| 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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:35 PM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:09 AM
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...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:55 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:10 PM
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...