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2007 What's New


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Technology Solutions to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion on Nation's Roadways

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) today issued a request for information (RFI) to private industry, research organizations, and state and local governments seeking information about commercially available technology applications designed to fight congestion and improve the safety and performance of the nation’s transportation system.

Monday, December 3, 2007

October's Airline On-Time Performance Better Than Previous Year But Down From September

Monday, December 3, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded lower rates of flight delays and cancellations this past October than during the same month last year but higher than those posted in September 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Monday, November 5, 2007

Airline On-Time Performance Improves in September with Fewer Cancellations, Mishandled Bags

Monday, November 5, 2007 - This past September, the nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights and lower rates of cancellations and mishandled baggage than in both the previous month and September 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Airline On-Time Performance in August Better Than July, Slips From Previous Year

Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past August that was higher than in July but down from the rate posted in August 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Airlines On-Time Performance in July Better Than June But Slips From Previous Year

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than in June but down from the rate posted in July 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Monday, August 6, 2007

Airline On-Time Performance Slips, Cancellations and Mishandled Bags Up in June

Monday, August 6, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a lower rate of on-time flights and a higher rate of mishandled baggage and canceled flights this past June than during either this past May or the previous June, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The report also shows that consumer complaints against air carriers rose in June compared to the same previous months.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Airlines On-Time Performance in May Better Than April But Slips From Previous Year

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past May that was higher than in April but down from the rate posted in May 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Monday, June 4, 2007

Airlines On-Time Performance in April Better Than March But Slips From Previous Year

Monday, June 4, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past April that was higher than in March but down from the rate posted in April 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Monday, May 7, 2007

Airlines On-Time Performance in March Better Than February But Slips From Previous Year

Monday, May 7, 2007 - The nation's largest airlines recorded a rate of on-time flights this past March that was higher than in February but down from the rate posted in March 2006, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Monday, April 2, 2007

Flight Delays Rise in February

Monday, April 2, 2007 - The larger U.S. airlines posted a lower rate of on-time flights in February than in either the previous month or February of last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today. 

Monday, March 5, 2007

Airlines Post Fewer Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags in January Than Previous Month But More Than January 2006

Monday, March 5, 2007 - In January, U.S. airlines posted numbers for on-time performance and baggage mishandling that showed improvement over December but were not as good as those posted one year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Flight Delays and Mishandled Bags Up, Consumer Complaints Down in 2006 From Previous Year

Wednesday, February 7, 2006 - U.S. airlines experienced a lower rate of on-time flights and more reports of mishandled baggage last year than in 2005, but passengers filed fewer complaints with the government about airline service than they did the previous year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report which was issued today.

Friday, January 12, 2007

News Digest

Two Annapolis Residents Recognized for Community Service. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Maria Cino, as part of the department's Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebration, on January 11 presented the President's Volunteer Community Service Awards to individuals and groups that have exemplified the ideals of Dr. King through acts of community service. Deputy Secretary Cino recognized Eugene Peterson, a compliance officer with the department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for outstanding employee volunteer service for his work in education in Anne Arundel County, MD.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

November's Airline On-Time Performance Improves from Previous Month But Down from Last Year

Wednesday, January 3, 2007 - In November, the nation's largest airlines recorded a higher rate of on-time flights than in the previous month but down from the same month last year, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).