| May 22, 2013, 6:20 p.m.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx sidestepped persistent questioning Wednesday about how to fill revenue shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund, telling senators weighing his confirmation as Transportation secretary that he would “bring together a wide variety of stakeholders”
| May 21, 2013, 2:31 p.m.
Bashing Congress has been a popular sport since the beginning of the republic. Ohio Republican Rep. Nicholas Longworth described this national pastime in his acceptance speech as speaker in 1925: “I have been a member of the House of Representatives ... 20 years. During the whole of that time we have been attacked, denounced, despised, hunted, harried, blamed, looked down upon, excoriated, and flayed. I refuse to take it personally.”
| May 20, 2013, 3:59 p.m.
The decline in driving by Americans may already be hastening the demise of the Highway Trust Fund.
| May 20, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
A new study suggests the driving habits of Americans may be changing faster than lawmakers can figure out how to tax them.
| May 10, 2013, 6:31 p.m.
Louisiana Democrat Mary L. Landrieu has revamped her amendment to freeze flood insurance rates for five years, removing the biggest obstacle to final Senate action this week on legislation to authorize federal projects for flood control, navigation and environmental restoration.
| May 8, 2013, 12:52 p.m.
In the past decade, much has been said about the use of drone technology, particularly its use in combat. More recently, the filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questioned privacy and other concerns as this technology is deployed domestically.
| May 6, 2013, 2:49 p.m.
While President Barack Obama complained that averting Federal Aviation Administration furloughs by transferring airport capital improvement funds amounted to “using our seedcorn,” his own fiscal 2014 budget would cut the Airport Improvement Program by 17 percent.
| May 6, 2013, 2:40 p.m.
Airport operators were relieved that Congress enacted legislation before the recess rolling back air-traffic-controller furloughs — though they were less than pleased about where lawmakers found the money to offset the cuts.
| April 30, 2013, 2:58 p.m.
Debates about letters of the alphabet can now return to “Sesame Street,” as Congress has sorted out what to do with the letter “s.”
| April 28, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
Outgoing Charlotte, N.C., mayor Anthony Foxx will be President Barack Obama’s pick for the next Transportation Secretary, according to two sources with knowledge of the selection.
| April 26, 2013, 4:38 p.m.
First, meat inspectors got a reprieve from the sequester. Then air-traffic controllers at the Federal Aviation Administration . Now cancer and teachers’ groups are hoping to jump on the slippery slope Congress appears to have created by carving out special status for some programs hurt by automatic spending cuts.
| April 25, 2013, 9:35 p.m.
Senators will avoid a week of bad headlines blasting them for a slew of air delays brought about by federal spending cuts.
| April 25, 2013, 10:46 a.m.
Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain thinks airline flight delays are getting too much public attention, while military budget cuts under the sequester are attracting fewer headlines.
| April 24, 2013, 5:48 p.m.
With Congress and the flying public up in arms over airline delays caused by Federal Aviation Administration furloughs, lawmakers seem somehow caught off guard by the extent of the problem caused by the sequester.
| April 23, 2013, 4:15 p.m.
In February, the House did something rare: It passed an energy bill unanimously. Unlike the previous Congress’ standard fare of anti-EPA, pro-drilling measures, the first energy bill of the 113th Congress promoted small-scale hydropower projects and the electrification of existing dams.
| April 22, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
Political finger-pointing over Federal Aviation Administration furloughs intensified Monday, with congressional Republicans orchestrating a Twitter campaign aimed at blaming the Obama administration for flight delays.
| April 15, 2013, 11:59 p.m.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster has tapped six committee members to help formulate a national intermodal freight plan that will tie together road, rail, air cargo, ports and inland waterways infrastructure planning and policy.
| April 15, 2013, 7:26 p.m.
It isn’t often in Washington that an interest group asks Congress to raise its taxes — but that’s exactly what inland barge operators are urging.
| April 15, 2013, 7:23 p.m.
A quarter-century ago, Congress authorized a $775 million project to replace the antiquated Olmsted Locks on the Ohio River, about 20 miles northeast of the point where it converges with the Mississippi. The project was supposed to be finished in 2000.
| April 9, 2013, 6:39 p.m.
An oil pipeline rupture on March 29 poured thousands of barrels of heavy crude petroleum into the streets of Mayflower, Ark., focusing the environmental debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline back on the risks of spills.