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Remember when wearing a seat belt was optional? Regulators want cell phone use by drivers to seem just as uncouth.
If General Motors' faulty ignition debacle follows the same pattern as Toyota's "sticky pedal" case, there are some bleak times ahead.
Short-term surface transportation measures will continue in an endless cycle until somebody blinks.
Is it time revisit the old adage that the interstate highway system should be free?
About one-fifth of a domestic airline ticket price comes from government taxes and fees. Shouldn't we know that up front?
President Obama touched the third rail of American politics in linking taxes to transportation, but he is just a cheerleader in the negotiations.
The depletion of the highway trust fund may reinvigor interest in raising the gas tax, but that is not a permanent solution.
Through ballot initiatives, voters are telling their state and local authorities 'yay' or 'nay' about whether to spend taxpayer money on bridges, roads, and transit.
Even in train-happy California, high-speed rail is having a tough go of it.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed put forth a blunt plea for cities to have more control over transportation money.