Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Transportation Home  |  Discussions  |  Traffic  |  Columns  |  Q&A     |      Twitter |    Facebook   |  phone Alerts

Dr. Gridlock Archive: Transportation News

NTSB: Tug pilot in crash was on cell

PHILADELPHIA -- The mate piloting a tug boat in last summer's deadly collision of a tourist boat and a barge was consumed by a family emergency and on his cellphone at the time, a new government report on the crash revealed Monday.

By Associated Press  | March 7, 2011; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  NTSB, Transportation News  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Today's transportation roundup

It's another week, and another five days of navigating the roads, rails and skies to get business done. Monday began inauspiciously for me, with a Metro farecard machine eating my $20 bill and then becoming unresponsive. I have yet to recover the funds.

By Luke Rosiak  | March 7, 2011; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Airlines, MARC, Transportation News  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

More time to upgrade driver's licenses

The U.S. Homeland Security Department is giving states an extra 20 months to upgrade their systems to improve the security of driver's licenses to better identify illegal immigrants and thwart possible terrorists.

By Bloomberg News  | March 4, 2011; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Driving, Transportation News  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Chrysler recalls 250,000 vehicles

Chrysler is recalling about 250,000 vehicles to fix potential engine stalling.

By Associated Press  | March 3, 2011; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Transportation News  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Car-centric L.A. approves bike plan

Los Angeles officials approved a plan Tuesday that aims to get residents of the notoriously auto-centric city out of their cars and onto bicycles by linking its sprawling communities with an extensive network of bicycle lanes and trails.

By Associated Press  | March 2, 2011; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Biking, Transportation News  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

GAO: Taxpayers pay for trucking

Moving freight via truck shifts far more of the costs onto taxpayers than does other modes of shipping, according to an analysis by the government's financial watchdog.

By Luke Rosiak  | March 1, 2011; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Transportation News, Transportation Politics  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Older Entries in This Category »

Today's transportation roundup, Washington Post Editors , February 24, 2011
Ford to recall F-150 pickups, Associated Press , February 23, 2011
Today's transportation roundup, Michael D. Bolden , February 16, 2011
Gray team: WMATA subsidy use illegal, Luke Rosiak , February 15, 2011
Md. short on transportation funds, Associated Press and Staff Reports , February 15, 2011
Metro to study streetcar integration, Luke Rosiak , February 10, 2011
Examining rail safety, Luke Rosiak , February 1, 2011
Md. gas tax increase proposed, Associated Press , February 1, 2011
GAO: Rail safety data flawed, Luke Rosiak , January 31, 2011
How did you check A.M. commute?, Robert Thomson , January 26, 2011
Auto show quiz: Do you know your green cars?, James Buck , January 26, 2011
Transportation policy fest in D.C., Washington Post Editors , January 22, 2011
LaHood: Still fighting distracted driving, Bloomberg News , January 20, 2011
A campaign for transportation funding, Washington Post Editors , January 19, 2011
Potomac Mills slashes parking lot, Jennifer Buske , January 13, 2011
TSA tip: thermos bomb threat, Luke Rosiak , January 13, 2011
Motorcycle show next week, Washington Post Editors , January 7, 2011
Coffee spill leads to hijacking alert, Associated Press , January 5, 2011
CDC: Seat belt use reaches 85%, Associated Press , January 4, 2011
SoberRide sets record for holiday, Washington Post Editors , January 3, 2011
Gray names interim DDOT director, Washington Post Editors , January 3, 2011
Virginia traffic deaths decline, Washington Post Editors , December 30, 2010
High-speed rail panel to meet, Jennifer Buske , December 30, 2010
Insurance co. tracks, rewards drivers, Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune , December 30, 2010
5 new subway lines in Beijing, Associated Press , December 30, 2010
Travelers stuck on JFK tarmac, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 28, 2010
Snowed in? Ask @CoryBooker for help., Michael Bolden , December 28, 2010
Wind blamed for derailment in Pa., Associated Press , December 28, 2010
Beijing to cap new car registrations, Associated Press , December 23, 2010
London tube workers plan strike, Bloomberg News , December 22, 2010
NJ gets extension for tunnel bill, Associated Press , December 22, 2010
Tough travel in Europe, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 21, 2010
Mayor: Rome device not explosive, Associated Press , December 21, 2010
Gas demand may begin long decline, Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press , December 20, 2010
First transit TV makes debut, Luke Rosiak , December 20, 2010
Feds probe steering on Saturn Ion, The Los Angeles Times , December 17, 2010
Snow hits travel in Europe hard, Associated Press , December 17, 2010
Toyota recalls Sienna minivans, Associated Press , December 13, 2010
Midwest snow causes travel chaos, Sophia Tareen, Associated Press , December 13, 2010
Rally planned for high-speed rail, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 13, 2010
Megabus adds new cities this week, Washington Post Staff Writers , December 13, 2010
DOT redirects high-speed rail funds, Bloomberg News and Staff Reports , December 9, 2010
NJ Transit hires Patton Boggs, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 9, 2010
Minority firms seeks rail delay, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 9, 2010
Snow causes travel chaos in Europe, Crystal Becerril, Associated Press , December 9, 2010
5-alarm fire snarls Baltimore traffic, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 6, 2010
Cold delays ICC opening until 2011, Katherine Shaver , December 6, 2010
A wild chase of a stolen dump truck, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
Spain may extend emergency decree, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
DOT proposes rear-visibility rules, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 3, 2010
N.J. has 30 days to pay tunnel bill, Associated Press and Staff Reports , November 29, 2010
Metro wants you, Michael Bolden , November 11, 2010
NTSB to investigate cruise ship fire, Michael Bolden , November 11, 2010
Chrysler, GM recall vehicles, Washington Post Wire Services , November 11, 2010
NTSB holds forum on aging drivers, Michael Bolden , November 9, 2010
N.J. gets bill for scrapped tunnel, The Associated Press and Staff Reports , November 9, 2010
99 percent see rats on NYC subway, Luke Rosiak , November 9, 2010
Metro: L'Enfant escalator brakes failed, Luke Rosiak , November 4, 2010
NoVa officials discuss streetcar needs, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
CSX fire causes train delays, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
A disappointing year for transit, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
DOT makes high-speed grants official, Michael Bolden , October 28, 2010
Driverless vans complete road trip, Michael Bolden , October 28, 2010
N.J. governor kills rail tunnel, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Trains get OK to silence whistles, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
'Straddling bus' headed to U.S.?, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Drivers keep licenses despite violations, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
The Chevy Volt -- unplugged, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Transit advisory group wish list, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Are you a traffic ticket magnet?, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Red Top cabs get credit card machines, Christy Goodman , October 22, 2010
L.A. braces for Obama motorcade, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Forum tonight on D.C.'s future, Robert Thomson , October 20, 2010
Real Transformers in the works, Michael Bolden , October 20, 2010
Gas prices leap up in D.C. area, Ashley Halsey , October 15, 2010
Drilling world's longest rail tunnel, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company