Who says the government can't do things quickly? A month ago, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he wanted to develop a plan to register recreational drone aircraft by the end of the year. To that end, he convened a task force of stakeholders to come up with recommendations on how to do...
Volkswagen Group executives in the UK could be imprisoned for up to 10 years for their part in the emissions scandal, secretary of state for transport Patrick McLoughlin has revealed. Responding to enquiries from Louise Ellman MP, who...Show More Summary
After decades of toil in the nation’s capital, Transportation Undersecretary Peter Rogoff is departing to take the reins of a transit agency in Seattle. Rogoff ran the Federal Transit Administration before Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx elevated him to become his right-hand man. His résumé also includes 22 years on the staff of the Senate Appropriations […]
Ray LaHood would like you to buy his book. From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… A Brief Look Under the LaHood Ray LaHood was President Obama's first Secretary of Transportation. LaHood is a Republican. I thought he did a decent enough job, and certainly didn't come off as anything resembling a teabagger. He left the administration a couple years back. Show More Summary
The United States seeks to adjust its air transport safety procedures based on the results of the investigation into the Russian Airbus A321 plane crash in Egypt, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing on Thursd...
Former Obama administration Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood––a Republican––has a new book out lamenting how Obama didn't live up to his promise of having a bipartisan approach to governing.
This weekend, millions were approved in funding for a high-speed rail project linking Baltimore and Washington, D.C. by maglev train. A day later, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation flew to Japan to see what riding one was like firsthand. These are two promising signs, my friends, for high-speed rail’s future in America—though there’s still a long way to go. Read more...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - FEBRUARY 02: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (R) and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt (L) get out of a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters on February 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Google Chairman Eric Schmidt for a fireside [...]
Nov. 05--TAMPA -- Under fire over its plan to widen local interstates with express toll lanes, the Florida Department of Transportation has made a concession to transit advocates. Paul Steinman, secretary of the department's Tampa district
Britain's transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, said the government was suspending flights from the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh after a Russian airliner crashed on Saturday.
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the US government has fined the Japanese auto parts company Takata up to $200 million in the stiffest civil punishment ever imposed on the auto industry for making millions of faulty airbags.
Calling it the largest fine in the history of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says his agency is imposing a civil penalty of $200 million.
Oct. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Commonwealth leaders have been smart investors in infrastructure, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx told the Virginia Governor's Transportation Conference Friday, but he worries about the rest of the South
In a letter to the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation, lawmakers they are looking into the "value and reliability of" the surveillance program.
The powerful leaders of the House Oversight Committee on Thursday fired off letters to the secretaries of Defense and Transportation seeking information about the runaway blimp that wreaked havoc when it became untethered and floated north for about 140 miles. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said the rogue blimp, part of a $2.7 […]
Frances O'Grady is the general secretary of the British TUC (Trades Union Congress), but worked previously for the Transport and General Workers Union before the TGWU evolved into Unite, following a series of union mergers and takeovers. Show More Summary
The ACT Government looks set to announce the merger of ACTION and Capital Metro at 1pm today. We’ve received an invitation to a press conference for a “significant public transport announcement” in Civic at 1pm. Sub-Branch Secretary of the ACT branch of the Transport Workers’ Union Klaus Pinkas addressed the likely merger on ABC radio this [...]
The US Department of Transportation (USDoT) Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that drones in the United States will soon require federal registration. As part of this effort, Secretary Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta are...Show More Summary
In the face of increasing worry over the proliferation of drones and their potential to, among other things, get sucked into airline engines, endangering passengers, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that his department, in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, will soon require they be registered with the government. Industry groups... More »
Are you a drone hobbyist? If so, the federal government wants to get to know you a little bit better. In a press conference Monday afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced that the government will soon require recreational drone users in America to register with a national database before taking flight. Show More Summary