Your morning transportation speed-read:
A merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines could be getting ready to take off.
Elsewhere in aviation, holiday shopping at airports is on the rise.
Also, the Department of Transportation has fined Vision Airlines for canceling flights.
In public transit news, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering a fare increase.
News bites: Merger coming in for a landing?
By Keith Laing - 12/11/12 02:00 PM EST