| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:10 AM
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’...
| Jul 18, 2014
It's pretty much impossible to go a day without yet another vehicle safety recall; GM's wide-spread ignition defect woes and the ever-expanding, multi-automaker Takata airbag recall continue to grab headlines. With so much recall news, it's easy to get...
| Aug 25, 2014
As Labor Day celebrates the contributions of the American worker, it seems appropriate that this year's holiday will represent a milestone in the nation's slow-but-sure economic recovery. AAA is forecasting that just less than 35 million people will...
| Aug 19, 2014
Americans went through some hard times in the past few years, and while everyone may not necessarily be on easy street now, a major spike in highway travel suggests that we as a nation are at least on the road......
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Airlines in the U.S. were more on time in July, but some of the largest carriers in the Chicago region fared poorly in punctuality, as did Chicago Midway airport.
The nation’s largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 75.6 percent in...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Baltimore has received a $1.1 million federal grant to create a plan for the reconstruction or revitalization of Hanover Street's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge and other parts of the busy South Baltimore corridor, according to the U.S. Department of...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
On Saturday, federal transportation officials will announce more than $10 million to refurbish one of the Los Angeles County transit system's busiest light-rail stations.
The $10.25-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Chicago area communities must act soon to demand the federal government tighten proposed regulations on railroad tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous materials, a coalition of suburbs says.
Federal regulators especially need to close a...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
General Motors Co will introduce in two years its first car that can communicate with other vehicles to help avoid accidents and ease traffic congestion, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Sunday.
In the same time frame, GM also will introduce more...