Tag: Transportation infrastructure

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...

NFL’s Richard Sherman charged with DUI, other crimes

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SEATTLE — Prosecutors in Washington state have charged former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman after police said he drunkenly crashed...

Biden ends large-scale logging on huge Alaska rainforest

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales on the nation's largest national forest — the Tongass National...

Rail officials push 15-year plan to boost Northeast Corridor

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WASHINGTON — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements...

Kraken on track for home arena to be ready by mid-October

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SEATTLE — Seats have been bolted into position throughout the upper deck and into the lower bowl. All the concrete has been poured and...

‘Scary’: Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircraft

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BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during...

Firefighters douse ship that exploded at major port in Dubai

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Firefighting boats on Thursday poured cascades of water on a container ship that had erupted in a fiery explosion...

Amtrak plan to replace dozens of aging trains: cost $7.3B

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DETROIT — Amtrak plans to spend $7.3 billion to replace 83 passenger trains, some nearly a half-century old, though much of the funding must...

New infrastructure deal must focus on climate, activists say

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WASHINGTON — Climate activists and their Democratic allies in Congress are pressing with renewed urgency for huge investments to slow global warming, after a...

Fort Wayne sewage tunnel project completes latest phase

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The largest construction project in Fort Wayne's history recently struck a new milestone with the conclusion of boring for a...