President Barack Obama said Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx will press ahead as transportation secretary with the administration’s goals to rebuild and expand the nation’s infrastructure.
The law that ended furloughs of U.S. air-traffic controllers covers most of the cost largely by taking about $250 million from airport construction-project funding this fiscal year, according to trade groups.
Two U.S. senators introduced a bill today to let the Federal Aviation Administration use airport- improvement funds to pay air-traffic controllers, as efforts accelerated to end flight delays caused by forced budget cuts.
Top U.S. lawmakers in both parties are questioning the Obama administration’s decision to furlough air-traffic controllers to comply with automatic budget cuts, with some calling for congressional action to stem the resulting wave of flight delays.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP opened a Houston office led by former Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP partner Mark Farley, who is one of eight lawyers hired to expand its environmental and workplace safety practices.
Boeing Co.’s effort to get its troubled 787 Dreamliner back in the air is headed for a challenging final hurdle: It needs approval from the U.S. agency that’s already been burned by signing off on the plane’s safety.