The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North Railroad, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members, the Federal Railroad Administration said Thursday.» Read More
CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight into a few transportation stories, including IATA forecasting airlines will make $19.7 billion in 2014, and the FCC hearing on cell phone usage on planes.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Ford's hiring plans for 2014, and whether its CEO Alan Mulally has made a decision to stay with the company or not amid rumors of interest in Microsoft.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Tesla's Elon Musk is speaking at a Dell conference about Model S manufacture rates and the need for better battery production.
The Department of Transportation released its October airline review. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the best and worst performers in the airlines industry.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12- Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer expects a "good year" in 2014 for commercial jet sales, with Eastern Europe and Russia among the most promising regions for new business, a senior executive told Reuters on Thursday.
Frédéric Mazzella, CEO of Bla Bla Car, discusses his car-share service and how one of the criteria the company uses in setting up drivers with passengers is whether people are talkative or not.
Timothy Ross, Head of Asia Pacific Transport Research at Credit Suisse, explains why he has an 'underperform' rating on China COSCO and his top calls on dry bulk shipping.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- In the crucial minutes before an Asiana Airlines flight crashed in San Francisco last summer, the pilots voiced concern about the plane's low speed but did nothing to correct it until just before it hit the ground.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- Berkshire Hathaway Inc's BNSF Railway Co president Carl Ice will become the unit's chief executive, succeeding Matthew Rose, an executive many believe could become Warren Buffett's successor. Ice has been at the railroad for 34 years, and has been president of BNSF since November 2010. He will take on the new role beginning Jan. 1.
NEW YORK, Dec 11- The head of the U.S. transport accident investigation agency said on Wednesday that there is "an issue in aviation" with cockpit automation, such as reliance on autopilots to fly planes, but the industry has a robust safety record.
Private drone manufacturers say there is a real opportunity for the drone industry, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Pilots of an Asiana Airlines Inc plane that crash-landed in San Francisco in July were aware the plane was traveling too slowly and tried to correct it in the final seconds before impact, according to documents released on Wednesday by U.S. aviation safety investigators.
Pilots of an Asiana Airlines plane that crash-landed in San Francisco in July tried to correct it in the final seconds before impact.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Pilots of an Asiana Airlines plane that crash-landed in San Francisco in July were aware that the plane was traveling too slowly and tried to correct it in the final seconds before impact, documents released on Wednesday by U.S. aviation safety investigators show.
DES MOINES, Iowa-- The Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday approved new rules that would give state transportation officials control over whether speed and red light cameras are placed by cities and counties on state supervised highways and interstates.
General Motors' new CEO Mary Barra is introduced to the company's employees, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
At a hearing on Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board will examine if cockpit complacency caused an Asiana Airlines Inc's jetliner with 307 people aboard to crash land at San Francisco International Airport in July, killing three and injuring more than 180. The hearing had been set to begin on Tuesday, and to run for two days, but was postponed and shortened by bad weather.
The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel reports, the latest details on "quick hitting" winter storm Dion sweeping up the East coast.
"The numbers here in Mississippi add up to trouble," said Frank "Rocky" Moretti, director of policy and research for The Road Information Program, or TRIP, a Washington- based nonprofit group.
*Document-heavy bills of lading slow and cumbersome. LONDON, Dec 10- When importing a single cargo by sea requires an average of 36 original documents and 240 copies from 27 parties, the only wonder is that it has taken so long for trade houses and miners to embrace electronic shipping documents.