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Nation Nov 01Trump administration won’t pursue talking cars mandate
The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.
Nation Oct 07Traffic deaths spiked in 2016, including pedestrians killed
Traffic fatalities rose 5.6 percent last year, with the biggest spikes in pedestrian and motorcyclist deaths, the government said Friday.
Nation Sep 14Industry panel may ask FAA to roll back aviation safety rules
The recommendations are contained in a report to the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee in response to President Donald Trump's directives to cut government regulations.
Nation Mar 30Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016. Distraction is partly to blame, early data shows
Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.
Nation Mar 20AP report: U.S., UK bar laptop carry-ons from Mideast, N. Africa flights
Royal Jordanian airlines says the U.S. government is barring passengers on some of its flights from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras in carry-on luggage.
Nation Mar 16Trump calls for privatizing air traffic control operations
Trump is also calling for the elimination of subsidized air service to rural communities, many of which supported his election last year.
Politics Jan 24Senate Democrats unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan
It's not clear where Democrats would get the money for their proposal.
Politics Jan 11Chao: Trump administration looking to ‘unleash’ potential of private investment in transportation
Economic gains are being "jeopardized" by aging infrastructure, rising highway fatalities, growing congestion and a failure to keep pace with emerging technologies, Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Nation Dec 08GOP, industry defeat safety rules that would have kept tired truckers off road
The trucking industry's latest triumph has caused concern among safety advocates that it may signal the start of a broad rollback of transportation safety regulations once there's no longer a Democratic president to check the tendency of Republican lawmakers to…
Economy Nov 18House chairman claims Trump favors privatizing air traffic control
A House committee chairman says President-elect Donald Trump likes the idea of spinning off air traffic control operations from the government and placing them under the control of a private, non-profit corporation chartered by Congress.