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  • Awaiting Dixon verdict, people tweet, tweet, tweet

    WBAL's Dave Collins spotted something sparkly on Sheila Dixon's ring finger, and soon, someone else's fingers were flying. "Dave asked dixon outside courthouse if she was wearing an engagement ring," the station's on-site Tweeter wrote. "Also from dave:...
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Spirit tops in profitability, leads in complaints

    Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday. The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
  • Crude oil tanker trains to Yorktown ignite controversy

    Virginia environmentalists and activists are worried that an uptick in tanker trains carrying petroleum crude oil to a new storage and shipping hub in Yorktown is a recipe for disaster. At issue is crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North...
  • Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013

    Seniors on the Go: Airline 'quality' for 2013
    The overall "quality" score of the 15 biggest U.S. airlines for 2013 increased enough over their 2012 performance to the best level ever recorded. At least that's what the authors of the annual "Airline Quality Rating" (AQR) scores have to say. In 2013,...
  • From congestion to potholes, readers share traffic-inspired haiku

    Several Daily Press readers have shared traffic- and transportation-related haiku in honor of National Poetry Month. Many of the short poems speak to the issue of congestion, but some note the scenery one finds on local roads. More than a few chide fellow...
  • Federal audit faults FAA for inadequate oversight of LAX revenue use

    Federal audit faults FAA for inadequate oversight of LAX revenue use
    Significant holes in record keeping at Los Angeles International Airport and inadequate oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration has made it difficult to ensure that millions of dollars in airport revenue are being spent properly for law...
  • National Work Zone Awareness week

    National Work Zone Awareness week
    It seems we have a day or a week to celebrate or be aware of just about everything, from pizza to happiness to ice cream. This week we're watching out for cones -- the big orange kind you see on roadways that signal a construction project. We are in the...
  • Airline cancellations and delays were up in February over the same month a year ago

    Airline cancellations and delays were up in February over the same month a year ago
    The U.S. Department of Transportation reported on Thursday that the average on-time arrival rate for the nation’s airlines in February was down about 9 percentage points from the same month a year ago. But department officials said in a prepared...
  • 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...
  • Which airlines fared best in quality rankings?

    Which airlines fared best in quality rankings?
    Virgin America had the highest performance ranking among 15 U.S. airlines in 2013 in an annual study as the industry's overall quality improved, researchers said on Monday. The national Airline Quality Rating, which ranks airlines in four categories based...
  • 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...