us department of transportation en Kansas City gets federal grant for downtown streetcar project <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Kansas City a $20 million grant to help build its streetcar route through about two miles of downtown.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said in a news release Friday announcing the grant that the streetcar project will "encourage housing, construction, and business development in the city." And she said that will mean for jobs for the region. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:47:55 +0000 Associated Press 39732 at Commercial truck drivers face new limits <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation is making changes that will limit the amount of time commercial truck drivers can spend on the road. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:49:14 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 6028 at Commercial truck drivers face new limits