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  • Crude oil rail shipment details begin to leak out

    WASHINGTON Some information about large crude oil shipments by rail is becoming publicly available, in spite of industry efforts to keep those details confidential, since the federal government ordered railroads to begin sharing it with state and local...
  • One more way used car buyers can get used

    If you're spending your long holiday weekend strolling through used car lots, here's something else to ask your salesman while you're kicking the tires. Is this car under any recalls? You'd think a dealer would have to fix a recall defect on a used...
  • Airline on-time rates fall

    Airline on-time rates fall
    U.S. airlines posted worse on-time rates in May and Chicago airports ranked dead last for on-time departures. U.S. airlines were on time 76.9 percent of the time, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That’...
  • Talk about the 'sleeper' issue of our time!

    This month has brought ample evidence of the power of sleep to affect us in both positive and negative ways, and demonstrated why we need to start treating sleep as the vital health, safety and social issue that it is. I've been evangelizing about the...
  • Mid-Year Agenda Update: Infrastructure, Poverty And Hartford

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courant.com/opinion). Here is a mid-year update. Infrastructure Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...
  • Ex-president of Schuylkill concrete company gets 7 years in massive fraud case

    In a case described as the largest fraud prosecution of its kind, the former president of Schuylkill Products Inc. was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for steering government bridge-building work intended for minority-owned businesses to his...
  • To repair the Highway Trust Fund, raise the fuel tax

    In 1993, Bill Clinton was president, "Seinfeld" was on TV and a cellphone was the size of a brick. It was also the last time Congress raised the federal gasoline tax, which pays for roads, bridges and public transit. Over two decades, the cost of building...
  • More delays seen for start of U.S. crude pipeline Seaway Twin

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widely anticipated Seaway Twin crude pipeline has yet to start pumping oil, missing an end-June target and fueling speculation among traders of potentially deeper delays. Pipeline operator Enterprise Product Partners said in June...
  • FAA restricts drone and model aircraft within 5 miles of airports

    FAA restricts drone and model aircraft within 5 miles of airports
    The Federal Aviation Administration restricted the unauthorized use of model aircraft and small drones near airports in a new interpretation of existing federal rules that was released Monday. The administration cited recent "reckless use of unmanned...
  • DOT reports first quarter airline profit, fees collection

    Airlines U.S. scheduled passenger airlines posted net profit of $507 million in the first quarter, up from a loss of $392 million in the 2013 period, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Monday. In the January through March period, passenger...
  • North Dakota aims to double pipeline capacity; Enterprise helps

    BISMARCK North Dakota (Reuters) - North Dakota intends to nearly double its oil and gas pipeline capacity within two years as part of a plan to curb the wasteful flaring of natural gas in the bustling Bakken oil field, the state's governor said on...
  • Code share? Who cares? DOT -- so its proposed rule seeks transparency

    Code share? Who cares? DOT -- so its proposed rule seeks transparency
    Airline code shares may not be something most fliers care about, but the U.S. Department of Transportation thinks they should. It has proposed a new rule that would require airlines and ticket agents to clearly display the information on their websites....