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  • Not-so-smart phones

    Not-so-smart phones
    Was anyone surprised by how many drivers were caught using hand-held cellphones on Tuesday by police in Maryland? Surely, only those who weren't aware that Maryland's ban on putting phone to ear while driving had gone from a secondary offense (ticketed...
  • The haze around e-cigarettes

     The haze around e-cigarettes
    Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
  • Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules

    Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules
    When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying. So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
  • What side should you run on?

     What side should you run on?
    For three weeks of every year, I fear for my life. Well, it's more accurate to say that I become highly attuned in regard to my safety while running. See, I spend some time each year in a small coastal town in south British Columbia, and the roads are...
  • United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays

    United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays
    United Airlines has received the largest fine the federal government has charged an airline for leaving passengers stranded on delayed flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $1.1 million fine against the Chicago-based carrier for...
  • Bob Hope Airport in effort to raise diversity percentages

    A study commissioned by Bob Hope Airport to ensure its compliance with federal diversity mandates found that while the airfield is doing a better-than-expected job contracting with businesses owned by white women, its use of minority-owned firms is...
  • Port of Baltimore seeks grant to expand terminal, widen channel

    Port of Baltimore seeks grant to expand terminal, widen channel
    The port of Baltimore has applied for a $10 million federal grant — to be matched by a state grant of $19.5 million — to expand rail access and export storage at Fairfield Marine Terminal and to widen the access channel to Seagirt Marine...
  • Getting Around: Storms sock on-time numbers at O'Hare

    Getting Around: Storms sock on-time numbers at O'Hare
    This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway. In June, 15 percent of flights by...
  • FTA pushes for greater rail safety in wake of worker deaths

    FTA pushes for greater rail safety in wake of worker deaths
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday directed all rail agencies nationwide to review safety practices of track workers and report back in coming months, with the goal of eliminating those that rely exclusively on workers to steer...
  • 16 Southwest planes stranded for hours on Midway tarmac

    16 Southwest planes stranded for hours on Midway tarmac
    Passengers on 16 Southwest Airlines jets sat on the Midway Airport tarmac for at least three hours Thursday night and early Friday morning, waiting for an open gate, according to the airline. The long waits between the runway and terminal are a...
  • If firms like Target won't protect privacy, make 'em pay

    If firms like Target won't protect privacy, make 'em pay
    Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe. They just don't do it. "It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm. And that, in a nutshell, is why...