U.S. Department of Transportation

Continental Doubles Down On Driverless Cars

German automotive supplier Continental does more than make tires. The world’s fourth-largest tire manufacturer is also shifting to the forefront of the transition to electric and autonomous vehicles. It’s developing the 48-volt electrical system powering Audi’s latest A8 sedan, exploring driverless …

Transportation

Southwest Adds More Superbowl Travel Options

<b>WHY IT RATES:</b> <i>For Eagles and Patriots fans, Southwest is providing more travel options when heading to or from the Super Bowl in Minnesota.—Donald</i> …

Airlines

Travel Tip: On-Time Arrival Ratings for Domestic Airlines

The most recent reports are in, and U.S. airlines had their highest on-time arrival rates in eight years.<p>The data was released in November, and the …

Airlines

Most Michiganders won't see immediate impact of shutdown

CLOSE<p>The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. In a late-night …

Detroit

Jacques: My dad raced for the American dream

My dad pieced together a sports car from scratch in pursuit of forming a company

Detroit

Consumer habits pushing tech norms in air ticketing, says Jerrin Jos

Airlines are now moving to a new retailing era with the introduction of the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard, in line with online shopping …

Airlines

8/8020 NOTAM Details

<b>Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest</b> …

FAA

This Year, the Women's March Pivots from Pussy Hats to the Polls

“We want to look at races that are local—where we’ve found the most exciting examples of women and women of color who are unapologetically aligned with our unity principles.”<p>The sea of pink pussy hats that swarmed Washington, D.C. for the first inaugural Women’s March last January will look a …

Democrats

Do high-speed rail plans in the Baltimore-Washington region stand a chance?

Viable or no, see the case for high-speed rail in the region.

Baltimore

After 4 deaths on tracks, Brightline vows to ramp up safety efforts in South Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Brightline says it has built the safest railroad possible, but in the wake of two fatalities in less than a week and mounting political pressure, it will "amplify" its educational safety campaign, the railroad’s president said Friday.<p>"We ask ourselves everyday if there's any way …

Florida

Highway Trust Fund Cuts by State

Download the PDF here.<p>President Donald Trump has talked a great deal about infrastructure investment. For months, his administration has signaled its …

Cleveland Hopkins airport passenger traffic grows 8.5 percent in 2017, surpasses United hub years

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport drew more travelers in 2017 than it did in the last two years that United Airlines operated …

Flying

U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop proposes pipeline safety bill for Great Lakes

CLOSE<p>The Canadian oil transport giant would be required to take more safety measures, and be far more open with the state, as alternatives are …

Environment

A better way to connect N.Y. & N.J.

Now’s the time for New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, who took the oath of office this week, to take a fresh look...

Urban Design

The mystery of the missing airfare

John Angarano isn’t just tired of the what he suspects are bait-and-switch airfares online. He’s also skeptical about the excuses airlines and online booking sites give for displaying an initial low price then switching it out later with a higher fare.<p>When he recently searched online for a flight …

Lifestyle

Fuel Cell Technologies Office: 2017 Recap and Year Ahead

Dear Friends of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office,<p>As 2018 begins, I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year and offer …

Energy

After civil rights violation claim, Metro is pressed for more data on fare enforcement

The claim prompted the federal government to intervene<p>Local civil rights group Labor Community Strategy Center says it has already determined that black people are disproportionately ticketed for not paying bus and train fares in Los Angeles. Now, it’s trying to learn more about enforcement and the …

How to Net Airline Miles on Your Next Hotel or Airbnb Stay

Do you love collecting airline miles? On your next hotel stay, you can accumulate enough miles for the trip of a lifetime or earn the 110,000 points …

Chicago

Cyclist killed in collision with Brightline train

The second fatal Brightline train crash in six days killed a man on a bicycle Wednesday, according to Boynton Beach police.<p>Wednesday’s crash happened …

Elaine Chao

Inside the fight to keep hackers out of your driverless car

One day in the future, you might be riding in a self-driving car and find yourself in this scenario: you approach a set of train tracks when the vehicle stops and the engine turns off.<p>That's one of the nightmare scenario researchers at MCity, the University of Michigan's autonomous vehicle center, …

Transportation

Maryland Attorney General: State can't authorize Hyperloop construction with utility permit alone

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has called into question the state’s authority to grant permission to Tesla founder Elon Musk’s tunneling …

Hyperloop

The Alaskan Non-Profit Saving State Parks

When three parks in Alaska were on the brink of closure, Valdez Adventure Alliance stepped in to help.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>At its best, the Shoup Bay Trail is a …

Nonprofits

AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension, but It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language - MIT Technology Review

The Download<p>What's up in emerging technology<p>Yesterday<p>AI Beats Humans at Reading Comprehension, but It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language<p>While …

Alzheimer's Disease

Denver’s $12 million smart-tech test program to unsnarl traffic, improve pedestrian safety poised for approval Tuesday

Much like the traffic that Denver city officials hope to alleviate with the aid of new technology, the road to a future of connected vehicles is slow …

Denver

The Benefits of NEPA: How Environmental Review Empowers Communities and Produces Better Projects

Download the PDF here.<p>Washington is currently considering an increase in federal infrastructure spending, and the word swirling around the debate is …

Urban Design

DOJ 'Stonewalls' Food Truck Explosion Evidence, U-Haul Claims in Lawsuit | The Legal Intelligencer

<i>U-Haul food truck. Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>Federal investigators are refusing to turn over evidence related to a fatal food truck explosion in …

Law

Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they're safe

As the North American International Auto Show kicks off this week at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, there will be the usual parade of new …

Transportation

Sen. Schumer To DOT: Press Foreign Airlines To Work Better With JFK Airport

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)</b> — 11 days after the recent winter storm, there are still travellers waiting to be reunited with their luggage from John F. …

Chuck Schumer

Taking on giants, self-driving car technology startup Pony.ai raises $112M

Self-driving car technology startup Pony.ai said today it has raised an unusually large early-stage funding round of $112 million in an effort to …

Palo Alto

N.Y. Sen. Schumer Calls on DOT to Help Avoid Repeat of JFK Mayhem

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer called Monday on the federal government to step in to help prevent a repeat of the chaos at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a blizzard led to a snarl that left many travelers stranded at the airport without their luggage.<p>In a letter to U. S. Secretary of …

Airports