David Schaper appears in the following:
Monday, March 20, 2017
All three of the biggest U.S. airlines now offer no-frills, discounted fares called "basic economy." Now there's evidence that it's not any cheaper, but is a way to raise standard economy fares.
Friday, March 10, 2017
Roads, bridges, airports, water and transit systems are in bad shape, according to civil engineers. The report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives U.S. infrastructure a D-plus.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Our roads, bridges, dams, transit systems and airports are in pretty poor shape. The nation's civil engineers are calling for a significant increase in the gas tax to pay for the needed upgrades.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
International business and tourist travel to the U.S. is down substantially in the month since President Trump's initial travel ban. Some argue that it sends the wrong message.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Federal authorities charged a St. Louis man with making a handful of the bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other institutions in recent weeks. But they say this was a jilted lover trying to pin those threats on an ex-girlfriend, and Jewish leaders worry anti-Semitic threats and hate crimes will continue.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Trump has spoken about his commitment to "buy American and hire American." But what exactly does that mean? Some say it could mean higher costs for construction projects.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.