News bites: A pat-down pat on the back

Your morning transportation speed-read:

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator John Pistole said a pat-down of a 6-year-old was within the scope of the agency's procedures, even as he and Congress now look to change them.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will deliver the commencement address at Boston College this year.

Connecticut is trying to get whatever high-speed rail money is left after the budget cuts.

Vermont bus drivers are on the verge of a strike.