Lillianna Byington, Bloomberg Government

Lillianna Byington

Bloomberg Government

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Lillianna:

What US Government Is Doing About Ohio Chemical Train Derailment

Almost a month after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in a small village in eastern Ohio, setting cars on fire and releasing chemicals into the air, officials from a swath of federal and local agencies are still dealing with the consequences. → Read More

Flight Delays, Passenger Hassles Top Agenda for Panel Leaders

Finding remedies for flight disruptions, aging technology, and cramped seating, and managing new entrants into the airspace will take center stage as Congress crafts long-term bipartisan legislation to set aviation policy. → Read More

Planes’ Near Misses on Runways Need ‘Urgent Attention,’ Lawmakers Say

Recent plane near-collisions on runways have raised red flags among lawmakers crafting a major US aviation policy bill. → Read More

Harassment of Women Truckers Spurs Drivers, Agency to Seek Fixes

The Biden administration, seeking to bolster an industry that carries more than two-thirds of US freight, wants to make the trucking career better for women. Trouble is, many of the female truckers now on the roads face a disproportionate amount of sexual harassment. → Read More

Bigger Passengers in Shrinking Plane Seats Raise Safety Alarms

Cramped travelers and lawmakers on airplanes are trying to convince the Federal Aviation Administration that feeling squished is a safety risk. → Read More

Amtrak Delays to Face Scrutiny Under New Performance Office

A federal regulator is launching a new office to investigate Amtrak’s on-time performance. → Read More

NFL Fears ‘Nefarious’ Drones, Seeks Law to Thwart Stadium Risks

The NFL’s head of security is keeping an eye on the sky as America’s most popular spectator sport kicks off its season in stadiums across the country. → Read More

Amtrak Bucks Inflation With Food Price Cuts, New Menu Options

Passengers looking to grab a bite on some Amtrak trains will now find cheaper options. → Read More

Trains to Need at Least Two Crew Members Under Proposed Rule (1)

The Transportation Department is advancing a proposal to mandate at least two crew members on trains, a move that railroads argue would hurt the industry and should be reconsidered. → Read More

Biden Seeks to Boost Farm, Construction Vehicle Electrification

The Biden administration wants to spur the electrification of the transportation sector beyond traditional cars. → Read More

Los Angeles, DC Airports Among $1 Billion Biden Boost to Travel

The Transportation Department is awarding nearly $1 billion to expand airport terminals across the country as the Biden administration and air carriers have been plagued by recent flight disruptions. → Read More

Ocean Shipping Overhaul Inches Close to Law as House Plans Vote

House lawmakers plan to vote this month on a Senate-passed bill that aims to stop ocean carriers from unreasonably refusing US exports, moving forward with senators’ version after repeatedly passing their own similar, but meatier bill. → Read More

Effort to Hasten US Food Aid to Ukraine Rebuked by Labor Groups

Transportation labor groups are lobbying against a bipartisan push to enable more foreign-flagged ships to carry US food aid exports. → Read More

Bus Covid Relief Set for Senate Vote After ‘Catastrophic Losses’

Senators, after months of lobbying, are poised to consider aid to bus companies that lost money during the pandemic. → Read More

First Woman Set to Lead Biden Maritime Agency, Oversee Port Aid

The Senate confirmed Ann Phillips to lead the Maritime Administration as the Biden administration seeks to implement record funding to ports from the infrastructure law. → Read More

Senate Confirms Transportation, Commerce Nominees After GOP Hold

The Senate confirmed long-stalled nominees for key positions in the Commerce and Transportation departments Thursday after a Republican senator dropped the hold he had placed on them over supply chain concerns. → Read More

TSA PreCheck Ban, No-Fly List Sought to Restore ‘Boring’ Flights

Lawmakers are proposing a no-fly list for travelers who assault flight crew under a bill released Wednesday. → Read More

Transport Investigator Needs More Funding for High-Tech Probes

U.S. transportation safety investigators need more funding for staff and equipment to keep up with new technology such as automated vehicles and drones, an independent agency’s top official told lawmakers. → Read More

Automated Vehicles Get Streamlined Safety Standards in New Rule

The Biden administration released a final rule Thursday to streamline safety standards for automated vehicles. → Read More

Russian Yachts, Ships Would Be Seized by U.S. Under Coming Bill

Russian yachts and commercial ships in U.S. waters would be seized under forthcoming legislation in the U.S. House. → Read More