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  • Friday, November 21, 2014 2:52 PM
    Responding to a diesel fuel shortage in the state, Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday signed an emergency proclamation that suspends for up to 14 days the regulations on the hours of service for drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting diesel products.  

  • Friday, November 21, 2014 10:43 AM
    Inspectors from several agencies will be in the area surrounding the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority's Central Station Monday to look for ways to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:51 PM

    David Fisher, a Des Moines International Airport consultant, told the Airport Authority board Tuesday that area leaders are solidly behind a proposed $420 million project to build a new terminal and revamp airport operations.

     
     

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:28 AM
    Public art will take to the streets of Greater Des Moines in a new initiative that wraps artists' one-of-a-kind designs on DART buses.  

  • Monday, November 17, 2014 10:26 AM
    Work is wrapping up on $700 million in road construction this year, a record, Iowa Public Radio reports. 

  • Savings on the Radar
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, November 07, 2014 6:00 AM
    Des Moines International Airport managers know that it will be tough to pry $200 million from lawmakers, private donors and the public for a new terminal without first putting the airport’s finances in order. 

  • Monday, November 03, 2014 10:35 AM
    CNNMoney: Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson said Monday he still plans to be on his company's first flight that takes tourists into space, despite the fatal crash of his SpaceShipTwo during a test flight on Friday. 

  • DARTing to work
    BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Friday, October 24, 2014 6:00 AM
     

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:27 PM
    Two grants for recreational trails in central Iowa were approved by the Iowa Transportation Commission this month.  

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:19 PM
    An estimated one vehicle for every five on the road - 52 million cars and trucks - have been recalled this year, CNNMoney reported. 

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:36 AM
    The Des Moines Airport Authority has hired Iowa business leader David Fisher as a consultant to help plan strategies to raise approximately $200 million to complete financing for a $420 million project that would include a $312 million terminal and parking garage and other improvements to reconfigure airport operations for better security and efficiency. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 9:08 AM
    The Guard’s 172-acre base, leased from the airport since 1941, is the source of some spirited discussions. Airport officials would like to reclaim some of that land for redevelopment, perhaps hangars for corporate aircraft. That would mean more revenue at a time when the airport faces a $202 million shortfall in funding for its proposed new terminal on the south side of the airport complex.  

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:55 AM
    The Iowa Department of Transportation is keeping a close eye on guardrails in the state, especially after a lawsuit claims that some of Iowa's guardrails contain a part that can make them dangerous. 

  • Monday, October 13, 2014 9:42 AM
    The number of passengers using Des Moines International Airport grew 5.9 percent in September, to 186,962 from 176,482. 

  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014 11:14 AM
    The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has extended the deadline until Nov. 19 for public comments on plans to spend about $600 million on transportation projects through 2050. 


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