The lead plaintiff in a group of cases aiming to end the federal transportation mask mandate is vowing to continue the legal fight as the Biden administration extended the face-covering requirement on Wednesday for another two weeks.
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Boeing Co. said Thursday it will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, where company executives would be closer to key federal government officials.
The fight over the transportation mask mandate is turning into a “Catch-22” for President Biden, who wants to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its powers but doesn’t want to risk a bad result on appeal.
The Biden administration will extend the federal mask mandate on public transportation for another two weeks because it wants time to evaluate the BA.2 variant and whether it will cause major problems.
President Biden on Monday will present a series of steps to address the truck driver shortage, including a plan to boost the industry’s ranks with women and veterans.
The Transportation Security Administration is spending more than $18.6 million of taxpayer money to update airport screening protocols and technology to be more inclusive of transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming passengers.
The Biden administration has adopted new “merit criteria” such as addressing equity and climate change that state and local governments must meet to receive grants under the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.
Tractor-trailers and other vehicles lost control and slammed into each other, people leapt away from careering trucks seconds before collision, and at least three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured during a snow squall on a Pennsylvania highway Monday.
Republicans are decrying calls from Democrats to speed up the spending from President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as a cynical ploy to bolster vulnerable incumbents ahead of what is likely to be a rough midterm election for the Democratic Party.
A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, officials said.
American Airlines will resume selling alcohol on domestic and short international flights next month, the company announced Thursday.
Efforts were underway Monday to refloat a container vessel that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Biden administration on Thursday extended the requirement for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains, buses, subways and other forms of public transportation until April 18.
Public transit systems straining to win back riders after being crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a $3.7 billion boost to stay afloat and invest in new fleets of electric buses.
GOP lawmakers are demanding documents from the White House regarding its management of $1.2 trillion in bipartisan infrastructure funding as part of a larger effort to “root out waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement” within the federal government.
Volkswagen said Thursday it will cease operations in Russia until further notice, citing “extensive disruption” from the war in Ukraine.
Republican lawmakers sounded the alarm on Wednesday over the White House attempts to strong-arm state and local governments into spending infrastructure money on progressive pet initiatives.
Ford said Wednesday it will run its electric vehicle and internal combustion divisions as two separate businesses to accelerate its adaptation of new technology.
Sen Joe Manchin III on Tuesday shot down President Biden’s calls to revive the administration’s $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate package, known as the Build Back Better Act.
Masks are coming off, COVID restrictions are coming down and motorists are hitting the road — and running straight into higher car insurance rates that show no sign of declining this year, economists say.
Delta Air Lines has suspended its codesharing partnership with Russian national airline Aeroflot following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - and some Baltic and European nations announced the closure of their airspace to Russian carriers.
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri, after a passenger tried to break into the cockpit.
Democrats are at odds over the next steps to advance President Biden’s legislative agenda after the demise of his signature $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate package.
Frontier is offering to buy Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation’s fifth-largest carrier.
Delta Air Lines has requested that the U.S. Department of Justice put any person convicted of a disruption on board a flight to the national “no fly” list.
Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that Google is joining the automaker’s effort to transform a once-dilapidated Detroit train station into a research hub focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.
President Biden’s zealous regulatory regime threatens major delays for his $1.2 trillion infrastructure program, according to experts, despite his heralding of the swift impact of creating jobs and improving Americans’ quality of life.
Tesla is recalling all 53,822 of its electric cars with a “full self-driving” feature after it was determined the vehicles were programmed to roll through stop signs.
President Biden on Friday touted his administration’s spending on infrastructure projects in Pittsburgh just hours after 10 people were injured in a bridge collapse in the city.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk ripped into President Biden, saying he is “treating the American public like fools” after the president met with the heads of rivals General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co.
A bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed early Friday, hours before President Biden was scheduled to drop into town to talk about infrastructure.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is vowing to help stem rising traffic fatalities, releasing a broad-based strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking.
House Republicans are demanding transparency from the Biden administration about how it is spending more than $1.2 trillion in infrastructure funding that Congress approved last year.
Boeing reported a $4.16 billion loss for the fourth quarter as the financial fallout of production flaws in one of its best-selling planes, the 787 Dreamliner, grew much worse.
A conservative advocacy group is spending $1.5 million on ads pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin III and other moderate Democrats to oppose resuscitating President Biden’s big-spending Build Back Better Act.
Intel plans to invest $20 billion in a semiconductor factory outside of Columbus, Ohio, the White House said Friday as President Biden tries to spur U.S. manufacturing to fight a global chip shortage.
Sen. Joe Manchin III threw cold water Thursday on President Biden’s hopes for a quick restart to talks on the administration’s failed $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act.
Verizon and AT&T announced Tuesday that they will postpone their rollout of 5G near some airports after the airline industry warned of ‘catastrophic disruptions’ to flights if telecoms move forward with a full-scale rollout of the service on Wednesday.
Airline industry heavyweights are warning of chaos if Verizon and AT&T proceed with a full-scale rollout of 5G on Wednesday.
President Biden on Friday announced that his administration will distribute $27 billion to repair or replace 15,000 bridges across the country.
Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summer.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell on Tuesday disputed President Biden’s claim that supply-chain problems have eased, telling Congress that persistent bottlenecks are responsible for record-high inflation that could prompt the central bank to raise interest rates more than planned.
A top White House official on Wednesday said supply chain disruptions could continue into 2022 because the omicron variant could impact the supply networks both overseas and in the U.S.
Hundreds of people were trapped on an icy stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia this week, but after Andrew Peters of Richmond finally made it home, he was hit with a giant Uber bill.
A winter storm that started as rain — meaning roads couldn’t be pretreated — followed by an unusually heavy snowfall and plunging temperatures resulted in the stranding of hundreds of motorists along a stretch of one of the nation’s biggest interstate highways, Virginia officials said, as they defended their response to the gridlock.
Senate Democrats returned to Washington on Tuesday with their domestic agenda in shambles and searching for a way to save face.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan activated the National Guard and Metro announced service reductions and new workforce rules on Tuesday to address an increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.
President Biden on Tuesday hailed the decisions by AT&T and Verizon to postpone their planned rollouts of 5G information networks near airports over fears of widespread disruption to air travel and shipping.
Transportation officials said Interstate 95 had been mostly cleared early Tuesday evening of the hundreds of stranded motorists stuck in their vehicles, many of them overnight, after icy conditions led to crashes involving tractor-trailers that closed the highway in both directions near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Airlines have canceled more than 15,000 flights since Christmas Eve as industry chaos persisted through the weekend, with 2,700 flights canceled Sunday on top of 2,700 flights that were scrapped on New Year’s Day.
Verizon and AT&T have rejected a request by the U.S. government to delay the rollout of next-generation wireless technology.
Tesla delivered a record 936,000 vehicles last year, up 87% from its 2020 delivery count, the company said.
Sen. Ben Cardin said Sunday that Democrats are focused on hammering out a revised version of President Biden’s Build Back Better bill that can muster enough support to pass through Congress.
President Biden’s failure to enact his signature Build Back Better Act is casting a pall over liberal activists and Democratic leaders across the country who worry that the blown opportunity will burn them in midterm elections next year.