Transportation

  • May 23, 2012   BY Spencer Michels  

    I’ve been driving over the Golden Gate Bridge all my life and nearly every day for the past 40 years. Often, the drive is exhilarating, especially when there are boats in San Francisco Bay. Sometimes, particularly on foggy mornings, it’s … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012   BY Spencer Michels  

    There’s a big battle going on throughout the country, but especially in California, over whether to build very expensive high-speed rail systems. In these tough economic times, when the federal and the state governments don’t have enough money to support … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012  

    Gov. Jerry Brown wants California to build bullet trains. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on whether a massive and costly high-speed rail project, now underway in a state flooded with budget cuts, will ever be completed or worth its cost. Continue reading

  • February 6, 2012  

    In an interview Monday with the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Congress gets along most of the time and that disagreements mostly occur over major bills. He also discussed his relationship with President Obama, the race for the GOP presidential nomination and the chances of a deficit deal. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2011   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday “called on the 50 states and the District of Columbia to ban the nonemergency use of PEDs (portable electronic devices) (other than those designed to support the driving task) for all drivers.” On … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; Roll Call file photo Update 4:59 p.m. ET | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday afternoon that a bipartisan compromise has been reached to end the partial Federal Aviation Administration shutdown that put thousands … Continue reading

  • April 20, 2011   BY Kelly Chen  

    Passengers wait in check-in lines (Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Wednesday a bulked-up version of the “Passenger Bill of Rights” for consumers traveling by air. The new set of protections is built on the first … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2011   BY Talea Miller and Christa Bollmann  

    Bus drivers and their assistants have become frequent targets of extortion, threats and violent crimes in Guatemala City. Continue reading

  • February 8, 2011  

    Jeffrey Brown speaks with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the investigation into Toyota’s recalls of more than 12 million vehicles after thousands of drivers complained of unintended acceleration. LaHood said an investigation showed that electronic flaws do not appear to have been the cause of the problems. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A warning to those expecting EVs (electric vehicles) to clog the roadways anytime soon, or even to meet President Obama’s stated goal of one million by 2015: it’s not likely to happen, despite the fact that the U.S. has as … Continue reading