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    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Drivers heading back to the Denver meter area on Highway 6 in Clear Creek County faced delays Sunday afternoon. The Colorado Department of Transportation closed eastbound lanes at CO 119 because of a crash. Details about the crash were not released, nor were details about how long the closure would last. READ MORE: Rare Derecho...
                        Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) traveled to Memphis on Thursday to tour the damaged I-40 bridge and met with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss infrastructure spending to meet the logistical needs of Tennessee. “The I-40 bridge closure affects not only Memphis and the Mid-South region, it affects the...
    More On: seattle Seattle police stop dangerous TikTok beach party Seattle school accused of putting special needs 2nd grader in ‘cage’ Paramedics who left teen ‘to die’ needed police escort just to enter lawless CHOP zone Mysterious lights streak across Seattle sky SEATTLE — Transportation and agriculture crews plan to set traps in July along state highways to try...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The state is trying a new strategy to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly. READ MORE: Furry Tails: Pirates Help Get The Word Out After Player Chris Strattons Dog Goes Missing The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is spraying an insecticide that kills spotted lanternflies along transportation rights-of-ways like railways and...
    GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. (CBS4) — Interstate 70 is closed in both directions in Glenwood Canyon due to a “major rollover crash” in the eastbound lanes, the Colorado Department of Transportation. (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation) An image posted by CDOT showed people standing outside their stopped vehicles behind the crash. At least one vehicle was upside down and laying perpendicular to...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding people across Colorado to buckle up as they hit the road to travel for Memorial Day weekend. According to CDOT, 86% of Coloradans buckle up. (credit: Getty Images) They want the rest of Colorado to wear their seat belts all of the time, not just during a busy holiday weekend....
                      by Nyamekye Daniel  Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry has received a $100,000 raise, making him one of the highest-paid unelected state officials in Georgia. The State Transportation Board unanimously approved McMurry’s 29% raise Thursday without debate, increasing his salary from $350,000 to $450,000. McMurry started his career with...
    Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry has received a $100,000 raise, making him one of the highest-paid unelected state officials in Georgia. The State Transportation Board unanimously approved McMurry’s 29% raise Thursday without debate, increasing his salary from $350,000 to $450,000. McMurry started his career with the department in 1990. He was the planning director before being...
    (CNN)The Arkansas Department of Transportation employee who was responsible for inspecting a key bridge over the Mississippi has been fired after authorities determined the person failed to notice damage to the structure two years ago.The agency announced the findings Monday in a news release, saying drone video showed evidence of the fracture in the Hernando de Soto Bridge in May...
    (CNN)It could take up to two months to temporarily repair a crack that forced the closure of a vital bridge in Memphis, Tennessee, and the waterway below, according to the chief engineer of the state's Department of Transportation. The Hernando de Soto Bridge on Interstate 40 was shut down Tuesday for emergency repairs after transportation officials discovered the crack in...
                        Both the East and West bound lanes of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge of Interstate 40 in Memphis will be closed indefinitely, according to a statement released by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and confirmed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). A routine inspection conducted by a...
    A United Airlines passenger aircraft arrives over the top of residential houses to land at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, March 13, 2020.Matthew Childs | Reuters The CEOs of several large U.S. and U.K. airlines on Tuesday ramped up pressure on their respective governments to revive air travel between the two countries, asking for a summit to discuss the...
    The Department of Transportation announced a regional emergency declaration after a gas pipeline was hit with a cyberattack over the weekend. The department's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the distress call in a Sunday statement, just two days after they learned it was the victim of a ransomware attack. The company took part of their systems offline, specifically the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Park Avenue could be getting a makeover soon. And the famous boulevard could have a look which hasn’t been seen in decades, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Tuesday. On a beautiful spring day like Tuesday, Park Avenue is stunning to behold from a distance. But try to go up close, and you’ll find the medians downright inhospitable to...
    Proud Boys saw wave of contributions from Chinese diaspora before Capitol attack Attorney General Garland seeks millions to fight domestic terrorism, sexual violence, civil rights abuses (Hartford, Conn. WTIC)-A measure designed to improve public safety for pedestrians and cyclists has passed the legislature's Finance Committee. © Provided by RADIO.COM Measure looks to make state safer for pedestrians and cyclists The...
    The Scioto County Health Department is providing in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Scioto County residents who are unable to leave home due to age, disability, or medical impairment. If you qualify, a Health Department nurse can bring the vaccine to your home. To be eligible for this program you must live in Scioto County and meet the following conditions: •Be a...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is President Joe Biden’s point man on “equity,” but a new analysis found his department is one of the least diverse in the entire federal government. Buttigieg recently told National Action Network it has “partners in Washington who believe equity is not a program, it’s not a department, it’s a profound value and a lens that...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg repeatedly touted the “equity” aspects of President Joe Biden’s “infrastructure” proposal during a Thursday speech to the National Action Network. After praising Al Sharpton as “a moral leader,” Buttigieg said black Americans now have “a White House that has made vaccine equity a pillar of the response” to the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to overcome...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One bright spot of the COVID-19 pandemic was less traffic on the roads, but that didn’t mean it was any safer. In fact, traffic deaths are up. Nearly 600 Marylanders lost their lives last year. READ MORE: Prince Georges County Police Searching For Missing 83-Year-Old Man The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) said last year, 569 people died...
    WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Polly Trottenberg as deputy secretary of the U.S. Transportation Department. Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted Tuesday afternoon about Trottenberg’s confirmation. READ MORE: Former NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg Named Deputy Secretary Of Transportation The Senate just confirmed Polly Trottenberg as Deputy Secretary of Transportation She served as NYC’s Commissioner of Transportation and in...
    Virginia’s Department of Transportation wants public feedback on potential improvements to the intersection of Interstate 95 at Virginia Route 123 in Woodbridge. VDOT’s study is looking into modifications and relocation of traffic signals, lane extensions, ramp reconfiguration and managing access, and pedestrian, bicycle and transit enhancements, to improve traffic flow and safety. A presentation is available online at virginiadot.org/WoodbridgeStars. Residents...
    Colorado has a new way for drivers to show their high country pride. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles is auctioning 14 vanity plates with weed-themed words and phrases to raise money for the Colorado Disability Fund Committee. BONG, GANJA, HERB and ISIT420 are among the tags on offer. (Colorado DMV) The last of those is a reference to April...
    Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood accepted a $50,000 undisclosed payment from Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury while serving in the Obama administration, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. LaHood, who was facing financial difficulties at the time, admitted that in June 2012 he accepted the payment through Chagoury associate Toufic Joseph Baaklini, the Justice Department said in a statement. LaHood said he...
    HUGO, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation began work to add four new and two improved passing lanes on U.S. 287 and Highway 40. The project is between Hugo and the Cheyenne/Kiowa County line. (credit: CDOT) The route is heavily traveled by motorists and freight drivers delivering the area’s agricultural products. The project stretches 70 miles. The...
    The number of people traveling by air in 2020 was down more than 60% from the previous year, a sign of the toll the coronavirus pandemic had on travel as countries restricted movement and closed their borders to visitors to curb the spread of the virus. A report from the Department of Transportation revealed that the number of passengers on...
    State Auditor Beth Wood said the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) did not follow standard practices for its latest audit, leading to possible inaccuracies within the embattled state agency. Wood laid out a slew of issues Wednesday with the NCDOT's December audit to the Senate Committee on Transportation. She said the agency strayed from the government auditing standards...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A stretch of Interstate 35 southbound near Elko New Market is closed Monday afternoon due to a jackknifed semi trailer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation expects the southbound side of the highway stretching from Deuce Road to State Highway 19/Lonsdale Boulevard to remain closed for the next two hours. (credit: Minnesota Department of Transportation) This is a...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There will be some changes for the next time you hop on an electric bike or scooter in Baltimore City. READ MORE: Maryland’s COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Saves Over 21K Jobs, Helps More Than 1K Small Businesses, Gov. Hogan Says We first told you Tuesday the Baltimore City Department of Transportation was going to start installing...
    Bulloch County Schools’ Transportation Department is hiring school bus drivers, bus monitors, and bus mechanics. The transportation department will host its Bus Driver Training Course for interested applicants who have successfully obtained a commercial driver’s license with school bus and passenger endorsements. The 20-hour course will be March 15-18, 8:45...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging motorists to avoid travel during the winter storm this weekend. If drivers have weekend plans, CDOT says be prepared to arrive early and hunker down. CDOT said because heavy accumulation is possible along Interstate 70, Interstate 25 and other highway corridors in the foothills and Front Range, drivers should only travel...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging motorists to avoid travel during the winter storm this weekend. CDOT said because heavy accumulation is possible along Interstate 70, Interstate 25 and other highway corridors in the foothills and Front Range, drivers should only travel if absolutely necessary. A snowplow drives along Highway 36 as a sign warns of the...
    It’s a kind of labeling that feels good and acts a bit like a sesame. Because by receiving the approval of the North American Department of Transport, Olythe thus sees its growth potential validated in an extremely buoyant market. As a reminder, Olythe has developed a technology which is based on infrared spectrometry and which thus makes it possible...
    Today, Senate Bill 98, sponsored by Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta), received passage in the Senate by a vote of 53 to 1. “Over the past two years, the Joint Study Commission on Freight and Logistics held informational meetings across the state to determine how best to leverage and...
    Loading the player... The Donald Trump administration is under scrutiny for failing to investigate former transportation secretary Elaine Chao’s abuse of power. Chao is being accused of using her office staff to assist her in making arrangements for her father’s company which has ties to China. The investigation was referred to the Justice Department, but they declined to look...
    Washington — Former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao used department resources to help her father and directed federal employees to perform personal tasks while serving under the Trump administration, an investigation from the Transportation Department's inspector general found. In a report released Wednesday, the department's internal watchdog said it referred its investigation to the Justice Department and U.S. Attorney's Office in...
    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department's watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the Justice Department's criminal and public integrity divisions declined in December to...
    Washington (CNN)The Transportation Department's inspector general asked the Justice Department in December to consider a criminal probe into then-Secretary Elaine Chao over her alleged misuse of office, documents made public Wednesday said, including her alleged use of staff for personal tasks like sending Christmas ornaments to family. The Justice Department and the US Attorney's Office in Washington, however, declined to...
    The U.S. Transportation Department’s inspector general said this week it had twice asked the Justice Department under President Trump to investigate then-Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. The DOJ declined both times -- the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on Dec. 16, 2020, and the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section the next day. In a letter to House Transportation...
    ELAINE CHAO is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife of nearly three decades and served as the US Secretary of Transportation. The Taiwan-born Republican resigned from her post on January 7, 2021, a day after President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol building and rioted, which she said made her feel "deeply troubled." 3Chao is the first Asian-American to...
    The Transportation Department’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the Justice Department’s criminal and public integrity divisions declined in December to take up the...
    By HOPE YEN, Associated Press The Transportation Department’s watchdog asked the Justice Department to criminally investigate Elaine Chao late last year after it determined she had misused her office when she was transportation secretary under President Donald Trump but was rebuffed, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the Justice Department’s criminal and public integrity divisions declined in...
    The Transportation Department’s internal watchdog discovered evidence of potential ethical violations by former agency Secretary Elaine Chao, leading to a Justice Department referral for a December prosecution, according to documents released Wednesday. Pursuit of the case was declined by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section, the Transportation Department's Office of...
    The Department of Justice declined to take up an ethics probe into former Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden on COVID-19: Next year Americans will be 'better off' Buttigieg sets goals for electric, automated freight vehicles Ben Carson launches conservative think tank MORE, according to watchdog report released Wednesday by House committee leaders. House Oversight and...
    Elaine Chao speaks at CPAC 2020. Samuel Corum/Getty Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Two months after Elaine Chao resigned as Secretary of Transportation, in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the Transportation Department responded to an October...
    Rock star status is not normally accorded to the head of a Public Works department. But in 2016, when then Mayor Betsy Hodges announced Robin Hutcheson as director of the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, it triggered borderline euphoria in transportation advocacy circles. For street design nerds, it was as if Taylor Swift had announced a First Avenue residency, only...
    (CNN)A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday morning, according to officials. The quake was centered less than 10 miles outside of downtown Anchorage, near Point MacKenzie."That was quite a shaker," the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities tweeted.The department said it had no reports of damage, but it and the Department of Transportation are making...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Travel on U.S. roads fell 10.3% in December 2020 after falling 11.1% in November as coronavirus cases continued to increase, the U.S. Transportation Department said Thursday. The U.S. government said drivers logged 244.1 billion vehicle miles in December, down 28.1 billion vehicle miles from the same month in 2019. For the year, travel in 2020 fell 13.2%...
    Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is waging a war on “systemic racism” from his new federal post. Roll Call reported on Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana: Criticized during his 2020 presidential bid for not adequately addressing systemic racism when he was mayor of South Bend, Ind., Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has now made the fight against...
    (CNN)The US Department of Transportation has filed a complaint with Israel over unfair treatment of airlines, stemming from the closure of Ben Gurion International Airport in which Israel has allowed the country's El Al airline to fly passengers but barred US airlines from doing the same, an Israeli official with knowledge of the complaint confirmed to CNN.Israel closed its airport...
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