David Schaper

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Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

Monday, January 19, 2015

The White House is looking to the private sector to help finance costly improvements to aging infrastructure. The plan avoids increasing taxes, but eventually, the public will have to pay.


NTSB: D.C. Metro Incident Highlights Need To Improve Transit Safety

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a subway train incident in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon that left one person dead and sent dozens of passengers to l...


FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The FAA ruled that all jet fuel tax revenue collected by states or local units of government must be spent on airports or aviation related programs, and not on roads, schools or other uses.


In Midwest, Bitterly Cold Temps Keep Students At Home

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

In Chicago, a city that relishes their ability to deal with the harsh realities of winter the cold weather forced the closing of its schools on Wednesday. While classes were cancelled...


Chicago Officials Spar With South Dakota Over Airport Ads

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Ads touting the business climate in South Dakota will go up at Chicago's O'Hare airport in January. The city rejected the first round of ads, which compared Chicago's treatment of business to the TSA.


The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.


Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait

Sunday, December 21, 2014

With President Obama beginning the process of normalizing relations with Cuba this week, many may envision soon soaking up the sun on a warm Cuban beach, sipping a refreshing rum drink.

In reality, that's not likely to happen for quite a while. But just the increased opportunity for travel between ...


GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

Monday, December 08, 2014

Several states, including those led by Republicans, aren't waiting for Congress to shore up the federal highway trust fund and help pay for repairing worn out infrastructure.


Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.


Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jane Byrne, who stunned Chicago's powerful political machine in becoming the first and still only woman elected mayor of the nation's third-largest city, died today at the age of 81.

She is being remembered as a trailblazer for women in politics who cracked the glass ceiling in a city whose ...


Holiday Travelers Should Expect Packed Planes, Higher Fares

Sunday, November 09, 2014

With fuel prices down, profits are up. But that doesn't mean you'll be able to find cheap airfares, especially over the holidays: The airline industry is predicting its busiest season in years.


Chicago Archdiocese Documents Detail Decades Of Sex Abuse

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Archdiocese of Chicago released thousands of pages of documents detailing allegations of sexual abuse by three dozen priests. The documents had been kept secret for decades in som...


As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The nation's aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone.


Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.


FAA Chief: No Quick Fix To Prevent Another Fire Like Chicago

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to deflect criticism over an arson fire at an air traffic control center that shut down Chicago's airports last week.

Administrator Michael Huerta toured the fire-damaged Chicago air traffic control center in suburban Aurora on Friday with members of the Illinois ...


Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just announced that $31.5 million is now available as grants to programs that help make farm-fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for families who rely on food stamps.

The Food Insecurity Nutrition Program is modeled on the Fair Food Network's Double Up Food ...


Health Officials Trace Travels Of First Ebola Patient In U.S.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The man was infected in Liberia but didn't develop symptoms until about 4 days after arriving in Dallas. His case raises concerns about how prepared airports and airlines are to handle the disease.


Chicago Air Traffic Control Fire Still Disrupting Flights Days Later

Monday, September 29, 2014

A fire shut down the city's airports on Friday, but the ripple effect is still forcing delays and cancellations. The FAA is also reviewing its contingency and security plans.


Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hollywood is getting the green light to fly its own drones.

The Federal Aviation Administration is giving approval to six movie and TV production companies to use drones for filming. And the move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

The ...


At 'World Routes,' Airports Court Airlines To Bring In More Flights

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Some describe World Routes as speed dating for the aviation industry, as airports try to court airlines and convince them to offer international flights in and out of their destinations.