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Anthony Foxx

Get Ready To Stand In Line At The Department of Drone Vehicles

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

If you operate a drone, Uncle Sam wants to know your name. The Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration announced a ...

Administration Investigates 5 Airlines For Price-Gouging After Amtrak Crash

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government has launched a price-gouging investigation into five airlines that allegedly increased airfare after an Amtrak cras...

Amanda Terkel

Inside The Crumbling Bridge In The Heart Of The Nation's Capital | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the busiest bridges in the nation's capital is deteriorating so badly that officials recently shut down two of its six lanes for ...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Needs A LeBron James To Fix Highway Fund, Says DOT Secretary | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday that Congress needs the equivalent of basketball player LeBron James to help them pass...

Kate Sheppard

Transportation Department Releases New Safety Rules For Oil By Rail | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation announced new regulations for transporting oil and other flammable liquids by rail on Friday, foll...

Airline Shortcomings as an Indicator of Progress

Christine Negroni | Posted 04.29.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Two U.S. airlines made headlines on Wednesday; Dallas based-Southwest Airlines generated ink when it reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that it failed to do required rudder inspections on 128 of its Boeing 737s.

Transportation Secretary Is The Designated Survivor For The 2015 State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is the designated survivor for the 2015 State of the Union address, given by President Barack Obama in front of ...

My Takeaways From the Administration's Infrastructure Investment Summit

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Lifting the ban on interstate tolling for purposes of reconstruction will not directly replenish the Highway Trust Fund, but it will give states the flexibility to use a reliable financing option to help meet their infrastructure funding challenges. Give states the flexibility to fund their transportation infrastructure projects the best way they see fit.

GOP Sen. Richard Burr Plans To Run In 2016, Despite Retirement Rumors

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Despite some rumblings that he would retire, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, told the Nat...

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Sudden storm ravages campground in VA; New rules for explosiv...

House Republican Proposes $10.9 Billion Plan To Save Transport Fund

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

(New throughout, adds reaction from conservative group) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways a...

Anthony Foxx: Thoughts on Fatherhood in the 21st Century

Anthony Foxx | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Anthony Foxx

Growing up, if I wanted to play catch, I often had to play it alone. Sometimes I'd even aim at a tree for lack of person with a glove at the other end of the yard.

Obama To Make Big Ask To Congress For Crumbling Bridge Repair

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The government is running out of money to repair deteriorating roads, bridges and ports, and President Barack Obama says more ...

Transportation Secretary: 'We Must Do More'

AP | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration warned Congress Monday that a key federal government fund used to pay for the nation's roads, bridges and...

Obama Hits The Road To Push For Highway Funding

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will push for Congress to quickly pass a bill to replenish dwindling funds for highway and bri...

WATCH: Harvard School Of Public Health Panel On Distracted Driving With Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Lance Gould | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact

Distracted driving is a national safety issue, responsible for 421,000 injuries and more than 3000 deaths in 2012. The problem is so pervasive that...

Transportation Safety Head Calls For End To 'Tombstone Mentality'

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents e...

U.S. Transportation Officials Accuse Industry Of Hampering Oil Train Safety

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. transportation officials say the oil industry is not giving up information needed to gauge the danger of moving crude by...

Biden: 'I May Be A White Boy, But I Can Jump'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, hosted a reception honoring Black History Month at the Naval Observatory on Tuesd...

Transportation Secretary May Move Against In-Flight Calls

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

* Communications agency looking into looser rules on mobile phone use * DOT has heard outpouring of opposition to in-flight phone cal...

Foxx Sworn In As Transportation Secretary

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department says former Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been sworn in as President Barack Obama's new transpor...

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., and a political ally of President Barack Obama, was unanimously confirmed by the Senate...

Senators Are Unusually Warm To Anthony Foxx

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary – Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx – received a friendly rece...

Republicans In Dixie Use Power For Control Change

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- Even with Republicans holding unprecedented political power across the South, Democrats remain mostly in charge of urban centers in otherwi...


Joanne Goldblum | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

Most low-income workers are women, who may be especially concerned about safety, particularly if systems aren't well-maintained, well-lit and adequately policed.