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Roads are in pitiful shape

...is left in the road that can puncture tires.A forensic audit is in order for local governments and state transportation departments on both sides of the river.Rick A. Bernardi Sr.North Augusta, S.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-17/roads-are-pitiful-shape
US, Canada unveil rules targeting oil train safety

...Railroads had fought the new braking requirements, saying they will provide little or no added safety benefit. The Transportation Department "couldn't make a case" for electronic brakes "but forged ahead anyhow," said Edward R. Hamberger, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/us-canada-unveil-rules-tar
SC DOT grants Texas company access for land surveys to prepare for petrol pipeline

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's transportation department has given a Texas company permission to conduct surveys on a state right-of-way in preparation for a pipeline route study, part...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-29/sc-dot-grants-texas-company-
Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

...higher.In Utah, the Transportation Department said it didn't know...the law that allowed the Transportation Department to set an 85 mph limit...spokesman for the state Transportation Department. Wyoming hasn't seen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/big-rigs-often-go-faster-t
Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

...That's a new level of accountability, and I like that."The upgrade is an essential part of the school system transportation department's plan to "reorganize" its approach to public school transit.Using the Zonar system, which cost $125...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-27/richmond-county-schools-a
Burke County school system repairs water line, to reopen Thursday

...resulted in the system shutting down all its facilities, including its central office and maintenance and transportation departments.The school system announced on Twitter at 2:20 p.m. that it had repaired the water line and that faculty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-18/burke-county-school-syste
River Watch extension complaints prompt water tests

...Petersburg Road residents expressed concern about the Georgia Environmental Protection Division ordering the state Transportation Department to revise its Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan for the $35.5 million parkway expansion project...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-11/river-watch-extension-compla
Rants & Raves

...home late this year. What seems to be the trouble with transportation? Here is a suggestion: Have all of the Transportation Department learn the routes so they can pitch hit when needed. The kids will no longer suffer. THE BRIGHT, flashing sign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-03/rants-raves
Haley insists SC can afford to cut income taxes

...divert $61 million from the state sales tax on vehicles, would generate roughly $400 million yearly for the Transportation Department once fully implemented in three years.Critics say that still doesn't come close to meeting the additional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-23/haley-insists-sc-can-aff
Honda hit with record fines over unreported deaths

...in millions of cars that has been linked to at least 42 deaths and 58 injuries.Under an agreement with the Transportation Department, GM admitted it was slow to inform regulators, promised to report problems faster and submitted to more in-depth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-08/honda-hit-record-fines-ove