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Department of Transportation News

White House threatens veto of GOP's highway bill

After years of procrastination, the White House and Congress have suddenly boosted a long-term plan to improve the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems to the top of the political agenda.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 08:25pm EST

Congress OKs bill to prod US aviation into new era

After five years of legislative struggling, 23 stopgap measures and a two-week shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congress finally has passed a bill aimed at prodding the nation's aviation system into a new high-tech era in which satellites are central to air traffic control and piloted planes share the skies with unmanned drones.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:42am EST

Unions denounce FAA bill compromise

Union leaders on Monday denounced a deal in Congress that would make it harder for them to organize airline and railroad workers, saying it was reached without their input.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:51pm EST

Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST

GSA tool helps agencies measure greenhouse gas emissions

Jennifer Hazelman, who manages GSA's Carbon Footprint Tool, explains how a simple commuter survey can help agencies find ways ways to reduce greenhouse gases at their work site or facility.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:00pm EST

Officials: Broadband plan would disrupt GPS

Tests show that even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference with GPS signals, federal officials said in a letter released Friday.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 06:41pm EST

Analysis: Prioritizing key to VanRoekel's future success

Dan Mintz, former Transportation Department CIO, found much to like in Steven VanRoekel's first major speech.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:37pm EDT

GAO's recs to get FAA's Next Gen back on track

The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:50pm EDT

Experts: QR codes could pose cyber threats

The use of QR codes is building momentum in government. But some cyber experts are warning agencies that some of them could pose cyber threats.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 11:24am EDT

No big cuts in FAA reauthorization but also no backpay

Pete Kasperowicz, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive to discuss some of the provisions that the final FAA reauthorization bill will likely contain.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:48am EDT

Monday morning federal headlines - August 29

On today's Federal Drive: in Hurricane Irene's aftermath, some federal buildings are closed because of power outages, the Energy Department is guaranteeing loans for a solar power project and the National Transportation Safety Board is studying experimental aircraft.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 07:50am EDT

Feds asked for input on transportation, workplace location issues

David Zaidain, a senior urban planner with the National Capital Planning Commission, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how updates to the commission's Comprehensive Plan could affect federal workers.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 10:10am EDT

Mica: No end to FAA standstill in sight

House Transportation Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) is at the center of the legislative stalemate over FAA reauthorization. He spoke with Federal News Radio about the impact it's having on FAA workers.

Friday - 07/29/2011, 02:46pm EDT

LaHood: "We don't want this to go another day"

The FAA's funding limbo continues. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood joined the Federal Drive with an update.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 08:41am EDT

LaHood on shutdown showdown at FAA

A shutdown may be coming at the FAA. The Federal Drive gets the latest on that situation from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 11:20am EDT

Metro opens doors ... on the wrong side

Four times over the last several months, Metro operators have opened train doors on the wrong side of the track. As recently as Tuesday, a Blue Line train made the mistake at Metro Center.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 02:56pm EDT

How to pick the winners, losers of bus safety

If you've ever traveled on one of those discount bus lines, or are planning to, you may be wondering about the safety record of the bus company, especially after the deadly crash that killed four people on Interstate 95 Tuesday morning.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 02:48pm EDT

Local governments excel at pinpointing road trouble

Before you can build a road or fix a bridge, state governments have to know how to get the best bang for their buck. A new report says this region is doing well at making that assessment.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 11:42pm EDT

Md. leads way in measuring ROI in transportation

A new report says Maryland is a leader in providing tools to help policymakers prioritize transportation spending.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 05:37am EDT

'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
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