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Politics Nov 19Congress buys more time to pass transportation bill
Congress has bought itself more time to finish work on a long-term transportation bill.
Nation Nov 05House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings
WASHINGTON — Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo.
Nation Oct 27NTSB says recall system for faulty tires is ‘broken’
Only about 1 in 5 defective tires is being removed from the road through the safety recall process, a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday.
Politics Oct 19Drone close calls spur government to require registration
WASHINGTON -- The federal government will require many drone aircraft to be registered, a move prompted by the growing number of reported close calls and incidents that pose safety risks, officials announced Monday.
Nation Oct 16House bill suggests Congress unlikely to tackle transportation issues
A bipartisan, six-year bill introduced in the House maintains transportation spending at current levels despite widespread calls to dramatically increase the money available to rehabilitate or replace aging highways, bridges and rail systems.
Politics Oct 14Union: Chronic shortage of air traffic controllers a crisis
WASHINGTON -- A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday.
Nation Oct 13Industry group says U.S. faces critical shortage of air traffic controllers
A chronic shortage of controllers has reached a crisis that will lead to widespread flight delays if left unchecked, officials for the union that represents air traffic controllers said Tuesday.
Nation Oct 08U.S. officials urge battery ban after risk of unstoppable fires on airplanes
The risk of unstoppable fires is prompting U.S. officials to back a proposed international ban on rechargeable lithium battery shipments as cargo on passenger airlines.
Nation Oct 06FAA proposes nearly $2 million fine against drone operator
The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission.
Nation Sep 15Federal whistleblowers say this problem could cause planes to collide
Five air traffic controllers have exposed a problem that is putting planes at risk of colliding or causing accidents due to wake turbulence, a federal whistleblower protection office said Tuesday.