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Be Ready. Be Buckled.
It takes about three seconds to buckle up before you drive down the road. For the nation's truck and bus drivers, 78 percent get that and snap their seat belts when they are behind the wheel. But some still don't. A 2007 review of commercial motor Read More...
High-Speed Rail from Houston to Dallas
For all those who have driven the four-hour trek to Dallas, or driven to the airport and waited an hour to fly there, here's good news: High-speed rail is coming. On Sept. 1, Ray LaHood , the Department of Transportation secretary, announced a $15 Read More...
New Rules Against Rail Car Distractions
Distracted driving kills. That's the mantra Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been repeating almost from the beginning of his leadership at the Federal Transit Administration. And yesterday, a new federal rule was proposed that would ban distracted Read More...
Addicted to Texting? Take Mass Transit, Urges LaHood
The nation's top transportation official said today that safety remains his No. 1 priority and urged drivers to switch to mass transit if they can't put down their cell phone while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made those remarks Read More...
No Redo's in Real Life
A 16-year-old Arizona teen won a national contest for public service announcements promoting safety while driving. Bethany Brown of Cave Creek, Ariz., beat entrants from Hawaii to Maine. Judges were from the sponsoring organizations - The National Road Read More...
Feds Want Control of Light-rail Safety
Last June's deadly train crash in the Washington metro area was a wake-up call, said the nation's top transportation official. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testified before Congress yesterday, calling on lawmakers to pass the Public Read More...
Call for Action to Curb Distracted Driving
The Distracted Driving Summit called by Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood ended yesterday with a call for action. The two-day summit addressed the dangers of text messaging and other distractions behind the wheel and included senior transportation Read More...
Using Cell Phones on the Road
When a Boston trolley rear-ended another trolley in May, sending 49 people to the hospital, the cause turned out to be texting. The 24-year-old conductor was texting his girlfriend, reported the Boston Globe . Last September, a Metrolink engineer in the Read More...