U.S. Department of Transportation News

Southern California Bus Company Ordered to Cease Operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered a Los Angeles-based bus company to cease operations after federal safety investigators said they discovered its vehicles were allowed on the road with serious safety defects and its drivers were not regularly screened for …

San Francisco Cable Car Accidents Costs Millions

In this city of innumerable tourist attractions, the clanging, hill-conquering cable cars stand out as a top draw. The quaint conveyances also stand out for the inordinate number of accidents and the millions of dollars annually the city pays out …

Yellowstone Oil Spill-Violations $1.7M Penalty Proposed In Exxon Spill

Federal pipeline regulators have proposed $1.7 million in penalties against Exxon Mobil Corp. for a pipeline rupture that spewed crude oil into Montana’s Yellowstone River. The U.S. Department of Transportation said in a notice sent to the company Monday that …

New Mexico Gets Nearly $1 Million For Highway Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding New Mexico nearly $1 million to reduce deaths and injuries on the state’s highways. The annual grant funding was made available through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act. U.S. Sen. Tom …

Pipelines at Risk of Failure in Montana, Wyoming

Federal safety regulators disclosed problems Tuesday with oil and other hazardous liquid pipelines at seven major river crossings and hundreds of smaller crossings in Montana and northern Wyoming, problems that could put the lines at increased risk of failure. Problems …