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  • Philadelphia eyes 27-acre property for airport expansion Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    PHILADELPHIA— The city is hoping to purchase a 27- acre property on Route 291 in Delaware County as part of a long-range expansion of Philadelphia International Airport. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports an ordinance was introduced in city council paving the way for the city-owned airport to buy International Plaza, which has two office buildings that were...

  • NEW YORK— Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely between the Rockaway Boulevard and Broad Channel stations in Queens...

  • The plane was inspected and its passengers' luggage was screened as EVA Air Flight 12 sat on the tarmac at the airport, but there was no evidence of a threat, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. The FBI, airport police and the Los Angeles police bomb squad jointly investigated the threat, which came by telephone. In one case, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France...

  • How to compete against Uber and Lyft   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    How to compete against Uber and Lyft

    As ride-hailing apps become more popular, medallion owners are struggling to make their investments pay off.

  • Sinkhole closes runway at big transit hub Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Delays and cancellations at DFW Airport on the first day of FAA furloughs were minimal, but the ripple effect from other airports nationwide could affect operations.

    A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the busiest airports.

  • UPDATE 1-Sinkhole closes runway at DFW airport Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    May 26- A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the largest transit hubs in the United States. American Airlines Group Inc, which operates more flights from the airport than any other airline, has seen "no operational impact," according to spokesman David Magaña. The U.S. Federal Aviation...

  • Open skies in Australia: Will it draw carriers? Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    Australia may be weighing allowing foreign airlines to offer domestic flights, but it isn't clear the skies down under are particularly attractive.

  • EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, May 25- Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big truck. Enriquez averaged 9.74 miles per gallon from February to April in an International ProStar made by Navistar International Corp. For that, his employer, Mesilla Valley Transportation, awarded him a Nissan Versa compact car.

  • SHANGHAI, May 25- Shanghai's benchmark stock index posted its biggest gain in four months on Monday, led by infrastructure and transport shares, after Beijing invited private investors to help build $318 billion of projects ranging from highways to tunnels. China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects...

  • LONDON— With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. Harmondsworth is under threat because London and southeastern England need more airport capacity to meet the growing demands of business travelers and tourists. Heathrow and rival Gatwick, 30 miles south of central London, have offered...

  • About 162,000 U-Haul vehicle trailer hitches recalled Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    The recall, announced Saturday, covers two types of hitches made by Wisconsin- based Curt Manufacturing between July 2014 and January 2015 and sold under the "U-Haul Power Tow" brand. Curt Manufacturing said a Chinese company, Shandong Jiyang Machinery, changed the way it cleaned steel during the hot-rolling process, reducing the steel's strength.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 1:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. The White House said Obama would sign the short-term fix if work continues towards a...

  • BERLIN— The chief executive of German airline Lufthansa says unannounced tests to check pilots for prescription drugs might help improve air safety. Carsten Spohr made the comments in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Friday— almost two months after a plane belonging to Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings crashed in the French...

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUES CORRECTIVE ACTION ORDER AGAINST ALLIED ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE OVER CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL NEAR SANTA BARBARA- PIPELINE SAFETY AGENCY.

  • Rent a drone and the pilot   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Rent a drone and the pilot

    The number of businesses wanting to use drones, as well as trained pilots to operate them is growing. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how you can rent a drone.

  • BOSTON— Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday. "It was really nothing... and we got another day in Bermuda. Fran Kinsall, of New London, Connecticut, was calmed by her husband's Navy experience.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration demonstrated the Data Communications system, called Data Comm, at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The system has been used on a trial basis since 2013 at the Newark and Memphis, Tennessee, airports. "With Data Communications, you don't have to call a friend for directions," he said.

  • Airline woes shouldn't trouble the market Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A United Airlines plane at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    The transports may not be telling a tale of doom, and the reason for the selloff in the airlines Wednesday may help to explain that.