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DOT gave unsafe bus operator extra time to appeal

Transportation Department officials say they were about to shut down a bus company involved in a deadly crash in Virginia but then gave the company extra time to appeal an unsatisfactory safety rating.

Tags: SkyExpress , Ray Lahood , Kin Yiu Cheung , Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration , Sherrod Brown , Kay Bailey Hutchinson , Tom Coburn , Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 08:16am EDT

Southwest troubles are 'deja vu all over again'

Mary Schiavo, former inspector general of the U.S. Department of Transportation

Tags: Mary Schiavo , Southwest Airlines , 737

Monday - 04/04/2011, 06:08pm EDT

Metro gets millions for safety-related upgrades

The federal government announced Thursday the regional transit system will get millions of dollars to replace the 30-year-old rail cars that may have contributed to last year's deadly crash.

Tags: Metro , Red Line crash , National Transportation Safety Board , Fort Totten

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 05:40pm EST

Videos show 'heartbreak' of distracted driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says people need to "take personal responsibility" and not use cell phones while driving.

Tags: distracted driving , texting while driving , cell phone , Ray Lahood , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:07am EST

D.C. rolls out largest bike share program in U.S.

The Captial BikeShare program got off to a rolling start in D.C. Monday. Under the program, which is the nation's largest, members pay a fee, then use bikes parked at bike stations throughout the region. A bike can be picked up at any station at any time of day and left at any destination.

Tags: Capital Bikeshare , Arlington , Adrian Fenty , Jay Fisette , Polly Trottenberg , bicyclist , Washington Area Bicyclist Association , Gabe Klein , District Department of Transportation , Kate Ryan , Sprawl & Crawl

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:21pm EDT