| May 29, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The fares advertised by Southwest Airlines sounded too good to be true: $59 for flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Chicago or New York.
But when would-be fliers tried to book the fares, they found no seats available on those routes.
| 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 21, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:15 AM
On-time rates in March for airlines dominant in the Chicago region recovered from weather-induced tardiness of January and February, but they were still not stellar.
For example, Chicago-based United Airlines was on time nationwide 79.4 percent of the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:16 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
| 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...