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MD: New MTA Head Named, State Highway Chief Resigns

April 24--State Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is expected to name Paul Comfort as the new head of the Maryland Transit Administration on Friday, a day after the resignation of the head of the State Highway Administration. The resignation Thursday of SHA Administrator Melinda B. Show More Summary

PA: Band-Aid Approach to Infrastructure Can't Continue, U.S. Transportation Chief Says in Pittsburgh

April 23--Lawmakers in Washington tend to define success "as last year's budget number," said Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx during a visit Wednesday to Pittsburgh. This, he said, is not enough to repair and improve the nation's...Show More Summary

Mike Flynn For Congress

[mc_name name='Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='S001179' ]'s Peoria, IL based congressional district is vacant after his resignation. Darin LaHood, who is the son of President Obama's former transportation secretary, is seeking Schock's seat as a Republican. Show More Summary

US to Enhance Screening of All Airport-Based Employees

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will conduct criminal history background checks for all aviation workers and will increase the number of random employee screenings throughout the day.

Dr. Gridlock: Congress members raise concerns about I-66 plan

Four members of Congress from Northern Virginia have written to Virginia’s transportation secretary to say they find aspects of the state’s plan for Interstate 66 “deeply troubling.”In the letter dated Thursday, Gerald E. Connolly (D), Robert J. Show More Summary

VA: State Ready to Commit More Money to Beach Light Rail

The state has sweetened its funding commitment to the city in its pursuit of a light-rail extension from Norfolk. Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne said Wednesday that the state's previous commitment of as much as $155 million in...Show More Summary

US Upgrades India's Aviation Rating

The US Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx, announced at a meeting in Delhi today with India's Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, that India's aviation rating was elevated back to Category 1 and that the country was in compliance with international aviation safety standards set by ICAO, the International Civil [...]

County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation said Tuesday that plans to build the controversial Bi-County Parkway have not been shelved, despite assertions from a top official in Prince William County that the project is “all but dead.” Read full article >>

Monday Morning Splash

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — Politico Playbook Lunch with US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx at the Newseum, 11:30 a.m. — WCOE Awards and Recognition Gala at the National Press Club, 5:30 p.m. Must-Read of the Day The Atlantic‘s Elizabeth...Show More Summary

Daily dose: Taking Tata to the woodshed edition

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Fox's Gen. Tony Tata (Raleigh News & Observer) -- N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata has cashed in trading on his status as a retired Army brigadier general. Despite no significant experience in education, Tata was hired as superintendent of Wake County schools. Show More Summary

Car crash Euro-damages against government upheld by CA

Delaney v. Secretary of State for Transport, Court of Appeal, 9 March 2015 – read judgment  The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the decision of Jay J here that a drug-dealer was entitled to compensation against the Government for injuries in a car accident, even though at the time he and the negligent driver both had drugs on them.  […]

Daily dose: Part-time Tata strikes again edition

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC Transportation Secretary blasts Iran talks (Raleigh News & Observer) -- N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata, who recently faced criticism for taking to the book tour trail outside of the state while North Carolina...Show More Summary

Ray LaHood’s son could run in special election for Aaron Schock’s seat

Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood (R), the son of former transportation secretary Ray LaHood, could run for the seat that Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) is resigning from, according to a Republican with knowledge of his plans. The Republican, who was granted anonymity to describe behind-the-scenes maneuvering, said the younger LaHood has expressed interest in potentially […]

‘What If No One Travels Anywhere Ever Again?’ Wonders Panicked Transportation Secretary

last monthHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Wondering what would become of the nation’s airports, roadways, and harbors, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reportedly became consumed with fear Tuesday that the American populace might suddenly decide not to travel anywhere...

Thailand: Public-Private JV to Run City Transport Joint Ticketing

March 12--A national committee and a public-private joint venture will be set up to take care of the joint ticketing system for the city's public transport, transport permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth said on Wednesday. The proposal,...Show More Summary

MD: Senate Panel Approves Rahn Nomination

A Senate committee unanimously recommended the confirmation of Gov. Larry Hogan's choice to be transportation secretary Monday night after bringing him back for a second round of questioning. The vote came after Pete Rahn, a former top...Show More Summary

NHTSA Fines Airbag Maker $14,000 a Day

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

Airbag-manufacturer Takata will be fined $14,000 a day by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration because it has not cooperated with a probe of its faulty airbags, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today. Related: NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective...

NC: Biden and Foxx Push Transportation Proposal

Feb. 19--Vice President Joe Biden joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx near Charlotte's Amtrak depot Thursday to push a long-term plan to finance transportation projects. It was part of their two-day swing through the Carolinas...Show More Summary

SC Ports Record 18% Container Volume Increase

The South Carolina Ports Authority reports 18 Percent Increase in container volume at SC ports; new breakbulk service announced; Vice President, Secretary of Transportation

MP and Under Secretary of State for Transport Claire Perry Visits the Knorr-Bremse Melksham Facility

Claire Perry, the Conservative MP for Devizes and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, visited the UK headquarters of Knorr-Bremse in Melksham, Wiltshire, on 13 February.

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