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Chao confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

Several prominent Democrats, including Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, were among those voting against Chao, who had cruised through three confirmation hearings for other cabinet positions previously without a dissenting vote.

NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Updated: House panel targets bus safety

Monday's hearing of the Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, chaired by U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), examined federal safety programs and how best to improve bus safety.

NTSB extends D.C train crash investigation

The agenda will focus not only on the Metro accident investigation, but also the adequacy of state and federal oversight of rail transit systems, as well as the characteristics of high reliability organizations.