News bites: Merger

Your morning transportation speed-read:

U.S. Airways is attempting to merge with American Airlines during the latter's bankruptcy proceedings.

Transportation officials are alerting motorists to be careful when they're driving near construction sites for National Work Zone Awareness Week.

Former New York Gov. David Paterson is expected to join the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board of directors.

A man was arrested for trying to steal an airplane that was chained to the ground at a California airport.