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Transport Secretary confirms start of UK emissions testing programme

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed that the UK has now started its own testing programme just days before he will join Volkswagen’s UK managing director in appearing before Parliament’s Transport Select Committee. Following...Show More Summary

UK government to conduct its own emissions tests

Tests carried out by the UK government on cars involved in the VW emissions scandal will be done independently of the vehicle industry, according to officials. Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has confirmed that: “Neither cars, nor the testing facilities will be provided by the vehicle industry themselves.” Instead, the Department for Transport (DfT) and the […]

Newspaper Association of America goes with seasoned association executive as new president and CEO

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, and former U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer David Chavern at the Rose Garden of the White House in 2011. Chavern will be the new president and CEO of the NAA. Show More Summary

News Roundup: Town Hall

Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson says upgrading HOV lanes to 3+ “is part of the tools in the toolbox,” but there are no current plans to go beyond I-405. Feds grant $38.5m of the $53m cost of Clark County’s “the Vine” BRT, already under construction. USDOT also contributes $2m more to Tacoma Link; about $70m of […]

General Motors 'Failed to Disclose' Cars’ Safety Issue to Consumers

Automaker General Motors (GM) failed to inform the proper authorities as well as consumers of a possibly fatal safety problem in their vehicles, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a Department of Justice release.

LaHood takes seat in Congress once occupied by Schock

The son of former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is the newest House member - replacing a disgraced former congressman in a reliably Republican district in central Illinois.

Smart vehicle technology to be tested in New York

The U.S. secretary of transportation says New York City will be the main testing ground for a smart device installed in vehicles to warn motorists of impending dangers and congestion. Secretary... To view the full story, click the title link.

LaHood Easily Wins Special Election

Darin LaHood (R), son of former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, easily won a special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Aaron Schock (R), sending a familiar name to Washington, D.C., from Illinois, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx fails the Rosa Parks Test

On November 1, 2014, Iris Eliazarov, a 26-year old mother of four who immigrated to this country when she was 11 years old, was barred from boarding a Kuwait Airways flight from New York City’s JFK airport to London.  The reason given for refusing to allow Ms. Eliazarov to board [...]

Anthony Foxx gets sued

From McClatchy: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was paid nearly a half-million dollars by a bus company while mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, even though he performed no work for the company, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The lawsuit was filed in North Carolina by Elaine Rudisill, a trustee for the bankrupt […]

Hudson River tunnels need grants, not loans, Cuomo says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday he would be willing to meet the federal government if it agreed to offer grants, instead of loans, to finance the new Hudson River tunnels. Secretary of Transportation... To view the full story, click the title link.

Feds seek meeting with Christie, Cuomo over stalled Hudson River rail tunnel plans

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called for an urgent meeting with the governors of New York and New Jersey to revive work on Amtrak’s stalled Gateway tunnel project under the Hudson... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ministers go on the offensive in rail pause row

The government is upping its attacks on Labour’s railways legacy, as the war of words over electrification continues. Coffee House has seen a letter from the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin… Continue reading The post Ministers go on the offensive in rail pause row appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

U.S. probes airlines over possible price-gouging after Amtrak crash

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday his department is opening an investigation into allegations of price gouging by five airlines after a deadly Amtrak crash curtailed train service for days in the Northeast.

Port Infrastructure Projects Underway in Virginia

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx breaks ground on major infrastructure projects at the Port of Virginia; federal funding supports reduced congestion in nearby neighborhoods   U.

Gawker Staff Smears Feces On Itself, Boards a Schoolbus Loaded With Gasoline and Napalm, Then Intentionally Drives That Schoolbus Into a Cargo Train Transporting Retarded Clowns and Dynamite

Let me explain, no, there is no time, let me sum up: Last night Gawker published an article outing a David Geithner, brother of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, as a gay man who once sought an aborted rendezvous with a...

Government signs up Labour’s Andrew Adonis to oversee HS2 delivery

In an impressive cross-party signing, the government has appointed Lord Adonis, the former Labour transport secretary, to oversee delivery of the HS2 railway. Lord Adonis gave birth to the idea… Continue reading The post Government signs up Labour’s Andrew Adonis to oversee HS2 delivery appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

These are the US states with the worst roads

The U.S. Highway Trust Fund will expire on the last day of this month, and elected officials on Capitol Hill haven't passed a long-term transportation funding measure in years. U.S.Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is fed up with Congress' inaction. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: D.C. Mayor Bowser: Region’s leaders closer to agreeing on kind of leader Metro needs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) addressed questions about Metro on Tuesday morning, ahead of an afternoon meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).Read full article >>

GOP Primary to Replace Aaron Schock ends with LaHood Victory

The son of former national transportation secretary Ray LaHood, state senator Darin, won the Republican primary to succeed Aaron Schock.

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