Transportation industry regulation

September 28, 2017 - 7:33 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers from New York and New Jersey are introducing legislation Thursday to force federal transportation officials to implement a rule to test train engineers for sleep apnea. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced...
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center left, arrives for a session of the Iraqi Parliament, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Al-Abadi on Wednesday ordered the Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
September 27, 2017 - 10:34 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the independence referendum held by Iraq's Kurdish region this week, which has escalated tensions with Baghdad. (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iraq's prime minster has ruled out the use of force in the government's confrontation with the Kurdish...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 27, 2017 - 9:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's flagship carrier airline said Wednesday it will halt flights to and from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, after Friday in compliance with Iraqi civil aviation authorities. Mohamad El-Hout, chairman of Middle East Airlines, said the decision came after Iraqi...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 26, 2017 - 2:55 pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday ordered the Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, as the Kurds claimed victory for the "yes" vote in an independence referendum rejected by Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors. The Iraqi Kurdish...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, Katie Baranyuk gets out of a car driven by Dara Jenkins, a driver for the ride-sharing service Lyft, after getting a ride to downtown Seattle. For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 25, 2017 - 5:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik late Thursday rejected a...
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August 15, 2017 - 3:31 pm
Republican lawmakers in at least six states introduced bills this year intended to shield drivers who unintentionally strike protesters obstructing public roads. Here's a look at the details: — Florida: Senate Bill 1096 and House Bill 1419 specified that drivers who unintentionally injure or kill...
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August 14, 2017 - 11:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Ryanair is calling on British airports to curb alcohol sales following sharp increases in the number of incidents involving disruptive passengers. The budget airline issued a statement Monday calling for a ban on alcohol sales before 10 a.m. and for limiting the number of drinks in...
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August 09, 2017 - 5:26 pm
READINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 8, The Associated Press reported on flight restrictions near President Donald Trump's properties during visits to Florida and New Jersey. The story should have noted that similar flight restrictions for presidential visits have been in place for...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, a Metro-North passenger train lays on its side after derailing on a curved section of track, killing four people, in the Bronx borough of New York. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that William Rockefeller, who was the engineer on the commuter train, had "severe obstructive sleep apnea." Safety experts say millions of lives will be at risk now that U.S. officials have dropped plans to require that truck drivers and train engineers be screened for sleep apnea. Officials say testing should be left up to railroads and trucking companies. One railroad that does test, Metro-North in the New York City suburbs, found that 11.6 percent of its engineers have sleep apnea. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 08, 2017 - 6:15 pm
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, authorities investigate the scene of a charter bus crash on northbound Highway 99 between Atwater and Livingston, Calif. U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:39 am
U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk. The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no...
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