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  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Asiana Airlines has been penalized $500,000 for failing to assist family members of passengers on the flight that crashed last year at San Francisco airport, federal transportation officials said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Days after Asiana plane crash, families neglected

    When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers they had to navigate an automated reservation system.


  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Asiana Airlines has been penalized $500,000 for failing to assist family members of passengers on the flight that crashed last year at San Francisco airport, federal transportation officials said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Asiana Airlines fined $500K for failing to adequately help U.S. families after crash

    In the first penalty of its kind, federal transportation officials on Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers' families and keep them informed about their loved ones after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco International airport.


  • $4 billion program for disadvantaged businesses lacks oversight

    The U.S. Department of Transportation distributes some $4 billion a year in contracts reserved for minority-owned and other "disadvantaged" businesses, but conducts virtually no oversight and has no idea if the program is accomplishing any of its goals, a new inspector general's report found.


  • FAA Administrator Jerome Randolph "Randy" Babbitt

    FAA Administrator Babbitt arrested for DWI

    The administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration was placed on a leave of absence Monday after he was arrested and charged in Fairfax City over the weekend with driving while intoxicated.


  • Rescue personnel work on a bus that overturned on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Bowling Green, Va. The commercial tour bus went off Interstate 95 and flipped on its roof before dawn, killing four people and injuring many more, Virginia State Police said. (AP Photo)

    U.S. shuts down bus line after Va. crash kills 4

    Federal regulators have shut down East Coast discount bus service Sky Express after a crash Monday in Virginia that killed four people and sent more than 50 others to hospitals.


  • DOT gave bus operator involved in Va. crash extra time to appeal

    An East Coast discount bus service was near to being shut down by federal transportation authorities before a weekend crash in Virginia killed four people, but it was still operating because it received a 10-day extension to file its appeal, federal transportation authorities said Wednesday.


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