Posts tagged ‘Transportation’

October 22, 2014

Obama causes gas prices to drop to well below $3.00 a gallon in many states

by Ben Hoffman

Obama causes drop in gas prices

Obama causes drop in gas prices
Gas was under $1.00 a gallon during the Clinton administration (along with budget surpluses and low unemployment). Under George W. Bush, gas prices soared to over $4.00 a gallon. It wasn’t until our economy was heading over a cliff at the end of 2008 that gas prices went down to about $1.59 a gallon. Just a few months before that in June of 2008, gas was over $4.00 a gallon.

Obama’s policies are working. He is only able to do so much, considering Republicans flat-out refuse to work with him on anything, but things are getting better. The worst thing possible for out country would be for Republicans to gain any more power. For too many people, it’s party first.

June 25, 2011

5 die, many hurt in Nevada as semi hits S.F. Bay Area-bound train

by Ben Hoffman

Federal transportation safety officials said numerous bodies remained onboard a Chicago-to-Emeryville Amtrak train in the Nevada desert after a gravel-hauling tractor-trailer rig slammed into it east of Reno at midday Friday.

The rig’s driver and a train conductor were among the five confirmed dead as of late Friday. Scores of victims were sent to hospitals with injuries, while as many as 45 remained unaccounted for, federal officials said.

The fiery collision happened on a lonely, windswept section of Highway 95 in the area of Lovelock, about 70 miles from Reno, at 11:24 a.m. Smoke from three burning cars on the 10-car train – which had 195 passengers onboard, according to state officials – could be seen for miles around. Confirmed dead were the truck driver – who is from a small county in eastern Nevada – a train conductor and at least three passengers. Read more…