Shifting Gears

Shifting Gears

Over the past 60 years, transportation has changed less than might have been expected. Still no jetpacks, for example. And while this could change after the presidential election, we’re not yet commuting to jobs on the moon. Transportation has changed, however,...
We’re Not Even Paving a Road to Nowhere

We’re Not Even Paving a Road to Nowhere

Plans for rail lines? We’ve a pile; But we can’t build A single mile. The term “American transportation policy” is an oxymoron. The United States has no policy regarding the nation’s transportation networks, no strategic plan, and no...
Paving the Way to 60 Miles per Gallon

Paving the Way to 60 Miles per Gallon

Americans use a lot of oil every day: nearly 20 million barrels — or, if you prefer, 840 million gallons. About 9 million of these barrels go toward feeding our cars and trucks every day. What’s more, paying for all of this oil drains as much as $1 billion...
Truckers Play a Key Food Safety Role

Truckers Play a Key Food Safety Role

Food safety is running afoul in Springdale — in more ways than one. First, meat and grain agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a salmonella outbreak and temporarily shut its turkey processing plant in the Arkansas city...