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Infrastructure & Environment

As Shutdown Stretches On, Transportation Officials Worry About Long-Term Effects

Local transit agencies are being hit harder than state highway departments. But the shutdown is only part of the problem for transportation funding.

• The Shutdown's Impact on States and Localities Commuters wait for the L train in New York.

Nighttime Traffic Deaths on the Rise

From 2010 to 2017, nighttime pedestrian and cyclist fatalities rose 46 percent while daytime deaths rose 15 percent.

• What's the 'Dutch Reach'? 2 U.S. States Adopt It to Save Cyclists' Lives

What's the 'Dutch Reach'? 2 U.S. States Adopt It to Save Cyclists' Lives

Changing the way Americans open their car doors can help prevent cyclist injuries and fatalities.

Lead in School Water: Less Than Half the States Test for It, and Fewer Require It

Federal regulations neither require schools to test their water nor have a single health standard for drinking water. The resulting patchwork of state policies can have a big impact on how -- and whether -- they respond to lead found in water.