Latest Transportation policy News

US lays out enforcement priorities for animals on planes

Aug. 8, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

The government is telling airlines and passengers how it will enforce rules governing animals that people bring on planes. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat. Airlines, however, can be punished if they ban an entire dog or cat breed,...

About 200 block traffic to protest ICE policies

Jul. 31, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 200 people protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement policies blocked traffic near a Twin Cities federal building at Fort Snelling. The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building houses an immigration court sometimes referred to as "deportation court." Demonstrators blocked traffic...

AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

Jul. 16, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country. The dramatic move will likely have the biggest impact on Guatemalans and Hondurans, who must pass through Mexico to reach the U.S. by...

Omaha-area residents lose rural transportation program

Jun. 27, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hundreds of elderly and disabled residents in the Omaha area are set to lose access to an affordable transportation program starting Monday, leaving officials to scramble for solutions. The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging's rural transportation program provides subsidized transportation...