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  • NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'

    NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'
    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...
  • Virgin America tops ranking of overall airline quality

    Virgin America tops ranking of overall airline quality
    California-based Virgin America ranked highest among the nation's top 15 carriers in a study that looked at on-time performances, customer complaints and lost bag rates, among other factors. The study, known as the Airline Quality Rating report, also...
  • Which airlines fared best in quality rankings?

    Which airlines fared best in quality rankings?
    Virgin America had the highest performance ranking among 15 U.S. airlines in 2013 in an annual study as the industry's overall quality improved, researchers said on Monday. The national Airline Quality Rating, which ranks airlines in four categories based...
  • Federal audit faults FAA for inadequate oversight of LAX revenue use

    Federal audit faults FAA for inadequate oversight of LAX revenue use
    Significant holes in record keeping at Los Angeles International Airport and inadequate oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration has made it difficult to ensure that millions of dollars in airport revenue are being spent properly for law...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally
    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
  • Westside subway survives legal challenge from Beverly Hills

    Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles’ long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when choosing a route that will require tunneling under Beverly Hills High...
  • Westside subway extension survives legal challenge by Beverly Hills

    Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles' long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when they chose a route that would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High...
  • Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says

    Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says
    Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it...
  • 2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list

    2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list
    Two high-priority CTA projects that lack money for construction — the overhauls of the Red Line north branch and Purple Line and a planned bus rapid transit corridor along Ashland Avenue — are on a national list of mass-transit initiatives...
  • Maryland names new head of MVA

    Maryland names new head of MVA
    Milton Chaffee, a chief deputy administrator and 12-year employee at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, has been named the agency's new top official. The MVA manages more than 10 million driver and vehicle records, maintains vehicle inspection...
  • 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...