Category Archives: Transportation

Did Flight MH370′s Copilot Try To Say Goodbye?

As the search zone narrows and unmanned submarines begin to search the ocean floor for signs of a missing Malaysian Airlines jet, investigators have revealed that copilot Fariq Abdul Hamid tried to use his cell phone as the plane passed … Continue reading

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Runaway Plane Hypothesis Looking Pretty Good Right Now

As search crews race to home in on data recorders at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, it is worth a look back¬†two weeks ago, to when I discussed the possibility that Zahare Ahmad Shah, the pilot of missing Flight … Continue reading

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Runaway Plane: A Heroic Hypothesis For Flight MH 370

A runaway plane only requires that we believe the pilot was a professional to his last breath. Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Tea Party Cars

I have written many times about the car mandate, and its role in disempowering American workers as well as climate and pollution issues. I have also touched on the role of the John Birch Society in “Agenda 21″ activism, a … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Where the Jobs Are

I rarely share Huffington Post links anymore, but Peter Goodman has written a lengthy post on a topic near to my heart. I have written before about the car mandate, in which decades of American transportation policy have made it … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Kochs Back Romney

President Obama has been consistently progressive on transportation and transit issues. He has also championed renewable energy, not just oil and gas drilling. At Mitt Romney’s website, however, the “issues” page says almost nothing about efficiency or renewable energy — … Continue reading

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Arizona Drinks Fluoride-Free Kool-Aid

A radical fringe conspiracy theory has become Arizona state law: “Agenda 21″ is the new FEMA death camps. Tinfoil hat, Glenn Beck-addled Republicans are in charge of an American state legislature; before they’re done, Jan Brewer may have signed legislation … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Traffic Jam on the Hill

Still rejecting the Senate’s two-year bill, the House Republican majority has settled on an extension of the current transportation bill through the election. Democrats agreed to their inclusion of Keystone XL pipeline authorization in order to move forward to the … Continue reading

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Transportation Policy in Under Four Minutes

Despite being in Spanish and about Mexico, this is one of the best videos I’ve ever seen on the need to move away from building roads to building transportation. They are not the same thing.

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Morning Awful: House of Orange

John Boehner is really, really bad at his job. His own caucus hates his transportation bill. He’s tried three different approaches, each of them worse than the last. His latest iteration would gut federal pensions, which has nothing to do … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Gas Tax Culture War

John Mica is the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Speaking to the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Tuesday, he defended his austere transportation budget and sprawl-friendly priorities: “anyone who thinks it’s going to get … Continue reading

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