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  • NEW YORK— New York City will announce this week it is bolstering its capital contribution to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority— but, mere days before that increase is unveiled, the MTA is now asking for the city more. City officials told The Associated Press on Monday that Mayor Bill de Blasio's upcoming budget will include $125 million a year for the MTA,...

  • BOSTON— Logan International Airport officials have unveiled a plan to cut to carbon emissions, curb energy consumption, and spend millions of dollars to protect runways and terminals from rising seas as part of an effort to address climate change. The Boston Globe reports that the airport plans to cut its carbon emissions 40 percent and energy consumption by...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia— A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport. Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Washington, when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems. The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.

  • German train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    BERLIN— A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator. The GDL union said passenger train drivers will walk off the job at 2 a.m. Tuesday and won't return until 9 a.m. on May 10. Germany long had relatively cordial...

  • SPOKANE, Wash.— Federal investigators say a leaking oil train that hauled crude oil from North Dakota to Washington in January had tank cars with faulty valves, which also are installed on thousands of tank cars nationwide. The Federal Railroad Administration investigated the 100- car BNSF train because it had to have 14 cars with slow leaks removed after...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Nova Scotia officials are asking ferry operators around the world for advice on how to provide less costly ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Maine. Nova Scotians are upset that Maine has not helped to subsidize the service, the Portland Press Herald reported. Paul LePage and Portland Mayor Michael Brennan.

  • Working for Buffett is like 'marriage': BNSF chief Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:04 AM ET
    Matthew 'Matt' Rose, chairman and chief executive officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC (BNSF).

    BNSF is currently the largest entity in Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. Is there a lot of pressure when you report to Warren Buffett?

  • California port truckers end strike after four days Friday, 1 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 1- Southern California port truckers seeking recognition as employees rather than contractors ended a strike of freight-hauling companies on Friday after four days of picketing that drew attention to their cause but did little to disrupt cargo shipments. Several hundred drivers, backed by the Teamsters union, struck four trucking firms...

  • MONTREAL, May 1- A United Nations civil aviation-led panel on Friday called for improved, fire-resistant packaging to ship lithium batteries, which pilots and plane makers say pose a fire risk. The International Civil Aviation Organization's dangerous goods panel agreed this week to set up a group of experts to develop safer packaging for the transport of...

  • WASHINGTON— International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries from causing powerful explosions and fires. The hazardous cargo committee of the...

  • Latest 'fix' for California drought: Water by rail Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Railroad tanker cars

    Experts say the East Coast's plentiful water could cost cents per gallon to Californians and provide a stable, potable water supply.

  • US, Canada release tougher oil-train safety measures Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    Employees fill a tank cars with oil at the Musket Windsor Crude Terminal in Windsor, Colorado, in April.

    The U.S. and Canada rolled out new oil railcar standards that introduce more stringent speed limits and enhanced braking for tank cars.

  • US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety Friday, 1 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    The regulations are a long-awaited response to a series of fiery train crashes in the U.S. and Canada, including four so far this year. The most serious accident occurred in July 2013, when a runaway oil train derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, just across the border from Maine, killing 47 people and destroying most of the town's central business district.

  • BNSF poised to turn around 'crummy' year: Exec Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    BNSF railway locomotive

    Railway BNSF has put the investment in place to make up for a rough service year, Executive Chairman Matthew Rose tells CNBC.

  • And the world's top frequent-flier awards go to... Friday, 1 May 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    An American Airlines ticket counter in Miami.

    The loyalty programs for American Airlines and Marriott took home the coveted "Program of the Year/Americas" awards as the 2015 Freddie Awards.

  • Chris Christie

    A Chris Christie ally is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the G.W. lane closings scandal, the NYT reports.

  • Private jet business bumpy in China: NetJets CEO Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    A Netjets Inc. sign stands hear a new Embraer Phenom 300 jet at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.

    NetJets is seeing strength in the U.S., and even in Europe, but an austerity campaign is creating challenges in China, Jordan Hansell tells CNBC.

  • LISBON, Portugal— Pilots at Portugal's state-owned national airline have begun a 10- day strike, forcing flight cancellations as they press their demand to be given up to a 20 percent stake in the company when it is privatized later this year. The Civil Aviation Pilots' Union, which represents a majority of the flag carrier's more than 900 pilots, is also demanding...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 1- Malaysia's national carrier Malaysia Airlines is planning to sell off some of its aircraft as part of its restructuring efforts, aviation news website Flightglobal reported. After two air disasters and years of losses, the national carrier was taken private last year by Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Bhd under a...

  • April 30- More than 250 members of Congress have signed a letter urging the U.S. departments of state and transportation to seek consultations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over subsidies the states have allegedly given Gulf airlines. The letter, sent Thursday, adds to political pressure on the Obama administration since three U.S. airlines first...

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