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Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

...action will add extra protections to communities serviced by the nation's largest network of pipelines," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.Federal officials say the valves could have averted at least eight accidents...
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Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...Manager John Moosey said at a special Aug. 21 assembly meeting that he discussed the bind the borough is in with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in person when Foxx visited Alaska in early August. He said Foxx invited borough officials to...
FAA OKs another use for commercial drone flights

...Alaska's North Slope are another important step toward broader commercial use of unmanned aircraft," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. "The technology is quickly changing, and the opportunities are growing."Last week, the...
New rules issued for port, ship security

...strengthen security measures for our ports and for those who do business in our ports." Several experts, including Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, have said America's ports are the most vulnerable segment of the transportation industry...
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...among $36.8 million in U.S. Department of Transportation grants for Alaska airports announced this week by Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta. The grant for Juneau will be used to acquire an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle...
BP disputes manipulated data allegations oil to the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline. DOT engineers have been at the site since Aug. 8. Acting Transportation Secretary Maria Cino toured BP's facilities in Alaska on Friday and said she was surprised and disappointed by what...
Ferry system celebrates scenic byway designation

...National Scenic Byway with special ceremonies, discounted fares and a roundtable discussion in Juneau. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta named Alaska's marine highway as a National Scenic Byway earlier this summer. The designation...
Federal officials trying to accomodate Bush Alaska's aviation needs," King said. "It doesn't pose the same concerns as opening the mainline air traffic system." Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta had ordered commercial air traffic grounded until at least Wednesday. The grounding applied not...
Alaska Airlines to resume D.C. flights

...Washington is the nation's only commercial airport that remains closed as a result of the attack. But U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta said today that Reagan National Airport will reopen when proper security measures are put...
Outside editorial: Time for a passenger bill of rights for air travel

Heeding growing groans of frustration from airline passengers, President Bush has given Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Robert Sturgell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, until the end of the year to present...


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