| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:41 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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....
| May 20, 2013
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:29 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...