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  • Brazil's government told truckers and transport companies late on Wednesday it would extend a year of free financing for vehicles from a state development bank and help truckers and transport companies work out a framework for setting freight rates. Although the flow of trucks was normal in Brazil's richest state of Sao Paulo, which guaranteed normal...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey drivers bracing for an increase in the state's gas tax might have gotten a reprieve until 2016.. Chris Christie says the state's transportation trust fund has enough cash to run through June 2016, not June 2015 as many lawmakers and outside interest groups have been saying. State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff explained the date...

  • BOSTON— The head of the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system apologized for the breakdowns and delays that have plagued the system after a series of storms dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the region and vowed that full service would be restored— but not until the end of next month. Keolis International CEO Bernard Tabary said a plan...

  • PHILADELPHIA— About 500 passengers are stranded without power or heat after overhead electrical wires fell on their suburban Philadelphia commuter train. A SEPTA spokeswoman says the Warminster Line train became disabled around 8:12 a.m. Thursday just south of the Roslyn station, about 12 miles north of Philadelphia. Redfern says the agency is...

  • US travel company begins booking flights to Cuba Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 AM ET
    A young woman talks on her mobile phone as she walks past a mural depicting Cuban revolutionary leaders January 24, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.

    CheapAir.com on Thursday started providing customers with a simple way to book a trip to Cuba online.

  • SAO PAULO— The government and truck drivers unions have reached an agreement meant to end the weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers, but many drivers continued to block roads on Thursday, causing shortages of gasoline and other products. The Transportation Ministry said the government agreed Wednesday night to avoid fuel price increases for at least six...

  • Image of Asia: Improving India's crowded railway system Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    In this photo by Bikas Das, passengers hang from the doors of the coaches of a crowded local train on the outskirts of Kolkata, India. The railways budget unveiled Thursday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu envisions $137 billion being invested over the next five years to modernize trains and stations, improve safety and sanitation and expand the reach of the...

  • New Mexico House panel OKs Uber, Lyft regulation bill Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— A measure aimed at regulating ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico cleared its first hurdle Thursday. Monica Youngblood, R- Albuquerque, and Sen. Last year, the Public Regulation Commission ordered the San Francisco- based Lyft to cease operations in Albuquerque.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 26- India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to 8.5 trillion rupees over the next five years, the government said on Thursday, promising to modernise existing tracks but shying away from raising fares to fund the expansion. Presenting the railway budget just two days before the government delivers its first full annual...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The United States ordered Takata Corp on Wednesday to preserve all air bag inflators removed through the recall process as evidence for both a federal investigation and private litigation cases, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

  • Life-saving train design is rarely used Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:29 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. A spokesman for Metro-North, the New York City commuter railroad where a fiery collision between an SUV and a train Feb. 3 killed six...

  • Southwest grounds 128 planes  Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:40 PM ET

    Southwest grounded 128 jets because of overdue mandatory maintenance checks, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • 40-vehicle pileup in Maine leaves at least 14 injured Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    In this photo provided by Maine State Police And Maine Emergency Management, emergency personnel respond to a multi vehicle pileup on Interstate 95 near Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

    At least two are in serious condition after an accident in Etna, Maine that involved cars, a school bus and a tractor trailer.

  • Rota do Oeste, the company that runs the main highway in Brazil's leading soybean state of Mato Grosso where the trucker protest started on Feb. 18, said trucks continue parked along the shoulders in several cities of the state on Wednesday. Brazil's attorney general said on Monday it would begin issuing fines of 100,000 reais to truckers or logistics companies...

  • Protest by Brazilian truckers grows, creating shortages Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 8:54 AM ET

    SAO PAULO— Weeklong protests by Brazilian truckers demanding lower fuel and toll prices have spread, causing shortages of gasoline and other products. The Transportation Ministry's press office said Wednesday that truck drivers are blocking roads in 10 states and television stations broadcast images showing long lines of cars at gas stations that were...

  • OXNARD, Calif.— A commuter train bound for Los Angeles derailed before dawn Tuesday in a fiery collision with an abandoned commercial pickup after the truck's driver took a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks. Everything was flying, "said passenger Joel Bingham. The train pushed the truck some 300 feet down the tracks, said Robert Sumwalt of the National...

  • Uber partners with Starwood, giving hotel points for rides Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Uber is partnering with hotel chain Starwood to give riders a bit more incentive to choose the ride-hailing service over a taxi. Free hotel nights start at 3,000 points for the lowest tier of hotels, like the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport in Arizona, and can be as high as 35,000 points a night for properties like the St. Regis Princeville Resort in...

  • Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:33 PM ET

    Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King said that after discovering the missed inspections, the airline immediately notified federal safety regulators and began checking the planes. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, Lynn Lunsford, said that the FAA was working with Southwest and Boeing, which manufactured the planes, to evaluate a plan that...

  • Waffle House-Roadie cook up deal  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:48 PM ET

    Roadie operates as a kind of Uber for deliveries, and has partnered with Waffle House as a meeting place for drivers, reports CNBC's Kate Rogers. The company's CEO Marc Gorlin, provides insight to the new partnership with Waffle House.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- A CSX Corp rail line in West Virginia remained shut following an explosive oil train derailment on Feb. 16 that damaged the roadbed and tracks, though the type of work required to return the line to service could be completed "in days," a CSX spokeswoman said Tuesday. CSX has rerouted trains carrying oil on the line that runs from North Dakota to an oil...