Foxx hedges on gas tax increase

The Highway Trust Fund is running out of money and no one wants to do the really hard thing to fix it: raise the gasoline tax.


Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

(Robb Cohen / Associated Press)

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said, after a report of problems encountered by a band flying to Rhode Island for the Newport Folk Festival.


Metro opens 1st phase of silver line

The silver line is open.


NHTSA: 628 Children Have Died In Hot Cars Since 1998; Technology To Protect Kids "Isn't There Yet"

Senior officials from the Department of Transportation held a press conference yesterday in...

Meet the Silver Line’s very first operator

Of the hundreds of people squished onto Saturday’s first Silver Line train, only one had an assigned seat: operator Detrick Washington.

Guest list for Silver Line opening includes a who’s who of NoVa politics

Dozens of VIPs including the U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are expected to attend opening ceremonies for the Silver Line.


New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.