— Day 26 of the shutdown. A judge decided against issuing temporary restraining orders to stop the government from making air traffic controllers and others work without compensation.
— Thousands of FAA inspectors and other employees have gone back to work since the shutdown began, according to DOT documents. That could ease safety concerns in the aviation industry, but will also add to the number of employees working without pay.
— TSA operations have remained mostly steady, despite long lines at a few airports, but the House Transportation chairman says the agency could be doing more to figure out how to pay its agents.