COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the...
Arkansas fines firm $300,000 for Medicaid ride failures
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Months after the state of Arkansas fired a company for failing to provide required rides to Medicaid patients, the company hired in its place is being fined more than...
Train crash response drill scheduled in New Haven
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are staging a simulated train accident in New Haven to test the emergency response protocols of a variety of agencies.
2 men killed by train in Berkeley were homeless
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Two men struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Berkeley are being identified as homeless men who'd been evicted from nearby encampments.
Report on Utah crash that killed 4 says pilot lost control
RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — A report on a 2017 plane crash that killed four people says the pilot lost control before the aircraft went down on the median of Interstate 15 shortly after...
US fines Japan Airlines $300,000 over long flight delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is fining Japan Airlines $300,000 for delays that trapped passengers on two grounded planes for hours.
Hot air balloon crash near Las Vegas under investigation
LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. authorities are investigating a hot air balloon crash in Nevada that injured at least seven people Thursday when its basket tipped over after hitting the ground, authorities...
The Latest: 6 in balloon crash released from hospital
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a hot air balloon crash in Nevada (all times local):
Six people injured in a hot air balloon crash in Nevada have been released from the...
Colorado man killed in plane crash in southeast Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed in a small plane crash in southeast Wyoming.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports 62-year-old Zane Schmeeckle,...
Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people.
Man struck, killed minutes after release from Ohio jail
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man was struck by two vehicles and killed just minutes after being released from jail.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that 49-year-old Douglas W. Cook...
Crew was asleep when fatal boat fire ignited, officials say
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving...
The Latest: All 34 victims of California boat fire ID’d
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California (all times local):
Small plane crashes into vehicle on Maryland’s Route 50
BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating after a small plane crashed into at least one passenger vehicle on a highway next to an airport, injuring four people.
Colorado highway reopened after closure from rock fall
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado state highway in the foothills west of Boulder has partially reopened to traffic after blasting work triggered a huge rock slide that closed the highway.
Agency issues report on fatal Hawaii helicopter crash
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A new federal report has offered additional details of a deadly helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii.
The October 2017 crash killed 27-year-old Jeremy Dossetter...
Iowa expanding Highway Helper program to Davenport area
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say help for Iowa motorists will be available for more hours and at more places along the state's highways.
A Mississippi transportation worker killed in crash
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Transportation construction manager has been killed in a crash in Itawamba County.
The department, in a news release, says the accident...
Relatives of passengers killed in Boeing crash protest in DC
Families of the passengers who died in one of the Boeing 737 Max crashes lobbied Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday to slow what they consider a rush to let the plane fly...
Blown motor causes smoke at Boston subway stop
BOSTON (AP) — A blown motor on a train entering a Boston subway station briefly caused smoke in the station.
A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority say a train...
Maine DOT to explore summer I-95 exit 1 shutdown in Kittery
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The chief engineer for Maine's Department of Transportation says the department may explore shutting down Exit 1 on Interstate 95 when traffic is "really bad" in the summer,...
NC transportation officials to discuss US Highway 421
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina transportation officials may make an announcement about U.S. Highway 421, which washed out almost a year ago under Hurricane Florence's torrential...
Road work underway on I-95 near Fredericksburg
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says motorists should expect daytime and overnight road work this week on Interstate 95 in the Fredericksburg area.
NTSB: California should fix highway safety barriers faster
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fatal crash of a Tesla in Autopilot mode prompted federal safety regulators to recommend Monday that California transportation officials move faster to repair highway...
80-year-old pilot dies after plane hits water tower
WHITEHALL, Mich. (AP) — A small plane has crashed into a water tower near school athletic fields in western Michigan, killing the 80-year-old pilot.
2 die in Florida Keys plane crash
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Two people died after a small plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday morning from the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport.
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The Latest: 2 dead, 3 injured in plane crash at airport
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a small airplane crash in Nevada (all times local):
Authorities say a small private plane that crashed near a Nevada airport, killing...
Union Pacific train with liquefied gas derails in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific says two locomotives and three tank cars containing liquefied petroleum gas derailed in Portland, striking and cracking a support beam to an overpass providing...
DOT had spent nearly $60 million on toll bridge project
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama had already spent almost $60 million on a south Alabama toll bridge project before the governor pronounced the project "dead."
Highway 9 in Lake Stevens strains under a suburban boom
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. (AP) — Tom Thumb Espresso used to open at 5 a.m., until a couple years ago when baristas noticed their drive-through customers showing up sooner. Now the coffee flows at...
Maine to consider fitness standards for school bus drivers
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is considering new physical fitness requirements for school bus drivers.
Officials are considering the new standards along with other new safety...
Federal transit agency approves Honolulu rapid rail plan
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal agency has approved a rail recovery plan submitted by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, officials said.
Indiana man gets 14 years for deadly bus-minivan collision
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a collision between a bus and a minivan that killed three people.
Reliability called key to Omaha-Lincoln bus service
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Reliability will be the key in getting Lincoln and Omaha residents on board a proposed intercity bus service that would connect the two largest cities in Nebraska, according...
Repair work closing another section of Interstate 465
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Highway officials are warning drivers to plan alternate routes as a 15-day complete closure is starting on another section of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis.
Fire foiled rescued attempts by California boat crew
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crew of a scuba diving boat that sank off the coast of Southern California made several attempts to rescue the 34 people who were trapped below decks by fire, but intense...
Pilot: Jet that burned at California airport wouldn’t fly
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a charter jet that skidded off a Northern California runway and burst into flames last month reported that he couldn't get the plane off the ground despite...
Tucson police sergeant killed in ultralight crash in Benson
BENSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson Police Department sergeant was killed when his ultralight crashed in Cochise County.
Benson Police Chief Paul Moncada said 59-year-old Timothy Froebe was...
NTSB: Autopilot flaw, driver inattention caused Tesla crash
DETROIT (AP) — A design flaw in Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California...
The Latest: Feds interview captain in deadly boat fire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the scuba diving boat fire off the coast of California that is presumed to have killed 34 people: (all times local):
NTSB: Metal fatigue caused wing to snap in fatal plane crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Metal fatigue created by frequent takeoffs and landings caused a wing to snap off a university's training plane last year, resulting in a crash that killed the student...
Police chase ends when SUV hits bus in Philadelphia; 9 hurt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an SUV being pursued by police crashed into a commuter bus in Philadelphia, injuring nine people.
The pursuit started in Upper Merion, as police tried to...
Edmunds: Best used vehicles for college drivers
Many college-bound students, whether it be a freshman leaving home for the first time or a grad student needing more reliable transportation, require the purchase of a vehicle. To help out,...
The Latest: Florida coast sees tropical storm conditions
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local):
Tropical storm conditions continue along portions of the northeastern coast of Florida as Dorian...
NTSB: Tesla on Autopilot when it hit California firetruck
DETROIT (AP) — A government report says the driver of a Tesla that slammed into a firetruck near Los Angeles last year was using the car's Autopilot system when a vehicle in front of him suddenly...
Victims sue Amtrak over Washington state train derailment
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — The first lawsuit against Amtrak over a fatal train derailment in Washington State is set to begin.
KCPQ-TV reported Monday that the jury trial is scheduled to be held...
Early report: biplane cleared to return but didn’t turn back
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Although a biplane pilot had been given clearance to return to a New Orleans airport, he didn't turn back before the plane crashed, killing him and a TV anchor last month, a...