switching to natural gas technology to fuel their bus fleets. Many cite the rising price of oil as an incentive for ...
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) NY Congressman Anthony Weiner is seen as "a contenda" in New York's next Mayoral election (okay, in 2013, but people need something to talk about while we're waiting for spring).
The youngish outer-borough congressmember got lots of airtime (and kudos from the kind of people who ...
Alex Goldmark and Soterios Johnson discuss the lastest on the ever-growing list of investigations into the safety of the burgeoning long-haul bus industry. Listen here.
Bonus: hear Senator Frank Lautenberg read the news bulletin.
TN Moving Stories: Philadelphia Planning Center City Bike Lanes, NYS Passes Budget, and Will Atlantans Vote Together as a Region...For Transit?
Two north-south bike lanes are being planned for Philadelphia's Center City. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
New York State's just-passed budget allots $8.5 billion for transportation spending. (Albany Times-Union)
Members of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) named Montana/Wyoming's Beartooth Highway their top scenic route. (Cody Enterprise)
(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The Senate Commerce Committee held a wide-ranging hearing on motor coach safety Wednesday. You can watch an archived webcast here.
During the hearing New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced the company that operated one ...
((Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) At the almost-end of the 2008 presidential primary season -- May, 2008 -- gasoline prices went through the roof , ...
This just in. The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking out of service one of the two so-called Chinatown bus companies involved in deadly crashes earlier this month.
Here's the statement from DOT: