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New York, Washington allow Uber to compete with taxis

Dec 13, 2012
For transportation app company, Uber, a victory in New York and Washington D.C., suggests a bright future.
Posted In: Transportation, app, taxicabs

Amtrak high-speed rail to compete with airlines

Oct 19, 2012
Amtrak is hoping to lure travelers away from other means of transport, like airlines, with new high-speed rail service.
Posted In: Amtrak, Transportation, air travel, missouri

A car can transport people out of poverty

Oct 5, 2012
When you're poor, car trouble can spiral out of control -- but for those without access to public transportation, a car is essential.
Posted In: poverty, mobility, Transportation, financial literacy, cars, homeless, San Diego, tough choices

Private rail tries for comeback in Florida

Aug 22, 2012
A private firm will offer service between Miami and Orlando, trying to prove that private rail service can compete with Amtrak.
Posted In: railroad, Florida, Transportation, Amtrak

Bus ridership is up across the country

Jul 10, 2012
Transit ridership across the U.S. has been steadily rising for more than a year. One of the biggest jumps came in Indianapolis.
Posted In: public transportation, Transportation, buses, Indianapolis

Transportation deal could be reached in Washington

Jun 29, 2012
Lawmakers in Washington are poised today to approve a bill that provides billions for transportation projects and lowers student loan interest rates.
Posted In: Washington D.C., Transportation, government spending

Congress pressed to pass transportation bill

Jun 26, 2012
Lawmakers must fund new federal highway construction before the current legislation expires on Saturday. If they don't, local construction projects may suffer, and jobs could be lost.
Posted In: Transportation, construction, infrastructure

Congress to decide on transportation bill, student loan rates

Jun 25, 2012
House lawmakers have until the end of the week to deal with two big economic issues. One is a two year transportation funding bill that puts about three million jobs at stake. The other is how to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for millions of new borrowers.
Posted In: student loan, Transportation, Congress

Smartphone app fixes Boston potholes

Jun 14, 2012
Boston has a new app that lets drivers locate bad bumps, and sends pothole fix-it lists to city workers.
Posted In: Transportation, driving

Private road deals could cost states

Jun 4, 2012
The House and Senate are hashing out differences over a transportation spending bill. One of the sticking points is whether to penalize states that use public-private partnerships to run their roads.
Posted In: Transportation, highways, infrastructure

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