| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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....
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:11 PM
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.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: As the summer travel season approaches, what are your recommendations for the best way to get cash when one is overseas?
Answer: I'm putting my money on (sharp intake of breath here) using an automated teller...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:03 PM
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....
| 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.