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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

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.

Britain's railways could be heading for crisis because the government wants to balance its books

The government is freezing parts of a £38.5 billion ($56.4 billion) upgrade plan on the nation's creaking railways as it looks to balance its books and meet spending commitments made during the election. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin...Show More Summary

Debate: Mike Flynn Vs. Obama's Transportation Secretary's Son

On now. One of the radio hosts noted, straight up, that Mike Flynn is the anti-government candidate, and Darin LaHood is the pro-government candidate. "It's literally the family business," he noted....

Dr. Gridlock: Read Md. Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn’s letter to Metro

Here’s the full text of the letter that Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn sent questioning the board’s decision to award the transit authority’s former general counsel a consulting contract the same day she left the transit authority. Show More Summary

Years of Blazer corruption raises serious questions for American soccer; By Simon Evans

2 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Imagine for a moment that an Englishman had been General Secretary of UEFA for two decades and a member of the FIFA executive committee. A rather eccentric character, who had a driver transport him around England in a gold-colored Rolls … Continue reading ?

TSA head reassigned; Homeland to revise airport screening

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration.

TSA Reassigns Top Official After Report of Failures Within Agency

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson reassigned the top official for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), following the release Monday of an internal investigation that found airport security fails to detect 95 percent...Show More Summary

Homeland Security Secretary Reassigns TSA Head, Tells Agency To Revise Airport Security Procedures

After yesterday’s report that undercover government agents were able to sneak mock explosives and weapons past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at airports in 95% of tests, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is...Show More Summary

TSA Head Reassigned After Agency Fails 95 Percent Of Airport Security Tests

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Monday reassigned the leader of the Transportation Security Administration and directed the agency to revise airport security procedures, retrain officers and retest screening...Show More Summary

John Kerry to fly home on US military plane after breaking leg

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medical treatment for a broken leg, his spokesman said on Monday. Kerry, 71, broke his right leg on Sunday in an accident while cycling a portion of the Tour de France route in the...

Secretary of State Kerry stable after bicycle accident

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in a stable condition in a Geneva hospital after being injured in an accident while bicycling near Scionzier, France, his spokesman said on Sunday. Kerry was transported via medical helicopter to a hospital in Geneva, where he is being examined, spokesman John Kirby said. "Secretary Kerry is stable and likely suffered a leg injury.

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 >>

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