Transportation safety

Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long amid the partial federal shutdown, causing some travelers to miss flights, Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2019. The long lines signaled staffing shortages at security checkpoints, as TSA officers have been working without pay since the federal shutdown began Dec. 22. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 6:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work around the country is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week. No-shows among screeners jumped Sunday and again Monday, when the Transportation Security Administration reported a...
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A Transportation Security Administration officer works at the entrance to Concourse G at Miami International Airport, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Miami. The airport is closing Terminal G this weekend as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 11, 2019 - 6:41 pm
The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown...
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January 11, 2019 - 7:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Frankfurt airport to go on strike next week in a dispute over pay. The ver.di union said Friday that workers should walk out at Germany's biggest airport between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. (0100-1900 GMT) Tuesday. The union said it couldn't...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at three German airports to stage a strike Thursday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Wednesday that it's urging workers to join a one-day walkout that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers. The...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The partial government shutdown is starting to effect air travelers. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 08, 2019 - 10:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A...
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January 07, 2019 - 2:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Security staff at Berlin's two airports are staging a strike that is causing disruption to flights. The ver.di union called on staff at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk off the job from 5 to 8:45 a.m. (0400 to 0745 GMT) Monday. German news agency dpa...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2018 file photo, a TSA worker works at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security is acknowledging an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. The Transportation Security Administration said in a Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 tweet that call outs that began over the holiday period are on the rise but the impact has been “minimal.” The agency said wait times may be affected but so far “remain well within TSA standards.” (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 05, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal agency tasked with guaranteeing U.S. airport security is acknowledging an increase in the number of its employees calling off work during the partial government shutdown. The Transportation Security Administration said in a Friday tweet that call outs that began over the...
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January 05, 2019 - 5:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Berlin's two airports to stage a strike Monday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Saturday it's urging workers to join a four-hour walkout starting at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) that is likely to cause disruptions for...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, a tanker train carrying crude oil burns after derailing in western Alabama outside Aliceville, Ala. The Trump administration vastly understated the potential benefits of installing more advanced brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it cancelled a requirement for railroads to begin using the equipment. A government analysis used by the administration to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in potential reduced damages from using electronic brakes. Department of Transportation officials acknowledged the error after it was discovered by The Associated Press during a review of federal documents but said it would not have changed their decision. (Bill Castle/ABC 33/40 via AP, File)
December 20, 2018 - 8:21 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration miscalculated the potential benefits of putting better brakes on trains that haul explosive fuels when it scrapped an Obama-era rule over cost concerns, The Associated Press has found. A government analysis used to justify the...
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This March 17, 2017, photo shows an Uber self-driving Volvo in Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. The approval, effective Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, and lasting for one year, comes about nine months after one of Uber's autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian. Testing was suspended after March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
December 18, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. The approval, effective Monday and lasting for one year, comes about nine months after one of Uber's autonomous test vehicles...
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