Stories tagged: Transportation Department
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Trump’s Transportation secretary pick Elaine Chao confirmed in Senate, with some top Democrats voting no
Republican leaders made their hopes clear last month. Sitting at a long senate dais, Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt held up four fingers, noting that Elaine Chao had made her way …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Government to require cars be able to talk to each other
All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed …
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014, 5:56 a.m.
Matt Shea bill targets road art
OLYMPIA – The Washington state Transportation Department would be barred from spending highway construction money for art or special concrete designs on walls and bridges under a Spokane Valley legislator’s …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Central Valley puts transport through inspection
Each school day in the Central Valley School District last year, an average of 6,495 students climbed aboard school buses to get to class. The district’s fleet of buses traveled …
Thu., July 4, 2013
Pulling out all the stops
Greg Williams stopped the bright yellow West Valley school bus, turned on its amber lights, and pulled out the stop sign. He opened the door, pretending to welcome schoolchildren aboard. …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
GOP set to block higher gasoline tax
OLYMPIA – Legislative Republicans say they will block any proposed gas tax increase or other new fees on vehicles until the state makes major reforms in the way it builds …
Tue., March 2, 2010, 12:35 p.m.
20 suspended, 2 fired at Idaho roads agency
As many as 22 Idaho Transportation Department employees were disciplined by the agency for improperly using state equipment, with two losing their jobs.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2009, 9:43 a.m.
Cash for Clunkers generates 700K new car sales
Cash for Clunkers generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and ended under its $3 billion budget, the Transportation Department said Wednesday.