Latest from Ashley Halsey III

The Queen Mary saved hundreds of Jews from the Nazis, even as the St. Louis was turned away

Jews who could afford it booked passage on the British ocean liner to escape Hitler before the start of World War II.
  • Sep 21, 2019

Senate committee acknowledges climate change in passing $287 billion transportation bill

The next step: Coming up with the money to pay for it.
  • Jul 30, 2019

More Americans have died in car crashes since 2000 than in both World Wars

As the opioid crisis takes center stage — almost 100,000 deaths in six years — 190,000 people were killed by speeding, drunk or distracted drivers in that time.
  • Jul 21, 2019

This crash sounded like an indictment of autonomous vehicles, but the NTSB report tells a different story

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation determined the truck driver, and not the autonomous shuttle, was primarily to blame for the minor crash.
  • Jul 11, 2019

House bill targets ‘flag of convenience’ carriers

A bipartisan bill would scrutinize foreign carriers who shop around for lax labor and aviation safety laws.
  • Jul 10, 2019

Airlines have collected $1.3 billion in baggage fees so far this year

Companies say added fees help keep ticket prices low, but passengers feel the pain.
  • Jun 27, 2019

House Democrats introduce a bill to tighten airport security stings

The bill would establish standards for TSA’s covert testing, and require TSA to track and report its progress in resolving security vulnerabilities identified through these covert tests.
  • Jun 26, 2019

TSA says hundreds of its workers being diverted from airports to southern border

The head of the agency said the diversion will have no impact on security screening at airports.
  • Jun 25, 2019

House committee leader says railroads have fallen to ‘jackals on Wall Street’

Rep. Peter A. DeFazio says hedge funds are squeezing profitable railroads while federal regulators sit on the sidelines.
  • Jun 20, 2019

Man killed, woman seriously injured in Southeast D.C. shooting

Police said both victims were shot multiple times early Sunday.
  • Jun 16, 2019