Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a series of possible red flags between purchasing his ticket and being the first passenger to board the American Airlines flight.
Transportation & Infrastructure
Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.
By Ryan M. McDermott - The Washington Times
The D.C. Council is mulling several bills to increase affordable housing, as rising rents and home prices push longtime residents out of the city. Published May 17, 2017
The FAA cannot require amateur drone pilots to register with the FAA, a federal judge ruled Friday.
So, what is affordable housing? It depends -- affordable means one thing to you and another to government folks.
Amid an economic boom downtown, owners of the District's convention center plan to upgrade the behemoth concrete-and-glass building in the Shaw neighborhood.
As President Reagan's former transportation secretary, it's gratifying to see Washington is finally finding the gas pedal when it comes to infrastructure. We all have seen the cost of poor infrastructure, slowing down both us and U.S. businesses. But while we work ourselves out of a backlog of technology, concrete and steel problems, it's also time for Congress and the administration to cast a critical eye toward the operational risks facing our infrastructure.
Crumbling roads, decrepit bridges, obsolete airports. Politicians often paint a hyperbolic picture of America in disrepair. It helps drum up support for a politically appealing twofer offer: to fix the nation's aging infrastructure and put Americans back to work.
President Trump made boosting manufacturing the centerpiece of his economic agenda, vowing to revitalize blue-collar America, but factories just aren't what they used to be, and the notion of "good-paying" manufacturing jobs that connect high school graduates to the middle class is quickly becoming a myth.
Virgin Atlantic has vowed to remind staff about its policy regarding service animals after a disabled California woman says she was denied entry to the airline's waiting lounge because of her dog.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating what appear to be a series of laser attacks on commercial shipping vessels in the Chesapeake Bay, the Annapolis Capital reported Thursday.
Air travel in the United States has become a combustible mix in which passengers aren't the only ones treated unfairly, senators were told Thursday. Travelers all too frequently take out their frustrations on airline employees, including flight attendants and gate agents, speakers said a Senate hearing.
Our nation's aging infrastructure is in significant need of investment and care if we want to ensure a secure future for coming generations.
American consumers deserve safe, secure and efficient energy that's affordable and meets the needs of the 21st century economy. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has already begun work on a pro-domestic energy policy that will improve our nation's energy infrastructure, create jobs and reduce energy bills, but much more needs to be done.
The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA) is a multi-craft union that represents over 340,000 members in the United States and Canada. Our members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems and many of them work at refineries, power-generating facilities and petrochemical plants.
The United States has some of the most robust and reliable energy infrastructure in the world. It allows us to harness energy and move it from where it is produced to where it can be utilized.
A downtown portion of Metro's red line closed Thursday morning after reports of smoke in the tunnels.
A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco on Friday, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark and stopping the famed cable cars for a time.
Paul Wiedefeld, the man hired to put the D.C., Maryland and Virginia mass transit system back on track, delivered a three-pronged plan Thursday to begin the long arduous process.
The chairman of Metro's board of directors is hailing General Manger Paul Wiedefeld's call for dedicated funding for long-term repairs and lower labor costs for the troubled transit system, but the union representing most Metro workers said it is "bad for the region."
Just hours after Metro had touted a "significant improvement" in train reliability, a small fire on the Red Line at Gallery Place left rush-hour passengers waiting up to 30 minutes as trains single-tracked through the evening on Tuesday.
"Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe told nearly 5 million Facebook fans on Monday that he is "terrified" of flying with United Airlines -- but not for the reasons they might think -- after passenger Dr. David Dao was pulled off a recent flight.
United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane.
Calling U.S. airlines "dysfunctional," Sen. Bernard Sanders said Sunday that Congress should examine the industry and consider requiring companies to be more respectful and responsive to their customers.
Construction will soon begin on a nearly two-mile long "suicide deterrent" beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, officials said Thursday, signaling the start of a multimillion-dollar effort expected to save dozens of lives on an annual basis.
President Trump's Interior Department plans a fresh look at shelved plans to build a single-lane gravel road to King Cove, Alaska, breathing new life into a decades-long debate that has pitted the isolated community seeking a link to the outside world against environmentalists who say the project would wreak havoc on a federal wildlife refuge.
The passenger violently removed from a United Airlines flight on Sunday suffered a concussion, broken nose, injury to the sinuses and lost two teeth, his lawyer told a press conference in Chicago on Thursday.
The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance expressed outrage on Wednesday following the aftermath of the violent, forced removal of a Vietnamese doctor from a United Airlines domestic flight.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz promised Wednesday a "thorough review" of the airline's use of law enforcement on flights after a video of a Kentucky doctor being physically dragged off a plane sparked an international uproar.
The drama surrounding the forced removal of a United Express passenger and the response by the United CEO came to a head Tuesday, as senators condemned the incident and demanded a full investigation into the matter.
Video shows three security officials dragging a male passenger from a United Airlines flight that the airline said was overbooked as it waited to depart from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
A woman gave birth while on a Turkish Airlines flight, 42,000 feet in the air, multiple news outlets reported recently.
A top Toyota executive on Monday said that an import tax being weighed by congressional Republicans could ultimately bump up sticker prices for consumers.
The morning commute is expected to return to normal for tens of thousands of New York City-bound train riders whose trip was snarled by last week's derailment at Penn Station.
President Trump said Tuesday that a planned $1 trillion infrastructure program would not repeat the mistakes of the Obama administrations' massive stimulus spending that saw "shovel-ready" projects get tangled in red tape.
Rep. Charlie Dent said Monday President Trump would be best off shifting his attention to passing an infrastructure bill as he looks to recover from the GOP's failure to deliver last week on its promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Seeking to bolster airline security, the U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
President Trump will announce Wednesday that he's reopening a review of Obama-era fuel economy rules, after the EPA broke an agreement with the auto industry last year and accelerated the final tailpipe emissions standards for cars and light trucks.
President Trump's plan for a $1 trillion program to rebuild America's roads, bridges, railways and airports has won early support from leading budget hawks and anti-tax conservatives because it is expected to be more about regulatory reform and alternative financing than a federal spending spree.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told mayors from around the country on Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump wants to get a "big" infrastructure package done upon entering office.
Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer says he's told President-elect Donald Trump that Mr. Trump's potential price tag of $1 trillion for an infrastructure spending spree sounded good to him, depending on the specific package.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promised labor union construction workers $275 billion in new infrastructure spending Monday, adding to a pile of expensive promises she's making on the campaign trail, with less detail on how she'll pay for it.
President Obama used his "autopen" Friday to sign legislation extending the government's authority to keep highway and transit funds flowing to states temporarily.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi promised Wednesday to respect the outcome of the election and said she could see common ground with President-elect Donald Trump on at least one issue: rebuilding infrastructure.
Alaska officials have put the final kibosh on the infamous "bridge to nowhere" -- a $400 million project tucked into the federal transportation plan 10 years ago that became the symbol of Washington pork, spawned massive voter outrage and forever changed the way the government does business.
Despite a prohibition against taxpayer money being spent to influence government, millions of dollars meant to provide housing to poor and underprivileged areas instead went to lobbying because of lax oversight by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.