Transportation


  • Why airports can’t stop drones from causing chaos

    January 9, 2019

    London’s Heathrow airport had to suspend flights on Tuesday after drone sightings there, following similar disruptive incidents at Gatwick in December that affected 1,000 flights. The move to suspend flights is understandable. Airports and the airlines that pay them don’t want to see a drone sucked into a jetliner’s engine, or a drone that’s rigged as an explosive ...

  • Canada: Transport minister issues new rules for drone operators

    January 9, 2019

    Transport Minister Marc Garneau has issued tough new regulations for the use of drones in Canada, from banning drunk droning, to banning drones from flying in airspace near emergency scenes and airports. Drone operators will now have to register their drones and pass an online test to receive certification to continue operating them. These new changes apply ...

  • With government shutdown threatening paychecks, more TSA agents calling out sick

    January 7, 2019

    It’s not unusual for airport security agents tasked with screening passengers to call-out sick in noticeable numbers after the holidays. But with a partial government shutdown entering its third week — and threatening to deny the nation’s 51,000 Transportation Security Administration employees involved in the screening process a paycheck come Friday — the idea that more and more ...

  • Dublin’s Luas tram system threatened with private data leak

    January 3, 2019

    Hackers have threatened Dublin’s tram system Luas with the leak of private data should the company fail to pay a ransom in Bitcoin. On Thursday, the tram service provider, operational in Ireland, informed customers of the security incident in a message posted to Twitter, saying that the website was “compromised” and a “malicious message was put on ...