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  • 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...
  • Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option

    Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option
    What has become a car owner's convenience is closer to becoming an autuomaker's necessity.  Legislation on industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, is once again on the move. In a development that could signal a law...
  • 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...
  • Feds hand down biggest fine for violating fare advertising rules

    Feds hand down biggest fine for violating fare advertising rules
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the biggest fine Tuesday for violation of full fare disclosure rules against a Brazilian airline. The Rio de Janeiro-based airline GOL was ordered to pay $250,000 for violating rules adopted in 2011 to ensure...
  • Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit

    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...
  • Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA

    Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA
    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...
  • $75-million federal grant to help fund Metrolink expansion to Perris

    $75-million federal grant to help fund Metrolink expansion to Perris
    Federal officials announced a $75-million grant Monday to help pay for a 24-mile extension of Metrolink to the Riverside County city of Perris. The extension of the Metrolink 91 commuter rail line is expected to draw 4,300 riders daily, according to a...
  • American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules

    American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules
    American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes. The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...