The American Petroleum Institute’s campaign comes as the Obama administration considers new standards for rail cars that transport crude oil and whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline for construction.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx traveled Thursday to the site of an oil train crash last year in North Dakota that resulted in 400,000 gallons of crude oil being spilled with lawmakers from the state.
The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) announced on Thursday that the extension of Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail subway system toward Dulles International Airport was “substantially complete.”
The airport authority and the Metropolitan Washington Area Transit Authority (WMATA) said the announcement clears the way for a potential summer opening of the much-anticipated railway, dubbed the Silver Line.
Only 50 percent of U.S. residents believe the Transportation Security Administration makes flying safer, according to a poll released on Thursday.
The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, surveyed 2,234 adults to produce its findings.
The results showed 50 percent of U.S. residents thought the TSA’s airport security procedures made airplane travel “a lot or somewhat more safe,” while 43 percent though the agency’s presence had little impact on airline travel safety.
A decision on the fate of the extension of Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail subway system toward Dulles International Airport is expected to come on Thursday, The Associated Press reports.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), which operates Dulles airport and is building the Metro Silver Line that will run toward it, is at the end of a 15-day review period for deciding whether it is ready to accept the railway from contractors.
The contractors who are building the often-delayed Metro Silver Line said on April 9 that the first half of the capital area subway extension is "substantially complete."
They plan to protest Thursday in 27 states against a deal with the retailer Staples.
The Senate committee that oversees transportation issues is planning to hold a hearing next week about the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) plans to adapt to new airport security threats.
The hearing, on April 30, comes as the TSA is facing questions about failing to stop a teenager from stowing away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii over the weekend.
The Senate panel said Wednesday that the meeting would "examine the TSA's efforts to implement new procedures to confront the evolving security threats to America’s transportation systems.
The teenager who stowed away on a flight to Hawaii last weekend should have been caught "as soon as he [was] coming over the fence" of the San Jose Mineta International Airport, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said in an interview with CNN.
Swalwell said it was a "remarkable story" that the 16-year-old survived the cold air and lack of oxygen outside of commercial airplanes when they reach cruising altitudes of 30,000 feet of more.
But Swalwell told CNN's Don Lemon that the incident raises questions about airport security, especially in areas that are only supposed to be accessed by employees, such as runaways and tarmacs.
The top cop in New York is making a public plea for trendy startup companies to fall in line with existing regulations, and not think they are immune just because they operate online.
JetBlue Airways’s pilots have voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), officials with the union announced this week.
Seventy-one percent of JetBlue’s pilots voted in favor of joining the ALPA, according to the labor group’s leaders.
ALPA President Lee Moak said the JetBlue pilots’ decision would help improve working conditions for pilots across the U.S. aviation industry.