U.S. Department Of Transportation To Form Expert Panel Review FAA Certification Of Boeing Max JetsThe U.S. Department of Transportation is setting up a committee of experts to conduct an independent review of the Federal Aviation Authority’s certification of the Boeing 737 Max, amid increased scrutiny in the wake of two fatal crashes in less than five months.
Paraplegic Football Coach Claims To Have Been Forced To Scoot Down Aisle, Off Of United FlightTyler Schilhabel, who is paraplegic, had a connecting flight in Chicago and says he had to "scoot all the way down on my butt" when United Airlines did not offer him an aisle chair.
Federal Funds To Be Used To Decrease Train Delays In ChicagoChicago's South Side will see $132 million in federal funding to separate rail lines in an effort to alleviate train congestion in the area.
CTA Getting $750K From Feds To Train Bus MechanicsThe CTA initiative will be a part of the agency's successful Second Chance Program, which trains non-violent ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and others who face barriers to employment.
Environmental Groups Sue Over Illiana Tollway ApprovalIllinois environmental groups have filed a lawsuit over the proposed Illiana Tollway. They claim federal approval relied on faulty information and didn't adequately consider environmental impacts.
Former CTA Executive To Replace Claypool In Top SpotGet ready for a new man in the driver's seat at the CTA. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to name a man with more than 30 years of public transportation experience in Chicago and Washington as the transit agency’s new president on Tuesday.
O'Hare And Midway Rank Near The Bottom In On-Time DeparturesO’Hare International and Midway airports came in near the bottom of the barrel for March on-time departure rates, new data released Thursday showed.
Illiana Corridor Eligible For Federal FundsThe Illiana Corridor would stretch from Interstate 55 to Indiana’s Interstate 65, linking Will County and Indiana’s Lake County.
United Will Honor Free Tickets After Fare MistakeUnited has since fixed the mistake, but not before many customers took advantage of the free fares.
Schakowsky Upset At Continued Delay In Backup Camera Rule For CarsCongresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she's angry that the U.S. Department of Transportation has – for the fifth time – delayed rules requiring rearview cameras on all new cars.
Feds Give Final Approval To Elgin-O'Hare ExpansionThe Illinois Tollway received final approval Thursday to construct the Elgin O’Hare Western Access Project, a $3.4 billion project to provide congestion relief projected to save drivers $145 million a year in time and fuel costs.
Report: United Airlines Ranks Dead Last For On-Time PerformanceUnited Airlines ranks dead last in a U.S. Department of Transportation analysis of on-time performance for the month of July, according to a published report.
A Look At Recent Megabus Problems: Coincidence Or Pattern?It’s been a rough week for Megabus, as the discount intercity bus line has been involved in two fatal accidents in Illinois, and agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man struck and killed by a Megabus two years ago.
DOT OKs $197M In Funds For Part Of Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail RouteMichigan’s two U.S. Senators announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $196.5 million to begin work on a high-speed rail project that ultimately will help bring 110mph trains to 235 miles of the route between Detroit and Chicago.
Illinois In Line For Next-Generation TrainsIllinois is in line for funding to purchase some new trains.