Transportation

5:00am

Wed March 6, 2013
On The Road

Welcome to Colorado, Where We Hike & Bike – But Drive To Work

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2:45am

Wed March 6, 2013
Around the Nation

Chicago Commuters Brace For Delays During Bridge Repair

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 9:18 am

Construction on Chicago's Wells Street Bridge is taking place around the clock, as crews replace the south leaf section. The north leaf section will be replaced in the spring. The double-decked steel truss drawbridge was built in 1922.
David Schaper NPR

3:17pm

Mon March 4, 2013
U.S.

Steamship Anchors A Community, But Its Days May Be Numbered

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 3:50 pm

The nation's last coal-burning ferry, the SS Badger, sits on Lake Michigan in the port town of Ludington, Mich. The EPA permit that has long allowed the ship to dump coal ash into the lake is now under review.
Courtesy photo for NPR

On the shores of Lake Michigan, the tiny town of Ludington, Mich., is home port to the last coal-fired ferry in the U.S. The SS Badger has been making trips across the lake to Manitowoc, Wis., during the good-weather months since 1953. And as it runs, the 411-foot ferry discharges coal ash slurry directly into the lake.

An Environmental Protection Agency permit allows the Badger to dump four tons of ash into the lake daily. But now, the agency has put the permit under review — and that means the Badger could stop sailing.

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1:56pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Business

Amtrak Ridership Increases, But Denver Sees A Drop

The California Zephyr arrives at Chicago's Union Station.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

11:32am

Mon February 25, 2013

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