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U S Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Rita Report: Long Tarmac Delays in September Down From Last Year

Thursday, November 11, 2010
By George Hatcher
Rita Report:  Long Tarmac Delays in September Down From Last Year

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – The nation’s largest airlines reported four flights in September with tarmac delays of more than three hours, down from six flights in September 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department of... »

August 2010 Passenger Airline Employment Down 1.7 Percent from August 2009

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
By George Hatcher

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.7 percent fewer workers in August 2010 than in August 2009, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. This is the 26th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month... »

RITA Press Release: Long Tarmac Delays in July Down Dramatically from Last Year

Monday, September 13, 2010
By George Hatcher

Monday, September 13, 2010 – The nation’s largest airlines reported only three flights in July with tarmac delays of more than three hours, compared to 161 flights in July 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the U.S. Department... »

Federal Officials Mark Opening of New Aiken Transportation Resource Center

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
By George Hatcher
Federal Officials Mark Opening of New Aiken Transportation Resource Center

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 – Peter Appel, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), and Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator Dr. Yvette Taylor today joined state and local officials to mark the expansion of a $2.9 million transportation resource center that will provide enhanced, coordinated, accessible, cost-effective transportation... »

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