Latest Transportation safety News

New NHTSA chief: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

Jun. 29, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In an interview...

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Jun. 28, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With no one at the wheel, a self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. is rolling down a Beijing street when its sensors spot the corner of a delivery cart jutting into its lane. The taxi stops a half-car-length away. “So sorry,” a recorded voice tells...

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

California railroad tests use of quake alerts to stop trains

Jun. 16, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California regional passenger rail service announced Thursday that is testing technology that will use the West Coast's earthquake early warning system to automatically slow or stop trains before shaking begins. The five-county Metrolink system said...

Ahead of Ford plant, TSA returning to Tennessee airport

Jun. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal security screening is returning to a small West Tennessee airport, a needed upgrade as passenger traffic is expected to increase with new flights to Atlanta and a planned Ford Motor Co. electric truck factory coming to the region, officials said. The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 16, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 15, 2022. Editorial: Primary concerns In every election, there is a lot at stake. For our state, decisions have been made at the State House and in communities about how pandemic recovery dollars should be spent. Lots of meetings...

Dutch airport Schiphol to cut flights over busy summer

Jun. 16, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' busiest airport is reining in flight departures over its busy summer period because shortages of security staff mean it cannot cope with the high demand as many families take to the skies for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic has eased. ...

Investigator updates board on latest Boston transit crash

Jun. 13, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the trains involved in a crash on the Boston subway system that sent four workers to the hospital earlier this month did not stop at a red signal and was traveling at speeds higher than the posted limit, an investigator said Monday. The Green Line train that...

Baltimore County schools superintendent defends record

Jun. 12, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams is defending his record after five members of the County Council called for a search to replace him. The Baltimore Sun reports that Williams sent a letter to the council Saturday covering how he has handled a...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Jun. 08, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. June 7, 2022. Editorial: Summer Travel: The Biggest Problem We Face Two immutable facts are upon us: Summer is here and Americans will be hitting the road. Even with inflation and gas prices soaring, U.S. motorists will do a...