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GM Safety VP Jeff Boyer (Photo Credit: General Motors)

GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.



Feds Investigate Asiana Response To SFO Plane Crash

Federal transportation officials are investigating whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers whose flight crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.


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California Eligible For $43M In Unspent Highway Earmarks

California is getting $43 million in unspent highway earmarks from the federal government, according to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.


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Bay Area Receives $45.7M In Transit Grants From Transportation Dept.

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $45.7 million in transit related grants for the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday.


Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

Feds Won’t Delay 2012 California High-Speed Rail Deadline

The federal agency that has approved about $3.5 billion in grants for California’s high-speed rail system has no authority to change the September 2012 deadline to start construction.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

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Phil Matier: California High Speed Rail Authority Chooses Speed Over Savings

A proposal to launch bullet trains through the Bay Area on retooled Caltrain tracks, instead of a brand new rail system, has been scrapped by the California High Speed Rail Authority.


Artist's conception of a California high-speed rail train. (California High-Speed Rail Authority)

California Gets Another $624 Million For High-Speed Rail

The Department of Transportation said Thursday the state is getting the largest share of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail funding being diverted from Ohio and Wisconsin to other states.

CBS San Francisco–12/09/2010

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ConsumerWatch: New Baggage Rules Offer Travelers More Protection

The Department of Transportation reports more than 2 million passengers filed claims for mishandled luggage last year. But new rules now offer more protection.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2010

BART subway cars sit idle in train yard in Hayward, (AP)

San Jose BART Extension On Track; Awaits Funding

Work on the BART to San Jose extension is moving right along, and some high level officials got a tour of the project Tuesday in Milpitas.