Transportation

Montana counties band together to reinvigorate passenger rail
Montana counties band together to reinvigorate passenger rail
The newly formed Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority aims to connect a rural and divided state.
Will a multimillion-dollar dock help a remote Alaska community get more services?
Will a multimillion-dollar dock help a remote Alaska community get more services?
Alaska’s marine highway still faces uncertainty under severe budget cuts.
Drowning the derelicts: Yesterday’s boats are today’s problems
Drowning the derelicts: Yesterday’s boats are today’s problems
States and municipalities from Alaska to California struggle to dispose of old vessels without federal support.
Highway injustice in Denver’s Latino neighborhoods
Highway injustice in Denver’s Latino neighborhoods
Poor districts have breathed I-70’s pollution for decades. Now they’re facing its expansion.
On E.M. Frimbo and riding the Western rails
Oil spill funds race to catch up to rise in rail transportation
Oil spill funds race to catch up to rise in rail transportation
Risks shift from coastal facilities and marine vessels to inland pipelines and railways.
Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
Freeway closure by flash flood should teach us a lesson
Is it time to diversify the West's transportation options?
National parks scramble to keep up with the crowds
National parks scramble to keep up with the crowds
Does Utah's mega tourism campaign compromise the outdoor experience?
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
I have seen the future, and it looks like Mad Max
How a post-apocalyptic action movie can help us ward off ecological disaster.
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
The Latest: New incentives for quieter aircraft in the Grand Canyon
More commercial flights are expected this year, if they meet federal noise standards.
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
In the wake of recent oil-train derailments, Skagit County wants Shell to do a full environmental review.
Keystone isn’t the only pipeline proposal out there
Keystone isn’t the only pipeline proposal out there
As XL languishes in political controversy, new pipeline projects gain ground in Canada and Alaska.
Big dig, big disgrace
Big dig, big disgrace
A new mega-tunnel won’t save Seattle from the tyranny of traffic.
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Livin' on the dredge: Army Corps mucks out the Snake
Do the benefits of barge traffic outweigh the cost of dams?
Light rail exists in Denver, and comes to Phoenix
Light rail exists in Denver, and comes to Phoenix
Nelson Harvey takes a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his city for the better.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
Light rail enters the West’s most sprawling metropolis
New transportation sparked a renaissance in Denver. Can it do the same for Phoenix?
A young mule stringer helps keep a dying profession alive
A young mule stringer helps keep a dying profession alive
Mules are still needed to carry supplies in wild, roadless mountains.
A cyclist's plea to motorists
A cyclist's plea to motorists
Cars are a deadly weapon and drivers need to take care.
Western state highways among the most dangerous in the nation
Western state highways among the most dangerous in the nation
New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada especially hazardous for pedestrians.
The roads scholar
The roads scholar
An ecologist helps wildlife safely cross highways.
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