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Big 3 airlines flexing their political muscle in Washington

...January, the top executives of American, Delta and United pressed their case in private meetings with the secretaries of Transportation and Commerce, as well as White House and State Department officials. The heads of American and Delta followed...
Nation and World
Ferry system offers one-day getaway as part of anniversary

...Alaska - the Glenn Highway, the Alaska Marine Highway and Alaska's All-American Road, the Seward Highway. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta designated the marine highway in June of 2002, the first marine-based byway.
Lawmakers fighting to keep EAS alive

...provide service to eligible communities in Alaska and Hawaii. The amounts needed would be determined by the Secretary of Transportation. "Receiving basic goods is not the same in the villages of Alaska as it is in most areas of the Lower 48...
House bill keeping EAS in Alaska approved

...amounts needed for EAS in the two states in fiscal 2014 and every fiscal year after would be determined by the Secretary of Transportation. On the Senate side, Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, spoke on the Senate floor...
Delegation pushes for ANWR, pipeline, Coast Guard funds

...Security that it now has in the Department of Transportation. In peacetime, the Coast Guard reports to the Secretary of Transportation and the president; during times of war it falls under the Department of Defense. Stevens said the Alaska...
This Day in History

...Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances. In 1967, Alan S. Boyd was sworn in as the first U.S. secretary of transportation. In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America's...
AK senators support fuel efficiency bill

...however, wouldn't give the government the flexibility that earlier legislation offered. The new bill says the secretary of transportation "shall prescribe" a fuel economy standard of 40 mpg by 2017. Neither Stevens nor Murkowski are identifying...
This Day in History

...opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 2,844 performances. In 1967, Alan S. Boyd was sworn in as the first secretary of transportation. In 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait...
Proposed task force would help nonprofits find grants

...million expansion project. The grant would come from $1.5 billion in discretionary funds that the U.S. Secretary of Transportation is authorized to dole out. "There are no firmly issued criteria for how to do that yet, nor is there any...
Highways receive National Scenic Byways designation

...announced. The National Scenic Byways program was created by Congress in 1991. Under the program, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads for their outstanding qualities...


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