Railroad bottleneck at West Coast ports reaches inflection point

A Union Pacific freight train carries goods east near Palm Springs, California, a key link in the roadways and railways that connect the southern California metropolitan areas, as well as the busiest port complex in the nation, with the rest of the US David Mcnew | Getty Images News | Getty Images Rail congestion from … Read more

Delta offers free flight changes over July Fourth weekend

An Airbus A330-323 aircraft, operated by Delta Air Lines. Benoit Tessier | Reuters Delta Air Lines is allowing travelers to change their tickets for free during the busy Fourth of July weekend, allowing fliers to avoid paying a fare difference and skip the airport during a “potentially challenging” few days. The unusual offer, normally extended … Read more

Airlines, FAA spar over flight delays ahead of July Fourth weekend

Travelers wait to board a plane at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, on April 22, 2022. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration are pointing the finger at each other over a rising rate of flight cancellations and delays, just as millions prepare to travel on the July … Read more

U.S. roadway deaths rise, even as cars get safer

Cars and trucks are wedged together after a deadly multi-vehicle pileup on the ice covered I-35 in a still image from video in Fort Worth, Texas, February 11, 2021. NBC5 | via Reuters New vehicles on sale in the US today are the safest and most advanced ever made, yet roadway fatalities last year reached … Read more

U.S. traffic deaths hit 16-year high in 2021, DOT says

Investigators look over the scene of a crash between an SUV and a semi-truck full of gravel near Holtville, California on March 2, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images More people died on US roadways last year than any year since 2005, according to new data released Tuesday by federal vehicle safety … Read more

Inflation is the ‘top problem’ facing America, survey shows

A worker stocks items inside a grocery store in San Francisco, California, May 2, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Meanwhile, President Joe Biden also has faced blowback over continued inflation and plans to address the issue. A Twitter exchange between Biden and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos began on Friday when the … Read more

Buttigieg says DOT will dole out $2.9 billion in infrastructure grants

US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks to the news media during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, US, November 8, 2021. Leah Millis | Reuters Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday said the administration was ready to dole out $ 2.9 billion in grants for state and local bridge, road and … Read more

U.S. clears way for driverless vehicles without steering wheels

DETROIT – Federal vehicle safety regulators have cleared the way for the production and deployment of driverless vehicles that do not include manual controls such as a steering wheel or pedals. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the requirement that cars with automated driving systems, or self-driving vehicles, … Read more

Biden rolls out $5 billion to states for electric vehicle chargers

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the General Motors Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Detroit. Evan Vucci | AP The Biden administration this week rolled out a plan to allocate $ 5 billion to states to fund electric vehicle chargers over five years, as part of the … Read more