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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 18, 2021. Editorial: Three days in Tallahassee we could easily have lived without The show’s over. It was brief, three days. The plot was predictable. It played to a near-empty house with as...

California to expand emissions testing with new $419M center

Nov. 18, 2021 19:05 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday dedicated a new $419 million research facility that will allow state air quality regulators to expand emissions testing for heavy duty vehicles like trucks, buses and bulldozers. The center in the city of Riverside will...

US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Nov. 17, 2021 14:19 PM EST

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most...

Roads, transit, internet: What's in the infrastructure plan

Nov. 15, 2021 17:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion infrastructure plan that President Joe Biden signed into law Monday has money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, safe water, the power grid, broadband internet and more. The plan promises to reach almost every corner of the...

UK: 3 arrested over car explosion outside Liverpool hospital

Nov. 14, 2021 17:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police arrested three men under terrorism laws Sunday after a car exploded outside a hospital in Liverpool, killing one man and injuring another. Counter-terrorism police said the three men, whose ages ranged from 21 to 29, were detained in the...

Biden bill includes boost for union-made electric vehicles

Nov. 11, 2021 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are looking to give U.S. automakers with union employees the inside track on the burgeoning electric vehicle market, triggering vocal opposition from foreign trade partners and Republicans who worry that manufacturers in their...

Justices say Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped veto authority

Nov. 10, 2021 18:53 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee overstepped his veto authority when he cut a sentence that appeared seven times in the 2019 transportation budget, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The sentence in question would have prevented the Department of Transportation...

Whistleblower gets $24M in Hyundai-Kia engine recall case

Nov. 09, 2021 14:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has paid more than $24 million to a whistleblower who reported that Hyundai and Kia moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that could freeze up or catch fire. The National Highway Traffic...

Washington governor signs executive order for electric fleet

Nov. 08, 2021 19:43 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order that seeks to move state government to an all-electric fleet of vehicles by 2035. The order, signed Nov. 3, requires the 24 executive branch agencies under Inslee’s control — including...

Law requires dealers to sell used cars with working airbags

Nov. 07, 2021 15:33 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new law will prohibit used car dealers in New York from selling vehicles that don’t have working airbags. Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday she signed the bill into law. It’s named after 18-year-old Anthony Amoros, a...