Uber endured a data breach that allowed hackers to steal the personal information of more than 57 million users, the ride share company's chief executive acknowledged more than a year later Tuesday.
Transportation & Infrastructure
Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.
By S.A. Miller - The Washington Times
The Trump administration is forging ahead with an overhaul of airport security, brushing aside criticism that the president is squandering resources on a border wall while the much-maligned Transportation Security Administration bungles its job. Published November 22, 2017
In the digitally integrated world we live in today, it's nearly impossible to function successfully in any industry without making cybersecurity staffing a priority. No matter the size, no matter the sector, businesses all across the country are in growing need of professionals who specialize in cybersecurity.
A cyberattack suffered by the Sacramento Regional Transit over the weekend erased millions of files from its computers and curbed operations within California's capital city.
One of the nation's largest domed stadiums has been destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a petition to take his late father's name off a new bridge is "personally hurtful."
About 15 percent of federal agencies have found software on their computer networks made by Kaspersky Lab, a Russian antivirus vendor recently banned by the Department of Homeland Security, a Trump administration official testified Tuesday.
Rent-seeking. It's a term having nothing to do with a place to live.
An air traffic controller was arrested Friday and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction after authorities said they found a pipe bomb at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
U.S. employers added a robust 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were some of the strongest storms to hit the United States in a dozen years, causing widespread destruction, not just in our big cities, but in remote areas as well. The same type of widespread destruction was seen out West, with more than 8 million acres of forestland having burned due to wildfires this year.
The Trump administration Thursday slapped punitive duties on Canadian softwood lumber, finalizing a determination that the imports were unfairly subsidized and dumped into the U.S. market.
Construction has concluded on the eight prototypes of President Trump's border wall, the government announced Thursday.
A train collided with a military vehicle at an unguarded railroad crossing in southern Finland early Thursday, killing four people and injuring 11 others, officials said.
The Boeing Co. signed a $13.8 billion agreement Monday at the White House to sell 39 jetliners to Singapore International Airlines, a deal that President Trump said will create 70,000 jobs in the U.S.
Bureaucracies know how to deal with really challenging problems that affect the survival of our country: Kill the messenger.
President Trump said Thursday that his administration deserves a "10" for its response to the devastation wrought in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, rejecting criticism over millions on the island still lacking electricity and clean water a month after the storm hit.
Officers involved in a widely reported April manhandling of a United Airlines passenger they forcibly removed were just fired by Chicago Department of Aviation administrators. But the two who lost their jobs were not named. Why not?
General Motors and Ford are scurrying to realign for what many believe are the next big things -- driverless and electric vehicles (EVs) -- but don't look to Detroit, Japan or Germany for the mighty impulse that transforms personal transportation. With the world's largest car market and savvy government policies, the advantage goes to China.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's stentorian call to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) largely undisturbed should be ignored by President Donald Trump.
America's trade negotiators are now in the process of crafting a 2.0 update of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fortunately, it now appears that Donald Trump's intention on NAFTA is to mend it, not end it. The trade deal has been a stunning economic success for all three nations: Canada, Mexico and the United States. Freer trade has meant steady increases in the volume of trade, greater competitiveness and lower prices.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers' search of airline passengers who were forced to show identification in order to exit a commercial aircraft at the end of the domestic flight.
Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon said Thursday that her agency is "right behind FEMA" in helping businesses get back up and running after a series of hurricanes devastated parts of the country last month.
Trucking is the lifeblood of the American economy. We merge millions of people and machines, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, to transport nearly every product produced, manufactured and sold. Trucks move approximately 70 percent of the nation's freight, and four out of five communities rely solely on us to deliver the goods to run their businesses, feed their families and fill their homes.
The chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says its employees have "battle fatigue," having worked 12-hour shifts five days a week for the past six weeks in response to three major hurricanes.
Hurricane damage to Puerto Rico's pharmaceutical industry could hamper the U.S. mainland's access to critical medications, including treatments for cancer, diabetes and heart disease, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration says.
Scott Pruitt announced Monday that the Trump administration would roll back Obama era regulation on coal-fired power plants.
The Trump administration says it has "filtered out" all criticism of its relief efforts from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuliz Cruz as Puerto Rico recovers from hurricane damage.
Puerto Rico's devastation in the wake Hurricane Maria has dominated the news over the past week. But a false narrative has crept in, crowding out the truth about what is actually unfolding. And the true story is worth sharing, even if the politicized narrative is more captivating on social media.
When natural disasters hit, the last thing anyone wants is to make relief and rebuilding efforts harder and more expensive. Yet there is a century-old law on the books that does precisely that -- one that is frequently waived, but still hasn't been repealed. It would be better for all Americans if it were.
The House Homeland Security Committee gave first approval to the broad scope of President Trump's border wall Wednesday, clearing a bill that would authorize $10 billion in new infrastructure spending, new waivers to speed up construction and 10,000 more border agents and officers to patrol the U.S.-Mexico line.
Drivers describe traffic conditions on the Brent Spence Bridge that spans the Ohio River between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio as a "bottleneck," a "choke point," a "source of gridlock" and a variety of other less printable names.
President Trump said Friday that Puerto Rico has been "wiped out" by Hurricane Maria and recovery efforts are "starting from scratch."
Finding ways to put hard-working, low-income and fixed-income people into affordable housing may not be as difficult and costly as some politicians and advocates would have you think — if only they would think smaller.
President Trump on Thursday authorized that the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico.
Foes of Confederate flag file zoning complaint to remove banner from display next to highway: Report
A group of Virginia residents upset by a large Confederate battle flag's display on private land adjoining Interstate 95 are taking the property owner before local zoning officials, claiming he's violating a local ordinance that forbids roadside advertising, WTOP Radio reported Tuesday.
President Trump will announced Monday a $200 million federal grant program to expand computer science and technology education in schools, part of a focus on training Americans for jobs of the future that was spearheaded by daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan got a backhand on Thursday regarding their positions on a new 1 cent regional sales tax to fund the D.C. region's Metro transit system.
The District has long kept tabs on vacant properties, blighted buildings and so-called nuisance properties. The city even went a step further and began using tax dollars to blast graffiti off other's people's property.
Liberals love to portray the Republicans as the party of the rich and powerful. The GOP has tried valiantly to shed that criticism, but then why are so many in the party defending the special interest favors that go to private and corporate jet owners over the interests of all the rest of us? Do Warren Buffett and LeBron James really need a taxpayer subsidy to jet across the country?
In the most recent quarter, Boeing reported profits well-ahead of analysts' expectations and increased its earnings projections for the full year. A large part of the profit was generated by record-high production rates on the 737 aircraft, and about a $530 million cash injection from 787 orders.
Electricity powers our homes, businesses and the infrastructure that makes our communities livable and commerce possible — street lights, airports, ports, subways, schools, hospitals, police and fire stations, courthouses, libraries and the like.
By the time all the measuring and calculating is done, Hurricane Harvey will prove an era-defining storm. Federal and state officials performed admirably to limit the suffering and loss of life, but the whole mess is far worse than it needed to be.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said the price tag for Hurricane Harvey relief could reach as high as $180 billion.
President Trump's recent address on his Afghanistan strategy has already become a pivotal moment in his presidency. While opting to increase troops in Afghanistan, Mr. Trump shifted U.S. goals away from nation building to "pursuing our security interests above all other considerations." As a Republican, I applaud the president's renewed focus on U.S. national security, and implore him to take decisive action to protect industries that are strategically important to U.S. national security, like the American steel industry.
A transit safety commission for the Washington, D.C.-area has been approved by President Donald Trump.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said Tuesday he's looking at using would-be revenues from tax reform to pay for lowering rates elsewhere, rather than plowing the money into infrastructure investments in the United States.
One of the biggest barriers to investment in infrastructure all across the United States is the long, costly, and unpredictable permitting process. If you have any doubts, just consider the Keystone XL pipeline extension.
President Trump on Thursday abandoned plans to create an advisory board on infrastructure, the third business-related setback of the week amid CEOs turning their backs on him.
An American Civil Liberties Union attorney who represented WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning has taken aim at his own organization's decision to represent far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos in a free speech suit filed Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
New signs, shorter lines and a better overall experience — that's what the name change at the Verizon Center turned Capital One Arena will mean for fans, Ted Leonsis promised Wednesday.
Controversial conservative Milo Yiannopoulos sued Washington's Metro transit system Wednesday, demanding the agency restore ads for his book in its subways.
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk.
A teenage boy traveling alone opened an emergency door after his plane landed, slid down the wing and jumped onto a tarmac at San Francisco before shocked passengers could do anything to stop him, witnesses said.
Microsoft President Brad Smith announced recently a broad, sustained, cooperative initiative among private industry and federal, state and local governments to extend broadband access ultimately to all Americans, focused in particular on rural America, where broadband has been most lagging. He discussed the issue at a Media Institute luncheon in Washington, D.C., on July 11.
Virginia officials are testing the stability of an ancient landmark -- Natural Bridge in Rockbridge County -- amid concerns about the arch's sturdiness after decades of supporting part of U.S. Route 11 (Lee Highway).
The FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned this week that North Korea is using malicious software to set up networks of hijacked computer devices that can be used in large-scale cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.
A coalition of liberal activists and Democratic lawmakers has launched a national campaign against President Trump's infrastructure program that accuses him of attempting to privatize the country's highways, bridges and other public assets.
Standing on the banks of the Ohio River, President Trump pledged Wednesday to rebuild America's waterway transportation system and took a swipe at Democrats for failing to support his efforts.
National Economic Director Gary Cohn said Wednesday that one of the objectives of the infrastructure program is reforming the approval process.
Good jobs are still too scarce, and the country needs President Trump's trade, budget and tax reforms to restore opportunity, accountability and the American dream.
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From The Vault
Today up to one-third of all U.S. companies outsource work abroad to save money.
Six of the 10 airports that faced the laptop ban have already improved their screening enough to earn their way off the ban list, Homeland Security announced Tuesday, as it tries to raise the global level of explosives screening.
President Trump unveiled a plan Monday to privatize the country's air traffic control system, part of his push for a major overhaul of America's highways, bridges, waterways and airports.
American consumers deserve safe, secure and efficient energy that's affordable and meets the needs of the 21st century economy. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has already begun work on a pro-domestic energy policy that will improve our nation's energy infrastructure, create jobs and reduce energy bills, but much more needs to be done.
The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA) is a multi-craft union that represents over 340,000 members in the United States and Canada. Our members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems and many of them work at refineries, power-generating facilities and petrochemical plants.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told mayors from around the country on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump wants to get a "big" infrastructure package done upon entering office.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says he's told President-elect Donald Trump that Mr. Trump's potential price tag of $1 trillion for an infrastructure spending spree sounded good to him, depending on the specific package.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi promised Wednesday to respect the outcome of the election and said she could see common ground with President-elect Donald Trump on at least one issue: rebuilding infrastructure.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promised labor union construction workers $275 billion in new infrastructure spending Monday, adding to a pile of expensive promises she's making on the campaign trail, with less detail on how she'll pay for it.
Alaska officials have put the final kibosh on the infamous "bridge to nowhere" -- a $400 million project tucked into the federal transportation plan 10 years ago that became the symbol of Washington pork, spawned massive voter outrage and forever changed the way the government does business.
Despite a prohibition against taxpayer money being spent to influence government, millions of dollars meant to provide housing to poor and underprivileged areas instead went to lobbying because of lax oversight by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.