Transportation policy

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, Kelsey Rose Juliana, of Eugene, Ore, speaks at a rally for a group of young people who filed an environmental lawsuit against the U.S. government in Portland, Ore. Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola, File)
June 17, 2019 - 11:36 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. The House approved the plan 36-24 Monday after nearly six hours of debate, with...
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Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 02, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work? If the experience of other cities...
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May 21, 2018 - 5:54 pm
HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and two women who were speaking Spanish at a gas station in northern Montana, the agency said Monday. Allegations have been made before of law-enforcement officers in Montana...
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FILE -In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, employees and guests look over a new Nissan Leaf, an all-electric vehicle, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new car dealership in Seattle. Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the tax break stalled during the recent legislative session. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's sales tax exemption for electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend it stalled during the recent legislative session. The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with the...
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July 17, 2017 - 8:01 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A railroad owner must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a jury decided Monday in civil verdict that found the company shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was...
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July 17, 2017 - 6:50 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A jury awarded $3.9 million Monday to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad bridge in 2014, finding the railroad's owner shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film crew was trespassing. The parents of Sarah Jones sued CSX...
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In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017 photo, a sign hangs in the Music City Central bus station in Nashville, Tenn., that says weapons, line No. 4, aren't allowed. Under a new state law that took effect July 1, Nashville and other cities must let handgun permit holders carry their guns around their bus stations and on city buses. Officials said signs at the bus station will be revised soon with the changes. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)
July 12, 2017 - 4:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with their guns. Nashville is now among several cities in Tennessee to tweak its bus system rules just enough to follow...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville fought a losing battle this spring as a state law passed that lets people with gun permits enter city buses and its main bus terminal with their guns. Nashville is now among several cities in Tennessee to tweak its bus system rules just enough to follow...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Guantanamo Bay on Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a "perfectly acceptable" place to detain new terrorism suspects, as opposed to holding them in the U.S. and having his own Justice Department try them in civilian courts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
July 07, 2017 - 11:02 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. military judge on Friday put pretrial hearings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case at Guantanamo Bay on an indefinite hold amid a dispute with officials over the way he travels to the remote courtroom. Army Col. James Pohl says that as a judge he must be kept separate from...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting Guantanamo Bay on Friday in a show of support for the prison he has called a "perfectly acceptable" place to detain new terrorism suspects, as opposed to holding them in the U.S. and having his own Justice Department try them in civilian courts. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
July 07, 2017 - 10:56 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A U.S. military judge on Friday put pretrial hearings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case at Guantanamo Bay on an indefinite hold amid a dispute with officials over the way he travels to the remote courtroom. Army Col. James Pohl says that as a judge he must be kept separate from...
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