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  • Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers

    Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...
  • FTA pushes for greater rail safety in wake of worker deaths

    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday directed all rail agencies nationwide to review safety practices of track workers and report back in coming months, with the goal of eliminating those that rely exclusively on workers to steer...
  • 16 Southwest planes stranded for hours on Midway tarmac

    16 Southwest planes stranded for hours on Midway tarmac
    Passengers on 16 Southwest Airlines jets sat on the Midway Airport tarmac for at least three hours Thursday night and early Friday morning, waiting for an open gate, according to the airline. The long waits between the runway and terminal are a...
  • If firms like Target won't protect privacy, make 'em pay

    Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe. They just don't do it. "It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm. And that, in a nutshell, is why...
  • Federal government seeks to dismiss Santa Monica Airport lawsuit

    Federal government seeks to dismiss Santa Monica Airport lawsuit
    In the battle to close Santa Monica Airport, the federal government on Friday requested that the city’s lawsuit to gain control of the historic facility be dismissed. Santa Monica officials sued in October, challenging the constitutionality of a...
  • LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says

    LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether to fine several airlines that left passengers stranded on flights for more than three hours after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The Nov. 1 shooting, which killed a...
  • Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry

    Proud Bird, aerospace watering hole, about to run dry
    With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex. Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
  • Southwest Airlines fined for advertisements promoting flights between Branson and Dallas

    Southwest Airlines fined for advertisements promoting flights between Branson and Dallas
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for violating the Department’s full-fare advertising rules and ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations. “Consumers...
  • BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades

    BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades
    An $11.3 million federal grant announced Thursday will allow Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to upgrade a runway to meet safety standards. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part of a larger, $350...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)

    Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)
    There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims. According to U.S....