A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of hundreds of domestic and overseas repair stations that service U.S. airliners is ineffective and doesn't target stations most likely to present safety risks.
As the federal government struggles with sequestration and governments at all levels also face the need to economize isn't it time to start awarding government contracts to the lowest bidder, rather than on the basis of skin color, national origin and sex?
U.S. airlines scored their second-best performance last year in the more than two decades that researchers have been measuring airline quality, with Virgin America the leader, an annual report released Monday says.
As politicians of both parties ride through the country Paul Revere-like in their warning about the dire consequences of the looming automatic spending cuts coming with sequestration, a lot of Americans are worried that essential government services will see a dangerous reduction in their operating resources. Yet there is a way to cut substantial amounts of federal spending that will have zero effect on public services. Simply get rid of federal employees who do no work for the federal government.
If the White House wants to make any real contribution to the environment, it would not impose more unilateral CO2 controls in the U.S., forcing even more jobs abroad.
A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its bounds in trying to impose restrictions on stormwater in a Northern Virginia watershed, delivering a victory to Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, the state's Department of Transportation and Fairfax County.
Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.'s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said.
For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare. But as airlines offer a proliferating list of add-on services, from early boarding to premium seating and baggage fees, the ability to comparison-shop for the lowest total fare is eroding.
For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare.