Archives for March, 2013

Houston excavation company risks workers’ lives, now it should lose government contracts

Municipalities should see a red flag when one of its major construction contractors is found willfully and repeatedly violating worker safety standards.

A new Brookings report finds that intercity rail ridership is growing faster than other travel modes, but Amtrak is essentially two distinct systems — one thriving, the other not.

Texas construction workers who’ve lost their lives on unsafe worksites may be gone, but they certainly haven’t been forgotten. Earlier this week, hundreds of Texas workers and their supporters took to the streets to demand legislators do more to stop preventable injury and death on the job.