David Schaper appears in the following:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Nine months after the deadly crash of a runaway oil train just over the U.S. border in Canada, U.S. regulators still haven't enacted new safety standards for tank cars known for their thin shells.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The nation's airlines are running late more often and losing more suitcases. But passengers are complaining less, that's boosted airline quality ratings to their highest level ever.
Friday, April 04, 2014
It's been the home of the Cubs since 1916, and in all that time, the team has never won a World Series. So why do fans keep showing up? Locals say Wrigley's hallowed status isn't just about baseball.
Monday, March 31, 2014
A Chicago law firm is taking the first legal action against Malaysian Airlines and Boeing, the maker of the 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean, on behalf of the families of the passengers.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The decision still must be approved by the full NLRB board in Washington, D.C. The regional director ruled football players at Northwestern qualify as employees and may therefore unionize.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board says Northwestern University football players can unionize. It's a win for student athletes, but the university says it will appeal.
Friday, March 21, 2014
There are concerns that the objects sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Officials remain optimistic and say the hunt will continue off the coast of Australia for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Two weeks into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the focus has turned to two large objects in the waters southwest of Australia. Officials believe these might be debris from the aircraft.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A review by the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing has concluded that the troubled 787 known as the Dreamliner is safe.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The nation's infrastructure has taken a beating this season. Fixing what the heavy snows and bitter cold have wrecked is long overdue — and the cost will be hefty.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Delta is making radical changes to its Sky Miles frequent-flier program. It is rewarding the customers who buy the most expensive tickets instead of giving miles equally based on miles flown.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
More than two years after it began flying, Boeing's 787 aircraft is still plagued by problems. The company says it's making "good progress" on improving the plane's reliability.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Amtrak trains running between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest are experiencing much longer delays than usual. One reason for the congestion is a traffic jam of freight trains carrying crude oil along the railroad. An advocacy group for passengers is calling on the U.S. transportation secretary to intervene.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The high-tech system can essentially override human error and slow a train that is going too fast. Congress mandated that all trains have it by 2015, but only a few passenger and freight railroads will be ready by then. And after a deadly train crash in New York, few in Congress may be willing to vote for a delay.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Illinois lawmakers are expected to vote Tuesday on a deal to fix the state's estimated $100 billion pension debt. Many financial analysts say the Prairie State faces the worst public pension crisis in the nation.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Is One World Trade Center now the tallest building in North America, or does that distinction belong to the Willis Tower in Chicago? The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is going to settle the debate. One thing everyone can be sure of: There's only one.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Some 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will see their benefits shrink by an average of 5 percent this week, when additional financing for the food aid program included in the 2009 stimulus expires on Friday.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
In many places, the reverse commute from city homes to suburban jobs is as congested as or worse than traffic going into the city. "It's just exhausting," says one reverse commuter, whose 35-mile drive to Chicago's southwest suburbs can take up to two hours depending on traffic. In cities where reverse commutes are common, transit agencies are trying to help.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will no longer print traditional lithographic charts of U.S. waters after next April. The agency will still map waterways for rocks, shipwrecks and dangers, but mariners will have to download the latest information onto their electronic navigational systems or use private on-demand printing and PDFs.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Emotions are running high in some Illinois Congressional districts over potential U.S. military action against Syria.