Ray LaHood

This March 2, 2007 photo shows a charter bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team from Ohio after it plunged off a highway ramp early in Atlanta and slammed into the I-75 pavement below. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe, File)

Seat belts on commercial buses delayed 45 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a drunken driver in California slammed into a bus carrying passengers to Las Vegas, killing 19 people, investigators said a lack of seat belts contributed to the high death toll. But […]

11/12/2013

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey […]

08/22/2013

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Gov’t delays requiring rearview cameras in cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is again delaying regulations on whether new cars and trucks must come equipped with rearview cameras to protect against drivers backing over people in blind spots behind their vehicles, […]

06/20/2013

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Big 4 cellphone carriers unite on anti-texting ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The country’s four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T’s “It Can Wait” slogan to blanket TV and radio […]

05/13/2013

US Airways and American Airlines planes at DFW International Airport. (AP Photo)

Control towers at small airports to stay open

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, […]

05/10/2013

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Officials say threatened FAA towers to remain open

(AP) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers as well as end furloughs of air traffic controllers nationwide as a result of legislation passed by Congress.

04/30/2013

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Gov’t warns of more flight delays as blame flies

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after flight delays plagued much of the U.S., air travel is smoother Tuesday. But the government is warning passengers that the situation can change by the hour as it runs the nation’s air traffic control system with a smaller staff.

04/23/2013

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FAA furloughs kick in, but flights come in on time

(AP) – Fears that furloughs of air traffic controllers by the Federal Aviation Administration would result in massive flight delays or cancellations are turning out to be unfounded as the cutbacks kick in.

04/21/2013

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How budget cuts could affect you

(AP) – Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services. Click here to read some examples of what could happen.

03/01/2013

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White House, Congress face cuts; details lacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Congress won’t be immune to the automatic cuts in federal spending scheduled to kick in Friday. But for all the grim warnings, the consequences are much sketchier.

02/26/2013

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