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Jenni Bergal

Jenni Bergal

Jenni Bergal is a veteran journalist who covers transportation, infrastructure, and cybersecurity for Stateline. She has been a reporter at Kaiser Health News, the Center for Public Integrity and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and was supervising senior editor of “Weekend Edition” at NPR. She is a co-author of the book, City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina.

Feds giving states $260 million for highway safety

By: - December 20, 2021

The federal government has announced that it is giving nearly $260 million in grants to states to beef up their highway safety. The funding, which will be distributed to highway safety offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, comes from the recently enacted bipartisan infrastructure law, according to the National Highway Traffic […]

Surging catalytic converter thefts spur state crackdowns

By: - November 8, 2021

If you start your car one morning and hear a loud roar when you hit the gas pedal, you might have been robbed. That disturbing sound could signal that a thief has cut out the catalytic converter, a device mounted near the tailpipe that changes environmentally hazardous engine exhaust into less harmful gases. The number […]