American Airlines earned $476 million in the second quarter on record revenue from summer travelers and said it expects to remain profitable in the third quarter.
Transportation & Infrastructure
Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.
Sen. Joe Manchin III bucked his fellow Democrats Thursday by voting with all Republicans to roll back environmental regulations set by President Biden in a bid to streamline infrastructure and energy projects.
The U.S. is poised to pour more than $50 billion into domestic semiconductor production to increase its competitive edge with China with the House giving final approval to the long-stalled CHIPS and Science Act of 2022. President Biden is expected to sign it.
The economy is a bit wobbly, but General Motors CEO Mary Barra isn’t backing off of an audacious prediction: By the middle of this decade, her company will sell more electric vehicles in the U.S. than Tesla, the global sales leader.
President Biden is under new pressure to resolve a labor dispute that threatens to disrupt freight rail lines and the nation’s supply chain just weeks before the November election.
Delta Air Lines was forced to charter a plane to send 1,000 delayed check bags back to American customers after canceling regular service from London to Detroit.
An Amtrak passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more as rail cars tumbled off the tracks and landed on their sides, officials said.
President Biden’s use of the Defense Production Act to promote the renewable energy industry, increase vaccine production and resolve a national baby-formula shortage has angered critics who say he’s overstepped his authority and is increasingly relying on a power that should be reserved for emergencies.
U.S. airline passengers have had plenty to gripe about but mask mandates, canceled flights and missing baggage can’t compare to Michael Lowe’s 17 days in jail.
Boeing Co. said Thursday it will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Washington, D.C., area, where company executives would be closer to key federal government officials.
The fight over the transportation mask mandate is turning into a “Catch-22” for President Biden, who wants to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its powers but doesn’t want to risk a bad result on appeal.
President Biden traveled to New Hampshire Tuesday to make the case that new spending in the bipartisan infrastructure law will create jobs and reduce costs on consumers at a time when Americans are reeling from inflation.
Passengers across the U.S. largely hailed a court ruling that lifted a federal mask mandate on all trains, planes, and buses.
The Biden administration announced Tuesday it reimplemented core protections to an environmental law on infrastructure projects, a climate-related regulation that former President Donald Trump had rolled back.
The Biden administration issued guidance Monday that says projects funded by the bipartisan infrastructure law must use steel and other materials from U.S. manufacturers.
President Biden on Thursday strongly pushed for Congress to pass legislation that he says will counter China’s economic influence by boosting spending on U.S. manufacturing, technology, and research.
Soaring inflation is eating away President Biden’s hallmark $1.2 trillion infrastructure law, reducing its effectiveness as construction and material costs skyrocket.
The lead plaintiff in a group of cases aiming to end the federal transportation mask mandate is vowing to continue the legal fight as the Biden administration extended the face-covering requirement on Wednesday for another two weeks.
The Biden administration will extend the federal mask mandate on public transportation for another two weeks because it wants time to evaluate the BA.2 variant and whether it will cause major problems.
President Biden on Monday will present a series of steps to address the truck driver shortage, including a plan to boost the industry’s ranks with women and veterans.
The Transportation Security Administration is spending more than $18.6 million of taxpayer money to update airport screening protocols and technology to be more inclusive of transgender, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming passengers.
The Biden administration has adopted new “merit criteria” such as addressing equity and climate change that state and local governments must meet to receive grants under the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.
Tractor-trailers and other vehicles lost control and slammed into each other, people leapt away from careering trucks seconds before collision, and at least three people were killed and more than a dozen others injured during a snow squall on a Pennsylvania highway Monday.
Republicans are decrying calls from Democrats to speed up the spending from President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as a cynical ploy to bolster vulnerable incumbents ahead of what is likely to be a rough midterm election for the Democratic Party.
A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in the southern province of Guangxi on Monday, officials said.
American Airlines will resume selling alcohol on domestic and short international flights next month, the company announced Thursday.
Efforts were underway Monday to refloat a container vessel that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Biden administration on Thursday extended the requirement for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains, buses, subways and other forms of public transportation until April 18.
Public transit systems straining to win back riders after being crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a $3.7 billion boost to stay afloat and invest in new fleets of electric buses.
GOP lawmakers are demanding documents from the White House regarding its management of $1.2 trillion in bipartisan infrastructure funding as part of a larger effort to “root out waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement” within the federal government.
Volkswagen said Thursday it will cease operations in Russia until further notice, citing “extensive disruption” from the war in Ukraine.
Republican lawmakers sounded the alarm on Wednesday over the White House attempts to strong-arm state and local governments into spending infrastructure money on progressive pet initiatives.
Ford said Wednesday it will run its electric vehicle and internal combustion divisions as two separate businesses to accelerate its adaptation of new technology.
Sen Joe Manchin III on Tuesday shot down President Biden’s calls to revive the administration’s $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate package, known as the Build Back Better Act.
Masks are coming off, COVID restrictions are coming down and motorists are hitting the road — and running straight into higher car insurance rates that show no sign of declining this year, economists say.
Delta Air Lines has suspended its codesharing partnership with Russian national airline Aeroflot following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - and some Baltic and European nations announced the closure of their airspace to Russian carriers.
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., was forced to make an emergency landing Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri, after a passenger tried to break into the cockpit.
Democrats are at odds over the next steps to advance President Biden’s legislative agenda after the demise of his signature $1.75 trillion social welfare and climate package.
Frontier is offering to buy Spirit Airlines in a $2.9 billion cash-and-stock deal that will create the nation’s fifth-largest carrier.
Delta Air Lines has requested that the U.S. Department of Justice put any person convicted of a disruption on board a flight to the national “no fly” list.
Ford Motor Co. announced Friday that Google is joining the automaker’s effort to transform a once-dilapidated Detroit train station into a research hub focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.
President Biden’s zealous regulatory regime threatens major delays for his $1.2 trillion infrastructure program, according to experts, despite his heralding of the swift impact of creating jobs and improving Americans’ quality of life.
Tesla is recalling all 53,822 of its electric cars with a “full self-driving” feature after it was determined the vehicles were programmed to roll through stop signs.
President Biden on Friday touted his administration’s spending on infrastructure projects in Pittsburgh just hours after 10 people were injured in a bridge collapse in the city.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk ripped into President Biden, saying he is “treating the American public like fools” after the president met with the heads of rivals General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co.
A bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed early Friday, hours before President Biden was scheduled to drop into town to talk about infrastructure.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is vowing to help stem rising traffic fatalities, releasing a broad-based strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking.
House Republicans are demanding transparency from the Biden administration about how it is spending more than $1.2 trillion in infrastructure funding that Congress approved last year.
Boeing reported a $4.16 billion loss for the fourth quarter as the financial fallout of production flaws in one of its best-selling planes, the 787 Dreamliner, grew much worse.
A conservative advocacy group is spending $1.5 million on ads pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin III and other moderate Democrats to oppose resuscitating President Biden’s big-spending Build Back Better Act.
Intel plans to invest $20 billion in a semiconductor factory outside of Columbus, Ohio, the White House said Friday as President Biden tries to spur U.S. manufacturing to fight a global chip shortage.
Sen. Joe Manchin III threw cold water Thursday on President Biden’s hopes for a quick restart to talks on the administration’s failed $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act.
Verizon and AT&T announced Tuesday that they will postpone their rollout of 5G near some airports after the airline industry warned of ‘catastrophic disruptions’ to flights if telecoms move forward with a full-scale rollout of the service on Wednesday.
Airline industry heavyweights are warning of chaos if Verizon and AT&T proceed with a full-scale rollout of 5G on Wednesday.