| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The overall "quality" of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines dropped slightly below the performance in 2012, but only from -1.08 to -1.11. So says the latest release of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR), scores. (Don't be put off by the negative scores:...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:06 PM
There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims.
According to U.S....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The tour bus operator whose vehicle overturned on the 210 Freeway in Irwindale, injuring 52 people, has logged three moving violations this year, all of them out-of-state, federal records show.
The operator, Da Zhen Bus, was cited twice in February...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fliers are slightly more satisfied with the service offered by U.S.-based airlines since last year.
But with the airline industry ranked below the U.S. Postal Service for customer satisfaction, it still has a way to go.
The findings come from an...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Bob Calhoun, a former state lawmaker said last week the Virginia Port Authority violated the spirit of a lobbying ban he helped craft in 1994.
Calhoun for seven years worked as the state lobbyist for another Virginia-based transportation authority,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:17 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:28 PM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Airline baggage fees still might not be popular, but fliers have been forced to accept them as an added cost of their flight.
I bet most of us, though, wouldn't be onboard with having to pay two fees for the same bag, as Allegiant Air charged John...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:13 PM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:24 PM
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...
| May 12, 2013
JPMorgan Chase, one of the nation's largest banks, survived the financial crisis better than most — only to have the $6 billion "London Whale" trading loss last year expose embarrassing flaws in its accounting and risk controls.