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  • MIA passport kiosks to speed along passengers

    MIA passport kiosks to speed along passengers
    U.S. and Canadian citizens can now fly through Passport Control in less than two minutes at Miami International Airport, thanks to new automated kiosks. The airport has installed 36 self-serve kiosks in its north terminal, which replace Customs and...
  • Letters: LAX redesign comes up short

    Re "Amenities fall short at Bradley," Business, Sept. 30 As a frequent international traveler, I am absolutely appalled with this idea of bombarding people who are under a lot of stress with these huge LED screens at LAX's renovated Tom Bradley...
  • Letters: Rail to LAX, now

    Letters: Rail to LAX, now
    Re "New train may address LAX missing link," Aug. 12 As Los Angeles World Airports and Metro consider plans to provide direct rail access to and from LAX terminals, I believe it is critical that we seize this opportunity to correct a glaring weakness in...
  • Letters: More time for rail safety system

    Re "Off track on safer trains," Opinion, Sept. 13 Robert Sumwalt, a National Transportation Safety Board member, is right that implementing positive train control, or PTC, is a daunting task. The Class I freight railroads have spent almost $3 billion to...
  • Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world

    Travel risks, warnings and odd news from around the world
    The U.S. State Department continues to warn travelers to defer all non-essential visits to Pakistan and strongly warns travelers about venturing to the Gaza Strip. A short-term alert has also been issued to Americans attending the Olympic Games in Russia....
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions
    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • Passengers from Asiana crash sue Boeing

    Passengers from Asiana crash sue Boeing
    A group of passengers who were aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport last summer filed a personal injury lawsuit against Boeing Friday alleging that negligence by the company contributed to the crash....
  • ATMs the best way to get cash when you're abroad

     ATMs the best way to get cash when you're abroad
    Question: As the summer travel season approaches, what are your recommendations for the best way to get cash when one is overseas? Daniel Fink Beverly Hills Answer: I'm putting my money on (sharp intake of breath here) using an automated teller...
  • How to stretch your vacation dollar

    How to stretch your vacation dollar
    The affordable vacation is becoming more and more rare. Rising fuel costs have made air and automotive travel considerably more expensive, hamstringing many would-be travelers' budgets before they even begin their search for a hotel or private rental....
  • In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains

    In wake of Blue Line crash, feds want agencies to test trains
    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. The...