Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The Nation
Big rig rear-ends van, wife of Sen. Harry Reid seriously hurt

Big rig rear-ends van, wife of Sen. Harry Reid seriously hurt

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's wife remained hospitalized Friday with serious injuries suffered when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the minivan she and their daughter were riding in on a suburban Virginia interstate, officials said.

Alabama Senate approves $1 billion ‘stimulus program’

Alabama Senate approves $1 billion ‘stimulus program’

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate approved a $1 billion package Thursday for road and bridge construction over the next decade that would be nearly twice the size of the federal stimulus funding Alabama received for highways.

Obama creates Export Promotion Cabinet to drive export initiative

Obama creates Export Promotion Cabinet to drive export initiative

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today created an Export Promotion Cabinet to develop and coordinate the implementation of the National Export Initiative (NEI), which Obama called an administration initiative to improve conditions that directly affect the private sector’s ability to transport.

Trucker-based economic indicator dips in February

Trucker-based economic indicator dips in February

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — An economic forecast that tracks truckers’ fuel purchases slipped slightly in February, edged downward by winter weather in the East.

Traffic fatalities for 2009 reach record low

Traffic fatalities for 2009 reach record low

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that the number of overall traffic fatalities reported at the end of 2009 reached the lowest level since 1954, declining for the 15th consecutive quarter. According to early projections, the fatality rate, which takes into account the number of miles traveled, reached the lowest level ever recorded.

Florida bill to ban texting while driving moves forward

Florida bill to ban texting while driving moves forward

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Here’s a new reason to keep your thumbs on the wheel and your eyes on the road: Action to outlaw texting while driving is off to a speedy start in the Legislature.

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