Transportation industry regulation

May 16, 2017 - 2:13 pm
TORONTO (AP) — No one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking under a new passenger bill of rights, the transportation minister announced Tuesday. Minister Marc Garneau said the shoddy treatment of air passengers...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2006 file photo, passengers en route to London check in at Biarritz airport, southwestern France, The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel. Alarmed at the proposal, which airline officials say is merely a matter of timing, European governments held urgent talks Friday, May 12, 2017, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
May 12, 2017 - 2:29 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of air travel. Alarmed at the proposal, which airline officials say is merely a matter of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, a self-driving Uber car stops at a red light on Liberty Avenue through the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robocars and is slowing their development. But experts say eventually the cars will coexist with human drivers on real roads. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 11, 2017 - 1:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. Humans routinely...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, a self-driving Uber car stops at a red light on Liberty Avenue through the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robocars and is slowing their development. But experts say eventually the cars will coexist with human drivers on real roads. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:36 am
DETROIT (AP) — In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the speed limit. Humans routinely...
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May 11, 2017 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union judge says the ride-sharing service Uber is a transport company and could be required to obtain licenses and permits under national law in the 28 EU member states. The case was brought to the European Court of Justice by a taxi company in Spain that claimed a...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Delta Air Lines planes are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23, 2017, incident was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 04, 2017 - 10:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines is offering refunds and compensation to a California family that says they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Delta Air Lines planes are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23, 2017, incident was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 04, 2017 - 7:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines is offering refunds and compensation to a California family that says they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, testifying before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 04, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air travel in the United States has become a combustible mix in which passengers aren't the only ones treated unfairly, senators were told Thursday. Travelers all too frequently take out their frustrations on airline employees, including flight attendants and gate agents, speakers...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones warms up before the team'sw baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing to Jones after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. Kennedy apologized Tuesday after Jones said someone also threw peanuts at him during Monday night's game. Kennedy said the organization is "sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 02, 2017 - 8:24 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. GOVERNMENT 'NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN,' TRUMP TWEETS The president rails against a bill to keep operations running which he praised earlier as a sign of his masterful negotiating with...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:29 pm
___ Lawmakers to airlines: Improve service or Congress steps in WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it "a mistake of epic proportions" as frustrated lawmakers warned...
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