It’s hard to pin down an official number for how many of the requests for wheelchairs are bogus, but one expert estimates it at 15 percent nationwide.
The land-constrained nature of Kennedy Airport, and Worldport’s location, make preservation difficult, according to the Port Authority.
Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.
The House approved the measure Friday on a 361-41 vote, one day after the Senate agreed to the bill. The action came with lawmakers streaming toward the doors for a week-long spring recess.
The Fairfield Police Department got a 911 call about the emergency landing at around 12:21 p.m.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is going to the dogs. And cats. And probably birds and horses.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula trained in the desert but was planning on blowing up a U.S.-bound jet. However, the plot was undone by a man they thought was one of their own, CBS News has learned.
“We cannot afford to sit back and wait for a catastrophe to occur before cutting through bureaucratic red tape between federal agencies,” U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Two people escaped injury when their small plane crashed at a northern New Jersey airport.
Amtrak officials said flooding had receded, repairs were made and service would resume Wednesday morning.
Airlines are scrapping more than 9,000 flights this weekend from North Carolina to Boston, grounding passengers as Irene sweeps up the East Coast. There were more than 3,600 cancellations on Saturday alone.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the man ran toward the fuel farm when the patrols approached. He was caught near a boat dock and never entered the restricted area.
State police Capt. Joseph Tripodo said investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were inspecting the wreckage Tuesday in Orange County.
The agency operates the major airports in the New York metropolitan area, along with four bridges, two tunnels, the PATH rail system and shipping ports.
Spirits are flying high at LaGuardia Airport after the opening of the new air traffic control tower. The $100 million tower opened this week and so far controllers are giving two thumbs up.
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