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  • Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged

    Close potential loophole on rail tank cars, suburbs urged
    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...
  • GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016

    GM to offer connected car, automated driving technology in 2016
    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...
  • U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger

    U.S. sues to block American Airlines-US Airways merger
    After years of airline mergers that have dramatically reduced choices for travelers, the U.S. Justice Department has sued to halt what would be the largest airline marriage in U.S. history. The Justice Department joined six states and the District of...
  • Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers

    Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers
    Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...
  • Virgin America, JetBlue top list of best airlines

    Virgin America, JetBlue top list of best airlines
    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...
  • Before Uber there was jitney

    Before Uber there was jitney
    The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi drama that long ran on Chicago streets. Decades before Uber and Lyft, taxis that operated outside municipal...
  • Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA

    Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA
    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...
  • Open Orlando's skies to cheaper competition: Editorial

    International visitors are gold in Central Florida's tourism-driven economy. On average travelers from abroad stay longer and spend more than their U.S. counterparts. Their regional economic impact has been measured at $2 billion a year. So it's no...
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  • BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades

    BWI runway gets $11 million for upgrades
    An $11.3 million federal grant announced Thursday will allow Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to upgrade a runway to meet safety standards. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part of a larger, $350...
  • Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)

    Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)
    There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims. According to U.S....