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Southwest grounds 2 planes after finding cracks in key part

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Wednesday it grounded two Boeing jets after finding cracks in parts that connect the wings to the planes' fuselage. The planes were among a group of older jets that...

Railroads to renew push for one-man crews in contract talks

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The biggest U.S. freight railroads appear ready to renew their push to reduce their crews to one person from the current two-man operation used at major railroads now. Eight U.S. railroads...

Southwest pilots’ union sues Boeing over grounding of plane

DALLAS (AP) — The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing and calling the grounded 737 Max unsafe. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that Boeing rushed the plane...

Commentary: O.K. Carter: Airbus celebrates 50 years

Airbus Helicopters 2701 N. Forum Dr., Grand Prairie www.airbus.com Back in 1969, newly-created Vought Helicopter barely made a flicker on the aviation scene when it was created, with good enough reason: That new North Texas company had...

Methane sensors put on planes, trucks in oil production zone

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Methane sensors will be put on planes, trucks and atop towers in the West Texas and southeastern New Mexico desert in a new effort to gauge the extent of...

Lawsuits: Nation’s biggest railway companies fixed prices

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than two dozen major companies ranging from Campbell’s Soup to Kia sued the nation’s four biggest railway companies, contending they had a price-fixing scheme to illegally boost profits. In the...

Texas road congestion is hitting a breaking point. Are voters ready to approve more...

As road congestion worsens in Texas cities, public transit authorities are racing to raise money for vast expansions of light rail and buses to transport the state's growing population.

UPS gets government approval to become a drone airline

DALLAS (AP) — UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries...

Council Report: Operating agreements for Amazon’s Alliance Airport project

AMAZON CARGO CARRIER OPERATING AGREEMENTS At the Sept. 24 work session, the Fort Worth City Council received an informal report concerning a pair of related items: *New cargo carrier operating agreements between the City of Fort...

The Dash – electric public transit bus service – begins in Fort Worth

The Dash, the first electric public transit bus in Tarrant County, started service on Sunday, Sept. 22. It was a long road. After receiving $25 million from U.S. Department of Transportation, the Fort Worth City Council...