Transportation

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
April 17, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia’s airport Tuesday with part of the covering from its left engine ripped off and a window damaged. NEW: Photos show the damage to the engine that forced a Southwest flight to make an emergency landing in Philly...
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Chris Miller
April 10, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Will this be the year Louisiana lawmakers make it a crime to talk on a hand-held phone while driving a car? A bill to do that has passed it's first test, passing the House Transportation Committee. Lawmakers heard testimony from Suzanne Salter, whose daughter was killed in a wreck involving a...
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April 07, 2018 - 10:23 am
NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan (AP) — Canadian police said early Saturday 14 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada. Police say there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus of the...
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April 05, 2018 - 9:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governors of Louisiana and Mississippi are praising President Donald Trump's proposal to put more federal money into infrastructure. But they say their rural states would be hard-pressed to pay a bigger share of the tab for projects paid by a combination of federal and...
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Joe Smitha of Palm Harbor, Fla., speaks with reporters on Saturday, March 17, 2018, about his niece, Alexa Duran, whose family has identified her as one of at least six victims of a bridge collapse near the Florida International University campus in the Miami area on March 15. (AP Photo/Jennifer Kay)
March 17, 2018 - 6:03 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span. "Why they had to build this...
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Emergency personnel respond after a brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The pedestrian bridge collapsed onto the highway crushing multiple vehicles and killing several people. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 8:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath its massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing at least four people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews worked into the night, using dogs,...
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March 15, 2018 - 7:50 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to...
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March 11, 2018 - 12:02 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The National World War II Museum is taking apart a fire engine made for the military home front in 1943, and expects to have it rolling and ready for display in two or three years. When the 25-foot-long Ford-American LaFrance fire truck was new, it would have carried four...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:16 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's transportation department is warning that drivers on Interstate 10 may face slowdowns in the already traffic-clogged capital region over the weekend. Survey work is planned through Monday as part of an I-10 widening project intended for the Baton Rouge area...
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USA TODAY
February 08, 2018 - 8:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Gov. John Bel Edwards will participate in a White House meeting next week to discuss infrastructure needs across the country. Louisiana's Democratic governor will travel to Washington on Monday. He and Louisiana transportation secretary Shawn Wilson will be part of a talk...
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