Dec. 27, 2004
Airline Delays Over Christmas Weekend
Thousands of holiday travelers and their baggage were stranded or delayed at airports over the Christmas weekend due to employee shortages at U.S. Airways and a computer glitch at Delta Airlines. Two airline experts discuss the causes and effects of the weekend's airline problems.
Dec. 2, 2004
A History of the New York City Subway
Essayist Roger Rosenblatt looks at the history of the New York City subway, which turns 100 this year.
Sept. 13, 2004
U.S. Airways Files for Bankruptcy for Second Time in Two Years
U.S. Airways Sunday filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. Delta Airlines announced plans last week to eliminate 10 percent of its workforce, and United Airlines is still struggling to recover from two years of bankruptcy proceedings.
Aug. 27, 2004
Terrorists May Be Responsible for the Plane Crashes in Russia
Investigators found traces of explosives, an indicator of terrorism, at the wreckage site of one of the two Russian airplanes downed this week. Ray Suarez speaks with regional experts about who might be responsible for the crashes that killed 90 people.
Aug. 27, 2004
Russian Officials Blame Terrorists for At Least One Jet Crash
Traces of explosives were found in the wreckage of one of the two airliners that went down in Russia earlier this week, indicating terrorism was the likely cause of the crash, Russian security officials said Friday.
Aug. 25, 2004
Russia Investigates Cause of Twin Plane Crashes
Investigators have found the flight data recorders from two planes that crashed within minutes of each other late Tuesday night in Russia, killing all 89 people aboard.
Aug. 19, 2004
Chicago's O'Hare Airport, Major U.S. Airlines Agree to Reduce Flights
The Federal Aviation Administration announced an agreement to clear the air over Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Major U.S. airlines agreed to reduce the number of flights they route through O'Hare in order to alleviate congestion. Elizabeth Brackett looks at how these changes will affect the airline business and the flying public.
Aug. 18, 2004
Airlines Agree to Reduce Flights to Chicago O'Hare Airport
U.S. airlines agreed Wednesday to limit flights into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in an effort to alleviate congestion that has plagued the airport with delays.
Aug. 16, 2004
Are We Safer?
The leaders of the 9/11 commission criticized the Transportation Security Administration at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing Monday for moving too slowly on its mandate to secure the nation's airways, railways and ports. Kwame Holman reviews today's testimony.
Aug. 11, 2004
Oil Prices Ease Slightly After Hitting Record Highs
Oil prices eased slightly lower Wednesday after hitting a new high Tuesday of $45.04 per barrel. Jeffrey Brown discusses the recent rise in oil prices and the factors that impact those prices with Robert Leiber, a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University.
June 10, 2004
United Airlines' Struggle
After years of labor struggles, United Airlines says it is on track to avoid bankruptcy this summer. Elizabeth Brackett looks at United's turbulent flight back to friendly skies.
June 1, 2004
The Future of Oil
A recent rise in gas prices has refueled debate over the long-term use of oil as an affordable energy source. Jeffrey Brown gets perspectives from Paul Roberts, author of a new book titled "The End of Oil," and Daniel Yergin, author of "The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power."
May 31, 2004
Summer Travel Season Preview
Ray Suarez speaks with Darryl Jenkins, visiting professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Betsy O'Rourke, vice president of marketing at the Travel Industry Association of America about the effects of rising gas prices, low-cost air fare, and heightened security alerts on the start of the summer travel season.
May 11, 2004
EPA Issues Off-Road Diesel Pollution Rules
Environmental Protection Agency chief Mike Leavitt signed new regulations Tuesday aimed at cutting pollutants from diesel engines in off-road vehicles such as farming and construction equipment by 90 percent over the next eight years.
May 4, 2004
Pain at the Pump
American motorists are paying an average of $1.84 for a gallon for regular gasoline, the highest rate in history. Elizabeth Brackett looks at how high fuel prices are affecting Chicago.
April 23, 2004
Hundreds Believed Dead After N. Korean Train Explosion
Reports of a devastating death toll from North Korean train explosions near the Chinese border took shape Friday with government officials saying several hundred were believed killed in the blast, the British ambassador to North Korea said Friday.
April 22, 2004
Thousands Feared Dead Or Injured in N. Korea Train Blast
As many as 3,000 people were killed or injured when two trains loaded with fuel collided and exploded at a North Korean train station near the Chinese border, hours after leader Kim Jong Il had passed through, according to South Korean media reports.
April 16, 2004
Many of the most dangerous items on commercial aircraft may literally fly below what is screened. Spencer Michels looks at the logistical and economic challenges of screening checked baggage and air cargo.
April 2, 2004
Both houses of Congress passed different versions of a transportation bill, both of which President Bush says are paved with pork-barrel projects that make them too expensive for him to sign. Kwame Holman explains the election-year politics behind the fight to fund the refurbishment of America's transportation infrastructure.
April 2, 2004
U.S. Warns of Terror Threat to Buses, Rail Lines
Terrorists might try to bomb buses and rail lines in major U.S. cities this summer, according to a bulletin sent Thursday night by the FBI and Homeland Security Department.
Jan. 22, 2004
Security vs. Privacy
Top airline industry executives met in Washington Thursday to develop an industry-wide standard for sharing confidential passenger information with federal antiterrorism officials. Experts explain and debate the proposal.
Jan. 2, 2004
Since the government raised the terror warning level to orange, or high, last month, at least ten U.S.-bound flights from foreign countries have been cancelled, delayed or escorted to the airport by jet fighters. Paul Davies updates the situation and Ray Suarez follows up in a conversation.
Jan. 2, 2004
Security Alert Prompts More Flight Cancellations
A British Airways flight from London to Washington, D.C., was cancelled for a second day Friday as the U.S. government and its allies continued to scrutinize flights coming into the United States for possible terrorist threats.