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

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Thursday, July 14, 2022, in New York.  The economy is a bit wobbly, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn't backing off of an audacious prediction: By the middle of this decade, her company will sell more electric vehicles in the U.S. than Tesla, the global sales leader. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra stands by ambitious EV pledge

- Associated Press

The economy is a bit wobbly, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn’t backing off of an audacious prediction: By the middle of this decade, her company will sell more electric vehicles in the U.S. than Tesla, the global sales leader.

In this photo provided by Dax McDonald, debris sits near railroad tracks after an Amtrak passenger train derailed near Mendon, Mo., on Monday, June 27, 2022. The Southwest Chief, traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago, was carrying about 243 passengers when it collided with a dump truck near Mendon, Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said. (Dax McDonald via AP)

At least 3 killed when Amtrak train collides with dump truck, derails

- Associated Press

An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides, officials said.

In this file photo, President Joe Biden meets virtually with infant formula manufacturers from the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, as his administration works to ease nationwide shortages by importing foreign supplies and using the Defense Production Act to speed domestic production. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  **FILE**

Critics alarmed by Biden’s frequent use of Defense Production Act

- The Washington Times

President Biden’s use of the Defense Production Act to promote the renewable energy industry, increase vaccine production and resolve a national baby-formula shortage has angered critics who say he’s overstepped his authority and is increasingly relying on a power that should be reserved for emergencies.

In this July 13, 2021, photo, the logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Boeing Co., a leading defense contractor and one of the world's two dominant manufacturers of airline planes, is expected to move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, according to two people familiar with the matter. The decision could be announced as soon as later Thursday, May 5, 2022, according to one of the people. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Boeing will move its headquarters to D.C. area from Chicago

- Associated Press

Boeing Co. said Thursday it will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, where company executives would be closer to key federal government officials.

In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, a passenger wears a face mask she travels on a flight from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The lead plaintiff in a group of cases aiming to end the federal transportation mask mandate is vowing to continue the legal fight as the Biden administration extended the face-covering requirement that was set to expire on April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)  **FILE**

CDC’s mask mandate extension keeps legal fights alive

- The Washington Times

The lead plaintiff in a group of cases aiming to end the federal transportation mask mandate is vowing to continue the legal fight as the Biden administration extended the face-covering requirement on Wednesday for another two weeks.

Interstate 81 North near the Minersville exit, Foster Twp., Pa., was the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Monday, March 28, 2022. (David McKeown/Republican-Herald via AP)

3 dead in snowy pileup of dozens of vehicles in Pennsylvania

Associated Press

Tractor-trailers and other vehicles lost control and slammed into each other, people leapt away from careering trucks seconds before collision, and at least three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured during a snow squall on a Pennsylvania highway Monday.

An Aeroflot counter at an airport in Prague, Czech Republic, is shown in thisTuesday, July 2, 2019, file photo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) ** FILE **

Delta suspends codesharing with Russia’s Aeroflot carrier

Associated Press

Delta Air Lines has suspended its codesharing partnership with Russian national airline Aeroflot following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - and some Baltic and European nations announced the closure of their airspace to Russian carriers.

Exterior view of the Michigan Central train depot, shown May 23, 2019, in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. announced Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, that Google is joining the automaker's effort to transform a once-dilapidated Detroit train station into a research hub focused on electric and self-driving vehicles. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)

Google to work with Ford on Detroit research hub

- Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that Google is joining the automaker’s effort to transform a once-dilapidated Detroit train station into a research hub focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg listens at an event in Philadelphia, on Jan. 14, 2022. Buttigieg is vowing help to stem a rising U.S. epidemic of car fatalities with a broad-based government strategy aimed at limiting the speed of cars, redesigning roads to better protect bicyclists and pedestrians and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking. Buttigieg indicated to The Associated Press that new federal data being released next week will show another spike in traffic fatalities through the third quarter of 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Buttigieg vows help as U.S. car fatalities keep spiking higher

- Associated Press

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is vowing to help stem rising traffic fatalities, releasing a broad-based strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking.