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Emergency funding provided for Death Valley flood repairs

Aug. 15, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Nearly $12 million has been made available to the National Park Service to repair flood damage to roads in Death Valley National Park, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration said Monday. Most roads in the...

Over $2B announced for roads, bridges, bike lanes across US

Aug. 11, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities across the country. The competitive grants are more than double the...

US proposes to increase refund protections for air travelers

Aug. 03, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. The proposed rule announced Wednesday would require airlines to...

New rule to thwart railroad efforts to cut train crews to 1

Jul. 27, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Major railroads will be required to maintain two-person crews under a new rule announced Wednesday that will thwart industry efforts to cut crews down to one person. The Federal Railroad Administration said in a rule published in the Federal Register that...

One thing voters agree on: Fresh voices needed in politics

Jul. 24, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he campaigns for a Manhattan congressional seat against fellow Democrats twice his age, 38-year-old Suraj Patel harnesses the frustration of his generation toward those who have held office for decades. In his telling, Reps. Jerry Nadler, 75, and Carolyn Maloney,...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 22, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; former Vice President Al Gore; White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gore; Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va.; Treasury...

Delta posts $735 million profit, sees strong revenue in Q3

Jul. 13, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday that it earned $735 million in the second quarter, as packed planes and higher fares boosted revenue close to pre-pandemic levels. However, the profit fell short of Wall Street expectations, and Delta's shares fell more than 5% in midday trading. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jul. 08, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; Rahm Emanuel, U.S. ambassador to Japan. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Raimondo; Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md.; Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. __...

FAA to give airports $1 billion for terminals and upgrades

Jul. 07, 2022 05:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is giving nearly $1 billion to 85 airports to expand and upgrade terminals and other facilities, using money approved in last year's huge infrastructure bill. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the projects will help meet future...

South Bend mayor hospitalized after unplanned surgery

Jul. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend’s mayor was hospitalized after undergoing an unexpected surgery, according to his office. The surgery on Mayor James Mueller was performed Friday by Memorial Hospital’s cardiothoracic team. A statement from the mayor’s office said he was...