Two senators worry in-flight calls will lead to fights between passengers.
Rail industry officials and federal accident regulators disagreed about the viability of a looming mandate that most U.S. railways be equipped with automated control systems by the end of next year during a Senate hearing on Thursday.
Congress is requiring that most major railroad companies install automated systems known as Positive Train Control (PTC) by December 2015.
The automated train systems have gained renewed attention after a spate of high-profile recent accident on passenger and freight railways, including most recently a December derailment of a freight train in North Dakota that resulted in 400,000 gallons of crude oil being spilled.
A new House bill targets drivers under the influence of marijuana.
JetBlue Airways announced destinations for its flights at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Airport that were acquired from the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
JetBlue was awarded the right to operate 12 flights at Reagan airport that US Air and American were required to relinquish in exchange for approval of their merger last year.
Flights at the Washington, D.C. airport, as well as New York's LaGuardia Airport, are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in an effort to reduce airplane congestion.
JetBlue said Thursday that it would use three of the pairs of flights to and from Reagan Airport to offer service to Charleston, S.C. and Hartford, Conn.; and Nassau, Bahamas.
The measure, dubbed the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R 4156), would eliminate regulations that require airlines to include taxes and fees in the price quotes they give to passengers when they shop online for flights.
Amtrak is busing passengers between two of its stations in Montana because of the potential for an avalanche, The Associated Press reports.
The skipped stations are located in Whitehouse and Shelby, Mont. on Amtrak’s northwestern Empire Builder line.
Passengers who board flights at airports that have passport kiosks spend half as much time waiting for custom check-ins for their flights as those who do not, according to a study reported Thursday by USA Today.
The study, conducted by New York airport advocacy group the Global Gateway Alliance, found the average wait time for airports with passport kiosks was 17 minutes, compared to 36 minutes at those without kiosks.
A passenger on a Canadian airline flight left a sexist note for a female pilot, according to multiple media reports.
The passenger took issue with the fact that the pilot of his WestJet Airlines flight was a woman.
"The cockpit of airlier [sic] is no place for a woman,” the passenger wrote on a napkin he left on his assigned seat when he was exiting the airplane.
“A woman being a mother is the most honor not as ‘captain’ Proverbs 31 (Sorry not P.C.),” the note continued. “P.S. I wish WestJet could tell me a fair lady is at the helm so I can book another flight! Were [sic] short mothers not pilots WestJet.”
Clinton said it would be inappropriate to comment on an issue under State Department review.
A bipartisan group of senators has filed a bill to ban states from conducting motorcycle-only police checkpoints on roads and highways.
Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said the bill was crafted in response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) program that uses grants to encourage states to conduct additional checkpoints for motorcycle riders.
The lawmakers said the program, which has been in place since 2009, was discriminatory against motorcyclists.