The congressional gridlock that has tied up federal highway programs for years is loosening — a little.
If Rep. John L. Mica of Florida gets his way, passenger rail in America will no longer be in the death grip of the Federal Railroad Administration, Congress, rail unions and Amtrak management.
The chairman of a House committee lambasted the Transportation Security Administration because its chief refused to appear at a hearing Thursday.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday the agency's top official overseeing the nation's air traffic system has resigned following disclosures of controllers falling asleep on the job.
A sweeping overhaul of aviation regulations the House passed Friday - a measure that would modernize the nation's aging air traffic control system - may not fly in the Senate.
The House passed a sweeping overhaul of aviation regulations Friday, pushing aside Democratic complaints that the bill doesn't do enough to protect airline passengers or keep tired pilots from flying.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hoped it could avoid a public revolt over its intrusive airport security measures by dialing back operations while scrutiny was at its peak over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. That didn't stop more than a dozen federal lawsuits that have since been filed against the agency by airline pilots and a former governor, among others. State lawmakers also are looking for change.
The Transportation Security Administration "cooked the books" to understate the costs of using federal workers rather than private contractors to screen airport passengers, a key TSA critic in Congress charged Wednesday.
Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced he will return $2.4 billion in federal funds for building a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando — killing the project and setting off a bipartisan chorus of complaints from Sunshine State lawmakers on Capitol Hill.