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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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Federal shutdown stalled auto safety regulators

Federal shutdown stalled auto safety regulators

One of the federal agencies affected during Congress's fight over a stopgap government funding bill is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Ray LaHood joins Axelrod's politics institute

Ray LaHood joins Axelrod's politics institute

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined former Obama adviser David Axelrod's Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.
Crash tests for Jeeps, fuel cells and a muscle car

Crash tests for Jeeps, fuel cells and a muscle car

Auto safety advocates are calling for government regulators to crash-test older model Jeeps to make sure protective trailer hitches actually protect occupants.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Ray LaHood says U.S. needs stronger leadership

CHICAGO, June 30 (UPI) -- Washington needs strong leaders who listen and make fair decisions, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in an op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune.
Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx confirmed as transportation chief

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx confirmed as transportation chief

WASHINGTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Mayor Anthony Foxx of Charlotte, N.C., won a unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the next secretary of transportation.
Corollas, Jeeps, buttons, knobs and backup cameras

Corollas, Jeeps, buttons, knobs and backup cameras

I had a girlfriend in college who had a 1970 Toyota Corolla. Back in the day the boxy Japanese compact was a novelty, sort of like what early buyers of Hyundai and Kia vehicles experienced when they drove South Korean cars in the early 1990s.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Egypt's sentencing of 42 int'l non-profit staffers concerns U.S.

CAIRO, June 4 (UPI) -- The United States Tuesday expressed concern over sentences a Cairo court gave 42 staffers for non-profits that took foreign funds without government consent.

Kan. party bus company idled after fatal accident turns up infractions

OLATHE, Kan., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. transportation officials disclosed Tuesday they shut down a Kansas party bus operator, finding it "utterly deficient" in running a safe operation.
U.S., Canada pursuing joint border infrastructure plan

U.S., Canada pursuing joint border infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The United States and Canada Thursday announced for the first time they are working together on a border infrastructure investment plant.
Is the driving boom over; domestic cars quality up

Is the driving boom over; domestic cars quality up

U.S. automakers win "Total Quality" awards
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Obama nominates Charlotte mayor as transportation secretary

Obama nominates Charlotte mayor as transportation secretary

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- President Obama nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his secretary of transportation Monday, succeeding Ray LaHood.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released voluntary guidelines to discourage automakers from installing electronic devices that could create distractions for drivers.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Airline lawsuit won't block flight delays right away

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. airline industry trade group has joined two pilot unions in a legal challenge to air-traffic controller furloughs prompted by federal spending cuts.

FAA approves Boeing plan to fix Dreamliner 787 batteries

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators said Friday they have approved a Boeing Co. plan to modify the battery on the Dreamliner 787, and the planes could return to service next week.

Thousands of air delays loom as sequester cuts kick in

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Thousands of flights a day could be delayed or canceled at 13 major U.S. airports starting this weekend because of federal spending cuts, U.S. officials said.
Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

There's a new sheriff in town and it wears a blue oval -- or does it?
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

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FAA to delay closing 149 towers

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The closure of 149 air traffic control towers, caused by the U.S. budget sequester, will be delayed until June, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.
Chicago gets $100M loan for river park

Chicago gets $100M loan for river park

CHICAGO, March 29 (UPI) -- A $100 million federal loan for an extension of an urban park along the Chicago River has been approved, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says.
Napolitano outlines sequester threats

Napolitano outlines sequester threats

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Across-the-board spending cuts will make the United States more vulnerable to a terror attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Monday.

LaHood: Compromise could avoid cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Sunday Congress needs to compromise to avoid the sequestration budget cuts that kick in Friday.

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LaHood: Sequester means air travel delays

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Air travelers can count on delays if the across the board federal spending cuts go into effect, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday.
U.S. approves test flights of 787

U.S. approves test flights of 787

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. transportation secretary said Thursday the government will permit Boeing to conduct test flights of the 787 Dreamliner to investigate battery problems.
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