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If we pay to build new HOT lanes, they might be a better deal for commuters

By raising the possibility of public financing for the congestion-relief program on Interstate 66, Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne has opened up many new options for the biggest transportation project in the D.C. region, and most of those new things are good.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: What Virginia’s latest I-66 idea could mean to commuters

Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne outlined a new option Tuesday for financing the state’s major transportation initiative: the rebuilding of Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway. Let’s look at how the commuting scene...Show More Summary

Transportation secretary wants cars to talk to each other

As the Department of Transportation works to catch up with the evolving auto industry, it puts vehicle-to-vehicle communication on the fast track. Video provided by Newsy        

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx talks autonomous cars in Silicon Valley

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

The Department of Transportation accelerates on the road to autonomy with a proposal to require vehicle to vehicle to vehicle communications in future cars.

TN: Foxx Cities Lamar Corridor as Example of Nation's Transportation Crisis

May 13--After hearing Memphis officials emphasize the importance of fixing the chronically congested Lamar Avenue corridor, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke sympathetically Tuesday but offered no immediate help with the...Show More Summary

Still On a Road to Nowhere

A short road too often traveled. Federal highway funding is due to expire in about two weeks, and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says a temporary extension—the 33rd in six years—would “prolong a dangerous status quo of funding...Show More Summary

Congress Needs 'The Equivalent Of LeBron James' To Fix Highway Fund, Says DOT Secretary

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday that Congress needs the equivalent of basketball player LeBron James to help them pass a long-term extension of a federal fund that pays for the nation’s transportationShow More Summary

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx just said we should be “embarrassed as a country” over the sta

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx just said we should be “embarrassed as a country” over the state of our infrastructure. Dude knows what he’s talking about. Read more...

Safety, security compete in new oil-train rules

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, talks with Rachel Maddow about new safety rules for oil trains and the challenge of balancing public...

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

2 months 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

2 months agoUS 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.  […]

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