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.
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.
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.
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.
The airline industry and one of its prominent allies are gearing up to fight a possible push in the U.S. Congress to tax baggage fees and other air-travel charges as a way to generate additional federal revenue.
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.