03/26/14 06:45 PM
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...
03/26/14 06:00 PM
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...
03/26/14 01:00 PM
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,...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/26/14 11:32 AM
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.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/24/14 09:08 AM
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....
By Michael Barone | 03/23/14 05:09 PM
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...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/21/14 05:10 PM
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...
By Rex Davis | 03/21/14 02:45 PM
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...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/19/14 06:50 PM
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...
By Ed Bolen | 03/19/14 02:15 PM
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.
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 09:12 AM
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.
By Associated Press | 03/17/14 08:29 AM
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...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/13/14 01:56 PM
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.
By Justin Pritchard | 03/11/14 08:44 AM
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.
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