GOP Bill Would Undermine Auto, Rail Safety RegulationsAt a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries.
US Sen. Schumer Wants Tighter Trucking Regulations In the wake of an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is launching a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.
D.C. Commuters Could Eventually Have To Pay Toll To Drive On Most Congested City StreetsAs part of its "multimodal long-range transportation plan," also known as moveDC, the D.C. Department of Transportation has proposed a toll for the most congested downtown roads.
GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled CarsOne day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they've done on the recalled vehicles.
Feds Consider Tech Requirements To Prevent Car Accidents, Drunk DrivingFederal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication could transform traffic safety.
LaHood: Train Derailment Shows Need For Massive Increase In DOT InvestmentFormer Secretary of Transportation and Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL) responded to Sunday’s Bronx train derailment with a call for a massive increase in spending put towards transportation investment.
BWI to Received Millions for UpgradesThe U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a grant of more than $11 million for runway safety enhancements and upgrades at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Report: Virgin America Best U.S. Airline In 2012Virgin America did the best job for its customers among leading U.S. airlines last year, a report said Monday, as carriers overall had their second best performance in the more than the two decades since researchers began measuring quality of service.
Only Republican From First-Term Obama Cabinet Decides to LeaveTransportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, said Tuesday he plans to leave the administration. His move continues an exodus that will give Obama's team a new look in his second term.
D.C. Is Among Top Walking Friendly Cities In AmericaAccording to a new study, D.C. is one of the most pedestrian friendly cities in the nation.
Maryland Awards $3.1 Million For Expanding Bike RoutesThe state of Maryland is spending $3.1 million to expand and improve bicycling opportunities.
Man On Bike Punches Woman, Takes Phone In D.C.Authorities say a man on a Capital Bikeshare bike punched a pedestrian in the face and snatched her iPhone away on a busy Capitol Hill street.