| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:15 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
As the current oil boom in North Dakota, Montana and Canada continues, long freight trains hauling dozens of black tank cars are rolling across the country and through the Chicago area with increasing regularity.
With tank cars brimming with tens of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:05 AM
WASHINGTON An 8-month-old girl in a stroller was killed when a bus driver talking on a cellphone jumped the curb and toppled a light pole in a New Jersey suburb last July. Seven bystanders were injured in the accident.
The accident focused the public's...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's average domestic fare of $275 for the three-month period ending in June was the fifth-lowest among 100 airports profiled, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics....
| Nov 15, 2013
Jay Altman smoked cigarettes for 25 years before deciding a few months ago that for the sake of his wallet and his health, a change was in order.
But Altman didn't quit — he switched.
The North Side insurance worker swapped his daily pack and...
| Nov 14, 2013
The light had turned green, but the driver preparing to turn left from Dearborn Street onto Upper Wacker Drive on Wednesday sat there for four seconds until a chorus of honks behind her jolted her away from looking at her phone.
This scene and others...
| Nov 13, 2013
Re "Proud Bird leaving LAX," Nov. 10
I am dismayed that Los Angeles World Airports and the U.S. Department of Transportation have placed the LAX-adjacent Proud Bird restaurant at risk of closing.
This is not just another restaurant; it is an...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
With a martini in hand, John Cashen was deep in a discussion of military electronics, when a 747 jetliner seemed to float past in slow motion onto LAX's south runway complex.
Cashen, who pioneered the radar-evading design of the B-2 Stealth bomber,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...