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Montana Considers Tactics To Deal With Refusals From DUI Suspects For Breath Tests

(Helena, MT – Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) – Montana lawmakers are considering a pair of bills to deal with the rising numbers of suspected drunk drivers refusing breath tests.

Montana has the highest number of drunk driving ...

Weak Economy Relieved Houston Congestion in '09; More Traffic Jams on the Horizon

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) Houston commuters were fortunate to spend less time sitting in traffic in 2009 than in 2008, according to a transportation study released by the Texas Transportation Institute ...

Report: Not All Transportation Projects Create Jobs Equally

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) . The Bipartisan Policy Center has a new report out by Berkeley Professor Martin Wachs and the former McCain-Palin 2008 policy guru, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. "Transportation infrastructure investments are not all equally effective at ...

House Republicans Zero in on High Speed Rail

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) High-speed rail projects could be among the first to go if conservative spending hawks get their way in the new 112th Congress.

Republicans are sharpening their budget shears, looking to make ...

More Parking Reduces Traffic: Orwellian Nonsense Or Necessary Evil?

This garage fills up every morning by 7 a.m., so local officials are building another one.

(Washington D.C. - David Schultz, WAMU) Earlier this week, we told you how some cities in Europe are trying to ...

West Virginian Is Highest-Ranking Democrat on Transportation Committee

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is Nick Rahall, a West Virginia, who according to the editor of our sister site, Itsafreecountry.org and former WV public radio reporter Anna Sale is ...

DOT Reaffirms "Rampage" Against Distracted Driving "Epidemic"

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood reaffirmed that distracted driving will remain front and center in the DOT's safety campaigns. At a press conference in Washington today, LaHood again referred to distracted driving as an "epidemic" ...

The Many Voices of BART

Communications specialist Berta Villalva is one of the voices behind BART announcements (photo by Casey Miner)

(San Francisco–Casey Miner, KALW News) A few months back, the New York Times profiled Carolyn Hopkins, aka the subway announcement lady. ...

TN Moving Stories: Park Slope Residents To Air Feelings About Bikes Tonight, and Tulsa Transit To Do a Fast Forward

Support for making people register their bicycles hits Park Slope (Gothamist)--which is also where, tonight at 6:30 (Old Reformed Church - Carroll and 7th Avenue) the NYC DOT will present their preliminary Prospect Park West bike lane findings to Community Board 6. The Brooklyn ...

Montana Tackles Repeat DUI Offenders with 24/7 Sobriety Program

(Helena, MT – Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) – Montana lawmakers are considering several bills this week to crack down on drunk driving. Recently there have been high profile deaths, including two cases of drunk drivers killing Montana Highway Patrol officers.

Medical Marijuana Supporters Fear Montana Drugged Driving Law

(Helena, MT – Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) – Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would revise the impaired driving law to add that any amount of a dangerous drug is a violation.

But supporters of medical marijuana worry ...

First Chevy Volt Rental Happened Today in NYC

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) A tiny milestone in the march towards an electric car market just crossed the Transportation Nation news desk. The very first rental of a ...

NYC Wants to Legalize Hailing Livery Cabs

(New York -- Brian Zumhagen, WNYC) New York City currently bans passengers from hailing livery cabs on the street. You can only flag down licensed yellow cabs. All other car services must be called by phone to ...

What Can the US Learn from European Parking Policies?

Bicycle parking, Amsterdam (photo by Alex RK/Flickr)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Making parking more expensive and less convenient, encouraging residents to trade in parking permits for transit passes, and dedicating parking revenue for things like bike sharing programs...according ...

Houston Trains to Houston Drivers: We Are Bigger and Heavier Than You

Houston train a gets new paint job (photo by Wendy Siegle)

(Houston - Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) If you've ever forgotten (and I really hope you haven't) to obey the traffic signal when approaching rail crossings, ...

TN Moving Stories: ARC Repayment Deadline Absolutely, Positively Jan. 25th; NJ Gov. Christie to NY Sen. Schumer: Mind Your Manners

NJ Governor Chris Christie says when it comes to voicing opinions about the ARC tunnel, NY Senator Charles Schumer should "mind his manners on the other side of the Hudson River."

Delta Airlines Posts $19 Million Profit

(Detroit -- Noah Ovshinsky, WDET) Delta Airlines reported its fourth quarter earnings today. Michigan’s dominant carrier reported a quarterly profit of 19 million dollars, disappointing Wall Street analysts, who had expected higher numbers. Delta President Ed Bastian says the company was hurt by bad weather during the holidays.

"The severe ...

Senator Schumer And Governor Christie Trade Rhetorical Blows Over ARC Tunnel

Sen. Schumer to business breakfast: NJ Gov Christie's pulling the plug on ARC Tunnel was "terrible decision."

(New York - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) If U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was spoiling for a fight when he ...

Christie Vs. Schumer on ARC - Round 4

(New York - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) First, U.S. Senator Schumer took the podium at a business breakfast this morning and slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for killing the $9 billion ARC rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

Easy for you to say, retorted a spokesman for Governor ...

Interview: John Mica says Transpo Bill Needs "Alternate Means of Financing"

Official Government Photo of John Mica

Transportation Nation's Todd Zwillich spoke with Republican John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, about rumors of raiding the Highway Trust Fund, stretching infrastructure money farther, and why the new ...