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Department of Transportation News

WH: Anthony Foxx in line for transportation post

WH: Obama to pick Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for transportation secretary

Monday - 04/29/2013, 12:02pm EDT

Controllers return after Congress ends FAA furloughs

Air traffic controllers are heading back to work. Significant airport delays were reported last week due to furloughs at FAA caused by sequestration.

Monday - 04/29/2013, 03:32am EDT

White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Pressured by Senate Democrats, White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 10:10am EDT

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear

Air traffic controllers furloughed as government cuts kick in; some flight delays show up

Monday - 04/22/2013, 11:18am EDT

Airlines, pilots sue government to stop furloughs

Two airline trade associations and the Air Line Pilots Association said they have filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to stop the furloughs.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 02:20pm EDT

Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday

FAA: Expect long delays at major airports as air traffic controller furloughs kick in Sunday

Friday - 04/19/2013, 12:02pm EDT

FAA to close 149 air traffic towers under cuts

Federal Aviation Administration to close 149 air traffic control towers because of budget cuts

Saturday - 03/23/2013, 09:56am EDT

Obama administration: Cuts to cause flight delays

Obama administration: Spending cuts will cause flight delays

Friday - 02/22/2013, 05:14pm EST

New report questions FAA's airline safety promise

New report says federal regulators haven't kept safety promises made after 2009 air crash

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 09:21am EST

LA mayor shoots down rumors of Cabinet position

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is putting an end to rumors that he's up for a Cabinet position in the Obama administration.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 09:36pm EST

LaHood departure leaves another vacancy in Cabinet

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who lifted the profile of distracted driving as a national safety concern, is stepping down, presenting President Barack Obama with another Cabinet vacancy at the start of his second term.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 03:44pm EST

Highest ranked agencies distinguished by strong leadership

NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 05:42am EST
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Test your knowledge of government

So, just what does an air traffic controller do? How do they become ATC and how many are there? Short answer: They control air traffic, its hard work and probably not enough of them. For details check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 02:00am EDT

New federal oversight of subways, buses replaces state 'patchwork'

The Federal Transit Administration now has the authority to set safety standards under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 09:54am EDT
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6-month spending bill clears Senate hurdle

A spending bill required to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:06pm EDT

FAA to study use of electronics on planes

In March the FAA raised hopes that it might loosen rules for electronic devices by saying it would "explore ways to bring together all of the key stakeholders involved."

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:53pm EDT

DoT CIO Pradhan stepping down

Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan is stepping down at the end of this month.

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 12:48pm EDT

White House offers states $470M for roads, bridges

The Obama administration is making nearly half a billion dollars in unspent highway funds available to states that promise to use the money to create jobs and improve transportation.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 01:45pm EDT

FAA cuts could trigger $20 billion blow to national economy

The Federal Aviation Administration is slated to lose $1 billion from its budget if Congress does not act to prevent sequestration, according to a study released by the Aerospace Industries Association. But the cuts would ripple throughout the nation's economy. About 100,000 jobs throughout the economy would be lost.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:54pm EDT
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FAA suspends operation that led to near-collision

The Federal Aviation Administration will bar airports nationwide from using a traffic-reversing operation that led to a close call last week at an airport near the nation's capital.

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 02:55pm EDT
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