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How States Use Inflated DOT Forecasts to Rationalize More Highways

Americans are simply not driving as much as they used to; most experts agree we hit “peak car.” But that’s not the story according to the Department of Transportation’s forecasts, which year after year show skyrocketing demand for more roads—and year after year are proven wrong. Still, states use this data to fund… » 6/09/15 8:36pm 6/09/15 8:36pm

​Feds Are Counting On Matt Damon To Fix Our Transportation Nightmares

If there was an overarching theme in the Department of Transportation's Beyond Traffic 2045 report – beyond "we're screwed" – it's that the feds have no clue how to fix the transportation problems it's created. They're counting on technology to solve things. Or Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting. » 4/01/15 5:35pm 4/01/15 5:35pm

​U.S. Traffic Fatalities Drop 3.1 Percent In 2013 To 32,719 Deaths

It's not a massive decline, but it's a part of a trend. With some 5.69 million reported crashes – a slight rise, overall – traffic deaths in the U.S. have dropped 3.1 percent from 2012, with 32,719 people killed in crashes last year. And over the last decade, it's fallen by 25 percent, thanks in no small part to safer… » 12/19/14 1:54pm 12/19/14 1:54pm

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

Which Airlines Are Best At Getting You There On Time?

Arriving on time is one of the biggest areas of concern for most travelers, after ticket price and leg room. And some airlines are way better at this than others. Let's take a look the the July stats from the Department of Transportation, to see who's on top of their game. » 9/14/14 11:00am 9/14/14 11:00am