Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the demand in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who oversees the NHTSA.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said it’s the last big chunk of Sandy funds the federal Transportation Department has to dole out.
President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge on Wednesday as he announced a series of measures aimed at improving the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Transportation secretary has said federal funds are nearly tapped out. Rep. Tony Guerrera said the gas tax alone is no longer enough to fund road repairs as car become more fuel efficient.
About $535 million of the funding will go toward repairs of three tunnels under the river badly damaged in the Oct. 2012 storm — the Montague, Steinway and Greenpoint.
The stepped-up effort comes two weeks after a deadly Metro-North train derailment.
As one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition.
Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.