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  • 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...
  • Airlines rank lower in customer satisfaction than the post office

    Airlines rank lower in customer satisfaction than the post office
    Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S.-based airlines since last year. But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go. The findings come from an...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    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...
  • Taking aviation's pulse

    Taking aviation's pulse
    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-...
  • Rear-end accident deaths not as common

    Question: Do you have any statistics on rear-end accidents (from cars) while stopped at intersections aboard a motorcycle? -- Rick Lenning, Brea Answer: The only information I have about rear-end accidents has to do with fatal motorcycle crashes, and it...
  • 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....
  • Lawsuit aims to protect migrating swallows from deadly netting draped over bridges used as nesting sites

    Lawsuit aims to protect migrating swallows from deadly netting draped over bridges used as nesting sites
      A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing transportation agencies of violating migratory bird laws by installing protective netting across two bridges in the Petaluma, Calif., area that has injured and killed...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Allentown to create national council on gas pipeline safety

     
    In the wake of a gas line explosion that killed five Allentown residents, city officials have been awarded a $50,000 grant to improve gas detection technology in the city and to general national awareness on the issue. The grant, which was awarded by...
  • Feds will mandate noisier hybrid vehicles

     
    Safety experts have warned for years that today's hybrid-electric and fully-electric automobiles, because they emit little or, in some cases, almost no engine noise, pose significant safety risks in a culture where pedestrians and bicyclists are...
  • NHTSA Sees No Decline in Distracted Driving

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported startling statistics it hopes will encourage people to pay attention while driving. In 2011, licensed motorists in the U.S. numbered 212 million while the number answering calls on a mobile...