It may be that only the wallets of drivers, transit riders and noncommuters alike can save Caltrain from drastically cutting its train service or perhaps even folding. A day after Caltrain unveiled the need to chop $30 million per year from its $97 million annual operating budget, likely requiring them to eliminate all weekend, midday and weeknight trains, officials searched for a savior.
The federal government issued final rules establishing the first greenhouse gas emissions standards for automobiles and light trucks on Thursday, ending a 30-year battle between regulators and automakers
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Harding, a retired Army intelligence officer, had been selected to take over the Transportation Security Administration but abruptly withdrew his nomination amid questions about his work as a defense contractor.
Business is up as a price war started by Toyota drives sales higher. Ford and GM report a 43% gain over the same month last year. Toyota says sales are up 41%, and Honda reports a 22% increase.
Facing its second straight weekend of wide-scale disruption, British Airways on Wednesday revoked from striking personnel the free and heavily discounted air travel that has long been a treasured perk of employees at major carriers around the world.
The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted 11 to 2 on Wednesday afternoon to implement a package of severe cuts to transit service, including the elimination of a subway line and dozens of bus routes.
After weeks of bickering over how to cut the deficit-ridden budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers agreed Monday to trim $1.1 billion from mass transit but give new tax breaks to home buyers and green-technology companies.
Tuesday’s transport strike was an aggravation, not a catastrophe, for Parisians, with only minimal disruptions to the subway system.
In what amounts to a sea change for the Department of Transportation, the automobile will no longer be the prime consideration in federal transportation planning.
Iwasaki, Caltrans' chief since August and an employee there for 26 years, will make more money with less political headaches as executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority...."We are very pleased that Randy has decided to accept our offer to become the executive director," said Brentwood Mayor Robert Taylor, chairman of the transportation authority. "We are proud that our agency has the reputation for (service) and quality that make it a good fit for a person of Randy's caliber and qualifications."