Less than a month after a fiery train derailment in Rosedale, the Federal Railroad Administration Tuesday launched a smartphone mobile application to provide access to safety information about more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been slated to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, federal officials said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could have backed up traffic at BWI Marshall Airport.
Private pilots across Maryland and two commercial airlines will have their wings clipped next month as the Federal Aviation Administration closes five air traffic control towers as part of an effort to comply with across-the-board budget cuts mandated by Congress.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's decision to leave the Obama administration, which was announced Tuesday, could provide an opening for his No. 2: Former Maryland transportation official John D. Porcari.