California lawmakers feud with Biden admin over how high-speed rail should be powered


CALIFORNIA (July 23, 2021)---A key block of California lawmakers is feuding with the Biden administration over the state’s high-speed rail endeavor, arguing that conditions of a restored federal grant lock the project into what the group sees as an outdated technology for powering the bullet train. In a recent letter…

TSA screened over 10.1 million during Fourth of July weekend, advises enrollment in TSAPreCheck®


CITY OF WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 10.1 million travelers over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, which includes traveler screenings from July 1 to July 5. This milestone represents 83% of travel volume for the same 5-day holiday period in 2019. Thursday, July 1…

FAA, Department of the Air Force sign commercial space agreement


WASHINGTON (June 21, 2021) --the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of the Air Force signed an agreement June 15 aimed at eliminating red tape while protecting public safety during commercial space activities at ranges operated by the U.S. Space Force.The agreement recognizes common safety standards for FAA-licensed launch and reentry activities that…

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues New Guidance for Transit-Oriented Development Projects Seeking Loans Through the Build America Bureau


CITY OF WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that the Department is issuing new guidance that clarifies the eligibility of transit-oriented development (TOD) projects for specific Department resources. The USDOT’s Build America Bureau (Bureau) developed this guidance for public and private entities…

CDC and TSA Mask Guidance: Public Transportation and Airports


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 14, 2021)---The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation remind the traveling public that at this time if you travel, you are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling…

Governor Northam Announces Agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to Expand Passenger Rail to Southwest Virginia


CHRISTIANSBURG , VA (May 5, 2021)—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth has reached an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to extend passenger rail service to the New River Valley for the first time since 1979. Known as the Western Rail Initiative, this agreement will increase intercity passenger rail…