| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:09 AM
A bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without including taxes and fees would "deceive" travelers about the true cost of flying, according to a trade group for the nation's travel agents.
The proposed federal legislation, which is supported...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops.
The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...
| Dec 6, 2013
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
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......
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:13 AM
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined United Airlines $130,000 for violating tarmac delay regulations, the federal agency said Monday.
Last May, United failed to tell customers on a delayed flight at Chicago O’Hare International...
| Jun 23, 2013
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 —...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Bob Calhoun, a former state lawmaker said last week the Virginia Port Authority violated the spirit of a lobbying ban he helped craft in 1994.
Calhoun for seven years worked as the state lobbyist for another Virginia-based transportation authority,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board released new details Wednesday on its investigation into last month's train derailment and explosion in Rosedale, finding that more chemicals were released in the crash than originally reported.
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:47 PM
By the time the phone calls started pouring in from Ravens fans seeking transportation to Sunday's conference championship game outside Boston, Superior Tours in Baltimore was already expecting a busy holiday weekend.
The company had charter buses booked...