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Government
7:51 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Rail advocates hopeful for future of Chicago-to-Omaha system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rail advocates still hope for a passenger train resurgence that would link Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, but questions about the need for government subsidies continue to bog down efforts.

Supporters of enhanced passenger service spoke out last week at the Iowa Statehouse. They argued for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start passenger service between Chicago and Iowa City, with hopes of later extending trains to Des Moines and Omaha.

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Weather
3:31 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Omaha crews re-treating some residential areas after snow storm

Omaha Public Works has 70 to 80 trucks in residential areas, clearing snow and ice after last week’s snow storm.

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Transportation
1:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

More public hearings set on Chicago to Omaha rail project

Credit Iowa DOT

Another round of public hearings is set on the Chicago-to-Omaha rail study.

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Omaha
8:46 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Police identify teen killed in west Omaha crash

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a person killed in a fatal car crash on the west side of Omaha.

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Omaha
8:07 am
Mon December 3, 2012

One person killed, one injured in early morning crash west of Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a person injured in a fatal car crash west of Omaha.

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Nebraska
8:17 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Part of I-80 west of Omaha to close Thursday night

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Roads Department plans to temporarily close a westbound stretch of Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska so a sign can be installed.

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Other Content
5:06 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Iowa DOT 511 Mobile App Now Available

The Iowa Department of Transportation recently released a 511 traveler information app for both the iPhone and the Android. 

Sinclair Stolle, 511 Traveler Information Engineer, says the Iowa 511 app reports information on interstates, U.S. Routes and state highways. 

She says right now motorists can view traffic speeds from the DOT in the metro areas around the state, look at electronic roadway signs, and see still images from the DOT’s traffic cameras.  Stolle says currently traffic images are only available from six metro areas but will soon be statewide.

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Government
5:06 am
Wed July 25, 2012

City Adds Shared Bike Lane on Leavenworth

The City of Omaha is working to reconfigure lanes along Leavenworth Street, from 31st to 13th Street.

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Transportation
12:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

23 killed in motorcycle crashes in 2011

AAA Nebraska says deaths from motorcycle crashes are up 71 percent through June.

Last year, 23 people died in motorcycle accidents in Nebraska. AAA Nebraska spokeswoman Rose White says 12 people have died in motorcycle accidents so far this year, up from seven at this time in 2011.

White says Nebraska’s mild winter is partially to blame.  "For the first time in the history of Nebraska, we recorded a fatality during the month of January. With many motorcyclists out now for the last six months, we’ve seen a substantial increase in fatalities."

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