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  • Spotlight on Safety

    Cars with high scores in crash tests are hot commodities. Here’s how to size up the best model in your price range. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 32,885 people died in motor vehicle crashes in...
  • Ford brings fantasy baseball to cars

    Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball to Cars: Have we gone too far? I have a heart-wrenching internal struggle when it comes to in-car connectivity. On the one hand, I love having navigation, my iPod and phone contacts all easily accessed when I’m driving....
  • Airport group holds closed-door session to discuss air service at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport

    Airport group holds closed-door session to discuss air service at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport
    NEWPORT NEWS — The regional group that agreed to subsidize People Express' suspended service to Newark and Boston met behind closed doors for about 45 minutes Monday to discuss investing funds to support an air service at Newport News-Williamsburg...
  • Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind

    Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind
    Landings on the most heavily used arrival runway at O'Hare International Airport will soon be safer and more accurate while also saving fuel and perhaps reducing jet noise over Chicago neighborhoods. But implementing the technology to make it happen is a...
  • Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week

    Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week
    Starting on Sunday, anyone who decides to take their eyes off the road while they’re driving and instead check their text messages needs to be prepared to suffer the consequences in Lake County. Texting and driving is a motor vehicle violation...
  • A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?

    A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?
    An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems. In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
  • People Express delays plan to resume service

    People Express delays plan to resume service
    People Express will not resume service next week as it had planned and has no fixed date to do so, chief executive officer Jeffrey Erickson said Thursday. People Express was grounded Sept. 26 when the second of two planes it hired Nevada-based Vision...
  • Airport officials cite People Express' impact on economy

    While it flew, People Express was an economic boon for the area, the Peninsula Airport Commission's executive director and chairman have been saying in recent days, as they wait to see if the start-up airline they subsidized can relaunch itself. But...
  • Despite schedule changes, Southwest Airlines still lags industry in on-time arrivals

    DALLAS On Aug. 10, Southwest Airlines changed its schedule to improve its reliability and end a year of really bad results for on-time arrivals. Its executives said the new schedule should boost its on-time performance. The good news from August's report...
  • U.S. airlines posting later arrival times

    U.S. airlines posting later arrival times
    Domestic airlines in August were tardier than last year, and carriers with a big presence in the Chicago region ranked below average, according to new numbers released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Transportation. And, as usual in recent months,...
  • Pennsylvania releases crude oil train reports

    WASHINGTON As many as 60 trains a week carry large volumes of Bakken crude oil across Pennsylvania, according to documents released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. That makes the Keystone State the largest single destination on...