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  • Department of Transportation: Everyone Is a Pedestrian

     
    If you read Kicking Tires, chances are you're a car owner, shopper or enthusiast ??? but you're also a pedestrian. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2011, up 3% from........
  • Pipeline has support, opposition

    Pipeline has support, opposition
    Second of two parts Oil equals jobs, a boost to a fledgling economy and independence from unstable global oil reserves. So say proponents of the Enbridge and Keystone XL pipelines, among them U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Granger. "Senator Donnelly...
  • Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?

    Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?
    Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
  • Airlines rank lower in customer satisfaction than the post office

    Airlines rank lower in customer satisfaction than the post office
    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...
  • A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry

    A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry
    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 —...
  • No. Virginia airports authority says lobbying ban doesn't apply to it

    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,...
  • Bob Hope Airport in effort to raise diversity percentages

    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...
  • Police on lookout for DUI drivers, no seatbelts

    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...
  • Passenger forced to pay airline bag fee twice

    Passenger forced to pay airline bag fee twice
    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...
  • Lawsuit aims to protect migrating swallows from deadly netting draped over bridges used as nesting sites

    Lawsuit aims to protect migrating swallows from deadly netting draped over bridges used as nesting sites
      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...
  • Council OKs port rail yard but lawsuit is threatened

    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...
  • JPMorgan board members targeted by shareholder advisers

    JPMorgan board members targeted by shareholder advisers
    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. Influential...