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  • Airline traffic continues to grow but still below pre-recession numbers

     
    U.S.-based airlines carried 720.4 million domestic and international passengers in 2010, a 2.4% increase over the previous year, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The total for 2010 is still about 3% below the...
  • How to Outsmart Your Smartphone

     
    The goal of every automaker is to better integrate your smartphone with your car. The goal of the U.S. Department of Transportation is to stop you from using all those features while driving. A technological fix to combat distracted driving......
  • Dead letters

     
    Worker's compensation contained in Senate Bill 1349 was killed last week, but here, for the record, is what it added and subtracted from existing law: Added this language: The term "accident" as used in this Act means an occurrence arising......
  • Five online ticket agents fined

     
    The U.S. Department of Transportation fined five online ticket agents Friday for selling airline tickets without disclosing to customers the name of the airline operating the flights. The federal agency announced fines of $50,000 against Fareportal Inc.,...
  • Lengthy airline delays down again in March

     
    The airline industry predicted catastrophe last year when the federal government proposed fines against air carriers that leave passengers stranded on delayed planes for more than three hours. But the U.S. Department of Transportation imposed the fines...
  • Rick Scott’s deep-six of high-speed rail sends billions to other states

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's press shop has bragged that it was helping to reduce the national deficit when the governor scuttled Florida's $2.7 billion high-speed rail project earlier this year — which would have been largely financed by...
  • Air travel expected to grow modestly this summer

     
    Despite higher ticket prices, the number of passengers traveling on U.S.-based airlines this summer will increase modestly, according to a trade group that represents the nation's airline industry. The Air Transport Assn. predicted Monday that U.S....
  • Feds unveil new fuel economy labels for cars and trucks

     
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled new fuel economy labels for cars and trucks Wednesday. The new labels are their most significant update since 1975, when the federal government first required the...
  • Government Wants Black Boxes For All Cars

     
    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed to make event data recorders, or black boxes, mandatory in all light-duty vehicles. While the move may sound strikingly like Big Brother come to life, EDRs are already widely used in new......
  • Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball to Cars. Have We Gone Too Far?

     
    I have a heart-wrenching internal struggle when it comes to in-car connectivity. On the one hand, I love having navigation, my iPod and phone contacts all easily accessed when I???m driving. On the other hand, I hate looking to my......
  • Old steam generators from San Onofre ready to hit the highway

     
    Southern California Edison officials plan to move four massive retired steam generators from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Diego County to a disposal site in a remote area of Utah....
  • Proposed rule would make airlines provide luggage information

     
    Reports of lost, delayed or damaged luggage filed with the nation's airlines have dropped by about 30% since 2008, when most major airlines began to charge a fee to check bags. Airline experts believe fewer bags have been lost, damaged......