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Bill Shuster

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  • Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways

    Federal money approved for fixes to bottleneck at 57 and 60 freeways
    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...
  • Transparent Airfares Act needs more transparency

    Transparent Airfares Act needs more transparency
    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....
  • Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

    Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines
    This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details. 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...
  • Amtrak Breakdown With Transit VIPs Aboard? Perfect

    U.S. Rep Bill Shuster, R-Pa., House chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, met with Amtrak's brass in New York last Friday, and then hopped on an Amtrak train for Hartford. Fellow Rep. John Larson and state Department of...
  • A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue

    A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue
    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...
  • Former Democratic chairman raises money for GOP Dent

    Former Democratic chairman raises money for GOP Dent
    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...
  • FCC takes a step toward allowing cellphone calls on flights

    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...
  • Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says

    Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says
    Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it...
  • Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads

    Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads
    A bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without including taxes and fees would "deceive" travelers about the true cost of flying, according to a trade group for the nation's travel agents. The proposed federal legislation, which is supported...
  • Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail gets boost

    Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail gets boost
    The Chicago-based 110 mph passenger rail network under development across the Midwest received a more than $670 million federal funding boost on Monday to upgrade track and purchase dozens of new trains. Two of the rail spokes radiating from the Chicago...
  • Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight

    Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight
    As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's chief executive but at a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser. Karen Handel, who faced a hard-luck...