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Red X's protest GOP move to slash transit funding

Seated in her power wheelchair in front of a bus with a large red X painted on its side, Donna Prease called for blocking massive cuts to public transit.


Ending wars, creating jobs, top mayors' agenda

More than a dozen  mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.

Other countries ahead of U.S. on electric cars

Where are we in regard to clean energy and fuel-efficient cars in the U.S.? It appears other countries are leading the way.


Putting high-speed rail back on track

President Obama announced recently that $8 billion in Recovery Act grants are going to the development of America's first nationwide high-speed intercity rail service program.


Teamsters campaign against extra-large trucks

The Teamsters and several safety groups and advocates opened a campaign on against the truck lobby's plans to put extra-large rigs on U.S. roads.


LaHood “had no idea” air traffic controllers were tired

The problem started 30 years ago when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers who were protesting the very conditions that led to this debacle.


Video: Fighting for Chicago mass transit

Transit workers and environmental activists rallied here in support of mass transit last Thursday, calling for increased funding, not cuts.


Florida tea party governor rejects Obama's rail funds

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott is refusing billions of dollars from the Obama administration for what Scott's critics say would be an economic boom for the state: a high speed rail project connecting Tampa and Orlando.


TSA airport checks: making sense of the furor

Civil liberties advocates, libertarians and some passengers are protesting new airport security screening procedures, while some are skeptical about the furor.

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