Senators in both parties said they are close to an agreement to authorize U.S. highway and mass transit projects for as many as six years, seeking to prevent funds from running out during the mid-year construction season.
The Tea Party-backed candidate challenging House transportation leader Bill Shuster has spent months portraying the Pennsylvania Republican as a big spender behind some of Congress’s priciest infrastructure measures.
Aerial photographers, surveyors and filmmakers who want to fly small drones in U.S. airspace are able to rejoice after a judge dealt a setback to efforts by federal regulators to rein in use of the unmanned aircraft.
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster used his first hearing to head off fellow Republicans who support paring the U.S. highway program and sending more money to the states.
The West Virginia storage facility that leaked a chemical tainting the water supply of 300,000 Charleston-area customers shouldn’t have been built upstream from a treatment plant, a federal investigator said.
Raising the U.S. gasoline tax above 18.4 cents a gallon is the “simplest and most straightforward” way to fund a long-term highway bill, the president of the nation’s largest lobbying group for businesses told Congress.