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Developers battle FAA over new building height restrictions

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A recent Federal Aviation Administration proposal to decrease building height near airports has drawn battle lines between real estate developers and…

Landing in Houston: ‘Like sliding down a banister’

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Houston airports are set to lead the nation in quiet landings and less pollution. The FAA has redesigned the area’s flight corridors to save fuel, time, and…

New gas tax proposed to refill empty federal tank

New gas tax proposed to refill empty federal tank

By Emily Scheie
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Transportation | WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Wednesday proposed raising the federal gasoline and diesel taxes a total of 12…

Do air traffic controllers need more sleep?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A government-sponsored report released last week said air traffic controllers are at great risk for fatigue and errors leading to accidents because of their…

London Bridge isn’t the only one falling down

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Drive over the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington and you see a beautiful view of the U.S. Capitol. But officials say the bridge—like nearly…

Mid East airline passengers get special security treatment

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Forget legroom: Middle Eastern airlines are going for bed, bath, and beyond luxury. For $21,000, Etihad Airways’ new 125-square-foot “Residence” suite…

Today a stowaway, tomorrow a terrorist?

By Tiffany Owens
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Transportation | A California teen who snuck into the landing gear of a plane headed for Maui and survived a five-hour ride on the Hawaiian Airlines jet is raising questions…

Lawmakers grill GM chief over recall, coverup

By J.C. Derrick
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Newsworthy | CEO Mary Barra declined to specify how the company might compensate victims of recent crashes

Midday Roundup: Satellite clues deepen mystery of Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still a mystery. A missing Malaysian jetliner emitted signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control, investigators said…

Are stolen passports giving terrorists easy access to international targets?

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 enters its fifth day, questions about what happened to flight 370 center on the underworld of…

China digs deep in Central American canal race

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Central America has canal mania. Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Colombia each want a share of the shipping pie created by an…

Is that a swarm of drones on the horizon?

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | While U.S. businesses yearn to launch drones for agricultural, surveillance, and delivery purposes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continues to ban…

 
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