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  • Westside subway survives legal challenge from Beverly Hills

    Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles’ long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when choosing a route that will require tunneling under Beverly Hills High...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
  • Agencies to apply for LVIA-area roadwork funding

    Agencies to apply for LVIA-area roadwork funding
    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, with the support of Lehigh Valley International Airport and LANTA, intends to apply for $60 million in federal transportation funding to help improve roads in and around the airport. "The airport itself is...
  • Virgin America, JetBlue top list of best airlines

    Virgin America, JetBlue top list of best airlines
    Virgin America is the best airline in the country, according to the latest Airline Quality Rating, released Monday.  The study of major airline performance in the U.S. is conducted jointly by Dr. Dean Headly, a professor at Wichita State University, and...
  • Virgin America tops ranking of overall airline quality

    Virgin America tops ranking of overall airline quality
    California-based Virgin America ranked highest among the nation's top 15 carriers in a study that looked at on-time performances, customer complaints and lost bag rates, among other factors. The study, known as the Airline Quality Rating report, also...
  • Officials kept in dark about crude oil transfers at California rail facility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks,...
  • People Express applies for slots at Reagan National Airport

    People Express applies for slots at Reagan National Airport
    People Express Airlines, the fledgling low-cost passenger airline based in Newport News, has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for two slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The application, dated March 14, was submitted by...
  • Chicago drivers top state for cellphone violations

     Chicago drivers top state for cellphone violations
    Almost 1 out of 5 drivers in Chicago are likely violating the city's nine-year-old ban on using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, according to a state study that prompts questions about whether a new and stricter Illinois law will reduce...
  • Potholes and snow plowing punish state budgets

    WASHINGTON Fallout from the freakishly cold winter will linger well into spring as states grapple with damage to road budgets. As a demanding pothole season begins, many state legislators are still looking for money to pay the bills for winter work....
  • Automakers, engineers see big possibilities � soon � for driverless cars

    It's been a futurist fever dream since at least 1939, when visitors to the General Motors pavilion at the New York World's Fair marveled at a glimpse of the automotive future: a miniaturized model of a city prowled by 50,000 robot cars, controlled not...
  • Before Uber there was jitney

    Before Uber there was jitney
    The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi drama that long ran on Chicago streets. Decades before Uber and Lyft, taxis that operated outside municipal...
  • Felon ID'd as Norfolk Navy base shooter

    Felon ID'd as Norfolk Navy base shooter
    A Portsmouth truck driver with felony convictions has been identified as the gunman who shot and killed a sailor at Naval Station Norfolk, according to the Navy and media reports. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, 35, was shot and killed by Navy security after he...