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2014-09-03 16:21:31

DALLAS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) commends the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for denying Norwegian Air International (NAI) a temporary foreign air carrier operating authorization. NAI is a subsidiary of Norwegian Air which is located in Norway. NAI has sought to operate service to the U.S. as an Irish airline where it has no operating flights or history of operations. "The denial of a temporary...

2014-09-02 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of intense pressure from a broad labor coalition, including the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) today denied an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International (NAI). AFA urges the DOT to close the door on NAI permanently by rejecting the foreign air carrier permit outright. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the...

2014-08-08 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the operating authority registration of Michigan City, Indiana-based Francisco Espinal Quiroz, which does business as Espinal Trucking, USDOT No. 2170514, for failing to cooperate in an investigation of the carrier's compliance with federal safety regulations. On July 21, 2014, a tractor-trailer operated by Espinal Trucking...

2014-07-29 12:21:18

Free report, recommendations from Mineta National Transit Research Consortium SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta National Transit Research Consortium's latest peer-reviewed study, Understanding and Modeling Bus Transit Driver Availability, has tested three models and provided a series of recommendations to help transit agencies plan for a sufficient number of drivers without over-scheduling. Principal investigator was Kaan Ozbay, PhD, working with...

2014-07-07 16:20:47

DALLAS, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) commends the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for granting an exemption to Dreamjet, a startup airline, based in France within the European Union (EU). "The rapid approval of Dreamjet's application is applauded by the pilots of Southwest Airlines," said Captain Paul Jackson, SWAPA Governmental Affairs Chairman. "We agree with the DOT that Dreamjet is fit to serve the...

2014-06-17 20:20:27

In the news release, Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan addresses infrastructure finance at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club, Friday, June 20, issued 17-Jun-2014 by Mineta Transportation Institute over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that Therese McMillan's title should read "Deputy Federal Transit Administrator" rather than "Federal Transit Administrator" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Deputy Federal Transit...

2014-06-17 12:21:40

Mineta Transportation Institute's free policy summit to reveal fifth annual survey results. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan will deliver the keynote address at the Norman Y. Mineta Transportation Finance Policy Summit at the Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market St., San Francisco, on Friday, June 20. She will discuss transportation policy, including the GROW AMERICA Act, the types of transportation...

2014-05-23 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), was joined today by the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) as well as the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) in calling on the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI)....

2014-05-22 08:36:27

(GTMA Annual Meeting and U.S.-DOT Data Palooza Event June 2-4) FREDERICKSBURG, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When transportation data collection, management and visualization professionals gather for their three-day annual meeting in Crystal City June 2-4, they will be joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. Secretary Foxx is kicking off the conference sessions that include a U.S.-DOT sponsored Data Palooza workshop track. The Secretary's remarks will...

2014-04-24 16:22:54

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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