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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • 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...
  • Bob Hope Airport scores new tenant

    Bob Hope Airport is welcoming a new commuter airline this month whose routes will connect the Imperial Valley to Los Angeles and beyond. On Wednesday, Portland, Ore.-based SeaPort Airlines launched its new slate of 12 non-stop, round-trip flights per...
  • Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts

    Md. airport towers appear safe from federal cuts
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been scheduled to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, lawmakers said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could back up flights at BWI...
  • Council OKs port rail yard but lawsuit is threatened

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws. The proposal to build a staging...
  • Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open

    Five Md. air traffic towers will remain open
    Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that are part of 149 "low activity" towers nationwide will remain open through the end of the September, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday. The towers, including those at Martin State...
  • Lawsuit aims to protect migrating swallows from deadly netting draped over bridges used as nesting sites

    Lawsuit aims to protect migrating swallows from deadly netting draped over bridges used as nesting sites
      A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing transportation agencies of violating migratory bird laws by installing protective netting across two bridges in the Petaluma, Calif., area that has injured and killed...
  • Police on lookout for DUI drivers, no seatbelts

    Laguna Beach police officers will be at various checkpoints throughout the city this weekend to intercept alcohol and drug-impaired drivers, according to a police-issued news release. Officers will staff areas with high frequencies of DUI-related...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Derailed train carried toxic chemicals

    Derailed train carried toxic chemicals
    The freight train that derailed Tuesday in Rosedale carried one chemical classified as hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation and another that also posed risks for firefighters and others at the scene even though not similarly classified....