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Politics Jan 02Trump threatens U.S. aid to Palestinian Authority
Trump, in a pair of tweets, said the U.S. pays "the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don't even want to negotiate a long overdue ... peace treaty with Israel.
Politics Dec 16Commuters lose transit, parking, biking benefits in tax bill
Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week.
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.