David Schaper

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Record Number Of Miles Driven In U.S. Last Year

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

American drivers put 3.22 trillion miles on the nations roads last year, up by 2.8 percent from 2015. A better economy and lower gas prices fueled the increase, which highlights infrastructure needs.


Unsafe Driving Leads To Jump In Highway Deaths, Study Finds

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Preliminary figures show a troubling trend continues, as the number of people killed on the nation's highways rise for the second consecutive year. All this while vehicles are getting safer. A new study shows that a high percentage of drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel, such as texting and speeding, and that young millennials, aged 19 to 24, are the worst behaved drivers.


Airline CEOs To Discuss Aging Infrastructure, Foreign Competition With Trump

Thursday, February 09, 2017

They're also expected to discuss air traffic control reform, and possibly Trump's travel ban, at their meeting with the president on Thursday morning.


Trump's Highway Plan May Face Same Old Roadblocks In Congress

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Wednesday's House hearing on transportation and infrastructure became a debate over how to pay for Trump's trillion-dollar plan. One GOP lawmaker called the it "the 900-pound gorilla in the room."


After Travel Ban, Airlines Scramble To Reroute Crew Members

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Airlines employ people from all over the world, including staff from countries barred by Trump's immigration order. Now they're hurrying to reroute flight attendants who could be affected.


Executive Order Ban Leaves Travelers In Disarray At Chicago Airport

Saturday, January 28, 2017

At the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, confusion over the immigration executive order has travelers in limbo, with immigration lawyers rushing to the scene to help those affected.


Chicagoans See Fed Role In Fighting Crime Wave — But Not On Streets

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

President Trump tweeted Tuesday that if the city "doesn't fix the horrible carnage" of its gun violence, he would "send in the Feds." Local officials and residents were skeptical that would help.


Airline Technology Glitches Annoy And Delay Customers

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

United says operations should be back to normal Tuesday after a computer issue grounded domestic flights Sunday. It's the latest of many technology problems that have grounded big airlines' flights.


Chao Coasting To Confirmation As Trump's Transportation Secretary

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was President George W. Bush's labor secretary and served in top transportation jobs in the first Bush and Reagan administrations.


United's 'Basic Economy' Aims To Compete With Discount Airlines

Monday, December 12, 2016

United Airlines will offer extra low fares to passengers willing to board last and carry only one bag that fits under the seat. Critics say this "basic economy" class could worsen flying for everyone.


Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.


Creator Of McDonald's Big Mac Dies At 98

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Michael "Jim" Delligatti gave the world the famous sandwich. You know: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.


Feds: Railroads Make Slow Progress On Revolutionary Braking System

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration says many railroads are behind schedule in installing technology that could prevent crashes. It would slow or stop a train if the human operator failed to do so.


Voters Backed Transit Funds. Will Congress OK Trump Infrastructure Plan?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dozens of ballot measures to raise local taxes were approved, and President-elect Donald Trump has called for more spending on infrastructure. But there are questions about Trump's funding sources.


Indiana Working-Class Voters Hope Trump Will Deliver On Jobs Promises

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Donald Trump's victory in Indiana was even bigger than expected. Now, blue collar workers have high hopes that Trump can bolster manufacturing and bring back jobs from overseas, as promised.


Cleveland Indians Lead World Series 2-1 After Beating Chicago Cubs 1-0

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The World Series moves to Chicago, where the Cubs took on Cleveland at Wrigley Field for Game 3. Game 4 is Saturday night.


Cubs Fans Decorate Gravesites Of Loved Ones Across Chicago Area

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

As the Chicago Cubs compete for their first World Series title since 1908, fans are decorating gravesites of loved ones at cemeteries across the area. For many, the Cubs' success is bittersweet.


Cubs Fans Celebrate Team's First World Series Appearance In 71 Years

Monday, October 24, 2016

It has been more than a century since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series. They meet the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 on Tuesday. Long suffering Cubs fans hope this is finally their year.


On Baseball's Biggest Stage, 2 Lovable Losers Square Off To Become The Champ

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This week, the World Series features two of professional sports' most famously hapless franchises: the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. Both teams have gone decades without a championship.


Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll In Auto Crashes

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Last year, Americans logged more than 3.1 trillion miles and 35,092 people died on the nation's roadways. Now, there's a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years.