A newly released study of options for moving freight through Georgia by the state Department of Transportation (DOT) has concluded that a plan to build the Peach State’s first interstate highway since the 1960s would not be a good return on investment.
Passenger complaints about airlines rose sharply in the first half of the year, according to consumer watchdogs. The number of canceled flights declined, but delays and other problems increased.
The State Transportation Board Thursday approved a $100,000 pay raise for Commissioner of Transportation Russell McMurry, increasing his annual salary to $550,000.
With pedestrian deaths in the U.S. at their highest point in four decades, advocates and urban residents across the nation are urging city councils and state lawmakers to break from transportation spending focused on road improvements and car culture. From Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C., frustrated residents are pushing for increased funding for public transportation and improvements that make it safer to travel by bike or on foot.
No airline currently offers cash compensation in addition to refunds or amenities. The White House plans to change that. The move comes after a chaotic holiday travel season.
The GAO also said airlines are taking longer to recover from disruptions like storms. It said surges in cancellations in late 2021 and early 2022 lasted longer than they did before the pandemic.
Georgia lawmakers have struck a deal on increasing weight limits for some trucks using Georgia highways. The legislature approved a last-minute compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators early Thursday during the final minutes of lawmakers' 2023 session.
Georgia lawmakers are watering down a bill to allow heavier trucks on state highways after widespread opposition to the original measure by state and local officials.
The meltdowns that recently brought flights to a halt have prompted lawmakers to draft new rules for airlines. The changes would give travelers at least $1,350 if bumped from an overbooked flight.
The Department of Transportation says it is looking into the airline's flight scheduling practices and will hold it accountable for refunds. The 16,700 canceled flights cost Southwest $800 million.
The trucking industry projects it will need to hire over a million drivers over the next decade. One idea that's gained some traction: Bring in younger drivers, starting in high school.
Ahead of the Fourth of July travel weekend, Bernie Sanders calls on the U.S. Department of Transportation to take action to reduce airline cancellations and delays.
Highway projects across Georgia are being squeezed by the increasing cost of construction materials brought on by the war in Ukraine and other inflationary pressures, a state Department of Transportation engineer said Wednesday.
The Senate approved a temporary extension to fund the federal highway program and ends furloughs for the transportation employees.
Airlines got billions in federal COVID-19 aid over the past year, but consumer advocates and two senators say the companies are sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed for canceled travel.