Transportation

August 19, 2018 - 7:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo...
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August 16, 2018 - 8:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials blocked two of the nation's largest banks Thursday from involvement in a $600 million road-financing plan because they have policies restricting gun sales and manufacturing by their commercial customers. In a narrow 7-6 vote, the State Bond Commission...
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This undated image posted to Richard Russell's YouTube channel shows Russell, an airline ground agent. Investigators are piecing together how Russell stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound in Washington. (Richard Russell/YouTube via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 10:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old airport worker who stole a commercial plane Friday night, performing acrobatic stunts before the fatal plunge into a thick...
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August 12, 2018 - 1:36 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees...
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Rescue workers and firefighters are seen at the site where an Aeromexico airliner has suffered an "accident" in a field near the airport of Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Civil Defense Office of Durango Photo via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 5:26 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state's governor said there were no deaths in the accident. The civil defense office of Durango state said the plane came down in a field near the airport for the state capital,...
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Jim Hanzo
June 29, 2018 - 11:02 am
Are gas prices beginning to stabilize as we head into the long Independence holiday? Since the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday, many will be taking the whole week off and that means leaving for the beaches or other destinations as early as this weekend. Gas prices will be much higher this year...
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June 28, 2018 - 6:38 pm
(WWL.com) - After an invite from US Senator Bill Cassidy, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will be taking a trip to the Bayou State on official business. She’ll be visiting to assess infrastructure needs, including ports. Cassidy says he hopes to showcase Louisiana’s widespread need for new...
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Jim Hanzo
June 14, 2018 - 7:21 am
A study from AAA reports some shocking research. 60 percent of adults admit to drowsy driving and 33 percent have fallen asleep at the wheel. Not only that but the number of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly 8 times higher than federal estimates indicate. State trooper Melissa Matey says it's...
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Jim Hanzo
June 11, 2018 - 8:56 am
We're knee deep in the month of June now, but how are prices at the pump? AAA's Don Redman says we've seen prices not only stabilize but actually drop a couple of pennies since Memorial Day and barring anything major like a hurricane prices could at least hold steady. "We could definitely later...
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June 09, 2018 - 11:43 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana is receiving a $45 million federal grant to help build a fixed, four-lane toll bridge that will replace the Belle Chase tunnel and movable bridge in Plaquemines Parish. Gov. John Bel Edwards says the U.S. Department of Transportation approved the grant application...
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