Belton, S.C., spill a cautionary tale on pipeline safety, advocates say

BELTON, S.C. - Nearly a year after a petroleum spill outside a sleepy South Carolina town by a company that wants to build a pipeline through some Augusta-area counties, cleanup is still far from finished.

On-time performance improves at most US airlines, but half of Spirit flights in June were late

DALLAS - If you get on a Spirit Airlines flight, there's a 50-50 chance that your flight will be late.

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

Three tank cars have leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling crude from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, the latest in a series of recent wrecks raising concerns across the U.S. and Canada.

Bill would lower interstate truck driver age to 18

A bill introduced this week by Re­pub­li­can senators would allow contiguous states that join together in "compacts" to drop the age threshold to 18 for interstate trips.

As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline last week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

Last pipeline hearing draws crowd

The hearing at Augusta Technical College's Burke County campus, attended by about 400, was the last chance for public comment before the May 19 deadline for DOT to respond to Kinder Morgan's application.

Tuk Tuk factory aims to make inroads in US

Now, a company that manufactures tuk-tuks - the three-wheeled motorized rickshaws that have moved the masses for more than a century in Asia, Africa and Latin America - aims to make inroads in the United States.

Report gives US airlines lower marks across the board

Traveling blues: More flights are late, customer complaints about US airlines are up.

Nearly 2,000 leaks reported by Atlanta Gas Light, South Carolina Electric and Gas in 2012

An analysis by The Augusta Chronicle of annual reports from the federal Department of Transportation found that natural gas leaks are common among the area's two main operators.

Airline customer complaints decreased though more flights were late and more luggae mishandled

DALLAS - A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers.