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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - House Transportation Committee
South Dakota lawmakers are waging a battle over two proposals to ban texting while driving, with the issue of local control emerging as a deciding factor.
Proponents of increased Mississippi highway funding aren't just going to be waiting until 2015.
Ridership on Vermont's two Amtrak trains was up 4 percent last year to a total of just over 137,000 riders, an Amtrak official told a committee of the Vermont House on Wednesday.
A bill that would restrict the use of cell phones in Kentucky's school and construction zones has cleared its first panel Tuesday.
A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would allow residents to renew their driver's licenses for eight years, rather than the current six years.
A North Pole legislator wants money to see whether a railroad extension to far northern Alaska is feasible, but his colleagues dismissed the idea as welfare for university projects.
A bill to increase the number of Kentucky children required to use vehicle booster seats has cleared its first hurdle in the General Assembly.
A Republican lawmaker proposes digging into Idaho's sales tax revenue to fund highway and bridge projects.
A trucking group says Idaho's 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax ought to be hiked 6 cents a gallon.
The state anticipates awarding a construction contract for the new Alaska Class Ferry this summer.
Missouri's top transportation official warned a House committee Tuesday that the failure to pass a penny increase in the state's sales tax for highway funding could compromise road safety and cause slow economic growth.
A proposal to raise Iowa's fuel taxes won preliminary approval from lawmakers in the Iowa House Wednesday, but it is not clear if the measure can garner wider approval in the Legislature or from the governor.
A longtime member of the state House of Representatives says he will not run for his seat again, ending 36 years in the chamber.
A measure proposed in the state Legislature would make it a traffic infraction to smoke while in a car with minors.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe's transportation chief says work has been suspended on a new toll road that would run parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg.