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  • This is the worst city for traffic Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    Rush hour traffic moves along 16th Street north of the White House in Washington, DC.

    Rush hour congestion adds 82 hours of suffering each year to the average commute around Washington, D.C., USAT reports.

  • 10 automakers sued in US over keyless ignitions Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    Ten automakers are sued in U.S. over 'deadly' keyless ignitions.

    The defendants include BMW, Daimler's Mercedes Benz; Fiat Chrysler; Ford Motor; General Motors; and Honda.

  • Report into cause of MH17 crash to be published Oct. 13 Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— The long-awaited conclusions of an international investigation into the cause of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be published Oct. 13, the panel conducting the probe announced Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the civil investigation into the July 17, 2014, crash in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board...

  • Labor trouble with pilots deepens at Republic Airways Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 7:18 PM ET

    DALLAS— The Teamsters group representing pilots at Republic Airways is balking at allowing a vote on the company's contract offer, deepening the rift between labor and management at the regional airline. He said the Teamsters national organization could override the local and order a ratification vote. Shares of Indianapolis- based Republic Airways...

  • Tips for finding cheap airline fares Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    Two of the slowest periods for air travel are Dec. 1 to Dec. 14 and then Jan. 4 to Feb. 15. Sites like ITA Software and Cheapair.com let travelers pull up a calendar with the cheapest days to fly between two airports. Driving an extra 50 miles might save $100 per person.

  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 PM ET

    Don't expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. Fliers have been able to fly Chicago to Boston for $80 roundtrip, San Francisco to Las Vegas for $67 roundtrip and New York to Los Angeles, with a connection, for $150 roundtrip. "This is the big break consumers have been waiting for in response to lower fuel prices," says Seth Kaplan, managing...

  • Growing US economy causing traffic woes Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York come next on the list of urban areas with the longest delays. Overall, American motorists are stuck in traffic about 5 percent more than they were in 2007, the pre-recession peak, says the report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc., which analyzes traffic data. Rounding out the Top 10 worst commuting...

  • Fire suspends operations at Dublin Airport Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Dublin Airport says that flight operations have been suspended because of serious fire in a hangar. Irish broadcaster RTE said some flights were being diverted to Shannon in western Ireland or Belfast in Northern Ireland. Dublin Airport said the fire was in a restricted area which is separate from passenger facilities.

  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. 1. Washington, D.C.-...

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday posted a 24 percent jump in annual profit after benefiting from lower fuel costs and continuing its expansion in Asia and North America. Air New Zealand announced after-tax profits of 327 million New Zealand dollars for the year to the end of June. The company said it plans to add routes to...

  • The City Council voted 9-6 to affirm an Airport Commission permit process that would make LAX the largest airport in the country to grant ride-hailing firms the same access as taxis, shuttles and limousines. The Airport Commission approved the pickup plan last month but the City Council asserted its authority and placed the process on hold while it looked...

  • A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement in which Southwest Airlines passengers got free drink vouchers but lawyers who sued the airline got $1.65 million in cash. Southwest includes a drink coupon when passengers buy a higher-priced Business Select ticket. Southwest settled in 2013, with two lead passengers getting $15,000 each and the lawyers...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— As the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain began operating this spring, state officials worked behind the scenes to shape public opinion of the project that has been a lightning rod for criticism because of its cost. The public relations campaign to rally support for the 9.4- mile CTfastrak involved Michael Sanders,...

  • BOSTON— Massachusetts' top transportation official says Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues surrounding its planned $1.7 billion casino project for the Everett waterfront. She said Wynn's plan for transit-related improvements in the area, including a commitment to invest over $7 million into subway operations, will address...

  • But the workers who drive them are inevitably placed in harm's way, "literally waiting to be struck," said Robert Roy, president of Royal Truck& Equipment Inc. in Coopersburg. Two of the autonomous vehicles will make their debut at highway construction sites in Florida by the end of the year under a state Department of Transportation demonstration program.

  • The pilot, Joseph Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was killed Aug. 16 when his single-engine aircraft hit the tracks in Hicksville. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Hawker Beechcraft BE35 had departed from Westhampton Beach, on eastern Long Island, and was headed to Morristown, New Jersey. The plane crashed at a railway crossing between the Hicksville...

  • PRAGUE— Flight attendants at the Czech national carrier CSA will go on a three-day strike over low pay. The cabin crew union says the strike begins Wednesday. The Czech government sold a 44 percent stake in the airline to Korea Air in 2013 as it sought a strategic partner for CSA.

  • Riding Uber in India? Get free in-car Wi-Fi Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    A woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone as a taxi cab drives by.

    Uber will partner Indian mobile carrier Bharti Airtel to provide free in-car Wi-Fi to users, the New York Times reports.

  • US govt. workers spent extra $1M to fly first class Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 4:18 PM ET
    First Class airline passenger and flight attendant

    What would your boss say if you submitted an expense report that included a $9,000 travel upgrade?

  • US Airways recently merged with American Airlines, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas. An American Airlines spokesman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Pittsburgh was skipped over because it's not a hub for the airline. Lauer said the ceremonial flight should have included Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh and LaGuardia Airport in...

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