Latest Transportation policy News

Alaska officers violated policy in 'white privilege' stop

Aug. 04, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Anchorage police officers violated department policy during a traffic stop last month when a woman in town for a rally by former President Donald Trump showed them a “white privilege card” instead of a driver’s license and was not ticketed, an Alaska newspaper...

Washington's most populous county OKs free transit for youth

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — People age 18 and under will ride buses, water taxis and streetcars for free in Washington state’s most populous county starting Sept. 1. The King County Council on Thursday unanimously approved the plan, The Seattle Times reported. Introduced by...

From AM to PM, the fickle force of government is with you

Jul. 02, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you groggily roll out of bed and make breakfast, the government edges up to your kitchen table, too. Unlike you, it's perky. It's an unseen force in your morning. The government makes sure you can see the nutrients in your cereal. It fusses over your toast,...

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Jun. 30, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, share many superlatives as pinnacles of cinema, fashion, and traffic congestion. But another similarity lurks in the shadows, most often seen at night walking silently on four paws. These metropolises are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus...

$3.2M settlement reached in police killing of Daunte Wright

Jun. 22, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis city has agreed to pay $3.2 million to the family of Daunte Wright, a Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer who said she confused her gun for her Taser. The tentative settlement also includes changes in police...

BNSF tweaks attendance rules but unions still complain

May. 16, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is tweaking its strict new attendance policy that upset workers, but the unions that challenged the rules since they took effect in February say the changes don't go far enough. The railroad has told employees that starting next month it will make...