| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:45 AM
By Nate Owen
With the 2011 calendar year drawing to a close, let's take a look back at some highlights of On The Road. There certainly were plenty of noteworthy stories this year. And to think, we're not even a full year old yet. That will come in...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:17 PM
By Jim Gorzelany
In a ruling that could alter the lifestyles of millions of Americans, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended states completely ban the use of all mobile phones and other portable electronic devices while...
| May 16, 2015
| 5:49 PM
The federal government has ordered Amtrak to install automatic braking systems on the stretch of track where a train moving at twice the speed limit derailed at a curve in Philadelphia, killing eight people.
The Federal Railroad Administration also...
| May 15, 2015
| 7:29 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board has asked the FBI to examine window damage to determine whether an Amtrak train was hit by an object before it derailed in Philadelphia, the latest step after investigators on Friday questioned the engineer, who...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 5:14 PM
Drivers of more than 2 million cars and SUVs may be feeling deja vu after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Saturday that a previous recall's remedy for faulty air bags is still not working as designed.
The current recall...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:14 PM
United Airlines joined several of its competitors by revamping its loyalty points program to base its rewards system on total dollars spent, not on miles traveled.
Other carriers such as Delta, Southwest and JetBlue have announced similar changes...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Ride-sharing companies have been targeted in Los Angeles and San Francisco by authorities for conducting businesses improperly, even dangerously, San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascón confirmed to The Times late Thursday.
Although Gascón would not...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:12 PM
City officials postponed this week a closed-door discussion by City Council about a roughly $91,800 lawsuit the city filed against a man who crashed a single-engine plane into a Glendale neighborhood two years ago, and a new meeting date is yet to be set....
| May 30, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Angelica Lopez went to great lengths to save a few bucks on a planned seven-day cruise to the Virgin Islands this month.
The West Covina resident joined with 32 other people to get a group discount on the cruise. She then booked a cheap flight to the...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Lewis Katz, the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, was among seven people killed when a private jet caught fire and crashed as it tried to take off near Boston, the newspaper said Sunday.
Katz, 72, also co-owned Philadelphia's Daily News...