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Department of Transportation News

Mass-transit subsidy, once again, set to decline

If Congress fails to act by the end of the year, a tax subsidy for commuters who use mass transit is set to drop from a maximum of $245 a month to $130. At the same time, fringe benefits for parking are set to rise to $250 a month starting in January. Two stand-alone measures in the House and Senate would restore parity between the parking and mass-transit subsidies

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 01:23pm EST

Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors

FAA furloughing thousands of airline safety inspectors, union officials complain

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:08pm EDT

Senate to debate transportation, housing budgets

Senate to debate bill boosting transportation, housing budgets despite automatic cuts

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 07:00pm EDT

Another furlough Friday, relief possible for some

Thousands of federal employees at four separate government agencies are required to take an unpaid furlough day July 5. Meanwhile, employees at two government agencies could see a diminished impact of furloughs.

Friday - 07/05/2013, 10:29am EDT

Foxx confirmed as next transportation secretary

Charlotte, NC, mayor wins Senate confirmation to join cabinet as next transportation secretary

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 09:02pm EDT

2 Obama cabinet nominees clear Senate committee

Obama's nominees to head Commerce, Transportation win Senate committee approval

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 10:10am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: The CIO shuffle continues; the last E-gov benefits report?

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 06:14am EDT

FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 09:10pm EDT

Obama taps Foxx - NC mayor - to run Transportation

Obama nominates Foxx - mayor of Charlotte, NC -to run Transportation Department

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 08:46am EDT

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
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