Transportation Department

The seal of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seen on August 4, 2011 in Washington, DC. Top US Senate Democrat Harry Reid announced August 4 that polarized lawmakers had reached a stopgap deal to end a costly row that has shut airport construction and halted tax payments by airlines. "I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work," Reid said in a statement. The cash crunch has forced the FAA to temporarily lay off 4,000 non-essential personnel and halt work for 70,000 workers on airport construction projects, though top officials say air safety is not at risk    AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS

Drones For Moviemaking Win FAA Approval

The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

09/25/2014

The world headquarters of General Motors in Detroit (Photo credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Government Fines GM Maximum $35M In Safety Case

The government fined General Motors $35 million for the company’s delay in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.

05/16/2014

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Report: Airlines Improving Baggage Handling/Passenger Bumps

Airline passengers across the United States got a mixed bag of news from the latest government analysis of the airline industry.

CBS4–02/20/2012

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Report: All Airline Fees To Be Revealed Tuesday

Spirit Airlines, based in South Florida, and other low-cost airlines are famous for their ultra low fares and extra fees. Starting Tuesday, airline travelers who are sick and tired of every airlines fees will get a little more information from their carrier.

CBS4–08/22/2011

FAA Plane

FAA May Furlough Thousands Of Workers At Midnight

Florida is poised to lose $88 million in airport construction money if Congress can’t or won’t approve a new Federal Aviation Administration spending bill by midnight.

CBS4–07/22/2011

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