| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:47 PM
A new runway is allowing airplanes coming into O'Hare International Airport to shave several precious minutes off their time in the air but is also forcing those jets to spend more minutes taxiing to their gates after they have landed.
The new east-west...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story.
That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:24 AM
The nation's largest airlines recorded a combined net profit of $3.2 billion in the July-through-September period, more than double the profits from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
And the industry's...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Two days after announcing a successful merger with U.S. Airways Group, American Airlines was fined by the U.S. Department of Transportation for violating an advertising rule regarding full fares.
According to a transportation department press release,...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:22 AM
American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes.
The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Federal officials announced a $75-million grant Monday to help pay for a 24-mile extension of Metrolink to the Riverside County city of Perris. The extension of the Metrolink 91 commuter rail line is expected to draw 4,300 riders daily, according to a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating whether to fine several airlines that left passengers stranded on flights for more than three hours after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Nov. 1 shooting, which killed a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group's numbers of injuries and deaths. Because of this, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:20 PM
In the battle to close Santa Monica Airport, the federal government on Friday requested that the city’s lawsuit to gain control of the historic facility be dismissed.
Santa Monica officials sued in October, challenging the constitutionality of a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Businesses have the tools and know-how to keep our personal information safe.
They just don't do it.
"It's expensive," said Nick Mancini, a partner at Tech Consultants, a Woodland Hills information technology firm.
And that, in a nutshell, is why...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:06 AM
What has become a car owner's convenience is closer to becoming an autuomaker's necessity.
Legislation on industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, is once again on the move. In a development that could signal a law...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......