Transportation: Leisure


  • Czech Republic, Austria oppose German car toll Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    PRAGUE— The Czech and Austrian leaders say they oppose a plan by Germany to introduce a car toll targeting foreign drivers. Unlike many European countries, Germany has no car toll. Germany has announced plans to introduce toll stickers in 2016 for all cars using German roads, not just highways.

  • July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc reported a slightly higher-than-expected second-quarter profit, boosted by higher sales of planes and trains. Aerospace revenue rose 11.4 percent to $2.51 billion in the quarter, while revenue at its transportation business climbed 9.4 percent to $2.36 billion.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

  • July 30- Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers.

  • Report: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crash Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the plane with Vein Guys medical practice employees aboard hit the unlighted pole at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport near Augusta the night of Feb. 20, 2013.

  • Death on the highway     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:26 PM ET

    Insight to why fatal truck accidents have risen 18 percent from 2009-2012, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • July 30- Hess Corp said on Wednesday it would form a master limited partnership for its North Dakota oil and natural gas storage facilities and processing plants, taking advantage of a key financial trend in the energy sector to generate cash.

  • Britain to test driverless cars next year Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    LONDON— British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January. Transport Minister Claire Perry said driverless cars could transform Britain's road network and improve safety and traffic flow while reducing carbon emissions.

  • Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday.

  • Senate tires of patching highway programs Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit of its patience with short-term fixes.

  • Westport Petroleum Inc, the Franklin, Tennessee- based shipping arm of Japanese trader Mitsui& Co, chartered the BW Zambesi, an LR1 tanker, also known as a Panamax class vessel, in mid-July for the voyage. The tanker, owned by BW Group, docked at the Galveston terminal in Texas on Tuesday, AIS data on Reuters showed.

  • Lyft's sacrifice for the sake of its NYC launch Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    The Lyft app is demonstrated on an Apple iPhone 5s.

    To enter the NYC market, Lyft cut a deal with the taxi commission that eliminated the one thing that distinguished it from its rivals.

  • Uber gets down to business     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    Emil Michael, Uber SVP business, discusses the debut of "Uber for Business" and addresses insurance concerns.

  • Uber targets corporate travel     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Uber is debuting "Uber for Business" which aims to make it easier for users to bill trips to their company while working.

  • Disabled commuter train to NYC cleared from tracks Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    The Northeast Corridor train, carrying about 1,000 passengers, was scheduled to arrive at Penn Station at 8:39 a.m. but broke down near 10th Avenue, said NJ Transit spokesman William Smith.

  • St. Petersburg airport briefly evacuated Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia— The Pulkovo airport in Russia's St. Petersburg has been evacuated because of a bomb threat, police said Tuesday. Anna Fedoseyeva, spokeswoman for the airport in Russia's second-largest, city said the evacuation of passengers and staff began at 3 p.m. local time.

  • Highway, bridge money at risk: Senate to vote Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Racing to adjourn for the summer, the Senate scheduled major votes Tuesday on proposals to keep federal highway funds flowing across the nation— billions of dollars to avert layoffs for construction workers and shutdowns of road and bridge projects just before the November elections.

  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe— roughly the population of New York City— step aboard an airplane.

  • UN sanctions NKorea operator of ship with weapons Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:14 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations imposed sanctions on the North Korean shipping company that operates a ship seized by Panama in July 2013 for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba ordered all countries to freeze its assets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- FedEx Corp has hired some of the hard-hitting attorneys who represented home run slugger Barry Bonds to defend against criminal allegations that FedEx knowingly shipped packages from illegal online pharmacies. Cristina Arguedas and Allen Ruby were retained by FedEx last week, according to court records.