| 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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Five years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad tank car blamed in those...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Kudos to the Chicago Tribune for the investigative feature story about the number of Bakken crude oil trains running through our region on a weekly basis ("40 crude oil trains a week; Documents show rolling pipelines of flammable liquid often traverse...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:51 PM
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.
Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Virgin America is the best airline in the country, according to the latest Airline Quality Rating, released Monday.
The study of major airline performance in the U.S. is conducted jointly by Dr. Dean Headly, a professor at Wichita State University, and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
This is insane. We replace baseball stadiums after a couple of decades, but a failing 118-year-old rail bridge on the vital Northeast Corridor is still in service?
The Walk Bridge, a movable bridge over the Norwalk River, opened 271 times in 2013 and...
| Apr 15, 2014
The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:40 PM
In April, a 30-year-old man in Oklahoma was charged with soliciting the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. According to court documents, it was actually the fetus he wanted to kill, but if his girlfriend died as collateral damage, he was "OK with" that....
| May 27, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Airline code shares may not be something most fliers care about, but the U.S. Department of Transportation thinks they should. It has proposed a new rule that would require airlines and ticket agents to clearly display the information on their websites....