The White House complex is being renovated during President Trump's working vacation in New Jersey, including refurbishing restrooms in the West Wing and installing a new air-handling unit in the East Wing.
Transportation & Infrastructure
Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.
By Adam Zielonka - The Washington Times
Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he thinks the Washington Redskins will look at Loudoun County as a potential site for a new stadium. Published August 7, 2018
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday that he is considering taking the electric car maker private, causing the company's stock to spike.
Sixteen bipartisan senators wrote a letter to the Trump administration about their alarm that Pakistan could soon request an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout loan to repay China for a series of "predatory Chinese infrastructure financing" projects.
The Department of Homeland Security invested $20 million in the contest to build prototypes for President Trump's border wall, only to discover that most of them were impractical for the tough terrain along the U.S.-Mexico line, the government's chief watchdog said Monday.
Homeland Security cut corners in deciding where to build President Trump's border wall, and still hasn't been able to put any of the new designs the president demanded into operation, the government's chief watchdog said in a new report Monday.
Jack Evans, chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, confirmed on Sunday there would be no special trains or security for those attending a "white civil rights" rally, after considering that option on Friday.
Ella Pham said it was a painful thing to see. Pham, 20, and her boyfriend were walking in a parking lot Sunday when they saw a twin-engine Cessna crash, she told the Los Angeles Times.
An Amtrak train with about 196 passengers on board has derailed north of Union Station, authorities said Thursday afternoon.
Senate Republicans on Wednesday defeated an attempt to allocate $250 million to states for "election security," turning back what Democrats said would have been the first steps to combat foreign meddling in the looming midterm elections.
Car company Nissan said Tuesday that a back-seat alert will feature in more of its vehicles rolling out over the coming years in an effort to prevent child deaths after being left in hot cars.
A federal appeals court said Tuesday that Metro can ban religious advertisements and other advocacy ads, ruling against the Archdiocese of Washington, which had sought to place pro-Christmas posters on buses.
It's more than a picturesque and funky roadway. Along with dozens of state and local interest groups, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is on a quest to preserve Route 66 and have the iconic highway formally designated by Congress as a "national historic trail."
Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance four years ago.
Chinese regulators appear to have rejected a possible attempt by U.S. airlines at a compromise over Beijing's demand to call self-ruled Taiwan a part of China, an order Washington opposed.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday the administration's preparations for tariffs on European autos will continue despite President Trump's deal with European Union leaders to suspend any new tariffs.
President Trump is "willing to be patient" in waiting for more funding for his border wall, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday, suggesting there won't be any new money in the pipeline at the start of the fiscal year on Oct. 1.
D.C. sidewalks may have fewer bikes strewn across them as two dockless bikeshare companies announce their departure from the District.
An ex-con was charged Wednesday in the brutal murder in Oakland of a black teenage girl, one of three deaths occurring in the last week on Bay Area Rapid Transit, but the only one that has stoked widespread outrage over crime.
Man with gun jumps off Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station mezzanine; police take him into custody
A man tried fleeing police by jumping off the mezzanine at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station Wednesday morning, Metro Transit Police say.
Six years after Superstorm Sandy battered the Atlantic Coast, the Army Corps of Engineers this summer rolled out its plans to secure the New York shoreline -- and once again found itself in a bitter fight with environmentalists who say the blueprint is an ecological disaster waiting to happen.
President Trump offered European nations and other countries a zero-tariff deal as a way out of an escalating trade war, but so far he has no takers despite a zero-tariff agreement signed last week between the European Union and Japan.
Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.
Auto workers protested President Trump's proposed tariffs on imported auto parts Thursday, ahead of the Department of Commerce's hearing on the issue.
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) kicked off a new season of anything-but-car travel Wednesday by approving funds for alternative transportation projects and accepting a plan to stretch this year's "Car Free Day" into two days.
Boeing has reached a $3.9 billion deal with the Pentagon to build two Air Force One planes by 2024, as President Trump pushes for the new planes to be painted patriotic red, white and blue instead of the current baby blue aircraft.
The House's Homeland Security funding bill for next year includes $5 billion for border security efforts, including new "barrier construction" along the U.S.-Mexico border -- easily outpacing the Senate's version, which sets aside $1.6 billion for fencing along the southern border.
Metro averts a shutdown by one more day as union representatives and Metro leadership plan another day to talk it out.
The ridesharing company Uber says it is investigating a case in which young Republicans were abandoned at a gas station and told, "Welcome to the resistance."
A regional transit workers strike was put on hold Monday, the eve of Washington's first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in decades, as Metro's management and union officials called for more talks to resolve their long-standing differences.
President Trump will be happy with the border wall funding Republicans are including in their next Homeland Security spending bill, the lawmaker writing the bill told The Washington Times.
The Health and Human Services Department flouted federal regulations when it let former secretary Tom Price use chartered planes instead of looking for cheaper options, squandering $341,000 in federal funds, an agency watchdog reported Friday.
Air Force One may get a red, white and blue makeover if President Trump gets his way.
Metro will be selling its headquarters in downtown D.C. in the near future.
TSA denied mishandling the cremated remains of New York Giant's A.J. Francis on Tuesday, after he slammed the agency on Twitter.
China won't hesitate to retaliate against U.S. tariffs and escalate a trade war with Washington if tensions over economic negotiations with the Trump administration continue to rise, the foreign ministry in Beijing said Tuesday.
The American car buying public has turned away from sedans to crossovers, SUVs and pickups, but Detroit would be foolish to severely curtail sedan offerings as planned.
A heat wave, baseball fans and road closures are set to converge in the D.C. area for Independence Day.
Republicans and Democrats alike are brushing aside President Trump's demand for an infusion of cash for his border wall in this year's spending bills, saying the fight is not worth a government shutdown in an election year.
The Trump administration has insisted repeatedly that tough international sanctions will remain in place until North Korean leader Kim Jong-un honors his commitment to permanently give up his nuclear arsenal. But with President Trump proclaiming via Twitter that the Korean Peninsula nuclear crisis is "over," there are growing signs other countries looking to do business with Pyongyang aren't willing to wait that long.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised his wife Thursday night, celebrating her response to protesters on Georgetown University's campus earlier this week.
The D.C. Council voted on Tuesday to approve the 5-year, $21 million contract, following a lengthy bidding process to find a new company to run the intra-city bus service. The new company, RATP Dev, currently manages the DC Streetcar system and agreed to several protections to protect workers, but some lawmakers are still hoping to remove private companies from the picture altogether.
Women in Saudi Arabia have been driving for almost a week and, to the surprise of some of the imams, the sky is still in its customary place. By eliminating the prohibition, Saudi Arabia relieves itself of the dubious distinction as the only nation anywhere forbidding women behind the wheel of an automobile.
A London court gave ride-hailing firm Uber a shorter than usual license to keep operating in the capital, accepting Tuesday the firm's claim that it has changed its aggressive corporate tactics and is now a more responsible corporate citizen.
The rival Koreas are exchanging views on improving North Korea's outdated railways and linking them with the South as they continue to take conciliatory steps amid global efforts to resolve the standoff over the North's nuclear weapons.
The push to get local construction firms to hire city workers is falling badly short of its goals, with companies facing little risk of penalties for noncompliance and numerous ways to cheat the system.
Three U.S. airlines said Wednesday they don't want the government to use them to assist in some parts of immigration enforcement, in the latest protest to the family separation situation on the border.
Will there be too few or too many jobs in the future? We are told as a result of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution with endless robots, autonomous vehicles, etc. that there will be far fewer jobs. Yet last week, despite record levels of automation, the Department of Labor announced that the country had reached the point where there were more jobs available than people seeking work.
The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in mere minutes.
Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld updated regional leaders on transit system projects Wednesday, but conspicuously did not mention Metro's plan for how riders will get around when certain subway stations soon shut down for repairs.
Technology has finally caught up with the Army's desire to field manned and unmanned vehicles on the battlefield.
As Washington Capitals fans began their pilgrimage to the championship parade Tuesday morning, some Metrorail riders were joined by an unlikely traveling companion.
With self-driving vehicle technology, big bucks are on the line. And in the words of at least one mechanical engineering expert, the rush to produce -- the rush to profit -- is both real and dangerous. Truly, the real winner of this autonomous car race will be the one who forgoes the short-term IPOs for the longer-term of consumer confidence.
Hundred and perhaps thousands of Calvert, Charles and Prince George's County citizens in Maryland have been battling Dominion Power and state regulators to stop Dominion from building what's called a "compressor station" on the Charles County/Prince George's County line.
With hurricane season now officially underway, many worry that Puerto Rico, still reeling from two massive storms last fall, is ill-prepared for the coming months.
Monumental Sports and Entertainment, the group that owns the Washington Capitals, is sponsoring an extra hour of Metro service Thursday night to accommodate fans going to the Capitals' Game 5 watch party at Capital One Arena.
Few issues better illuminate the contrasts between the U.S. and Mexico, than do the controversies surrounding the border wall, which President Trump brought to the forefront once again Tuesday when he told rally-goers in Nashville, "I don't want to cause a problem but in the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall."
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First lady Melania Trump made her first public appearance Wednesday in nearly a month, ending one of the most breathless counting of days by the news media since the Iran hostage crisis.
"Please sir, I want some more," is no longer a sentiment just for Oliver Twist in the orphanage. A new law in California limits how much water can be used by each household. Now their showers, how many flushes, and how often they can do their laundry will be under the watchful eye of the state government.
In the early days of the Internet, Despair.com came up with a popular series of "demotivational posters" that spoofed the motivational posters supposed to inspire office workers throughout the 1990s. (Like the kitten who just needs to "hang in there!")
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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.
National Economic Director Gary Cohn said Wednesday that one of the objectives of the infrastructure program is reforming the approval process.
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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.