Transportation & Infrastructure
Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.
Two years after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the United States has begun easing rules that could allow commercial airlines to fly over the country in routes that cut time and fuel consumption for East-West travel.
A volcanic eruption starting Sunday forced the closure of Sicily’s Catania-Fontanarossa Airport that lasted through Monday.
A man aboard a Delta Air Lines jet that had just landed in New Orleans cut himself and attacked a flight attendant before being subdued by fellow passengers, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Fliers on Frontier Airlines will need to get to the airport 15 minutes sooner than before starting on Aug. 16, when the carrier’s check-in counters will begin closing 60 minutes prior to flights.
Congress responded to the fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio earlier this year with bipartisan alarm, holding a flurry of hearings about the potential for railroad crashes to trigger even larger disasters. Both parties agreed that a legislative response was needed.
A 14-year-old boy spraying graffiti on a building Sunday night was fatally struck by the Seattle Center Monorail, the Seattle Police Department announced.
General Motors is recalling nearly 900 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with Takata air bag inflators that could explode and hurl shrapnel in a crash.
A huge crane collapsed at a highway construction site in western India, killing at least 16 workers, the country’s National Disaster Response Force said Tuesday.
The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority will add rear-door SmarTrip card readers on 450 buses as part of improving fareboxes, the agency announced at a board meeting Thursday.
The Transportation Department this week signed up the first nine commercial ships for its Tanker Security Program, which provides the Pentagon with a fleet of privately owned bulk petroleum carriers.
While Nashville International Airport hums to the tune of live music in a terminal filled with tourists and locals alike, this trendy gateway to Tennessee has quietly confronted an identity crisis.
A pilot for United Airlines was given a suspended six-month prison sentence, banned from flying in the E.U. for a year and fined nearly $5,000 by a French court after he showed up for work drunk.
Bathrooms on single-aisle aircraft with 125 or more seats now must be bigger to accommodate handicapped people, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
Ukraine’s security service claimed responsibility for the first time on Wednesday for an explosion that badly damaged the Kerch Bridge linking the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula with Russia last October.
A naked woman was arrested Tuesday for firing a gun at motorists and in the air on a bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland, according to authorities.
Unionized FedEx pilots declined a tentative contract deal Monday that would have boosted pay by at least 30%.
Show me a neighborhood with easy access to transportation, and I will show you a neighborhood that thrives.
Traffic on the key bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s mainland was halted on Monday after one of its sections was blown up in what Russian officials said was a Ukrainian attack that also killed a married couple and injured their daughter.