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A Lucky Star bus (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Order Discount Bus Service In Chinatown To Cease Operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered carrier Lucky Star to immediately cease all operations because it says it poses an imminent hazard to public safety.

06/07/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at Hudson Yards - May 30, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

LaHood Announces Major Investment In Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

An investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak’s Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.

05/30/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (L) and U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaking in Kearny, N.J. April 4, 2013 (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

New Federal Rebuilding Standards Announced In Kearny

Federal officials announced those using federal dollars for major renovations to homes or businesses will now have to follow new uniform rules.

04/04/2013

Fung Wah Bus (CBS 2)

Feds Revoke License For Fung Wah’s Boston-NYC Bus Service

Department of Transportation officials said once Fung Wah stopped cooperating with safety investigators it was able to revoke its operating authority registration under a law passed in July.

03/01/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

Departure board at LaGuardia Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger Headache

Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.

02/28/2013

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan - Feb. 15, 2013 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

LaHood Delivers Check For New York Sandy Transportation Rebuilding

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped by the Battery Friday to bring New York a check for $287 million to rebuild roads, bridges, and tunnels damaged by superstorm Sandy and other storms.

02/15/2013

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Feds: 26 Unsafe Bus Companies From NY, Other States Shut Down For Safety Violations

In what’s being called the “largest single safety crackdown” of the motor coach industry, federal officials have shut down 26 bus operations that transport more than 1,800 passengers a day along Interstate 95 from New York to Florida for safety violations.

05/31/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Urges Airlines To Let Parents, Children Sit Together Without Paying Extra

The New York Democrat is reacting to an Associated Press story last week detailing how families this summer are going to find it harder to sit together without paying fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars over the original ticket price.

05/27/2012

In this photo provided by the Virginia State Police on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, authorities investigate a commercial bus accident on Interstate 95 near Bowling Green, Va. (credit: Virginia State Police)

Reckless Driving Charge To Be Dropped In Fatal Sky Express Bus Crash

A misdemeanor charge will be dropped against a driver for a discount bus service whose bus crashed on Interstate 95, killing four people and injuring others, a prosecutor said Friday.

09/30/2011

Federal Grants To Mean Less Congestion On NJT, LIRR And Faster Amtrak Service

The DOT has announcedthat $745 million would be going toward rail projects that will allow trains to travel up to 160 mph in some sections of the Northeast Corridor and to construction that will allow Amtrak trains to avoid a congested rail junction in part of New York City.

08/23/2011

The old control tower at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Debt Ceiling Showdown Holds Up Project At LaGuardia Airport

Nearly 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees and tens of thousands of construction workers have been off the job since July 22, when Congress let an extension of the FAA budget expire.

08/01/2011

Bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx on Saturday, March 12, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Official Proposes New Safety Measures For Tour Buses

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was proposing tougher penalties for rogue tour bus operators and policy changes to make it easier to put them out of business.

05/05/2011

An Amtrak Acela train is seen at the 30th Street Station - Philadelphia, PA - May 8, 2010 - Photo: Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Amtrak

CT Gov. Dan Malloy In DC Pushing For High-Speed Rail Funding

Malloy is seeking funds rejected by Florida for a planned commuter rail line between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts.

03/17/2011

Poll: 63 Percent Under 30 Admit Driving While On Phone

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports magazine have released a poll that illustrates how widespread distracted driving is among young people and a plan to help fight it.

03/07/2011

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