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'Dropicana': Stretch of I-15 in Vegas closing for weekend

Jan. 27, 2023 17:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A key stretch of the main vehicle travel route between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City will be closed all weekend as part of a project to reshape a busy interchange serving the Las Vegas Strip. Nevada Department of Transportation officials say Interstate 15 will be...

Obnoxiously loud car? A traffic camera might be listening

Jan. 21, 2023 10:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After the relative quiet of the pandemic, New York City has come roaring back. Just listen: Jackhammers. Honking cars and trucks. Rumbling subway trains. Sirens. Shouting. Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to quiet the cacophony. One of the latest:...

Railroad's plan to test idea to cut train crews put on hold

Jan. 19, 2023 16:26 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific's latest attempt to move toward cutting its train crews down to one person remains on hold because of the longstanding safety concerns of the union that represents conductors. The railroad had wanted to start a pilot project this year in the western...

Officials: 18-month project to snarl busiest Nevada highway

Jan. 17, 2023 15:10 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 18-month-long construction project starting Tuesday will snarl traffic on Interstate 15 while crews raise and widen a key interchange serving the Las Vegas Strip, transportation officials said. The $305 million project has been dubbed “Dropicana” by the...

MLK weekend to feature tributes, commitments to race equity

Jan. 13, 2023 19:11 PM EST

Annual tributes and commemorations of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which began nationwide Friday, typically include a mix of politics, faith and community service. For this year's observance, the 38th since its federal recognition in 1986, a descendant of...

Elevated US traffic deaths slipped in 1st 9 months of 2022

Jan. 09, 2023 15:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The number of traffic deaths on U.S. roadways fell slightly during the first nine months of 2022, but pedestrian and cyclist deaths continued to rise. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 31,785 people were killed in crashes from January...

N. Carolina getting $110M for replacement bridge on US 64

Jan. 03, 2023 18:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government leaders said on Tuesday the state will receive $110 million in federal funds toward construction of a replacement bridge on U.S. Highway 64 that helps link eastern North Carolina to the Outer Banks. Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Sen. Thom...

Kentucky gov warns motorists to avoid section of snowy I-71

Dec. 24, 2022 10:35 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear warned residents Saturday to avoid a snowy stretch of Interstate 71 after a series of accidents over two days caused significant traffic backups. “We got one cleared, then another happened. We got that cleared, and then another...

Freight train carrying iron ore derails in California

Dec. 20, 2022 18:26 PM EST

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A freight train carrying iron ore derailed Tuesday morning in Southern California, officials said. About 23 cars of the Union Pacific train derailed around 8 a.m. in the city of Victorville, more than 65 miles (104.61 kilometers) northeast of downtown Los...

US opens probe of Cruise robotaxi braking, clogging traffic

Dec. 16, 2022 17:02 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that autonomous robotaxis run by General Motors' Cruise LLC can stop too quickly or unexpectedly quit moving, potentially stranding passengers. Three rear-end collisions that reportedly took place after Cruise...