Transportation industry regulation

FILE - This Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo shows the former Oakland Army Base pier with the Port of Oakland in the background in Oakland, Calif. A federal judge in California on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, struck down the city of Oakland's ban on coal shipments at a proposed cargo terminal, siding with a developer who wants to use the site to transport Utah coal to Asia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 15, 2018 - 6:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California on Tuesday struck down the city of Oakland's ban on coal shipments at a proposed cargo terminal, siding with a developer who wants to use the site to transport Utah coal to Asia. In a scathing ruling, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San...
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FILE - This May 14, 2012 file photo shows radio host Rush Limbaugh speaking during a ceremony inducting him into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. The top law enforcement official at the agency that runs New York's airports and bridges has retired amid an investigation after Limbaugh told listeners he received a police escort. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday, May 7, 2018, Michael Fedorko will step down immediately. (AP Photo/Julie Smith, File)
May 07, 2018 - 9:46 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The top law enforcement official at the agency that runs New York's airports and bridges has retired amid an investigation after radio host Rush Limbaugh told listeners he received a police escort. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday Michael Fedorko will...
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FILE - In this June 1986 file photo, cars travel east bound at the toll plaza on the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich, Conn. A document highlighting aspects of draft legislation to return a form of tolling to Connecticut highways could come up for a vote in the House of Representatives as early as Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 5:37 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tractor trailer that slammed into four cars and killed seven people at a Connecticut tollbooth three decades ago led to the end of tolls on the state's highways. Now, a leading Connecticut lawmaker is pushing to bring them back. While Connecticut House Speaker Joe...
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In this 2017 photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. Family, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of Riordan, a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 10:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A Texas firefighter on the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia says his wife gave him the OK to leave his family and move...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 10:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet. The move by the Federal Aviation Administration comes nearly a year after the engine manufacturer...
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April 10, 2018 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Watch out! If you're being a slowpoke in the left lane in Virginia, you may be fined. Thousands of people have been cited since Virginia implemented a law setting penalties for driving too slowly in the left lane of a highway. WTOP-FM obtained data on the citations through a...
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March 20, 2018 - 2:53 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike has announced a ban on certain types of trucks, recreational vehicles and trailers due to the approaching storm. Officials said vehicles being banned as of 8 p.m. Tuesday are empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, double trailers, tractors hauling empty...
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March 19, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's deadly helicopter crash has prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to call on federal regulators to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release. The NTSB's recommendation on Monday comes after last week...
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A charter bus sits in a ravine after a deadly crash on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Loxley, Ala. The bus carrying Texas high school band members home from Disney World plunged into the ravine before dawn Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)
March 13, 2018 - 11:19 pm
LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) — A much-anticipated trip to Disney World ended in disaster for a Texas high school band. The group was traveling Tuesday back to their home outside of Houston when their bus careened into a ravine. The driver was killed. Authorities identified him as Harry Caligone. His sister-in...
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Alpha Souare salts the sidewalk ahead of the pending snow storm in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 07, 2018 - 2:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a nor'easter hitting the East Coast (all times local): 2 p.m. The second major snowstorm to slam the Northeast in a week is producing reports of "thundersnow." Meteorologists and residents are reporting flashes of lightning and booming thunder from the Philadelphia...
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