| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that led to at least 13 fatalities.
But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:51 PM
John D. Porcari, a former Maryland cabinet secretary who has held the No. 2 job at The U.S. Transportation Department for more than four years, said Wednesday that he will leave that position at the end of the month to take a job in the private sector....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace.
Virginia was one of six...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A new $10 million federal grant will help the port of Baltimore keep pace in the dynamic global shipping economy, while creating "jobs you can raise a family on, middle-class jobs," Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to the port on Monday....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators on Wednesday unveiled a more precise way for vehicle owners to search online to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled by the manufacturer.
The National Highway Traffic Safety...
| Aug 8, 2014
Hyundai has agreed to pay $17.35 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to report in a timely manner a safety defect on the brakes of the 2009-12 Genesis. Related: More Recall News The penalty comes after......
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Update: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Chicago on Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announce the grant.
The CTA will receive a $35 million grant as the initial federal seed money for the $4.7 billion reconstruction of the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Hyundai Motor Co will pay a fine of $17.35 million for failing to report a brake defect in timely fashion to U.S. safety regulators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday.
NHTSA said the South Korean automaker delayed a...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Hyundai will pay a $17-million federal fine for failing to promptly report a brake problem in Hyundai Genesis cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday.
The action by the auto safety agency marks a step up in enforcement....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:43 AM
A rash of high-profile heat-related deaths of children left in hot cars has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to launch the “Where’s baby? Look before you lock” public education campaign to highlight the dangers...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year.
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...