Latest U.S. Department of Transportation News

Emirates to again fly Boeing 777 to US as 5G rollout slowed

Jan. 20, 2022 05:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates said Thursday it will resume its Boeing 777 flights to the U.S. after halting its use of the aircraft there over concerns new 5G services in America could interfere with airplane technology that measures altitude. ...

Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Jan. 19, 2022 23:38 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude. International carriers that rely heavily on the...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 19, 2022 15:52 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 16 The Washington Post on “Martin Luther King, Jr. did not give up. Those fighting for democracy must follow his example”: On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is perhaps more...

EXPLAINER: Why airlines fear 5G will upend travel this week

Jan. 18, 2022 20:58 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. AT&T said Tuesday it would delay turning on new...

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

Jan. 18, 2022 20:16 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions. The decision from the companies came Tuesday as the Biden...

NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics

Jan. 18, 2022 18:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94% of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and that the Transportation Department should stop using it. Jennifer...

Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot

Jan. 18, 2022 14:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019. The defendant appears to be the first person to be charged with a felony in...

West Virginia slated to receive more than $500M for bridges

Jan. 18, 2022 10:43 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is slated to receive more than $500 million to repair and upgrade bridges across the state, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal officials announced last week that West Virginia would receive the funding over the next...

Former Gettysburg Air Force base on market for $4.5 million

Jan. 18, 2022 09:03 AM EST

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — A former Air Force base in north central South Dakota is on the market for $4.5 million. While the 42-acre base is no longer active, the Federal Aviation Administration continues to operate a radar site on the property at Gettysburg. The...

FAA sets rules for some Boeing 787 landings near 5G service

Jan. 14, 2022 20:28 PM EST

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal...