| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically ??? and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration.
| Nov 13, 2013
Re "Proud Bird leaving LAX," Nov. 10
I am dismayed that Los Angeles World Airports and the U.S. Department of Transportation have placed the LAX-adjacent Proud Bird restaurant at risk of closing.
This is not just another restaurant; it is an...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
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,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:21 AM
Was anyone surprised by how many drivers were caught using hand-held cellphones on Tuesday by police in Maryland? Surely, only those who weren't aware that Maryland's ban on putting phone to ear while driving had gone from a secondary offense (ticketed...
| Oct 3, 2013
Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:43 PM
A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles.
Authorities identified the driver...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The freight train that derailed Tuesday in Rosedale carried one chemical classified as hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation and another that also posed risks for firefighters and others at the scene even though not similarly classified....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Every month, the U.S. Department of Transportation releases a fascinating window into the American aviation system, and it's there for everyone to see.
The Air Travel Consumer Report usually is released at the second week of each month, with a head-...