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  • LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says

    LAX shooting delayed 15 flights more than three hours, report says
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether to fine several airlines that left passengers stranded on flights for more than three hours after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The Nov. 1 shooting, which killed a...
  • United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays

    United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays
    United Airlines has received the largest fine the federal government has charged an airline for leaving passengers stranded on delayed flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $1.1 million fine against the Chicago-based carrier for...
  • Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little

    Airline 'quality' down -- but just a little
    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:...
  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • 'Enforce the law? Who, us?'

    'Enforce the law? Who, us?'
    Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
  • The haze around e-cigarettes

     The haze around e-cigarettes
    Americans are becoming more familiar with e-cigarettes, which are beginning to appear in restaurants, bars and coffeehouses where regular cigarettes have long been banned. An e-cigarette is, in effect, a battery-operated nicotine delivery system that...
  • Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option

    Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option
    What has become a car owner's convenience is closer to becoming an autuomaker's necessity.  Legislation on industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, is once again on the move. In a development that could signal a law...
  • What side should you run on?

     What side should you run on?
    For three weeks of every year, I fear for my life. Well, it's more accurate to say that I become highly attuned in regard to my safety while running. See, I spend some time each year in a small coastal town in south British Columbia, and the roads are...
  • If firms like Target won't protect privacy, make 'em pay

    Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe. They just don't do it. "It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm. And that, in a nutshell, is why...
  • Supreme Court seems unlikely to uphold frequent-flier's suit

    WASHINGTON — Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minneapolis admits being both a frequent flier and a frequent complainer. He flew on Northwest Airlines about 75 times a year, domestically and internationally, earning enough miles to qualify for "Platinum...
  • NHTSA Unveils Plan to Improve Safety for Older Motorists

     
    Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically ??? and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway...
  • Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA

    Safety of older drivers targeted by NHTSA
    Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National...