Dec. 10, 2013
General Motors names company insider Mary Barra as first female CEO
General Motors has named Mary Barra -- an employee of the automaker for 33 years -- as their newest CEO. Barra, 51, will be the company's first female CEO and the first ever female CEO across the Detroit auto industry. Judy Woodruff talks to Micheline Maynard of Forbes for more on new auto executive.
Dec. 9, 2013
News Wrap: American Airlines, U.S. Airways merge into world's largest carrier
In our news wrap Monday, the merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways became official, making it the world's largest airline. The new carrier will operate under the American Airlines name. Also, ice and snow across the nation brought down power lines and led to the cancellation of 1,600 flights.
Dec. 4, 2013
Should drivers be charged for every mile driven?
More fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped, which means less gas tax is collected and even less cash on hand for states to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on a new idea -- a tax based on the number of miles driven as a supplement to the fuel tax.
Nov. 27, 2013
Rain and snow slow travel as millions of Americans hit the road for Thanksgiving
Holiday travelers braved a mix of rain, sleet, snow and wind on one of the busiest travel days of the year Wednesday. As drivers faced dangerous road conditions, some who opted to fly to their Thanksgiving destinations were forced to deal with delays and cancellations at airports. Gwen Ifill reports.
Nov. 2, 2013
How secure can we make our airports?
Rafi Ron, an airport security expert, discusses the recent shooting of a TSA agent at LAX and the future of airport security in America.
Sept. 21, 2013
Should Drivers be Charged for Every Mile Driven?
More fuel efficient cars means less gas is pumped and that means less gas tax collected. States will have even less cash on hand to repair roads and bridges. As a solution, Oregon is moving forward on a new idea-- a tax based on the number of miles driven as a supplement to the fuel tax.
Sept. 20, 2013
Should drivers pay a mileage tax for every mile driven?
During anchor hours with NewsHour Weekend's Hari Sreenivasan this week, a few of you asked whether participants in Oregon's pilot project to charge drivers for every mile driven were being double taxed -- once at the pump and once for the miles driven.
Sept. 11, 2013
The Fixable Crisis of Traffic Fatalities
This Saturday on NewsHour Weekend, we look at recent changes to drunken-driving laws in British Columbia that have led to a roughly 50 percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities.
Aug. 13, 2013
Justice Department: Anti-Competitive Airline Merger Will Make Flight Prices Soar
A move by the Department of Justice may ground a $11 billion merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways. A suit filed in federal court claims the merger would hurt competition and make flying more expensive for consumers. Jeffrey Brown talks to Phil Mattingly, who has been covering the story for Bloomberg News.
July 11, 2013
Unanswered Questions for Canada's Worst Rail Disaster in Nearly 150 Years
At least 50 people are confirmed or presumed dead after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in the Québécois town of Lac-Mégantic. While still unclear on what precipitated the crash, Hari Sreenivasan reports on information from Canadian authorities about an engine fire right before the disaster.
July 8, 2013
Fiery Train Crash Will Leave Big Impact on the Small Canadian Community
In Canada, a fiery oil tanker train derailment has so far claimed the lives of 13 people, while 37 people remain missing, some of whom may never be found. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Sophie Tremblay of the Canadian Broadcasting Company, about how the accident may prompt debate about the safety of oil pipelines.
July 8, 2013
Dozens Missing After Deadly, 'Devastating' Canadian Train Blast
In the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, at least five oil tanker train cars exploded overnight Saturday. Railway officials said the parked train got loose and hurtled downhill nearly 7 miles before jumping the tracks. Hari Sreenivasan reports dozens remain missing and at least 30 buildings were destroyed by the deadly accident.
July 8, 2013
Federal Investigators: Asiana Airlines Plane Was Flying Below Necessary Speed
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed landed at San Francisco International Airport, killing two passengers and sending more than 180 to the hospital. Federal investigators say the plane was flying significantly below the necessary landing speed and was too low to the ground. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
July 7, 2013
Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport - 2 Killed
A debris field littered runway 28 at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, after a Boeing 777 broke apart during landing. The plane's fuselage, which detached from the tail section, sat smoldering on the runway.
May 28, 2013
What Bridge Collapse in Wash. State Says About Health of U.S. Infrastructure
The collapse of a bridge on Washington state's Interstate-5 has refocused the nation's attention on the state of its ailing transportation infrastructure. Gwen Ifill discusses the deficiencies and potential solutions with Casey Dinges of the American Society of Civil Engineers and infrastructure analyst Dan McNichol.
April 26, 2013
Public Feeling Pain of Delays, House Passes Bill to End Furloughs at the FAA
To address air traffic slowdowns and passenger frustration over flight delays and cancellations due to sequester-induced staff shortages, the House of Representatives passed a bill to end furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration. Margaret Warner talks with Alan Levin of Bloomberg News.
April 16, 2013
News Wrap: Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill Makes Quiet Debut in Congress
In other news Tuesday, a group of Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a sweeping immigration reform bill, following months of negotiations. It includes a new farm worker program and visas for high-tech workers. Also, American Airlines had to ground its entire fleet after its reservation system went down.
Feb. 22, 2013
Transportation Secretary Warns Sequestration Would Disrupt Air Travel
With sequestration due to take effect in a week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that automatic spending cuts would disrupt air travel and cause a myriad of problems. Lisa Rein of the Washington Post joins Ray Suarez to discuss about what's reality, what's hype, and the Republican response to the imposing cuts.
Feb. 14, 2013
What Does the $11 Billion Dollar Airline Merger Mean for the 'Friendly Skies'?
American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday the two companies will merge, creating the world's largest airline. The price tag for the deal is $11 billion. Holly Hegeman, airline industry analyst, and Charlie Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the merger in-depth.
Feb. 14, 2013
American Airlines and US Airways Merge to Become World's Largest Airline
American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday that the two companies will merge, creating the world's largest airline. The $11 billion deal will affect some 187 million passengers who fly the two airlines annually. Jeffrey Brown has the latest on the new alliance.
Jan. 15, 2013
Straight Talk From California's Jerry Brown
California Gov. Jerry Brown is riding high. The 74-year-old Democrat has achieved a kind of political miracle: He has balanced the state's budget for the first time in 15 years.
Jan. 11, 2013
Electrical Problems Cause Bumpy Ride for Boeing's 787
The FAA announcement on the Dreamliner investigation largely focused on Boeing electrical circuit issues, and prompted in part when a landed plane's battery caught fire. Margaret Warner talks to The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor about the FAA's 787 review announcement and what's at stake for Boeing.
Jan. 11, 2013
Boeing 787 Dreamline Incidents Prompt FAA to Make Comprehensive Review
Fourteen months after revealing its sophisticated 787 jet, Boeing's "Dreamliner" faces a comprehensive review by the Federal Aviation Administration. Incidents such as electrical generators failing mid-flight and its lithium batteries self-igniting have led the FAA to review the safety of the planes. Margaret Warner reports.