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Transportation & Infrastructure

Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.

President Joe Biden speaks about distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Joe Biden working two routes in infrastructure negotiation with GOP

- The Washington Times

The White House has deployed a two-pronged attack to push its more than $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan through Congress: publicly negotiating with Republicans on a bipartisan deal and privately courting swing-vote Democrats in the Senate who would be needed to pass a strictly partisan bill.

This July 8, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla 2018 Model 3 sedans sitting on display outside a Tesla showroom in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowsi, File)

Crash victim had posted videos riding in Tesla on Autopilot

- Associated Press

The driver of a Tesla involved in a fatal crash that California highway authorities said may have been on operating on Autopilot posted social media videos of himself riding in the vehicle without his hands on the wheel or foot on the pedal.

Air Force One with President Donald Trump and the first family on board, departs Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez) **FILE**

Boeing woes could mean delays for new Air Force One

- The Washington Times

The troubled rollout of the replacement for Air Force One could be facing more obstacles following a dispute between aerospace giant Boeing and one of its contractors hired to build the next generation of perhaps the most iconic jetliner flying today.

In this June 22, 2018, file photo a sample copy of a Washington driver's license is shown at the Washington state Dept. of Licensing office in Lacey, Wash. Americans will have more time because of the pandemic to get the Real ID that they will need to board a flight or enter federal facilities. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, extended the Real ID deadline until May 3, 2023.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

DHS postpones Real ID compliance to 2023

- The Washington Times

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it is granting yet another delay in compliance with the Real ID Act’s deadline for having secure identification to board an airplane, setting a new target of 2023.

Cars travel on a raised expressway in Kearny, N.J., Tuesday, April 6, 2021. President Joe Biden is setting about convincing America it needs his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, deputizing a five-member "jobs Cabinet" to help in the effort. But the enormity of his task is clear after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's vowed to oppose the plan "every step of the way." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) **FILE**

Biden infrastructure plan puts vulnerable Democrats on hot seat

- The Washington Times

President Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s infrastructure and social programs is putting swing-district Democratic incumbents on the spot, with Republicans eager to tie vulnerable Democrats to the parts of the massive spending bill that go beyond traditional infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.