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  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:47 pm
  • DETROIT - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.

  • Texas search group, FAA, at odds over drone use 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:07 am
  • HOUSTON - A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employing drones in its work.

  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

  • US senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:58 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.

  • Transportation leader pushes for highway funding 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:38 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that during an eight-state bus trip, he's experiencing what other Americans feel on highways every day.

  • US Transportation chief Foxx visits I-49 project 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:10 am
  • SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will tour the Interstate 49 North Segment K project Thursday in Shreveport.

  • Shumlin says transportation funds critical 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:41 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is urging leaders in Congress to replenish the federal transportation fund so Vermont can move forward with road and bridge projects that he says are critical to job growth, public safety and the health of the state.

  • US transportation secretary to visit Atlanta 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • ATLANTA - The Obama administration's transportation chief plans to visit Atlanta to tour two large-scale projects.

  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:07 pm
  • DAYTON, Ohio - On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.

  • FAA: Hawaiian didn't inspect plane properly 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:54 am
  • HONOLULU - The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights.

  • FAA: Hawaiian didn't inspect plane properly 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:28 pm
  • HONOLULU - The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights.

  • US Transportation head plans 2 Ohio stops 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:07 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx plans to get a close look at projects in two Ohio areas.

  • Arab Americans to be honored at Detroit dinner 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • DETROIT - Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is being honored this weekend in Detroit as one of two Arab Americans of the Year.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • US agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:31 am
  • DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about reduced power in EcoBoost engines.

  • Search teams that rely on drones run afoul of FAA 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:56 pm
  • HOUSTON - Texas EquuSearch volunteers are gearing up for their next search, this time for a 31-year-old man who went missing more than a week ago in rural Louisiana. But if they use drones to help out, they could run afoul of the federal government.

  • Feds investigate chopper crash on hospital roof 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:01 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal investigators spent Thursday scouring the rooftop of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center in search of clues as they tried to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof.

  • Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb. 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:10 pm
  • DALLAS - The bad news for travelers is that U.S. airlines posted terrible on-time numbers and record cancelations in February, as winter storms fouled operations at several large airports.

  • Silver Airways leaving Miss. airports 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:25 pm
  • HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Regional carrier Silver Airways is pulling out of four airports in Mississippi - Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Tupelo - and Muscle Shoals, Alabama

  • Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb. 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:01 pm
  • DALLAS - The bad news for travelers is that U.S. airlines posted terrible on-time numbers and record cancelations in February, as winter storms fouled operations at several large airports.

  • Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:36 pm
  • DETROIT - Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.

  • Gov't: GM missed deadline for faulty switch data 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:16 pm
  • DETROIT - A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline.

  • NJ Transit to conduct top-to-bottom safety review 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:10 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - In the wake of a commuter rail crash in New York that killed four people and left dozens injured, New Jersey Transit will undergo internal and external reviews of its safety practices and procedures.

  • Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:04 am
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - Railroads are launching a new campaign to highlight the dangers of being near train tracks after a spike in rail deaths last year.