Transportation safety

Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 8:35 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the...
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Passengers wait to pass the security control at the Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Security workers at Barcelona airport began partial strikes Friday which threatens more queuing chaos for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 06, 2017 - 7:38 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport are staging a second day of partial strikes, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Passengers waited for up to an hour to pass security checks at El Prat airport at the peak...
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July 19, 2017 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cell phones. The new measures may include asking passengers...
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July 17, 2017 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved legislation Monday giving the go-ahead for a new safety watchdog for the passenger rail system serving commuters and visitors in and around the nation's capital. After a series of critical lapses, the Obama administration directed the Federal Transit...
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July 17, 2017 - 7:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved legislation giving the go-ahead for a new safety watchdog for the passenger rail system serving in and around Washington. The vote was 399-5. After a series of critical lapses, the Obama administration directed the Federal Transit Administration to oversee...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:54 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in five Southeastern states are launching a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths. "Operation Southern Shield" starts Monday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. The campaign aims to reduce the number of drivers who are...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:43 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Police in five Southeastern states are launching a weeklong program to reduce summertime wrecks and traffic deaths. "Operation Southern Shield" starts Monday in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Alabama officials say the campaign aims to reduce the...
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Graphic shows the close call scenario of Air Canada AC759 at San Francisco International Airport on July 8; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
July 15, 2017 - 11:00 am
Investigators looking into the frighteningly close call involving an airliner that nearly hit planes on the ground at San Francisco International Airport will try to determine why the pilots made such a rookie mistake and nearly landed on a busy taxiway instead of the runway. The Air Canada plane...
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Airline passengers walk past a robot providing tips for getting through security faster during a pilot project as they head toward a security checkpoint Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in SeaTac, Wash. Through audio instructions in English and on-screen animated instructions in six different languages, the robot told passengers to remove items such as scarves, jackets and belts, to empty their pockets and to prepare for a body scan before going through screening. During the pilot program, running in conjunction with the American Association of Airport Executives Innovation Forum, airport officials will track the number of times passengers trigger the body scanner alarm during and after the robot test. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 14, 2017 - 7:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A robot named Tracey greeted passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them smoothly through security checkpoints. The red and white human-sized robot carries a large electronic sign and can speak to passengers in six different languages. Airport...
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Departing and parked aircraft intersect at San Francisco International Airport, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in San Francisco. An Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on one of the runways at the San Francisco airport just before midnight on Friday, July 7, when the pilot "inadvertently" lined up with the taxiway, which runs parallel to the runway. There were other aircraft lined up on the taxiway waiting for departure when the incident occurred. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 13, 2017 - 9:21 pm
An Air Canada plane with 140 people on board came within 100 feet of crashing onto two of four planes lined up to take off at San Francisco International Airport last week, according to a preliminary report Canadian air safety regulators released Thursday. The finding provided the first official...
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