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SmartBrief covers a broad range of issues within the transportation sector. Our newsletters report the latest on  commercial airline company news and trends, airport security issues and TSA, the airline passenger experience, and North America's freight railroads, along with Amtrak. 

U.S. spends most on defense, but China, others growing fast



China's defense spending has grown more than 7% from a year earlier, while military spending in Russia and Saudi Arabia also is growing rapidly. While the U.S. spends the most on defense, the spending… Read More

UP restoring gigantic steam locomotive


  • U.S. News & World Report

Big Boy No. 4014, a giant, 6,300-horsepower steam locomotive that used to haul massive trains over Western mountains, is being brought slowly back to life. Union Pacific says it will take years to res… Read More