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U.S. Department of Transportation

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  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
  • Delaware bridge could reopen to traffic around Labor Day

    A major highway through Wilmington, Del. — shut because supports for a bridge it traverses are tilting — could have some lanes reopened around Labor Day, state transportation officials said. The stretch of Interstate 495, which connects...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • Failure Of Century-Old Rail Bridge Inexcusable

    Failure Of Century-Old Rail Bridge Inexcusable
    This is insane. We replace baseball stadiums after a couple of decades, but a failing 118-year-old rail bridge on the vital Northeast Corridor is still in service? The Walk Bridge, a movable bridge over the Norwalk River, opened 271 times in 2013 and...
  • Unions say Norwegian Air uses unfair tactics to undercut competitors

    Unions say Norwegian Air uses unfair tactics to undercut competitors
    A battle is brewing over the lucrative trans-Atlantic routes that have been dominated by major U.S. and European airlines. Upstart Norwegian Air Shuttle is ruffling rivals’ feathers with its plans to bring the kind of low-fare service offered by...
  • How did Ricin become the poison of choice for incompetent schemers?

     How did Ricin become the poison of choice for incompetent schemers?
    In April, a 30-year-old man in Oklahoma was charged with soliciting the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. According to court documents, it was actually the fetus he wanted to kill, but if his girlfriend died as collateral damage, he was "OK with" that....
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • $59 Southwest fares really were too good to be true

    $59 Southwest fares really were too good to be true
    The fares advertised by Southwest Airlines sounded too good to be true: $59 for flights from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Chicago or New York. They were. When would-be fliers tried to book the fares, they found no seats available on those routes. The U....
  • 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....
  • General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed

    General Motors fined $35 million for recall delays, still being probed
    General Motors Co. has been fined $35 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation for waiting a decade to issue recalls for vehicles with faulty ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths. The fine against the country's biggest car...
  • Survey says: Visitors to national parks don't like noise

    Survey says: Visitors to national parks don't like noise
    Talk about an unsurprising finding: Visitors to remote areas in national parks consider noise from helicopters or planes an unpleasant intrusion. That is the result of a study conducted jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal...