Battle Of Atlanta – Delta Opposes Second Airport

Delta Air Lines is opposing an Atlanta developer's plan to commercialize a second airport, to the northwest of the city. Paulding Airport, currently a general aviation airport, is being evaluated for future use by commercial airlines. Delta says it would threaten their hub at Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest… » 11/01/14 2:00pm 11/01/14 2:00pm

Stunning Vintage Photos Of Virginia's Budding Motoring Infrastructure

The Virginia Department of Transportation has put three large collections online of archival photographs detailing life and work on Virginia's roadways. We picked out the nine best photos to give you a sense of the years the state spent adjusting to mass motorization. » 1/25/12 1:30pm 1/25/12 1:30pm

Feds Propose Backup Camera Mandate By 2014

The U.S. government proposed a new mandate today requiring backup cameras on all new vehicles by 2014. It's the latest front in Ray LaHood's war to protect us from ourselves. You know what else works? Paying attention. [AP] » 12/03/10 10:30am 12/03/10 10:30am

How The U.S. Government Killed The Safest Car Ever Built

Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. government built a fleet of cars that were safer than anything on the road. Twenty-five years ago, the government shredded them in secret. Two escaped the crusher. This is their story. » 5/27/10 4:15pm 5/27/10 4:15pm

DOT Unveils Anti-Distracted-Driving Website, We Lose Focus During…

In 2008, 5,870 people were killed in car crashes while eating or talking on the phone. The government wants you alive, so it recently launched the public-service site In other news OH LOOK SOMETHING SHINY » 12/31/09 3:30pm 12/31/09 3:30pm

DOT Reports Americans Still Driving Less

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is lamenting the fact that Americans are driving less, resulting in declining gas tax revenues » 10/06/08 1:45pm 10/06/08 1:45pm and decreased funding for . As eTrucker reports, the federal government already had to make an emergency contribution of in September to continue in-progress projects. Statistics show…

Federal Highway Trust Fund Could Run Dry This Month

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is warning that the Federal Highway Trust Fund could run out of money by the end of this month, reports the AP. The fund is facing an $8.3 billion shortfall in projected revenues, primarily due to high gas prices reducing the amount of fuel purchased by American consumers. The… » 9/08/08 10:30am 9/08/08 10:30am