Transportation industry regulation

People wearing protective face masks against the spread of coronavirus, walk at the iconic 15th century Grand Bazaar in Istanbul as it reopens, Monday June 1, 2020, following weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Turkish Airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey's broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect following a slowdown in confirmed COVID-19 infections and deaths in the country. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
June 01, 2020 - 11:00 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions came into effect Monday. A Turkish Airlines flight, with 156 people on board, departed from Ankara...
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President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao speaks during an event celebrating American truckers, at the White House, Thursday, April 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2020 - 7:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are protesting President Donald Trump's decision to remove the Transportation Department's acting inspector general, the latest in a string of actions by Trump to fire or replace government watchdogs. The Democratic chairs of three House panels on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo a Frontier Airlines jetliner taxis to a runway for take off from Denver International Airport in Denver. There are thousands of airline customers who have canceled bookings because of the coronavirus epidemic and haven't gotten their money back. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and four other Senate Democrats proposed legislation on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 that would require airlines to give full cash refunds to passengers during the pandemic, even if it was the customer who canceled. Frontier has offered only a travel credit instead of a full refund. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 13, 2020 - 6:34 pm
When her Las Vegas hotel shut down and returned her money, and both Nevada and her home state of Ohio issued stay-home orders, Helen Moon canceled the flight that she and her husband had booked on Frontier Airlines and asked for a cash refund. No dice. Frontier offered only a travel credit instead...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file image from video provided by KGW-TV, smoke billows from a Union Pacific train that derailed near Mosier, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge. The Trump administration on Monday, May 11, 2020, moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail in response to numerous explosive accidents. The Department of Transportation determined federal law preempts the state's mandate that crude from the oil fields of the Northern Plains have more of its volatile gases removed prior to being loaded onto rail cars. (KGW-TV via AP, File)
May 11, 2020 - 8:48 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday moved to block a Washington state law that imposed safety restrictions on oil shipments by rail following a string of explosive accidents. The Department of Transportation determined federal law preempts the Washington law adopted last year...
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In this April 23, 2020 photo a Frontier Airlines jetliner taxis to a runway for take off from Denver International Airport in Denver. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill lashed out Wednesday, May 6, 2020 against Frontier Airlines over the budget carrier's move to charge passengers extra to guarantee they will sit next to an empty middle seat while flying during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 06, 2020 - 11:25 pm
Frontier Airlines is dropping plans to charge passengers extra to sit next to an empty middle seat after congressional Democrats accused the airline of trying to profit from fear over the new coronavirus. “We recognize the concerns raised that we are profiting from safety and this was never our...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is sidestepping a major decision on gun rights in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns. The justices ruled Monday that there’s nothing left for them to decide now that the city has eased restrictions on taking licensed, locked and unloaded guns outside the city limits and a new state law prevents New York from reviving the ban. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 27, 2020 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sidestepped a major decision on gun rights Monday in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns. The justices threw out a challenge from gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association's New York affiliate. The court ruled that the...
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Turkish parliamentarians wearing face masks visit the mausoleum of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk during a ceremony marking centennial celebrations for the founding of the Turkish parliament, which is also National Sovereignty and Children's Day, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, April 23, 2020. The government declared a four-day curfew in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo)
April 23, 2020 - 6:48 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish Airlines plane flew over the country Thursday making the shape of the country's flag with its flight path to mark centennial celebrations for the founding of Turkey's parliament. The celebrations for Turkey's National Sovereignty and Children's Day were changed due to the...
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President Donald Trump listens as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 13, 2020 - 8:34 pm
The Treasury Department and leading airlines continued negotiating Monday over terms of coronavirus-relief payments, with Treasury sticking to a proposal that could give the government an ownership stake in the nation's leading carriers. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said agreements with the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020 file photo people chat and drink outside a bar in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden is pursuing relatively liberal policies to fight the coronavirus pandemic, even though there has been a sharp spike in deaths. The prime minister has proposed a new emergency law that would allow the authorities to shut down public venues and transportation quickly if needed. But for now, it's still common to see people swarming on the Stockholm waterfront, sipping cocktails, while children still have group soccer practice. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
April 13, 2020 - 5:33 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Crowds swarm Stockholm's waterfront, with some people sipping cocktails in the sun. In much of the world, this sort of gathering would be frowned upon or even banned. Not in Sweden. It doesn’t worry Anders Tegnell, the country’s chief epidemiologist and top strategist in the fight...
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In this April 6, 2020 photo, a bus drives past a roadwork construction project in Seattle where ramps off of the Highway 520 floating bridge meet Montlake Blvd. that has been shut down due to concern over the spread of the coronavirus. The $2 trillion federal stimulus package enacted in March included billions of dollars for public transit systems, publicly owned commercial airports and Amtrak passenger train service, but earmarked nothing for state highways and bridges. Many of those projects across the country have been put on hold because of a sharp drop in fuel taxes, tolls and user fees since the coronarvirus-related shutdowns suspended much of the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 12, 2020 - 11:22 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — America’s roads are a lot less congested, due to coronavirus shutdowns that have kept millions of commuters, shoppers and vacationers parked at their homes. While that makes it easier to patch potholes, it also could spell trouble for road and bridge projects. The longer...
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