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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • DUI crackdown begins today

    DUI crackdown begins today
    A national crackdown on impaired begins today and lasts through the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1. Local participating agencies in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort include @SunrisePoliceFL, @MiramarPD and Plantation Police. ...
  • O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title

    O'Hare on pace to take back 'world's busiest airport' title
    O’Hare International Airport is on pace to again be the world’s busiest airport, a designation it lost a decade ago, Chicago city officials said Wednesday. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport wrestled the top honor away from O'...
  • Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour

    Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour
    Vice President Joe Biden had stern words for stalwarts, including those in the House and Senate, questioning the legitimacy of improved infrastructure and the means to fund it: you're wasting time. “What most people don't realize is that our...
  • Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year

    Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year
    Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
  • Southwest gets hefty fines for advertising $59 fares that didn't exist

    Southwest gets hefty fines for advertising $59 fares that didn't exist
    The fares advertised by Southwest Airlines sounded too good to be true: $59 for flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Chicago or New York. But when would-be fliers tried to book the fares, they found no seats available on those routes. The U.S....
  • One more way used car buyers can get used

    One more way used car buyers can get used
    If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires. Is this car under any recalls? You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
  • Airline on-time rates fall

    Airline on-time rates fall
    U.S. airlines posted worse on-time rates in May and Chicago airports ranked dead last for on-time departures. U.S. airlines were on time 76.9 percent of the time, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’...
  • FAA restricts drone and model aircraft within 5 miles of airports

    The Federal Aviation Administration restricted the unauthorized use of model aircraft and small drones near airports in a new interpretation of existing federal rules that was released Monday. The administration cited recent "reckless use of unmanned...
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • Mid-Year Agenda Update: Infrastructure, Poverty And Hartford

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courant.com/opinion). Here is a mid-year update. Infrastructure Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...
  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...