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  • Spirit earns biggest share of airline complaints; United and American follow

    Spirit earns biggest share of airline complaints; United and American follow
    United Airlines and American Airlines, the biggest carriers at Chicago O’Hare airport, are among the most complained about carriers in America over the past five years, with ultra discounter Spirit Airlines garnering by far the most complaints...
  • Biggest U.S. airlines among worst in customer service: study

    (Reuters) - Bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to airlines. American and United , the two largest U.S. carriers, are also tops in customer complaints, a study released by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund on Thursday shows. The consumer advocacy...
  • Westside subway extension survives legal challenge by Beverly Hills

    Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles' long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when they chose a route that would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High...
  • Agencies to apply for LVIA-area roadwork funding

    Agencies to apply for LVIA-area roadwork funding
    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, with the support of Lehigh Valley International Airport and LANTA, intends to apply for $60 million in federal transportation funding to help improve roads in and around the airport. "The airport itself is...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally
    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...
  • Officials kept in dark about crude oil transfers at California rail facility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks,...
  • Felon ID'd as Norfolk Navy base shooter

    Felon ID'd as Norfolk Navy base shooter
    A Portsmouth truck driver with felony convictions has been identified as the gunman who shot and killed a sailor at Naval Station Norfolk, according to the Navy and media reports. Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, 35, was shot and killed by Navy security after he...
  • Rep. Upton: Why didn't our rules catch GM ignition switch problem?

    WASHINGTON U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton has a pretty straightforward goal heading into Tuesday's hearing on General Motors Co.'s recall of 1.6 million cars. He wants to know why the regulations in place didn't catch the...
  • Startup Newport News airline applies for slots at Reagan National Airport

    Startup Newport News airline applies for slots at Reagan National Airport
    People Express Airlines, the fledgling low-cost passenger airline based in Newport News, has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for two slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The application, dated March 14, was submitted by...
  • Westside subway survives legal challenge from Beverly Hills

    Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles’ long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when choosing a route that will require tunneling under Beverly Hills High...
  • Chicago drivers top state for cellphone violations

     Chicago drivers top state for cellphone violations
    Almost 1 out of 5 drivers in Chicago are likely violating the city's nine-year-old ban on using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, according to a state study that prompts questions about whether a new and stricter Illinois law will reduce...
  • Before Uber there was jitney

    Before Uber there was jitney
    The current battle between cabbies who pull a meter and upstarts who book fares via a smartphone app is evocative of an action-packed taxi drama that long ran on Chicago streets. Decades before Uber and Lyft, taxis that operated outside municipal...