With a possible federal budget sequestration looming on March 1, the Federal Aviation Administration could close several Bay Area air traffic control towers and flights into major airports like San Francisco’s could face delays of up to 90 minutes.
California is getting $43 million in unspent highway earmarks from the federal government, according to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation’s first high-speed rail line, but the project is still a long way from leaving the station.
The Obama administration is sending millions of dollars to the Bay Area to help pay for transportation improvements. The money will go to San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood and the Port of Oakland.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood strongly defended the federal government’s nearly $4 billion investment in high-speed rail in California.
California’s controversial high speed rail project, which lost congressional and legislative support after costs skyrocketed, still has the support of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Plans to modernize the airport’s air traffic control tower have been halted with the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and a team of federal officials toured the San Bruno neighborhood torched last fall in a gas-fueled inferno and discuss safety reforms.
The Obama administration will push legislation designed to overhaul and upgrade America’s aging oil and gas pipeline network in response to the deadly San Bruno blast.
With some incoming governors rejecting money for high-speed rail, California’s two U.S. senators are asking the Obama administration to redirect federal funding to their home state.