Transportation industry regulation

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, fueling manager Jarid Svraka looks on as he fuels an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 jet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 07, 2018 - 7:27 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest has sued Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying it's part of a mishmash of state and local measures that could increase costs and delays for travelers — and which are blocked by federal regulation...
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FILE - In a Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, Metrolink Director of Operations, R.T. McCarthy, demonstrates Metrolink's implementation of Positive Train Control, (PTC) at the Metrolink Locomotive and Cab Car Simulators training facility in Los Angeles' Union Station. The railroad industry is downplaying expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the country by the end of the year. Officials at rail industry trade associations now say they view Dec. 31, 2018, as the date by which railroads must qualify for an extension of as much as two more years, not the ultimate deadline. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The railroad industry is playing down expectations that a safety technology that could have prevented recent deadly train crashes will be in operation across the United States by the end of the year. Indeed, freight and commuter rail officials speak as if there never was any plan...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, image made from video, a Border Patrol officer requests identification of travelers on a Greyhound bus in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The agents escorted a Jamaican woman off the bus. (Raquel Quezada via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 7:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Videos of Border Patrol officers removing a woman from a passenger bus in Florida are raising alarm over a routine exercise that experts call questionable and rights groups deemed problematic as enforcement of immigration laws expands. A college student who was aboard reported seeing...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, photo, a CSX freight train passes through through Homestead, Pa. CSX Corp. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 16, 2018 - 6:24 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. reported Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit grew 25 percent as it further cut expenses, and on top of it the railroad booked a $3.6 billion benefit from the corporate tax cut Congress approved last year. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Tuesday that if...
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January 16, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's actions during a winter snowstorm that caused major disruptions at Kennedy Airport. The FAA says it will seek to determine whether the Port Authority complied with...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, a Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Boston's Logan International Airport. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Delta Air Lines Inc. reports earnings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 11, 2018 - 8:42 am
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines reported that fourth-quarter profit slipped 8 percent, but the results still beat expectations as average prices for passengers continued to creep higher. The airline also raised its forecast of 2018 earnings, citing the recent tax law that includes a lower corporate...
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January 05, 2018 - 7:56 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — International Olympic Committee member Camiel Eurlings has resigned amid allegations he assaulted a former girlfriend in 2015. Eurlings says in a statement to media in his native Netherlands that "I greatly regret the course of events." The former lawmaker, government...
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January 02, 2018 - 8:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Drivers heading to California saw fake signs decrying a new immigration policy on at least two highways, welcoming them to an "official sanctuary state" that's home to "felons" and gang members. State officials removed a sign Tuesday on the Arizona line and another Monday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photoHouse Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., left, accompanied by House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Shuster, the powerful GOP Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure panel, says he won’t run for re-election. Shuster says he wants to focus his time and energy on working with President Donald Trump on legislation to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to build roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 02, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster, the powerful Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced Tuesday that he won't run for re-election. Shuster said he wants to focus his time and energy on working with President Donald Trump on legislation...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party in Birmingham, Ala. A super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Jones in Alabama's Senate race was heavily supported by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday, Dec. 25 that the group "predominantly funded" the PAC called Highway 31, which sent out advertising and mailings to help defeat Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 27, 2017 - 2:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's Senate race was heavily funded by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday that the group was the primary backer of the...
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