DOT Secretary Wants More Rigorous Review Of Self-Driving CarsU.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot.
Chemicals In Children's Car Seats Addressed At Washington HearingMonths after KPIX 5 began investigating worrisome chemicals in children's car seats, lawmakers on Thursday finally took the matter up on Capitol Hill with the aim of putting regulators on the hot seat.
GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled CarsOne 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.
Feds Investigate Asiana Response To SFO Plane CrashFederal transportation officials are investigating whether Asiana Airlines failed to meet legal obligations to help the families of passengers whose flight crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.
California Eligible For $43M In Unspent Highway EarmarksCalifornia is getting $43 million in unspent highway earmarks from the federal government, according to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Bay Area Receives $45.7M In Transit Grants From Transportation Dept.The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $45.7 million in transit related grants for the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday.
Feds Won't Delay 2012 California High-Speed Rail DeadlineThe federal agency that has approved about $3.5 billion in grants for California's high-speed rail system has no authority to change the September 2012 deadline to start construction.
Phil Matier: California High Speed Rail Authority Chooses Speed Over SavingsA proposal to launch bullet trains through the Bay Area on retooled Caltrain tracks, instead of a brand new rail system, has been scrapped by the California High Speed Rail Authority.
California Gets Another $624 Million For High-Speed RailThe Department of Transportation said Thursday the state is getting the largest share of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail funding being diverted from Ohio and Wisconsin to other states.
ConsumerWatch: New Baggage Rules Offer Travelers More ProtectionThe Department of Transportation reports more than 2 million passengers filed claims for mishandled luggage last year. But new rules now offer more protection.
San Jose BART Extension On Track; Awaits FundingWork on the BART to San Jose extension is moving right along, and some high level officials got a tour of the project Tuesday in Milpitas.