Transportation industry regulation

March 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The new bridge on the North Carolina Outer Banks will carry the name of a former state lawmaker. The N.C. Board of Transportation voted on Thursday to name the bridge over Oregon Inlet for former state Senate leader Marc Basnight. A news release from the N.C. Department...
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March 03, 2019 - 9:56 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One South Carolina lawmaker wants to name the Charleston International Airport for former U.S. Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis introduced the resolution last month in the state House. The Charleston Democrat told The Post and Courier that Hollings'...
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March 02, 2019 - 8:25 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials are pushing back against a proposal in the Georgia Senate for a state takeover of Atlanta's airport, one of the busiest in the world. Michael Smith, press secretary for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, said the plan amounted to "theft" in a statement Friday...
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February 23, 2019 - 5:21 pm
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming school district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student entering kindergarten this fall. The Laramie Boomerang reports Cozy Hollow School is about 60 miles north of Laramie. A modular classroom is already there but hasn't been used for about a...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:03 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China said Friday that reported delays in handling of coal shipments from Australia were due to stepped up inspections to protect the environment. "In recent years, China Customs has found that some of the imported coal didn't meet our environmental protection...
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February 20, 2019 - 4:45 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina lawmaker is making a push to link the city of Asheville to passenger rail service. The Asheville Citizen Times reports Gaston County GOP Rep. John Torbett, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, says he will consider a request for two years of...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2018, file photo, traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America’s crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 06, 2019 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back. The question now is whether lawmakers and the...
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February 06, 2019 - 4:48 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new bridge soon to open over North Carolina's Oregon Inlet could come with a new name. A state Department of Transportation committee recommended Wednesday that the Bonner Bridge be renamed for former Sen. Marc Basnight, who served a record 18 years as Senate leader. He...
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This image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Bird Box." Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, came off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP)
January 30, 2019 - 10:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament has passed a motion saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box." The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train...
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FILE-In this March 15, 2015 file photo a Yemeni airport security official walks on the tarmac next to a plane from the Iranian private airline Mahan Air at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen. Germany has banned Iran’s Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline’s involvement in Syria. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
January 21, 2019 - 9:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany has banned Iran's Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the airline's involvement in Syria, officials said Monday. Mahan Air is on a U.S. sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban the airline from their...
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