| Feb 21, 2015
| 3:58 PM
As drivers travel aging roads and crumbling bridges, federal highway funding is failing to keep pace with inflation in nearly every state — and some such as Maryland are suffering a sharper decline than others, according to an analysis of...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:51 PM
Saying it ignores vital safety issues, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District., on Friday criticized the draft of a passenger rail bill that a Congressional committee issued this week.
The proposal came out just two days after a Metro-North crash in...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 7:35 AM
The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year.
Federal Aviation Administration...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The western Pennsylvania congressman who chairs the House Transportation Committee is drawing a line in the sand for the next round of negotiations on a highway funding bill: no hike for the gasoline tax.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Rep....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:30 AM
There may be relief in sight for drivers and truckers facing one of Southern California’s worst bottlenecks.
Federal officials Tuesday approved a $10-million grant for a series of fixes to the congested interchange between the 60 Freeway and the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014. Great news, right? Who doesn't want more clarity when it comes to ticket prices and fees?
Well, fasten your seat belt and put your tray table in the upright position....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:49 PM
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WASHINGTON — Members of Congress clearly like to talk. And talk.
But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:11 PM
WASHINGTON — As America's road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car.
The devices, which track every mile a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Republican Rep. Charlie Dent found himself in a room filled with Democrats this week – who had all paid at least $250 to be in his company.
Dent received a financial assist for his re-election campaign Thursday night at the Bethlehem home of the...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:10 PM
The Federal Communications Commission took a key step toward allowing cellphone calls on planes, but other government officials don't expect travelers will be chatting from 35,000 feet any time soon.
Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on Thursday to allow...