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  • Unions say Norwegian Air uses unfair tactics to undercut competitors

    Unions say Norwegian Air uses unfair tactics to undercut competitors
    A battle is brewing over the lucrative trans-Atlantic routes that have been dominated by major U.S. and European airlines. Upstart Norwegian Air Shuttle is ruffling rivals’ feathers with its plans to bring the kind of low-fare service offered by...
  • Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year

    Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed
    General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths. The fine against the country's biggest car...
  • Delaware bridge could reopen to traffic around Labor Day

    A major highway through Wilmington, Del. — shut because supports for a bridge it traverses are tilting — could have some lanes reopened around Labor Day, state transportation officials said. The stretch of Interstate 495, which connects...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • 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...
  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • Longer delays, more cancellations after airlines merge, study says

    A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops. The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...
  • Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads

    Travel agents oppose effort to erase taxes and fees from airfare ads
    A bill that would allow airlines to advertise fares without including taxes and fees would "deceive" travelers about the true cost of flying, according to a trade group for the nation's travel agents. The proposed federal legislation, which is supported...
  • Chicago airfares climbed higher than national average in 2013

    Chicago airfares climbed higher than national average in 2013
    While airfares nationwide were relatively flat last year, the cost of flying out of Chicago's two primary airports cost about 4 percent more than the year before. Nationally, average fares rose 0.1 percent for the whole year to $381, according to...