| April 30, 2014, 5 a.m.
Thereís no disputing that our nationís infrastructure requires improvements. For many Americans, an overly lengthy commute to work is proof enough that we need to do better. Organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers regularly confirm this perception when they score our infrastructure with grades barely above failing.
| April 16, 2014, 5 a.m.
The recent mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is headed towards tragedy on countless levels. It is tragic in the number of lives lost and in the rippling waves of emotional and psychological damage that has been ó and will continue to be ó inflicted upon the family members and loved ones of the passengers aboard Flight 370.
| April 7, 2014, 3:07 p.m.
Bike sharing systems would be among the winners under draft legislation extending a laundry list of tax incentives that Senate tax writers approved last week.
| April 7, 2014, 2:49 p.m.
Public transit advocates were blindsided when House Republicans introduced a five-year highway bill two years ago that proposed eliminating the Highway Trust Fundís transit account.
| March 24, 2014, 6:46 p.m.
Critics of the Obama administrationís bailout of the domestic auto industry are questioning whether regulators may have ignored safety defects in General Motors Co. vehicles while the carmaker was under taxpayer ownership.
| March 24, 2014, 6:44 p.m.
The recall of about 1.7 million General Motors Co. vehicles for ignition switch defects linked to 13 deaths has renewed congressional scrutiny of the federal agency charged with regulating highway safety.
| March 21, 2014, 3:42 p.m.
This month, transit agencies around the country are in D.C. for the American Public Transportation Association legislative conference. An issue that surfaced in many of our meetings is ďpatent trollsĒ ó shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating or inventing, but rather, suing those who do ó and how they are crippling transit agencies with meritless threats.
| March 11, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
European countries seeking to ease their dependence on Russian natural gas may discover that their salvation lies deep beneath their native soil.
| March 11, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
The crisis in Ukraine has injected a new element of Cold War politics, as well as a supporting cast of European diplomats and Washington lobbyists, into the debate on Capitol Hill over natural-gas exports.
| March 4, 2014, 3:03 p.m.
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Campís proposed tax overhaul got high marks last week from federal transportation leaders for committing to prop up the ailing Highway Trust Fund, but it is drawing criticism from state and local officials who depend on municipal bonds to finance infrastructure projects.
| March 4, 2014, 2:05 p.m.
In addition to worrying road builders, state highway officials and transit agencies, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Campís tax overhaul plan has struck a nerve with airport operators.
| March 4, 2014, 4 a.m.
Thereís at least one law thatís universally familiar in Washington: the law of unintended consequences. It describes how a proposed solution can end up creating new problems. And it perfectly explains how a new, well-intentioned but poorly designed EPA policy meant to improve coastal air quality actually achieves the opposite, meaning more pollution, more traffic congestion and higher transportation costs. Fortunately, itís not too late to make some sensible changes to everyoneís benefit, and weíll explain how in our Tuesday testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
| Feb. 28, 2014, 5:13 p.m.
The Transportation Security Administration appears to have set the record straight when it comes to driverís licenses issued in Washington, D.C.
| Feb. 27, 2014, 3:17 p.m.
Washington, D.C., may not be a state, but the people who live in the nationís capital deserve the same treatment as other American citizens when traveling within its borders.
| Feb. 21, 2014, 3:41 p.m.
Despite ongoing reparations negotiations between France and the State Department, one member of Congress vows to continue fighting a French rail firmís bid on Metroís Purple Line project.
| Feb. 21, 2014, 4 a.m.
Business owners know the importance of investing to keep their companies competitive. When essential equipment breaks, they fix it if they can or replace it if they canít. They donít respond by cutting their budget for maintenance and investment. Yet thatís what Congress has done.
| Feb. 18, 2014, 5:08 p.m.
As French rail firm Keolis bids to lay down tracks in Metroís planned Purple Line expansion, two members of the House are demanding that Maryland transportation officials pull the brakes.
| Feb. 10, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
As cycling to work becomes more popular, it also is getting more dangerous ó and a lawmaker is proposing to address the problem by dedicating new funding for construction of infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians.
| Feb. 10, 2014, 2:36 p.m.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are joining forces with public health advocates in their bid for a larger share of federal transportation infrastructure.
| Feb. 5, 2014, 4 a.m.
At any given moment during any given day, hundreds of thousands of drivers in the United States are using their phones while behind the wheel ó talking, texting or searching for information ó and endangering their lives and the lives of those around them. Technology may be part of our daily habits, but using these devices while driving is becoming a fatal vice that threatens to undo the remarkable progress we have made to improve highway safety. According to the National Safety Council, as many as a quarter of todayís automobile crashes involve drivers talking or texting on their phones, and there is no sign of the problem abating.