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Federal aid to repair roads won't improve highway system

...government's emergency money can be used only to make roads safely passable again, said state Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall."If the roads were bad before, they're bad now. This is not a betterment program," Hall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-11-08/federal-aid-repair-roads-wont-impro
Feds fine Japanese company $70 million in exploding air bag case, cites 'massive crisis'

...misdirection and refusal to acknowledge the truth allowed a serious problem to become a massive crisis," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.In a statement, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada said the company regrets the circumstances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-03/feds-fine-japanese-company
10 carmakers to offer automatic emergency braking as standard feature

...safety in which the focus is on preventing crashes rather than on protecting occupants from their effects, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday in a statement announcing the commitments.No timetable was given. The automakers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-11/10-carmakers-offer-automat
South Carolina turns to recovery from massive flood as Interstate 95 reopens and rivers crest

...The repairs were permanent and the bridges shouldn't have to close again, South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said.Officials hoped to reopen the northbound lanes of I-95 by Tuesday morning.And as officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-12/south-carolina-turns-recovery-massi
Farmers look at devastating peanut, cotton losses as S. Carolina floodwaters roll downstream

...have been washed away and must be repaired before the highway can be reopened, South Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said Friday.A contractor will begin working on the bridges 24 hours a day starting today, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-10-09/farmers-look-devastating-peanut-cot
Rain resumes as South Carolina continues recovery

...18 small bridges over the Black and Pocotaligo rivers and surrounding swampland in Clarendon County, state Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said. A contractor was expected to start work Saturday shoring up washed-out foundations under...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/weather/2015-10-10/rain-resumes-south-carolina
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

...Chamber of Commerce. Mark Rosekind, the new head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are making another push."We cannot allow vehicles with potentially dangerous defects to leave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/used-cars-often-sold-unfix
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...drivers and passengers. At least six people have been killed and 64 injured worldwide due to the problem.Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the fines Friday in Richmond, Va., calling Takata a "bad actor" for allegedly dumping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
Fiat Chrysler will offer to buy back pickups in recall settlement

...unsafe vehicles repaired or off the roads and takes concrete steps to keep Americans safer going forward," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in the statement.In a separate statement, Fiat Chrysler said it accepted the consequences...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-26/fiat-chrysler-will-offer-b
New EPA rule would increase fuel efficiency for heavy trucks

...to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, a rule Republicans in Congress have vowed to stop.Transportation Secretary Antho ny Foxx said the new rules would help the environment and the economy, as trucks use less fuel and shipping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-19/new-epa-rule-would-increas