Transportation

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents not only highways but air, rail, water, and public transportation as well.
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  • Hate your commute? Here's how to cope:
    The Motley Fool

    Hate your commute? Here's how to cope:

    Driving to the office daily can be a drag. Here's how to ease the pain. For many Americans, commuting is a part of life, and while getting to and from work via public transportation isn't always a picnic (think cramped buses, rail delays, or other such unpleasantries), for some people, there's nothing more loathsome than having to drive to the office. In fact, 68% of Americans who drive to work say that their whole day could effectively be ruined by a bad commute, according to a study by OnePoll on behalf of Valvoline.com. And given that one-fourth of the average commute is spent in traffic, that's not an unlikely scenario. Of course, no one likes dealing with hiccups on the road, but in some

  • Search continues for missing jet bound for Fort Lauderdale
    Orlando Sentinel

    Search continues for missing jet bound for Fort Lauderdale

    At 5:57 p.m. the aircraft's flight path became erratic for about 13 minutes as it was seemingly tossed in all directions, flightaware.com records show. The Coast Guard said the F-15 pilots saw the plane crash into the ocean.

  • Motorcyclist crashes into animal, dies
    The Jamaica Observer

    Motorcyclist crashes into animal, dies

    WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — Twenty-year-old�Odain Morgan of Hartford district, Westmoreland died as a result of injuries he received in a vehicular collision on the Cave main road in Bluefields, Westmoreland yesterday, Thursday, May 23. According to the Savanna-la-Mar Police, Morgan was driving a motorcycle about 6:30 am when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an animal on the roadway. Morgan sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.�

  • Driver, dog killed in two-car crash in Owings Mills late Friday, Baltimore County Police say
    Baltimore Sun

    Driver, dog killed in two-car crash in Owings Mills late Friday, Baltimore County Police say

    A driver and his dog were killed and a second driver was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Owings Mills on Friday night, according to Baltimore County Police. Zachary Friedlander, of the unit block of Bridle Court in Reisterstown, was driving north along Dolfield Boulevard in a Hyundai Elantra at about 10:30 p.m. when he attempted to make a left turn — crossing the southbound lanes of the road — at Mill Centre Drive, said Officer Jen Peach, a county police spokeswoman. Friedlander's Elantra then collided with a Honda Accord traveling south along Dolfield Boulevard, Peach said. The Elantra was redirected, hit a curb and then struck a light pole, Peach said. Friendlander was pronounced

  • '154km/h in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 304 drivers above speed limit on national slow down day
    TheJournal.ie

    '154km/h in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 304 drivers above speed limit on national slow down day

    AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA'S National Slow Down Day finished up at 7am this morning.  Over the 24-hour period, gardaí and GoSafe checked a total of 195,768 vehicles.  A total of 304 vehicles were detected travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.  One person was found to be driving far in excess of the of the speed limit on the N26 in Mayo, driving at a speed of 143km/h in a 100km/h zone.  Chief superintendent Paul Cleary of the Roads Policing Bureau thanked drivers who were “found to be compliant and drove within the speed limit”. “[We] would encourage all drivers to drive safely, comply with and respect speed limits,” Cleary said.  The gardaí released some “notable detections” of speeding

  • Duck boat crash driver accepts $2M settlement from company
    The Charlotte Observer

    Duck boat crash driver accepts $2M settlement from company

    Duck boat crash driver accepts $2M settlement from company The driver of a duck boat vehicle in the 2015 deadly crash in Seattle has accepted a $2 million settlement for his claims against the tour company. SeattlePI.com reports Eric Bishop announced the settlement Friday in response to a lawsuit he had filed against Ride the Ducks International. The announcement came after a jury recently found the tour company bore responsibility for the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board previously found that mechanical failure was the probable cause of the crash, not Bishop's driving. Bishop says he's still recovering from his physical and mental injuries that included a ruptured spleen and

  • From Improved Handling to Better Aerodynamics, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Is a More Refined Thoroughbred
    Robb Report

    From Improved Handling to Better Aerodynamics, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Is a More Refined Thoroughbred

    Purchase of the 526 hp performer comes with a day at the Ford Performance Racing School.

  • Dump truck strikes school bus, injures students in Mass.
    Boston.com

    Dump truck strikes school bus, injures students in Mass.

    RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — Three students have taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a dump truck struck a school bus on a Massachusetts highway. State Police say the Friday morning crash happened on Interstate 93 in Randolph at around 7 a.m. They say the dump truck had been heading south on the highway when it rear-ended a Norfolk County Agricultural High School bus also travelling on the road. Three of the 15 students on board were taken to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth for treatment of minor injuries. State police say they're still investigating the incident but that the accident didn't cause any lane closures.

  • ACCESSWIRE

    How Crash Avoidance Technology Works and What are its Benefits

    LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 25, 2019 / Compare-autoinsurance.org has launched a new blog post that explains how crash-avoidance technology works and how it can help drivers save money on their car insurance rates. For more info and free car insurance quotes, visit https://compare-autoinsurance.org/how-crash-avoidance-technology-works-and-its-benefits/.

  • The Audi A8 May Go Electric and Ultra-Luxurious with a New High-End Model
    Car and Driver

    The Audi A8 May Go Electric and Ultra-Luxurious with a New High-End Model

    Audi aims at Mercedes-Maybach with a brand name of prewar fame.

  • ETF Trends

    Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF Can Drive Higher

    With the automotive industry evolving, investors are hearing more and more about autonomous and electric vehicles. Several exchange traded funds are dedicated to those themes, including the Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF (DRIV) . DRIV debuted just over a year ago and tracks the Solactive Autonomous & Electric Vehicles Index.

  • CNET

    Porsche Cayenne Coupe, BMW Garmisch, our long-term Nissan Leaf and more: Roadshow's week in review

    Welcome to Roadshow's week in review, where we take a look back at the biggest stories from the past seven days. The week crossed the starting line with our first drive of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe (which actually isn't a coupe at all), and and kept momentum with some big news and a sweet concept vehicle debut, to boot. Here's a look at our most important stories from May 19-25, 2019. Top reviews 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Think of the new Cayenne Coupe as a regular Cayenne SUV, but with a swoopier roofline. Managing Editor Steven Ewing headed to Austria for a first drive of Porsche's new crossover SUV. Despite being slightly heavier than the standard Cayenne, while also offering less cargo

  • Bridge between N.J. and Pa. will have a new toll starting this summer
    NJ.com

    Bridge between N.J. and Pa. will have a new toll starting this summer

    Drivers that take the Scudder Falls Bridge into Pennsylvania will be charged with a toll beginning around July 10, 2019. The bridge has been under construction since 2017, and the new toll “will ensure that users pay for the significant transportation infrastructure improvements resulting from the current construction project,” according to officials. The entire project — which also includes road and interchange improvements to I-95 and I-295, a new pedestrian and bike path, and noise-abatement walls — is expected to be completed over four and a half years and will cost $534 million. Drivers will not need to stop or slow down to pay the toll. The bridge will use an all-electronic (AET) tolling

  • Montauk Branch Service Suspended East of Patchogue: LIRR
    NBC New York

    Montauk Branch Service Suspended East of Patchogue: LIRR

    What to Know LIRR service was suspended on the Montauk Branch each of Patchogue after a train heading to Montauk sideswiped another train Service east of Patchogue is expected to be suspended all day, according to LIRR Customers are being advised to use alternate branches or other forms of transportation Long Island Rail Road service was suspended on the Montauk Branch each of Patchogue early Saturday morning after a train heading to Montauk sideswiped another train, the agency said.  The train, which left Penn Station around 1 a.m., sideswiped the other train east of Speonk. Both the Montauk-bound train's engine and the last car of the other train derailed, but no one was injured, according

  • U.S. Postal Service Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks
    www.kcur.org

    U.S. Postal Service Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

    The U.S. Postal Service is experimenting with self-driving trucks to move mail across state lines. The USPS has partnered with San Diego-based TuSimple on a two-week pilot program, focusing solely on a 1,000-mile route between Dallas and Phoenix. TuSimple's Chief Product Officer Chuck Price told NPR the test runs, which began on Tuesday, will help the Postal Service "become future-ready." The aim of the program, according to the Postal Service, is "to accommodate a diverse mail mix, enhance safety, improve service, reduce emissions, and produce operational savings." It will involve five round trips, traveling major interstates that cross Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Each truck will have a "safety