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2011-05-10 14:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interstate travelers across Northwestern Pennsylvania may enjoy smoother travels following the installation of a wireless network of traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems. The Department of Transportation says the region's Intelligent Transportation System, or ITS, will mostly be funded by the federal government. "ITS provides the tools PennDOT needs to keep motorists better informed of crashes,...

2011-05-06 13:08:00

Can address security aspects of potential al-Qaida rail attacks on 9/11 anniversary SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the revelation that al-Qaida may have been planning U.S. rail attacks on the tenth anniversary of September 11, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) is offering its rail security and disaster management experts for media interviews. Brian Michael Jenkins, director of MTI's National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE),...

2011-04-28 14:40:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NACD has serious concerns about the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's proposed rule to prohibit the transportation of flammable liquids in external product piping, known as wetlines, on Department of Transportation specification cargo tank motor vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) "The primary concern is that such a rule would be difficult to enforce and would interfere...

2011-04-20 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation (DOT) issuance of the Passenger Protections Final Rule. "ATA appreciates that DOT shares our goal of providing safe, reliable transportation, treating customers fairly and providing the best service possible. The airline industry supports...

2011-04-13 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorcyclists attending the Sturgis Road Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg this weekend are invited to enhance their safety skills at two seminars offered by the Department of Transportation. The first seminar, offered at 11 a.m. on April 16 and 17, will give riders the opportunity learn about the Live Free Ride Alive (LFRA) campaign. Participants will be able to view the LFRA campaign...

2011-03-04 14:58:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments today in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding Hours of Service of Drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed grave concerns about the FMCSA's December 29 proposed hours of service rule. The...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Booz Allen Hamilton announced it has won a contract to help the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) enhance intelligent transportation systems, such as those that allow vehicles, infrastructure, and passengers' personal communications devices to communicate. The multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the FHWA Research & Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation...

2011-02-18 10:59:00

DOT Action Follows PRBA Letter to Secretary LaHood on Lithium Battery Rule WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRBA-The Rechargeable Battery Association fully supports the Department of Transportation's announcement to conduct a thorough review of its existing regulations, an action PRBA requested in a Feb. 9, 2011 letter to DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. "PRBA and its members are greatly encouraged by the Department of Transportation's announcement of a much needed review of...

2011-01-06 16:33:00

Plan Threatens Jobs, Highway Safety and Border Security WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today questioned why the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a new cross-border trucking program at a time of persistent high U.S. unemployment, budget deficits and unrelenting drug violence in Mexico. He said the proposed program would threaten the traveling public in the U.S. and open our southern border to increased drug trafficking....

2010-12-29 09:14:00

Bridge Repair Goal Exceeded; Challenges Remain HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Transportation opened bids during 2010 on 885 highway and bridge improvement projects worth more than $2.1 billion, Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. said today. The bridge contracts alone are worth more than $900 million, including the reconstruction of 611 structurally deficient bridges done as part of the Accelerated Bridge Program sought by Governor Rendell and...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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