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ABC News
Congressman Vapes at Committee HearingThe California Republican busted out his vaporizer pen in a House Transportatio
Congressman Vapes at Committee Hearing
ABC News / Posted 58 minutes ago
The California Republican busted out his vaporizer pen in a House Transportation Committee hearing today while debating an amendment from Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton that would formally ban the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes on airplanes. Hunter,... Read more
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The Hill
Panel votes to ban e-cigarettes on flightsThe House Transportation Committee approved on Thursday a ban on electronic cig
Panel votes to ban e-cigarettes on flights
The Hill / Posted an hour ago
The House Transportation Committee approved on Thursday a ban on electronic cigarettes on flights. The measure, which was attached to a funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, would extend an existing ban on smoking traditional... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Fairfield
Norwalk's Duff Wants To Allow Connecticut Tesla SalesNORWALK, Conn. -- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he
Norwalk's Duff Wants To Allow Connecticut Tesla Sales
The Daily Voice - Fairfield / Posted 2 hours ago
NORWALK, Conn. -- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he has proposed legislation which will permit manufacturers of electric vehicles to sell directly to consumers. "Embracing electric vehicles continues the work we have done... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Ridgefield
Norwalk's Duff Wants To Allow Connecticut Tesla SalesNORWALK, Conn. -- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he
Norwalk's Duff Wants To Allow Connecticut Tesla Sales
The Daily Voice - Ridgefield / Posted 3 hours ago
NORWALK, Conn. -- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he has proposed legislation which will permit manufacturers of electric vehicles to sell directly to consumers. "Embracing electric vehicles continues the work we have done... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Norwalk
Norwalk's Duff Wants To Allow Connecticut Tesla SalesNORWALK, Conn. -- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he
Norwalk's Duff Wants To Allow Connecticut Tesla Sales
The Daily Voice - Norwalk / Posted 3 hours ago
NORWALK, Conn. -- Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he has proposed legislation which will permit manufacturers of electric vehicles to sell directly to consumers. "Embracing electric vehicles continues the work we have done... Read more
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The Hill
Panel approves more rest time for flight attendantsThe House Transportation Committee approved Thursday an amendment to increase t
Panel approves more rest time for flight attendants
The Hill / Posted 3 hours ago
The House Transportation Committee approved Thursday an amendment to increase the month of rest time that is given to flight attendants between work shifts. The measure, which was attached to a Federal Aviation Administration funding bill, calls for... Read more
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CBC.ca
Does Centretown need more or less parking? City aims to find outResidents are divided about whether Ottawa's Centretown neighbourhood needs mor
Does Centretown need more or less parking? City aims to find out
CBC.ca / Posted 4 hours ago
Residents are divided about whether Ottawa's Centretown neighbourhood needs more or fewer parking spaces, a public consultation at City Hall heard on Wednesday night. City staff say there are about 2,800 on-street parking spaces and about 9,200... Read more
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The Hill
Dem seeks to force airlines to sit families togetherA Democratic member of the House Transportation Committee is seeking to require
Dem seeks to force airlines to sit families together
The Hill / Posted 5 hours ago
A Democratic member of the House Transportation Committee is seeking to require that airlines try to provide seats that are next to each other for parents who are traveling with children under 12 years of age. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has filed an... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Fla. Lawmakers Debate New Rules for Convicted Drunk DriversBy: Matt GalkaFebruary 10, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Lawmakers are looking for
Fla. Lawmakers Debate New Rules for Convicted Drunk Drivers
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 5 hours ago
By: Matt GalkaFebruary 10, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Lawmakers are looking for tougher penalties against convicted DUI offenders. They’re touting a bill that installs breathalyzer technology on cars as a lifesaving tool… if they can get it... Read more
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The Hill
Dems seek to establish flight legroom minimumsA pair of Democrats on the House Transportation Committee want to make airlines
Dems seek to establish flight legroom minimums
The Hill / Posted 6 hours ago
A pair of Democrats on the House Transportation Committee want to make airlines provide more legroom for passengers. Reps. Janice Hahn (Calif.) and Steve Cohen (Tenn.) have filed an amendment to a Federal Aviation Administration funding measure that... Read more
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The Hill
Travel groups slam GOP effort to ditch airline advertising rulesTravel groups are slamming a Republican effort to nullify the regulations that
Travel groups slam GOP effort to ditch airline advertising rules
The Hill / Posted 8 hours ago
Travel groups are slamming a Republican effort to nullify the regulations that require airlines to include taxes and fees in price quotes for flight tickets. The Travel Technology Association and American Society of Travel Agents said the proposal,... Read more
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Nanaimo News Bulletin
Editorial: City committees should continueThe silence around the city’s committee tables is deafening. The City of Nanai
Editorial: City committees should continue
Nanaimo News Bulletin / Posted 8 hours ago
The silence around the city’s committee tables is deafening. The City of Nanaimo announced last week that it is suspending eight of its committees and commissions until spring. The decision was made in camera by city councillors, who determined that... Read more
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The Hill
FAA reform bill addresses security gapsLast October, a Russian plane carrying 224 men, women, and children crashed in
FAA reform bill addresses security gaps
The Hill / Posted 11 hours ago
Last October, a Russian plane carrying 224 men, women, and children crashed in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed. It is now suspected that an aircraft maintenance technician from EgyptAir planted the bomb on the... Read more
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MLive.com
Bill naming bridge for sailor killed in Afghanistan heads to governor's deskLANSING, MI — A bill that would name a Midland highway bridge after a U.S. Navy
Bill naming bridge for sailor killed in Afghanistan heads to governor's desk
MLive.com / Posted 12 hours ago
LANSING, MI — A bill that would name a Midland highway bridge after a U.S. Navy sailor killed in Afghanistan was passed this week by state lawmakers and is headed to the governor's desk to be signed into law. The Michigan House of Representatives on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Benton County awaits disaster aidBENTONVILLE -- State and federal disaster aid will help keep the 2016 Benton Co
Benton County awaits disaster aid
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 hours ago
BENTONVILLE -- State and federal disaster aid will help keep the 2016 Benton County road plan on schedule, officials said. Arkansas and Benton County have qualified for federal disaster aid to repair damage from the late December flooding, County... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Shuster, Larsen Differ On ATC PrivatizationLeadership Of House Transportation Committee Divided On The Issue The House Tr
Shuster, Larsen Differ On ATC Privatization
The Aero-News Network / Posted 14 hours ago
Leadership Of House Transportation Committee Divided On The Issue The House Transportation Committee on Wednesday held its first hearing on the FAA reauthorization that must be passed next month to keep the agency operating, and the focus of the... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpikeHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpike
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 17 hours ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles on the turnpike during a historic snowfall last month that stranded hundreds for more than 24 hours was the safest decision under the circumstances. Turnpike chief... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpikeHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a m
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpike
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 17 hours ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpikeHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpike
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 18 hours ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles on the turnpike during a historic snowfall last month that stranded hundreds for more than 24 hours was the safest decision under the circumstances. Turnpike chief... Read more
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The Lewistown Sentinel
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpikeHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a m
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpike
The Lewistown Sentinel / Posted 18 hours ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
NATA Clarifies Treatment of GA Under AIRR ActWashington, DC, February 10, 2016 – In a letter late today to House Transportat
NATA Clarifies Treatment of GA Under AIRR Act
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 19 hours ago
Washington, DC, February 10, 2016 – In a letter late today to House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) clarified how user fees will be applied to segments of general aviation under H.R.... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
After decline, red-light running on the rise again in TampaTAMPA — Red-light running is back on the rise in Tampa, bucking the theory that
After decline, red-light running on the rise again in Tampa
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 20 hours ago
TAMPA — Red-light running is back on the rise in Tampa, bucking the theory that red-light cameras are changing driver behavior. Almost 60,000 red light camera tickets were issued in Tampa in 2015, according to data from American Traffic Solutions,... Read more
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Fort McMurray Today
Councillors question McMurray's Uber preparednessAs a taxi driver, Sam gets most of his passengers through referrals. After drop
Councillors question McMurray's Uber preparedness
Fort McMurray Today / Posted 21 hours ago
As a taxi driver, Sam gets most of his passengers through referrals. After dropping people off at Fort McMurray’s bars, the airport or far-flung work camps, he hands them his personal cell phone number, hoping they will make him their designated taxi... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpikeKeeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stra
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpike
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 21 hours ago
Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police said Wednesday. Turnpike... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpikeHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpike
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 23 hours ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles on the turnpike during a historic snowfall last month that stranded hundreds for more than 24 hours was the safest decision under the circumstances. Turnpike chief... Read more
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The Morning Call
Snowstorm closing Pennsylvania Turnpike came earlier, faster than expected, officials sayHARRISBURG — The January snowstorm that left hundreds of people stranded on the
Snowstorm closing Pennsylvania Turnpike came earlier, faster than expected, officials say
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
HARRISBURG — The January snowstorm that left hundreds of people stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County behind a crash of tractor-trailers overwhelmed the state's responding crews and blanketed side roads that might have been used to... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago alderman wants 50-cent charge for cab fares paid with credit cardsCab riders in Chicago would have to pony up an extra 50 cents to pay fares with
Chicago alderman wants 50-cent charge for cab fares paid with credit cards
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Cab riders in Chicago would have to pony up an extra 50 cents to pay fares with credit cards under a plan an alderman introduced Wednesday to help taxi drivers cover the fees they get charged by card companies for the transactions. Ald. Anthony... Read more
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Vail Daily
Senate bill threatens to eliminate Bustang fundingGLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular
Senate bill threatens to eliminate Bustang funding
Vail Daily / Posted yesterday
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new and popular Bustang regional transit service that started in July may be on the chopping block if state legislators back a bill that would shift gas tax money away from the... Read more
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Fortune
Is Privatizing Air Traffic Control a Solution . . . or Just Another Problem?The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is in the midst of a push
Is Privatizing Air Traffic Control a Solution . . . or Just Another Problem?
Fortune / Posted yesterday
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is in the midst of a push to reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration before it expires next month. Easily the most controversial element of the bill would take control of the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Turnpike officials defend agency’s decisions in snowstormTurnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm | TribLIVE Neighborh
Turnpike officials defend agency’s decisions in snowstorm
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Turnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm | TribLIVE Neighborhoods Turnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm Traffic is at a standstill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bedford on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.Photo by... Read more
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The Hill
Congress pressured to ditch cap on passenger fees for airportsLibertarian and good-government groups in D.C. are pushing Congress to eliminat
Congress pressured to ditch cap on passenger fees for airports
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Libertarian and good-government groups in D.C. are pushing Congress to eliminate a cap on the amount of money that airline passengers can be charged to help pay for airport improvements. The limited and good government groups said Wednesday Congress... Read more
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The Herald News
'Did you know it was only a dollar for jaywalking?:' Lawmaker wants fines increased BOSTON -- Astounded that the fine for jaywalking is $1 and convinced that cut
'Did you know it was only a dollar for jaywalking?:' Lawmaker wants fines increased
The Herald News / Posted yesterday
BOSTON -- Astounded that the fine for jaywalking is $1 and convinced that cutting down on the behavior would increase pedestrian safety, Senate Majority Leader... Read more
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WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley
"My sincere apologies to all the travelers who were stranded." - Pa. Turnpike officialT 3:00. THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION FACED A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TODA
"My sincere apologies to all the travelers who were stranded." - Pa. Turnpike official
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley / Posted yesterday
T 3:00. THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION FACED A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TODAY DEMANDING ANSWERS ON WHY TRAVELERS WERE LEFT STRANDED DURING LAST MONTH'S WINTER STORM. THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE QUESTIONED TURNPIKE OFFCIALS AND STATE POLICE... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senator says "It's time to use the stick approach" on jaywalkers By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Astounded that the fine fo
Senator says "It's time to use the stick approach" on jaywalkers
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Astounded that the fine for jaywalking is $1 and convinced that cutting down on the behavior would increase pedestrian safety, Senate... Read more
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The Hill
Lawmakers clash over plan to spin off air traffic controlLawmakers on the House Transportation Committee clashed on Wednesday over a con
Lawmakers clash over plan to spin off air traffic control
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee clashed on Wednesday over a controversial Republican plan to separate the nation’s air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GOP leaders on the panel pushed during a... Read more
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The Columbian
Dysfunction In OlympiaA surprise move by Senate Republicans to oust state Transportation Secretary Ly
Dysfunction In Olympia
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
A surprise move by Senate Republicans to oust state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson serves as an embarrassing example of dysfunctional government. “I had always believed our politics here in Washington could be somewhat different from the... Read more
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The Hill
Laws, sausages and air traffic controlOne of the pet peeves of conservatives over the last several years has been the
Laws, sausages and air traffic control
The Hill / Posted yesterday
One of the pet peeves of conservatives over the last several years has been the lack of "regular order" in the House of Representatives — that is, major legislation was negotiated by leadership and presented to members for a vote as a fait accompli,... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Counties want larger percentage of DMV transaction feesWednesday, February 10, 2016 ALBANY – As more and more people renew license pl
Counties want larger percentage of DMV transaction fees
Mid-Hudson News / Posted yesterday
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 ALBANY – As more and more people renew license plates, drivers’ licenses, title transfers and other functions online instead of at their local county clerk’s office, counties in New York State are losing money. As a... Read more
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Market Watch
The $20 billion market you didn’t know existedThere are all sorts of tips and tricks to lower your cable bill, but there is s
The $20 billion market you didn’t know existed
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
There are all sorts of tips and tricks to lower your cable bill, but there is still one monthly fee 99% of customers consistently pay. The average American household spends about $230 a year on cable set-top box rental fees, according to an analysis... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
Iowa rural roadway speeds may increase if bills passIowa's speed limit in rural highways has been 55 miles-per-hour since 1974. Now
Iowa rural roadway speeds may increase if bills pass
KTIV Sioux City / Posted yesterday
Iowa's speed limit in rural highways has been 55 miles-per-hour since 1974. Now, 42-years later, Iowa lawmakers will consider an increase of 5, or 10 miles-per-hour on those rural, two-lane highways. The speed limit on paved two-lane rural roadways... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
NATA Offers House Its Views On Air Traffic Control Reform & AIRR ActWashington, DC, February 9, 2016 – Today, the National Air Transportation Assoc
NATA Offers House Its Views On Air Traffic Control Reform & AIRR Act
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
Washington, DC, February 9, 2016 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) provided members of the House Transportation Committee its views on air traffic control reform and H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas bill raising speed limit to 80 mph runs into political roadblockA House Republican offered support for boosting the speed limit on some Kansas
Kansas bill raising speed limit to 80 mph runs into political roadblock
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
A House Republican offered support for boosting the speed limit on some Kansas highways to 80 miles per hour Tuesday amid opposition from the Kansas Highway Patrol and state Department of Transportation to the reform. Rep. John Bradford, R-Lansing,... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Two cities to pay for extras on Southwest LRT linePlanners for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line are set to add pieces to the
Two cities to pay for extras on Southwest LRT line
Finance and Commerce / Posted 2 days ago
Planners for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line are set to add pieces to the project that will raise the overall cost by more than $16 million but won’t increase the burden on state and regional funders. Even so, final funding remains a major... Read more
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Mid-Hudson News
Counties want larger percentage of DMV transaction feesTuesday, February 9, 2016 ALBANY – As more and more people renew license plate
Counties want larger percentage of DMV transaction fees
Mid-Hudson News / Posted 2 days ago
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 ALBANY – As more and more people renew license plates, drivers’ licenses, title transfers and other functions online instead of at their local county clerk’s office, counties in New York State are losing money. As a... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Virginia considers ban on texting at red lightsRICHMOND, Va. — A legislative panel Monday approved a bill to expand Virginia’s
Virginia considers ban on texting at red lights
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 2 days ago
RICHMOND, Va. — A legislative panel Monday approved a bill to expand Virginia’s law against texting while driving to other distracting activities, such as reading social media postings. Subcommittee No. 1 of the House Transportation Committee voted... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Lost luggage payback and a ban on cellphones in flightIf you think airlines ought to pay for losing your bag, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski
Lost luggage payback and a ban on cellphones in flight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 2 days ago
If you think airlines ought to pay for losing your bag, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has a piece of proposed legislation for you. Ditto anyone who thinks using a cellphone in the air is a horrid idea. According to the Illinois Democrat, legislation... Read more
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WHO-TV 13 Des Moines
Official: Proposed Speed Limit Increase Would Be DeadlyDES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa legislators are working on raising speed limits in rura
Official: Proposed Speed Limit Increase Would Be Deadly
WHO-TV 13 Des Moines / Posted 2 days ago
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa legislators are working on raising speed limits in rural areas across the state, but an official with the Iowa Department of Transportation says the change could mean more deaths on Iowa roads. The Des Moines Register reports... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Governor pushes for plan to cut down on DMV wait timesThe governor is pushing for legislation to cut down on wait times at the Depart
Governor pushes for plan to cut down on DMV wait times
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 2 days ago
The governor is pushing for legislation to cut down on wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said House Bill 5055 will “streamline services for customers” at the DMV. "We know that the way government... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Law enforcement advocates fee hike to aid Kansas training centerA $3 million increase in the state's annual license registration fee on passeng
Law enforcement advocates fee hike to aid Kansas training center
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
A $3 million increase in the state's annual license registration fee on passenger vehicles can stabilize the operating budget of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson, law enforcement officers said Tuesday. Legislation... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Governor wants to cut down on wait times at DMVThe governor is pushing for legislation to cut down on wait times at the Depart
Governor wants to cut down on wait times at DMV
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 2 days ago
The governor is pushing for legislation to cut down on wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said House Bill 5055 will “streamline services for customers” at the DMV. "We know that the way government... Read more
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