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  • Flying Magazine contributing editor Les Abend, provides insight to flying under cold weather conditions after news Delta airlines flight 1086 slid off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

  • NEW YORK— A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York City's LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. Photos showed the nose of the plane resting on a berm that separates the runway from Flushing Bay. Six people suffered...

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota alone. The administration's internal debate shows that concern about the risks associated with oil trains reached the upper level of the White House.

  • Why US transportation is under-performing  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    The U.S. transportation sector has been underperforming recently. Carter Worth, chief market technician at Sterne Agee, discusses further.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers said it hired Illinois- based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to dredge the outer harbor, beginning in the Savannah River off Tybee Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean. East Coast seaports including Savannah are scrambling for deeper channels to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an...

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. But in a compromise between Democrats and Republicans, the bill separates Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington from...

  • Senator Bill Nelson asked three federal agencies to investigate hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc after a report on "60 Minutes" that some of its wood flooring products had dangerous levels of formaldehyde. Nelson, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, sent a letter asking...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • Senator Bill Nelson on Wednesday asked three federal agencies to investigate Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc following a report Sunday on "60 Minutes" that some of its wood flooring products had dangerous levels of formaldehyde. Nelson, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, sent a letter asking the...

  • ICYMI: Uber's first acquisition  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    In case you missed it, Uber will close a deal for its first acquisition ever of deCarta.

  • TOKYO, March 4- Uber Technologies Inc is reviewing its ride sharing service in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka after the transport ministry said it had banned the pilot project, citing potential legal concerns. Uber's month-old Fukuoka service pays drivers who use cars registered for personal use to ferry around passengers, a business model that...

  • Singapore police investigating man posing as Uber driver Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    SINGAPORE— Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber. One man recounted a March 1 incident on his Facebook page by saying the meter jumped 40 Singapore dollars in just three minutes, and that the total...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Electric-car maker Tesla Motors on Tuesday offered to make some compromises to help state lawmakers pass legislation this year allowing direct sales to Connecticut consumers. To further limit the impact of the legislation, Tesla said it would agree to language restricting direct sales to manufacturers with an established presence in...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine needs to consider borrowing money and reallocating resources to find an additional $70 million annually to ensure the safety of the state's bridges and prevent significant long-term costs, transportation officials told lawmakers Tuesday. The Maine Department of Transportation currently dedicates about $70 million annually for...

  • Taxi prices plunge: Is Uber to blame?  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    According to figures compiled from New York Taxi and Limousine Commission data, the average price of a medallion has plummeted by nearly a quarter of its value since its all-time high in April of 2013. Is Uber crushing yellow cabs, with Meera Joshi, NYC TLC CEO and chair.

  • SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.— The Scottsbluff airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in recommending new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes Airlines for government-subsidized flights. All three airports had initially selected Beachwood, Ohio- based Aerodynamics Inc., but in January the Transportation Department said Aerodynamics did not...

  • Daylight saving time bill springs forward Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— A Senate committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska and allow for consideration of another time zone in the state. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider moving part or all of Alaska to Pacific time. Anna MacKinnon, R- Eagle River, originally...

  • RUTHERFORD, N.J.— If New Jersey continues its decades-old pattern of borrowing money to fund transportation infrastructure projects, it will jeopardize its ability to do the same in the future, a legislator told a group of business leaders Tuesday. Assembly Transportation Committee chairman John Wisniewski said the state must identify a dedicated source of...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on Tuesday. The $7 billion, two-year spending blueprint lays out priorities for Ohio highway, road, bridge and public safety...