Transportation: Leisure


  • Austin City Council approves paid ridesharing Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— The Austin City Council has cleared the way for online-based ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to begin operating in 30 days. Council members on Thursday approved the interim ordinance pending the drawing up of final rules. The measure approved by the Austin City Council requires drivers with such transportation network companies to...

  • China rail official sentenced to death for graft Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    BEIJING— A former top Chinese railway official was convicted of taking nearly $8 million in bribes and given a suspended death sentence, a court said Friday. The ruling against Zhang Shuguang, formerly the deputy chief engineer for the now-defunct Railway Ministry, came more than a year after the former railway minister Liu Zhijun was convicted of corruption...


  • A nurse from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spoke to the Today Show's Matt Lauer about the protocol in handling Ebola. Dr. Alexander Garza of Saint Louis University, provides perspective.

  • Masked traveler questions Ebola regulation     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports what airline travelers had to say about the CDC's handling of containing Ebola.

  • GE Transportation to make Indonesia locomotives Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:52 AM ET

    The Erie Times-News reports that while orders for most North American customers are built in Texas, the locomotives to be delivered in 2015 and 2016 will be built at the company's Lawrence Park Township plant. Scott Duke, president of Local 506 of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, which represents about 3,200 workers at the Erie plant,...

  • Czechs to screen passengers for Ebola at airport Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    PRAGUE— The Czech prime minister says the country will introduce screening of passengers at the capital's international airport in efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. Bohuslav Sobotka says passengers who visited Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the 42 days before their arrival will have to undergo a medical check at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport.

  • Top gas mileage goes to Mitsubishi Mirage Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck. Mitsubishi's 2015 Mirage compact, five-door hatchback is rated by the federal government at 40 miles per gallon in combined city/highway travel.

  • EU orders Ryanair to repay aid to German airport Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    DUBLIN— The European Union's executive Commission has ordered Ryanair to repay more than 300,000 euros provided by a German airport to sustain the Irish airline's business, ruling it amounted to illegal state aid. Ryanair says it plans to appeal Wednesday's judgment that the airline exploited tiny Leipzig-Altenburg Airport in eastern Germany with a 2010...

  • *Order would be Airbus's largest by number of planes. NEW DELHI/ PARIS, Oct 15- Indian budget airline IndiGo has agreed to buy 250 A320 planes from Airbus, a purchase that could be worth nearly $26 billion and rank as the largest single order of jets from the European planemaker. India's biggest airline is expanding aggressively as it seeks to win more market share in...

  • Carnival mulls China ship building joint venture Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday it's exploring the possibility of a ship building joint venture with a state-owned Chinese company and Italy's Fincantieri. A statement from the company said the possible joint venture with the Italian shipbuilder and China State Shipbuilding Corp. could result in the first...

  • Transport world trades     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether there's an "Ebola-discount" in airline stocks, and the best plays in the transportation sector, with the "Fast Money" traders.

  • What's crushing airline stocks?     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:47 AM ET
    The tail sections of American Airlines aircraft and a US Airways aircraft are lined up at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

    Former AMR CEO Bob Crandall, discusses how falling crude prices, a troubled global economy and fear about Ebola is impacting the airline industry.

  • NetScout and Alco Stores are big market movers Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Atlas Energy LP, up $4.84 to $37.25. CSX Corp., up $1.76 to $31.70.

  • Airlines start longer flights from Dallas airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Limits on flights at Dallas Love Field expired Monday after more than three decades, and Southwest Airlines Co. and Virgin America launched new long-haul service. For Southwest, it means going head-to-head with American Airlines, which flies all over the country and overseas from nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. In 2006, after lobbying by...

  • Commuter train engineers reach deal with SEPTA Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— Engineers who operate commuter trains in the Philadelphia area reached a tentative contract with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, union and transit officials said Monday, meaning passengers can continue riding the rails without fear of another strike if the pact is accepted. "This agreement keeps the trains rolling...

  • Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport. Next week, Mokulele plans to begin three daily round trips between Kalaeloa and Hoolehua, Molokai, and two daily round...

  • Judge: City retains control of Charlotte airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— A North Carolina judge says Charlotte will maintain control of one of the nation's busiest airports instead of a commission pushed by state Republican lawmakers. Judge Robert Ervin on Monday blocked the commission from taking over Charlotte Douglas International Airport while both sides wait for a decision by the Federal Aviation...

  • Ferry backs into San Francisco pier, injuring 10 Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:57 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The Coast Guard says 10 people sustained minor injuries when the ferry they were on struck a piling Sunday night at a San Francisco pier. But the Coast Guard said the vessel was temporarily taken out of service as officials began investigating. The Coast Guard office early Monday didn't have further details about the injured or how the collision...

  • Boeing announces Garuda order for 50 planes Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Boeing said Sunday that Garuda will buy 46 of its 737 Max 8 aircraft and convert orders for four other 737 s to the Max 8. The plane is designed to be more fuel-efficient than current models of the single-aisle jet. Boeing and rival Airbus have huge backlogs of commercial jet orders as airlines dealing with high fuel prices order more efficient planes.