| May 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.
The fine against the country's biggest car...
| 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....
| May 7, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
| May 9, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says.
A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Talk about an unsurprising finding: Visitors to remote areas in national parks consider noise from helicopters or planes an unpleasant intrusion. That is the result of a study conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday.
The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today.
The amount of crude...