More Transportation Articles

  • Captain: Cruise ships may over-rely on electronics

    HOUSTON (AP) — Cruise operators, like airline pilots, may be relying too heavily on electronics to navigate massive ships, losing the knowledge and ability needed to operate a vessel in the case of a power failure, an expert sea pilot told a federal agency on Wednesday. Capt. Jorge Viso with...

  • Ryanair seeks more love, less hate from customers

    LONDON (AP) — Michael O'Leary knows full well that many people consider him a provocative jerk and his European juggernaut of an airline, Ryanair, an exercise in frustration. Now he wants you to meet the cuddly new Mick. Ryanair last year carried more than 81 million people to 186...

  • Lloyd's of London stands ready to pay on crash

    LONDON (AP) — Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurance market, says it stands ready to pay out claims for the loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, even as searchers continue to scour the Indian Ocean for wreckage. It's still far too early to speculate about the cost of the disaster,...

  • FBI needs two weeks to add person to terrorist watch list, IG says

    More than two weeks sometimes pass before a newly identified terrorism suspect is added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation watchlist, the agency's watchdog has found.

  • Facts expose myths of mass transit growth, decline in American driving

    Two myths are persistently peddled by mass transit advocates, environmentalists and others who want to restore the 19th Century model of city life. The first myth is that mass transit usage is going up dramatically, which is closely related to the second myth that Americans are driving less....

  • Mass transit usage is not booming, as backers claim

    The American Public Transportation Association reported last week that U.S. transit ridership reached an all-time high (all-time since 1956, that is). This represents, APTA claims, “a fundamental shift going on in the way we move about our communities.” Not so, as Wendell Cox pointed out...

  • Federal employees using government aircraft for hundreds of non-official missions, GAO says

    Senior federal officials use government airplanes for many non-official purposes, but agencies don't track the trips, according to the Government Accountability Office. More than 1,700 aircraft are owned or leased by the federal government and are used to "accomplish a wide variety of...

  • Placing tolls on interstate highways doesn't work

    As Congress debates funding solutions for our national transportation needs, we will hear many suggestions, but tolls on existing interstates should not even be on the table. There is little argument about the need for increased, sustainable funding for transportation infrastructure...

  • Obama: 'Every resource' available to find missing plane

    President Obama on Wednesday said that the U.S. had made available “every resource” to help Malaysia find a missing passenger jet, which disappeared over a week ago. “We have put every resource we have available at the disposal of the search process,” Obama said in an interview with...

  • Business aviation isn't just a privilege for the rich

    For businesses, an aircraft is as much of a necessity as a computer. That's why when a company buys its own aircraft, it depreciates in the same way as other comparable business investments, including cars, trucks, bulldozers and computers.

  • Vermont transportation: Think of riders during strike

    The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging both sides in a public bus service contract dispute to remember passenger needs in their efforts to resolve the strike.

  • App-based rideshares, taxis await Seattle vote

    SEATTLE (AP) — In a fight pitting upstart technology and traditional business, app-based ridesharing firms and taxi companies are dueling for supremacy in the Seattle market. But the next round will be shaped in part by the City Council, which is set to vote on ridesharing regulations...

  • White House: Search area for missing plane may be expanded

    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Thursday said that nations trying to locate a missing airliner may expand their search area in the Indian Ocean.

  • More choices, more rides bring transit renaissance

    With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are taking greater advantage of a renaissance in public transit, according to a new report.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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