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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Airports

Did TSA really screen all air cargo?

The Transportation Security Administration says it screened all air cargo--but a government auditor said there's no way the TSA can know that. It's the second time this month the GAO has dinged the TSA for over-hyping itself and keeping shoddy records.

By Luke Rosiak  | March 11, 2011; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Airlines, Airports, Transportation Politics  
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Weather causing flight delays

Heavy rain and low cloud cover are causing flight delays at some airports. Delays in the Washington region appear to minimal, but connections through the Northeast have been adversely affected. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, departure delays for some flights heading to New York area airports are more than two hours. At John F. Kennedy International Airport, delays for arriving flights are almost three. Some flights to Boston's Logan Airport may be delayed up to 2 hours.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 10, 2011; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation  
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GAO: Airport screening math lacking

Some cost assumptions made by the Transportation Security Administration comparing private-sector and federal screeners at airports weren't sound in January 2009--and the problem still hasn't been entirely resolved, the General Accountability Office told Congress.

By Luke Rosiak  | March 10, 2011; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Feds OK BWI to Cuba flights

Charter flights to Cuba are coming to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  | March 8, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Carry-on luggage costs TSA millions

Carry-on luggage is costing the federal government an estimated quarter-billion dollars a year.

By Associated Press  | March 3, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Today's transportation roundup

The story of the day -- at least for me -- is potholes.

I hit a massive one last night driving home on Route 450. It was late and I was tired and close to home, so I kept driving. I ended up shredding the tire but thankfully the rim wasn't damaged.

By Michael D. Bolden  | March 3, 2011; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation, Biking, Metro, NTSB  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Man takes box cutters on JetBlue flight, Associated Press , March 2, 2011
Airport board split over CEO candidate, Washington Post Editors , March 2, 2011
American Airlines to cut 2011 flights, Associated Press , March 1, 2011
Lasers aimed at planes targeted, Jim Abrams, Associated Press , March 1, 2011
Storms causing huge flight delays, Washington Post Editors , February 28, 2011
Possible measles exposure at Dulles, Maria Glod , February 28, 2011
Today's transportation roundup, Michael D. Bolden , February 28, 2011
Emergency landing at Dulles, Kafia Hosh , February 28, 2011
Windy weather causes flight delays, Washington Post Editors , February 25, 2011
Flying? Check with your airline., Mark Berman , February 22, 2011
False alarm for flight at DCA, Mark Berman , February 18, 2011
New buses for Intercounty Connector, Robert Thomson , February 16, 2011
Plane makes emergency landing, Associated Press , February 16, 2011
Lawmakers request Dulles rail audits, Kafia A. Hosh , February 15, 2011
BWI set 2010 passenger record, Associated Press , February 14, 2011
Flight cancellation tactic pays off, Samantha Bomkamp, Associated Press , February 11, 2011
TSA mulls 'trusted traveler' program, Ashley Halsey III , February 10, 2011
Baggage handler trapped at National, The Associated Press , February 9, 2011
Snow disrupting some flights, Washington Post Editors , February 7, 2011
TSA: Just say no to private screening, Washington Post Editors , February 7, 2011
Power outage delays Newark flights, Washington Post Wire and Staff Reports , February 7, 2011
FAA fund declines; fees could result, Luke Rosiak , February 7, 2011
Flying? Check with your airline., Mark Berman , February 2, 2011
TSA debuts new scanner software, Ashley Halsey III , February 1, 2011
Airlines speed up cancellations, Mary Jane Credeur and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg News , February 1, 2011
Flying? Prepare for snow delays., Washington Post Editors , January 31, 2011
Airport delays plague Northeast, Associated Press , January 27, 2011
One runway open at Dulles, National, Luke Rosiak , January 26, 2011
Flying? Check with your airline., Washington Post Editors , January 26, 2011
Airlines, feds may resolve DCA dispute, Bloomberg News and Staff Reports , January 21, 2011
Numerous area flights canceled, Mark Berman , January 21, 2011
Flying today? Check with your airline, Washington Post Editors , January 18, 2011
TSA tip: thermos bomb threat, Luke Rosiak , January 13, 2011
Flights might be impacted by snow, Mark Berman , January 12, 2011
Airfare increases likely to stick, Associated Press , January 11, 2011
Airport stripping charges dropped, Associated Press , January 10, 2011
Suspicious item cleared at Dulles, Kafia A. Hosh , January 6, 2011
Man strips at airport checkpoint, Associated Press , December 31, 2010
Serious delays at NE airports, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2010
Current situations at airports, Mark Berman , December 23, 2010
How are your travels?, Washington Post Editors , December 22, 2010
Preparing for airport getaways, Robert Thomson , December 22, 2010
Tough travel in Europe, Associated Press and Staff Reports , December 21, 2010
Snow hits travel in Europe hard, Associated Press , December 17, 2010
VRE Train 335 canceled, Washington Post Editors , December 14, 2010
Wind warnings delay NYC-area flights, Washington Post Editors , December 14, 2010
BWI sets October record, Michael D. Bolden , December 13, 2010
Airport shuttle probed in crashes, Michael D. Bolden , December 13, 2010
Check flight status with airlines, Washington Post Staff Writers , December 12, 2010
Snow causes travel chaos in Europe, Crystal Becerril, Associated Press , December 9, 2010
Gifts could pose problem at airports, Ashley Halsey III , December 3, 2010
How were your travels?, Michael D. Bolden , November 29, 2010
Lone protester at Reagan National, Derek Kravitz , November 24, 2010
Flight delays at Newark, LaGuardia, Michael D. Bolden , November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving travel 2010, Michael Bolden , November 24, 2010
Travelers and commuters hit the road, Mark Berman , November 24, 2010
Reports from the airports, Michael Bolden , November 24, 2010
Metro's holiday weekend schedule , Mark Berman , November 24, 2010
Your Thanksgiving getaway questions, Robert Thomson , November 23, 2010
TSA responds to child pat-down video, Michael D. Bolden , November 22, 2010
TSA discourages scanner boycotts, Washington Post wire and staff reports , November 22, 2010
TSA issues 'pat-down' travel message, Washington Post Staff Writers , November 20, 2010
Will you undergo a 'pat-down'?, Michael D. Bolden , November 19, 2010
Metro's Thanksgiving service to airports, Robert Thomson , November 18, 2010
Jobs tied to airports decline, Derek Kravitz , November 17, 2010
Dealing with Thanksgiving airport security, Derek Kravitz , November 15, 2010
Airlines canceling more flights, Associated Press and Staff Reports , November 9, 2010
Aviation security to increase, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Operations normal at D.C. airports, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Hole found in plane from Miami, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Holiday travel? Expensive, crowded, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
Sunday marathon to disrupt traffic, Robert Thomson , October 26, 2010
Emergency landing in Frederick, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Dulles Toll Road update tonight, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Southwest launching BWI-S.C. service, Derek Kravitz , October 21, 2010
Flight delays hit the wallet, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
Groundbreaking for control tower, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
On-time departures down at BWI, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
New tower coming at Frederick airport, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
New airport scanner examines liquids, Michael Bolden , October 13, 2010
Airline performance improves, Michael Bolden , October 12, 2010
FAA: Runway incidents down 50%, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
Economy parking full at DCA, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
BWI sets August record, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
Flight safety demo a YouTube hit, Michael Bolden , October 5, 2010
Delta warns of flight delays, Michael Bolden , September 29, 2010
Storms causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , September 27, 2010
Southwest deal could mean lower fares, Michael Bolden , September 27, 2010
Frederick airport to get control tower, Michael Bolden , September 27, 2010
Muscle up and pull a plane, Michael Bolden , September 24, 2010
NTSB probes near-collision of planes, Michael Bolden , September 23, 2010
Weather causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , September 22, 2010
Lawmakers ask for MWAA probe, Derek Kravitz , September 17, 2010
Senators hammer Washington airports, Derek Kravitz , September 16, 2010
Ocean City airport gets grant, Michael Bolden , September 16, 2010
BWI sets all-time passenger record, Luke Rosiak , September 8, 2010
Snelling re-elected as airports chairman, Derek Kravitz , September 3, 2010
Pulled a plane lately?, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Fatigue blamed for hole in airplane, Michael Bolden , August 19, 2010
Soggy day segues into damp night, Mark Berman , August 18, 2010
JetBlue brings back 'All-You-Can-Jet', Michael Bolden , August 17, 2010
Talk back on airline regs, Luke Rosiak , August 16, 2010
JetBlue passenger released, Michael Bolden , August 13, 2010
Weather causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , August 12, 2010
Storms wreak havoc on AM commute, Mark Berman , August 12, 2010
Emergency for BWI-bound plane, Michael Bolden , August 12, 2010
Delays at airports tonight, Luke Rosiak , August 11, 2010
Ruckus at JFK leads to arrest, Michael Bolden , August 9, 2010
Leaking Nigerian bag briefly shut BWI, Luke Rosiak , August 5, 2010
Delayed arrivals at DCA, IAD, Luke Rosiak , August 5, 2010
FAA bill delayed over DCA flights, Derek Kravitz , July 30, 2010
IAD flight makes emergency landing, Michael Bolden , July 27, 2010
Weather causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , July 26, 2010
DOT: Short-muzzled dogs at risk, Michael Bolden , July 16, 2010
Power back on at Reagan National, Michael Bolden , July 15, 2010
N.Y. geese gassed for air safety, Michael Bolden , July 13, 2010
Weather causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , July 13, 2010
Safety patrol to aid drivers in distress, Michael Bolden , July 12, 2010
MWAA: Senate, limit DCA flights, Luke Rosiak , July 8, 2010
Relief for Rover at area airports, Michael Bolden , July 8, 2010
Timeline: Coverage of plane mishaps, Mike McPhate , July 5, 2010
Poll: Do you feel safe on area flights?, Mike McPhate , July 5, 2010
More people to travel for Fourth, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Weather causing flight delays, Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
Plane from Dulles skids off runway in Canada, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Spirit Airlines cancels more flights, Michael Bolden , June 14, 2010
NTSB investigating plane crash at DCA, Luke Rosiak , June 8, 2010
TSA: Full-body scans at BWI, Michael Bolden , June 7, 2010
 
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