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NTSB: Amtrak engineer wasn't talking, texting

...problems with the train. The track had been inspected not long before the crash.On Tuesday, the House passed a transportation spending bill that includes $9 million for Amtrak to install inward-facing cameras in locomotive cabs. Five years ago...
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More transport funds for Alaska

...project would be restored soon. Ottesen said it still is unclear when Congress will pass a final six-year transportation spending bill. Lawmakers passed the fifth extension to the current spending bill last week, while it continues the debate...
Young to press transportation bill during short session

...and go through the entire process again. Congress has approved an eight-month extension to the existing transportation spending bill, which keeps the states' gasoline tax revenue formula the same. The Senate's version of the new bill proposed...
Alaska Editorial: Gravina Island: 'tiny,' indeed

...hitch a ride upon it is wrong as well. When Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., added a provision to the annual transportation spending bill that prohibits Alaska from spending any of this year's appropriation on bridges from Ketchikan to Gravina...
House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

...continental U.S. and Puerto Rico and 43 towns in Alaska.The vote came as the House debated a $107 billion transportation spending bill for the budget year beginning Oct. 1.Republicans controlling the House had voted to eliminate the oft-criticized...
Congress to finish up cruise line, fishing bills

...fishermen. The Senate on Friday approved a 2001 transportation spending bill that could lead to more expansion at Ted Stevens...Interior Department," Stevens said. The transportation spending bill recommends adding a north-south taxiway at...
Bill bans state from spending on bridges

...important issues at State officials say they are confident the prohibition won't stand, though. The annual transportation spending bill includes a provision that prohibits Alaska from spending this year's appropriation on the bridges. One would...
Alaska Editorial: U.S. House wants to sacrifice bridge for votes

...Memorial Bridge. That would link the city to its airport on Gravina Island. The ban is included in the annual transportation spending bill for this year. That means the state, which allotted federal funding for the bridge in the past legislative...


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