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Your morning transportation speed-read:

A study says texting while driving is even more dangerous than previously thought.

The Department of Transportation has awarded $196 million to increase the speed of Amtrak trains between Chicago and Detroit.

A highway in North Carolina that was damaged by Hurricane Irene is on the verge of re-opening.

A former National Basketball Association player was arrested for trying to bring a gun through security at St. Louis's Lambert International Airport.