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By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Congress has bought itself more time to finish work on a long-term transportation bill.
Potholes, vulnerable bridges, a lack of sidewalks -- following years of cutbacks in federal transportation funding, states are feeling the pinch. In Oregon, the NewsHour’s Cat Wise explores pressing infrastructure funding needs, like alternative forms of transportation, traffic reduction measures…
By PBS NewsHour
With gasoline prices at their lowest in years when the new Congress convened, there had been talk that it might be time to raise federal gas and diesel taxes, which haven't budged in more than 20 years.
The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund.
By Associated Press
Unmapped Routes May Pose Dangers for Shipping Boom in Arctic Waters…
By Jenny Marder
For those Earthlings lucky enough to be under cloudless skies during Tuesday's Venus transit, it took the form of a pea-sized dot gliding across the Sun's northern hemisphere. For more perspective, NASA has collected a stunning sampling of images both…
Venus Transit: Explaining a Rare Phenomenon…
One Mississippi community is using stimulus money to bring mass transit to rural areas around the clock. Special correspondent Miles O'Brien of has our "Blueprint America" series report.
Robert Frank: Why does the public transport system in London charge significantly more for a tube or bus journey if you buy a paper ticket than it does if you use their Oyster prepaid card? In most cities…
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