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  • Asiana Airlines fined $500,000 for response to San Francisco crash

    Asiana Airlines fined $500,000 for response to San Francisco crash
    Asiana Airlines has been fined $500,000 for failing to assist passengers and their families following last year's crash in San Francisco, federal transportation officials announced Tuesday, noting that it took up to five days for the airline to contact...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Asiana Airlines fined $500,000 for response to San Francisco crash

    Asiana Airlines fined $500,000 for response to San Francisco crash
    Imposing the first penalty of its type, the federal government has fined Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly help passengers and their families after last year's crash in San Francisco. A U.S. Department of Transportation investigation...
  • 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...
  • 2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list

    2 big CTA projects included in Obama transit funding list
    Two high-priority CTA projects that lack money for construction — the overhauls of the Red Line north branch and Purple Line and a planned bus rapid transit corridor along Ashland Avenue — are on a national list of mass-transit initiatives...
  • Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says

    Enhanced airport security may waste money, study says
    Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Which airlines fared best in quality rankings?

    Which airlines fared best in quality rankings?
    Virgin America had the highest performance ranking among 15 U.S. airlines in 2013 in an annual study as the industry's overall quality improved, researchers said on Monday. The national Airline Quality Rating, which ranks airlines in four categories based...
  • Virgin America, JetBlue top list of best airlines

    Virgin America, JetBlue top list of best airlines
    Virgin America is the best airline in the country, according to the latest Airline Quality Rating, released Monday.  The study of major airline performance in the U.S. is conducted jointly by Dr. Dean Headly, a professor at Wichita State University, and...
  • 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...