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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:...
  • Haynie goes to D.C. on railroad quiet zone grant

    Anticipating more freight train traffic as the ports ramp up, Boca Raton is among local governments asking the federal government for $26 million to pay for safety improvements and create quiet zones at railroad crossings. Mayor Susan Haynie was part...
  • NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'

    NTSB head: Oil tanker rail 'safety has been compromised'
    The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today. The amount of crude...
  • FLL is nation's fourth-cheapest airport

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ranks as one of the cheapest in the nation to fly from, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. From October through December 2013, the Broward County airport had an...
  • 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...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 22

    Pension reform By taking a seemingly unpopular position with respect to unions and taxpayers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exhibiting leadership, foresight and good management. My perspective is informed by having served as mayor of Highland Park from 2003 to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...