Keystone XL opponents got a boost from foreigners who submitted comments to State against the pipeline.
The conservative Cato Institute is disputing an argument being advanced by public transportation supporters that ridership increases prove Americans wants more funding for transit systems.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reported this week that transit ridership in the U.S. reached its highest levels last year since 1956, with 10.7 billion people taking trips in 2013.
The transit association said the ridership jump signified a boost in interest in public transportation, and should compel Congress to provide money more for such systems.
However, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randal O’Toole said on Wednesday that the transit ridership numbers were misleading because most of the increase came from urban areas.
The last words that were recorded from the pilots of a Malyasia Airlines flight that has been missing since Friday were “all right, good night,” according to a report from The Associated Press.
The words were captured by air traffic controllers in Malyasia as they were transferring responsibility for the plane to Vietnamese officials.
Vietnamese aviation officials have said they never heard anything from the Malyasia Air flight, which was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, according to the report.
Opponents of adding tolls to highways are fighting back.
The agency is currently sending personnel to Southeast Asia to assist in the hunt.
New York’s Metro-North commuter railway took the action Wednesday morning.
The Malaysian air force said the plane may have turned back toward Kuala Lumpur.
The New York Republican said it appears authorities have "done nothing right."
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to mark up a bill that would rename a dam in Illinois after a former member of the panel.
The measure, H.R. 3678, would “redesignate the lock and dam located in Modoc, Illinois, commonly known as the Kaskaskia Lock and Dam, as the ‘Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam,” according a description of the legislation released by the panel on Thursday.
Costello (D-Ill.) was a long time member of the House Transportation Committee before he retired in 2012.
Advocates are pushing Congress to ease up on restrictions on tolls roads in the next transportation funding bill.
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) held a “summit on legislation, policy and infrastructure finance” on Tuesday in Washington.
IBTTA Executive Director Patrick Jones said tolling could be a potential solution to a shortfall in transportation funding that is projected to reach as high as $20 billion without congressional action later this year.