David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

A sigh of relief this morning: a railway strike has been averted

Thursday, September 15, 2022

President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.


Public transit is having a slow comeback after the pandemic

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Traffic congestion is back to pre-pandemic levels as many workers return to the office but transit ridership is still way down. Projections show it will take some time for riders to return.


Public transit across the U.S. is not nearly as crowded as it was before the pandemic

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Traffic congestion is back to pre-pandemic levels as many workers return to the office, but transit ridership is still down substantially. Projections show it will take some time for riders to return.


Labor Day weekend could mean more headaches and frustration for fliers

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Airline pilots are warning that travelers may face more chaos this Labor Day weekend.


Amid Labor Day weekend travel surge, airlines promise better customer service

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Prodded by a new Transportation Department online customer service tool, airlines promise free food and hotel rooms for travelers stranded by delays and cancellations that are the airlines' fault.


Flight delays and poor customer service are at unacceptable levels, Buttigieg says

Friday, August 26, 2022

With millions of Americans preparing to fly over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is urging airlines to step up their game so travelers aren't stranded.


Proposals would ease standards, raise retirement age to address pilot shortage

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Airlines blame a shortage of pilots for widespread cancellations and reduced service. Would allowing pilots to keep flying past age 65 and reducing the 1,500-hour flight training requirement help?


Changing pilots' retirement age is being looked at as a way to fix staffing issues

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Critics say a push to raise the mandatory pilot retirement age and cut flight time licensing requirements may ease a pilot shortage, but that could affect safety.


JetBlue wins the bidding war for Spirit Airlines

Thursday, July 28, 2022

In a takeover that would create the nation's 5th largest airline, JetBlue won a bidding war for ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines. Federal antitrust regulators will have the final say.


The Department of Transportation is cracking down on airlines

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Department of Transportation is taking action against airlines that have refused to issue refunds for canceled flights. It has also created a bill of rights for passengers with disabilities.


Illinois' gun laws failed to stop the Highland Park shooter from getting weapons

Friday, July 08, 2022

The 21-year-old charged with killing seven people at a July 4th parade outside Chicago was able to buy guns even though he had been flagged by police, raising questions about the laws' effectiveness.


The latest on the investigation into the Highland Park July Fourth shooting

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Here's the latest on the July Fourth parade attack in Highland Park, Ill., where seven people were killed by a shooter using a high-powered rifle.


It's been a rough summer so far for air travelers

Monday, July 04, 2022

Airlines struggle to accommodate high demand this weekend, as the number of people flying returns to pre-pandemic levels. Nearly every flight is full and tickets don't guarantee travelers a seat.


The travel chaos to expect over the July Fourth weekend

Friday, July 01, 2022

With gas and airline prices at record highs — and the airline industry in turmoil — travelers are facing more obstacles than usual over the busy holiday weekend.


Investigators probe why a dump truck crossed into the path of an Amtrak train

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

An Amtrak train derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people and injuring dozens. The railroad crossing outside the town of Mendon is a dangerous one, according to local residents.


High gas prices are hurting small businesses that need big vehicles

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The high pump prices are hurting small businesses, like landscapers, plumbers and carpet cleaners who often rely on gas guzzling vehicles to serve their customers.


Flight cancelled? Pete Buttigieg is telling airlines to step up their game

Friday, June 17, 2022

The transportation secretary is one of the many travelers who had their flights cancelled in recent days. His happened the day after he met with airline CEOs about their operational struggles.


Summer air travel could be expensive and chaotic. Here's how to avoid trouble

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Air travel demand is back to pre-pandemic levels, while fares are soaring. Staffing shortages leave airlines with little wiggle room when bad weather hits, which could lead to delays and cancellations


Airlines are cutting flight schedules. You can expect longer lines and higher fares

Monday, June 13, 2022

With a shortage of pilots and other staff, some airlines are cutting back flight schedules. Travelers can expect long lines, packed planes and much higher air fares.


More cyclists are being killed by cars. Advocates say U.S. streets are the problem

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The pandemic got more people riding bikes, but the number of cyclists hit and killed by cars is rising at an alarming rate. "We're buying materials for ghost bikes in bulk," one cycling advocate says.