Transcontinental Railroad Turns 150

The construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad was one of the greatest engineering feats in American history, one whose ramifications are felt to this day. The six-year project involved two competing railroad companies laying nearly 1,800 miles of track across the continent, linking west with east.

Apr 29, 2019 Allen Pierleoni
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Trump Moves to Ease Obama Auto-Mileage Rules, California’s Clout

The Trump administration, taking aim at one of former President Barack Obama’s signature environmental achievements, is proposing to suspend required increases in vehicle fuel economy after 2020 and unwind California’s authority to limit tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Aug 2, 2018 Ryan Beene, John Lippert and Jennifer A. Dlouhy