U.S. Dept. of Transportation

The Delta & Korean Air Joint Venture Is Nearing Approval

This March, Delta and Korean Air announced their intention to form a joint venture on transpacific flights. This is quite a development for the two …

Airlines

A German court just ruled that Kuwait’s national airline can refuse service to Israelis

A German court has ruled that the Kuwaiti national airline can legally refuse to seat and fly Israeli passengers.<p>The case dates back to 2016, when an Israeli student flying on Kuwait Airways from Frankfurt to Bangkok was booked with a stop-over in Kuwait City. When the airline realized the …

Airlines

Absurd ways the wealthy will benefit from the Senate's tax bill

Champagne in every pot and a private jet in every garage.

Donald Trump

Kuwait Airlines and limited Israeli mobility in Middle East

A German court's ruling that allowed Kuwait Airlines to deny an Israeli travel has focused attention on an enduring multination boycott of Israel. …

World News

Trump vs. the Deep Regulatory State

Federal regulation has been growing mightily since the early 1970s, powered by statutes that delegate Congress’s lawmaking authority to mission-driven executive agencies. Beginning in 2008, the executive state achieved autonomy. The Bush administration during the financial crisis, and the Obama …

Opinion

Adios, Havana! Alaska Airlines drops Havana service - Wandering Aramean

In the great land rush that was the US DoT allocation of Havana flights one stood out as particularly challenging. Alaska Airlines’ service from Los …

Airlines

Gorsuch takes victory lap at Federalist dinner

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch mocked the conservative Federalist Society’s critics along with his own detractors during a speech to the group’s annual conference in Washington on Thursday.<p>Speaking in a cavernous hall just blocks from the high court, Gorsuch poked fun at those who’ve painted …

Politics

Neil Gorsuch: Scalia's views on the Constitution aren't 'going anywhere on my watch'

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch touted his confirmation to the high court as evidence that the late Justice Antonin Scalia's legal thinking had …

Don McGahn

Who’d Gain From an Estate Tax Rollback: The 0.2 Percenters

Supporters and critics of the Republican tax bills argue over their effect on middle-class Americans, but there is one group that everyone agrees would come out ahead: the millionaires and billionaires who have to reckon with the estate tax.<p>As Steven Mnuchin, President Trump’s Treasury secretary, …

Politics

USDOT: Airlines bump fewer passengers off oversold flights

WASHINGTON (AP) – Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged …

Airlines

Rise of the Robots

It’s dusk and Robert Hermann is driving an eighteen-wheeler down a narrow road lined with fields and neat hedges. We’re in the Lower Mainland of …

Canadian News

Delta Backtracks, Honors Business Class Mistake Fares After All

Back on November 1, Delta published some cheap business class fares for travel between Auckland, New Zealand, and Oakland, California. The fares …

Airlines

US transportation workers to face testing for prescription opioids next year

Safety-sensitive transportation workers including flight crew, air traffic controllers, truck drivers, and train engineers will be screened for …

Elaine Chao

National Autonomous Policy Would Benefit Trucking Industry, ATA Official Says

WASHINGTON — Developing a singular autonomous vehicle policy nationwide would facilitate testing of automated trucks and connected vehicle …

Transportation

Will human drivers always be the weak link when sharing the road with autonomous vehicles?

A collision between a self-driving shuttle and a human-driven truck in Las Vegas shows the inevitability of accidents, and who is more likely to be …

Transportation

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Waymo's first to test cars on public roads without driver — Continental acquires auto cybersecurity startup Argus — Ola enlists Microsoft for its connected car platform

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Transportation

Wanna Save Lots of Lives? Put (Imperfect) Self-Driving Cars on the Road, ASAP

Cars crash a lot: Nearly 37,500 Americans died on the roads last year. Autonomous cars would crash less (for one thing, they don’t drink or text or …

Transportation

Renault's self-driving car can avoid obstacles like pro drivers

The Renault Group announced today that its autonomous vehicle control system can avoid obstacles just as well as professional test drivers. The company said that in designing the system, it was actually inspired by these drivers' abilities and used them as a sort of benchmark as to what level its …

Transportation

Put down the phone and just drive

The people who sell you auto insurance want to be that little voice in your head the next time you’re driving and you think to reach for your …

Transportation

Lyft’s chief operating officer will leave by the end of this year

Lyft’s chief operating officer Rex Tibbens plans to step down by the end of the year. The news was first reported by Axios and confirmed by Lyft to TechCrunch.<p>The ride-sharing company has been busy raising funding, including a recent $1 billion round led by CapitalG that put its post-money …

Technology

HD100 is the Road Bike Helmet for the Batman Wannabes

Batman is cool (and crazy rich). And for you to get a taste of his coolness, why not get this road bike helmet from Helmet Dawg—the HD100?… Read …

Chose

1973 BMW 3.0CS Sunroof Coupe

This 1973 BMW 3.0CS is a 4-speed example being offered by the third owner who has had the car for 22 years. He says that during his ownership the car …

Classic Cars

US DOT reveals drone safety program that could pave the way for business use of UAVs

Public-private partnerships will develop operational concepts for safe drone usage, potentially leading to more drone applications for businesses.<p>The …

Drones

Slashing regulations literally more important than saving American lives to Donald Trump

Vehicle-to-vehicle car-talking safety technology hits skidsThe Trump Administration has literally put a reduction in regulations over the lives of …

U.S. Government

FAA lays out process for advanced drone operations, giving a lift to Amazon’s plans

The Federal Aviation Administration today followed up on a White House mandate to speed progress toward drone deliveries by laying out a streamlined …

Drones

Trump administration reportedly kills vehicle-to-vehicle safety mandate [Updated] | Ars Technica

Is this finally the end of the road for V2V?<p><b>Update 2:</b> NHTSA reached out to Ars to assure us that the V2V rule isn't dead. "The Department of …

U.S. Government

US set to drop proposed vehicle-to-vehicle communications mandate

Obama era plan would have created standards for vehicles to ‘talk’ to each other<p>The proposed mandate to add vehicle-to-vehicle communications to all new cars appears to have been killed by the Trump administration.<p>The White House and US Department of Transportation are not going to push forward …

Transportation

Traffic safety: Talking car mandate from Trump administration has been set aside

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.<p>The Obama administration proposed last December that all …

Transportation

Qualcomm, with AT&T, Ford, and Nokia, to test connected car tech in San Diego

The tests are the first announced trials of Vehicle-to-Everything technology in the US, Qualcomm says.<p>Qualcomm on Tuesday announced that it's …

Transportation

Garuda postpones US route plans amid Japanese rejection

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has to postpone its plan to fly to the United States after the Japanese government refused to grant the …

Airlines