OMAHA, Neb.— When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, the steam-belching beasts commonly had seven people aboard— an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. You have to have two people, "said J.P. Wright, an engineer for CSX railroad in Louisville, Kentucky. The mayor of the Chicago suburb of Barrington asks how one person could...» Read More
Toyota Motor will recall 1.1 million cars globally for defects, including 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles in the United States to fix airbags that could be deployed inadvertently, the automaker said on Wednesday.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still left in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet, says he plans to leave the Obama administration.
The lower Mississippi River was partly shut to ship traffic as cleanup crews skimmed oily water Monday, a day after a barge with more than 80,000 gallons of oil struck a railroad bridge near Vicksburg, Miss., spreading a sheen of light crude.
All Nippon Airways, which has the biggest fleet of Dreamliner jets, on Saturday cancelled 379 flights scheduled for Feb. 1-18, almost doubling the number of its cancellations since one of the planes made an emergency landing.
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U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.
One whistleblower is adamant about his fear about the use of lithium-ion batteries on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, saying they could "explode."
Union Pacific's decline in coal shipments is being partially offset by the shale boom and price increases, CFO Rob Knight told CNBC.
Southwest Airlines could change its policy of not charging baggage fees at some point, CEO Gary Kelly said on CNBC.
With railroads chugging higher, Jim Cramer recommends a novel way to harness the runaway bull.
Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood is making it clear the Federal Aviation Administration will not rush to lift the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
American Airlines' bold, bright new livery is drawing praise and criticism as it tries to emerge from bankruptcy and ponders a merger with US Airways.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Friday that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet will not fly again until authorities are "1,000 percent sure" it is safe.
One day after the FAA and aviation authorities around the world grounded the 787 Dreamliner, essentially saying it is not safe to fly, Boeing customers are standing by the beleaguered plane.
Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.
Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.
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Investigators are focusing on the lithium-ion batteries used in the new Boeing 7878 Dreamliner.
New rental car service Silvercar lets customers reserve an Audi A4, unlock its door and drive away via your smartphone. No need to visit the often slow car rental counter.
The decrepit state of the nation's infrastructure will knock more than $3 trillion off the nation's GDP through the end of the decade if more money isn't spent to upgrade the country's roads, bridges, airports and ports, according to a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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