Latest Transportation safety News

Buttigieg sends $5B to cities for safety as road deaths soar

May. 16, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit. ...

Tennessee parks offering low-cost kayaking instruction

May. 12, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twelve Tennessee State Parks are joining the American Canoe Association to offer low-cost kayaking instruction next week as part of National Safe Boating Week. ACA Tennessee estimates there are approximately 1 million people regularly paddling Tennessee...

Hawaii helicopter crash that killed 7 was '100% preventable'

May. 10, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands. The...

Crews battle 500-acre wildfire in North Carolina preserve

May. 10, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that covered more than 500 acres in southeastern North Carolina on Tuesday and forced the shutdown of a highway, state officials said. A news release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture of Consumer Services said...

Concerns raised over management of Mexico City's airspace

May. 06, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pilots and airlines have expressed concerns over an increase in potentially dangerous incidents in Mexico City’s airspace since it was redesigned to accommodate a second airport, including alerts that planes could crash unless action was taken. They suggest air...

China grants first driverless taxi permits to Baidu, Pony.ai

Apr. 28, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has granted Chinese internet services company Baidu and a rival autonomous car company, Pony.ai, permits to provide driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing, a significant regulatory step in the country's pursuit of driverless technology. The...

TSA: Airport security finds loaded gun in Cawthorn's bag

Apr. 26, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

A loaded gun was found in North Carolina U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint Tuesday — the second time he has been stopped with a gun at an airport in the past 14 months, officials said. When Cawthorn went through checkpoint D at Charlotte...

Plane crashes in Red Bull stunt; pilot parachutes to safety

Apr. 25, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities were investigating the crash of one of two planes that were part of a Red Bull stunt in which two pilots attempted to swap planes in mid-air over the Arizona desert. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of the plane that spun out of...

Kentucky highway fatalities increase; officials urge safety

Apr. 19, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An increase in traffic fatalities last year has Kentucky officials urging drivers to focus on safety behind the wheel. The number of fatalities on Kentucky highways rose by 26, with 806 killed in 2021 compared with 780 in 2020, according to data from the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 18, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. April 15, 2022. Editorial: While your groceries go up, DeWine, LaRose, Huffman, Cupp waste millions to keep power The $25 million price tag to hold a second primary would be way more than enough it that was all. It is not all. In...