Boehner won’t revive proposal to use oil drilling revenue for infrastructure in highway bill.
The Senate committee that oversees transportation issues has rescheduled hearing about freight rail ail safety that was postponed by a snow storm last month.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday to conduct a review of freight rail safety regulations following a spate of high-profile passenger and freight trains accidents last year.
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and two other Democrats have reintroduced legislation giving states the authority to regulate tow truck drivers, which some say have been allowed to aggressively tow cars away without any regulatory check from government at any level.
Ridership on the Washington, D.C. Metrorail subway system declined by 85 percent during rush hour on Monday morning, compared to the same time period last week.
A spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) told The Hill that the transit system recorded 30,981 train trips between 5 and 10 a.m., compared to 248,686 trips for the same period last Monday.
Weather-related flight delays and cancellations cost airlines and airports $5.8 billion, according to a study released on Monday.
The study, conducted by aviation data analytics firm masFlight, found that one million flights were cancelled or delayed between Dec. 1, 2013 and Feb. 28, 2014.
The result of the cancellations and delays was $5.3 billion in lost passenger activity, $500 million in higher operating costs for airlines and $4.5 million in fewer passenger revenue for airports.
Petroleum group argues new rules will raise costs.
The leading airport for cancellations Monday is Washington’s Reagan National Airport.
A week after President Obama and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) released plans to increase federal transportation funding, lawmakers in the House will take a look at finding money for infrastructure elsewhere in the private sector.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's panel on public-private partnerships will meet Wednesday to discuss the potential for boosting opportunities for non-governmental funding for transportation projects.
The public-private partnerships, known within the transportation industry as P3's, have become increasingly popular as federal funding for road and transit has become more constrained in recent years.
Protest leaders estimated 1,000 people participated.
Obama said he's for expanded public transportation access in all possible forms.