TRANSPORTATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRANSPORTATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) How states fared on unemployment benefit claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194077-79/due-layoffs-states-transportation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194077-79/due-layoffs-states-transportation.html.csp">How states fared on unemployment benefit claims</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T08:51:02.552-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that recent job gains should continue. The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The less volatile four-week average has slipped to 309,000, the lowest reading since June 2007, about five months before the Great Recession began. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The data is for the week that ended July 5, one wee...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581940772014-07-17T08:51:02.552-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T08:51:02.552-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194077@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:51:02 MDT House kicks can down road on road funding http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188429-68/bill-senate-fund-funding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58188429-68/bill-senate-fund-funding.html.csp">House kicks can down road on road funding</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Ashley Halsey III </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Juliet Eilperin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:54:01.9-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Faced with the threat that federal money for 117,000 transportation projects would begin to dry up in two weeks, the House on Tuesday approved a nearly $11-billion patch to extend funding through May. The stop-gap fix to avert a crisis imperiling up to 700,000 construction jobs won endorsement from the White House, but the Senate is likely to tinker with it before it reaches President Barack Obama’s desk. The bill, approved by a 367-55 vote, would transfer $9.9 billion from the gen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188429@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:54:01 MDT More flights arriving late; complaints are rising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166012-79/percent-airlines-flights-airways.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166012-79/percent-airlines-flights-airways.html.csp">More flights arriving late; complaints are rising</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising. The Transportation Department said Wednesday that 76.9 percent of flights arrived on time in May, down from 79.6 percent in April and 79.4 percent in May 2013. Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which get good weather on many routes, rank best. ExpressJet and Envoy, which fly smaller planes for big airlines, rank last. The government says the largest airlines canceled 1.9 percent of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581660122014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166012@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:44:26 MDT Federal funding fight may not hurt Utah roads initially http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58146036-90/congress-federal-funding-gleason.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58146036-90/congress-federal-funding-gleason.html.csp">Federal funding fight may not hurt Utah roads initially</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T10:37:17.673-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While the Obama administration warns that many states may need to hit the brakes on highway and transit programs within a month because of gridlock in Congress, Utah officials say such slowdowns won’t hit here as fast. “We’re in a unique position because federal funding is only 20 percent of our total budget,” said John Gleason, spokesman for the Utah Department of Transportation. “Some states rely more heavily on federal funding, and those states may face more challenges.” President Barack Obam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146036@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:37:17 MDT Rendell & Dow: Stuck in traffic? Blame a gridlocked Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146263-82/traffic-american-average-stuck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146263-82/traffic-american-average-stuck.html.csp">Rendell & Dow: Stuck in traffic? Blame a gridlocked Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Rendell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Roger Dow</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> For The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:48:34.94-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">America’s chock-a-block with landmarks, beaches, and mountains — if you can reach them. If you’re traveling this weekend, you’ll inevitably face mind-numbing congestion, flight delays and rail interruptions. And our headaches are going to get dramatically worse if Congress doesn’t tackle infrastructure modernization. The Highway Trust Fund — which pays for our nation’s roads, bridges and highways — is about to run out of money. Here’s why: The Trust is funded by the federal gas tax, set at 18.4 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146263@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:48:34 MDT Highway Trust Fund running out of money, Obama warns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139411-68/transportation-federal-states-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58139411-68/transportation-federal-states-tax.html.csp">Highway Trust Fund running out of money, Obama warns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T21:44:59.122-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can’t quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials warned Tuesday. States will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks in federal aid as soon as the first week in August — peak summer driving time — if Congress doesn’t act, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a letter to states. That’s because the balance in the federal Highway Trust Fund i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581394112014-07-01T21:44:59.122-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T21:44:59.122-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139411@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:44:59 MDT Imagine biking in Salt Lake City without fear of autos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58108705-90/600-bike-boulevard-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58108705-90/600-bike-boulevard-council.html.csp">Imagine biking in Salt Lake City without fear of autos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T11:33:33.981-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A “Bike Boulevard” is coming to Salt Lake City. Actually, it’s already here, for the most part, but it may have gone unrecognized by some residents and commuters. It’s the quiet, leafy 600 East from South Temple to 2700 South that, according to Salt Lake City transportation officials, handles fewer than 1,500 vehicles per day. Typically these thoroughfares are so quiet that designated bike lanes are not necessary. Still, the transportation department is planning a few changes aimed at making the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58108705@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:33:33 MDT Legislators eye $1B in bonding for highways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58086165-90/adding-billion-bonding-bonds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58086165-90/adding-billion-bonding-bonds.html.csp">Legislators eye $1B in bonding for highways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-18T21:50:34.236-06:00">Updated Jun 18, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah legislators are eying borrowing $1 billion through bonding to accelerate several major highway projects statewide. Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, said Wednesday that he plans to push bonding to complete several major projects that have begun, but which likely would not be completed in the next decade or so without borrowing. He said the projects may include finishing the Mountain View Corridor in Salt Lake County, adding more freeway-like interchanges to Bangerter Highway, rebuilding ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086165@www.sltrib.com Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:50:34 MDT Washington Post: No road work ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032055-82/fund-tax-funding-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58032055-82/fund-tax-funding-highway.html.csp">Washington Post: No road work ahead</a></h4>