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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • NHTSA Unveils Plan to Improve Safety for Older Motorists

     
    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...
  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry

    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 —...
  • 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...
  • Tracking flights and airports online

    Sky-weary veterans will tell you there are some basic guidelines for making good travel plans: Avoid LaGuardia, O'Hare and Newark airports, and never book the last flight of the day. Here are some Web sites to help your travel plans get off the ground:...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Best technologies for older drivers

    Move over teens, old people need their technology too. With plenty of attention being paid by safety groups, government agencies and automakers to curbing distracted driving by teens while bringing to autos the technologies that appeal to youths, it's...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    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...
  • Derailed train carried toxic chemicals

    Derailed train carried toxic chemicals
    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....
  • 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...