| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Federal officials announced a $75-million grant Monday to help pay for a 24-mile extension of Metrolink to the Riverside County city of Perris. The extension of the Metrolink 91 commuter rail line is expected to draw 4,300 riders daily, according to a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 PM
A flatbed truck pulled away from the port of Baltimore last week carrying uranium once packed into nuclear warheads aimed at the United States.
The shipment, bound for a processing plant in Kentucky, marked the end of a 20-year collaboration to convert...
| Jul 15, 2013
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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for violating the Department’s full-fare advertising rules and ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:32 AM
If you read Kicking Tires, chances are you're a car owner, shopper or enthusiast ??? but you're also a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, up 3% from........
| Nov 13, 2013
Re "Proud Bird leaving LAX," Nov. 10
I am dismayed that Los Angeles World Airports and the U.S. Department of Transportation have placed the LAX-adjacent Proud Bird restaurant at risk of closing.
This is not just another restaurant; it is an...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:41 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:12 PM
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...