12/12/13 09:42 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit and its two largest unions will be meeting again with a federal mediator over a key contract provision that has led to a lawsuit. Representatives for the transit agency and the SEIU Local 1021 and ATU Local 1555 say they will meet on...
By Neil McCabe | 12/12/13 08:43 AM
Part four of a five-part series Conventional wisdom holds that President Jimmy Carter withdrew the federal government from the airline industry in 1978 through a landmark process that came to be known as “deregulation.” Carter, so goes the tale, heeded the advice of his appointee Alfred...
By Neil McCabe | 12/11/13 05:21 AM
Part three of a five-part series Most Americans probably think of Transportation Security Administration security lines at the airport when asked about Washington’s role in commercial airline travel, but the federal government is a major player at virtually every level of the industry.
By Neil McCabe | 12/10/13 06:41 AM
Second of a five-part series When the Interstate highway system was begun in the 1950s, a common fear was that regional cultures and unique local communities that were bypassed would be forever lost due to the vastly increased commerce between distant cities.
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/09/13 03:48 PM
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., on Monday introduced the "Prohibiting In-Flight Voice Communications and Mobile Wireless Devices Act," which would outlaw most cellphone calls during commercial domestic flights.
By Neil McCabe | 12/09/13 12:37 PM
First of a five-part series Americans are flying to more places, more often, than at any time in the country’s history, but they are also unhappier about the commercial airline experience than they were 20 years ago.
By Editorial Writer | 12/09/13 12:11 PM
At the heart of the increasingly unpleasant commercial flying experience is the hub airport system and how it is centralizing everything to the advantage of a few privileged carriers and favored airports.
By Veronique de Rugy | 12/05/13 07:20 PM
Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal...
12/05/13 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a "silver car" rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash....
By Nicholas E. Calio | 12/05/13 02:23 PM
Congressional budget negotiators may be closing in on a limited agreement that would provide relief from the fiscal drama of the past few years. Unfortunately, they are doing so at the expense of air travelers and in a way that significantly increases federal spending — precisely the wrong...
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