Author Archives: Joan Lowy

  • Morgan Crash Underscores Danger of Tired Truckers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey highway crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian is drawing attention to the dangers of tired truckers just as the industry and its allies in Congress are poised to roll back safety rules on drivers' work schedules. A proposed ...

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  • Unsafe Tour Bus Operators Face Federal Crackdown

    WASHINGTON— Responding to recent deadly tour bus accidents, teams of federal inspectors will target bus companies with a history of problems as part of a national crackdown aimed at weeding out unsafe operators, federal regulators said Feb. 14. Over the next two months, inspectors will ...

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  • Plane with First Lady Came Too Close to Cargo Jet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air traffic controllers directed a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama to abort a landing at Andrews Air Force Base because it was too close to a military cargo jet, officials said Tuesday, in yet another embarrassment for the Federal Aviation Administration. While ...

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