U.S. Department of Transportation

New Oil Train Rules Elicit Different Concerns

May 4, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued regulations aimed at improving safety for trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.  The rules come following a number of oil train derailments in the U.S. and the deadly 2013 tragedy in Quebec.

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The No. 2 person at Vermont's state Transportation Agency says there's lots of uncertainty surrounding an Obama administration announcement of $253 million in federal transportation funding for the state during the next six years.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing Vermont $1 million to help the state recover from a series of spring and summer floods that damaged roads across the state.