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  • Bright future for driverless vehicles: Transportation Sec.

    Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary, joins CNBC's Kelly Evans for an exclusive interview to discuss drones, airlines, and self driving cars.

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- New orders for U.S. factory goods fell more than expected in May on weak demand for transportation and electrical equipment, a sign that manufacturing remained mired in a soft patch. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new orders for manufactured goods dropped 1.0 percent after a revised 0.7 percent decline in April.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday. But the account Thursday by Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council— while not assigning blame— added...

  • Online travel hits $35B Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Online travel hits $35B

    Gian Fulgoni, comScore Inc. executive chairman, co-founder & YPO member discusses the online travel space and how digital commerce performed in Q1.

  • LONDON, July 1- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he would take a decision by the end of this year on how London's airport capacity will be expanded and would study a recommendation to build a third runway at Heathrow. Cameron was speaking after a government-appointed commission said a third runway should be constructed at London's...

  • Milwaukee County bus drivers strike, scrambling commute Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:47 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Hundreds of Milwaukee County union bus drivers went on strike early Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of commuters scrambling to make alternative plans to get to work and elsewhere. "I'm used to taking the bus to school every morning," said McCall, who attends Bryant and Stratton College in downtown Milwaukee. At Planet Fitness in downtown...

  • Events leading to government probe of big-rig hitches Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    The bulletin also is sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. May 13, 2011: Daimler Trucks North America recalls 2,281 Freightliner cabs to replace the locking bar on the hitches. July- September 2011: Paccar recalls 10 Kenworth trucks to fix the problem.

  • ERIE, Pa.— About 3,200 GE Transportation workers in Erie have a new four-year contract containing $1.40 in hourly raises and $10,000 in lump-sum bonuses. Union leaders didn't announce the exact vote count, but confirmed to the Erie Times-News that a majority of workers voted to approve the agreement. It also increases health care premiums by more than $2,800 for...

  • Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:44 AM ET

    The commission decided that Heathrow presented a stronger case for the British economy than rival Gatwick. "Heathrow offers the kind of long-haul connectivity flights to emerging markets which are very important to the future of the British economy and expanding it would allow Heathrow to offers more of those flights," Commission chair Howard Davies told...

  • JetBlue adds checked bag fee Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:40 PM ET
    JetBlue adds checked bag fee

    Discussing how investors should look at airline stocks, with Savi Syth, Raymond James airline analyst.

  • Transports cross into correction territory Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Transports cross into correction territory

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan has the update on transport stocks and shippers. Expect weakness in rails to continue but not for companies that cart consumer goods, reports Brennan.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Nearly two years ago Brazil sought U.S. investors' help to fund its seaports, railroads, highways and airports. She and other Brazilian officials visited New York on Monday, touting an open and transparent bidding process for contracts to operate roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. "There is a clear and strong demand for infrastructure...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The California Legislature is holding two special sessions this summer to tackle long-vexing funding shortfalls in the state's transportation and health care programs. Jerry Brown is how California should pay billions of dollars for needed road and highway repairs as well as funding Medi-Cal, the state's medical insurance program for...

  • For Governor Bruce Rauner, the trouble is that Chicago lawmakers, mostly Democrats, use the planes to fly to the state capital in Springfield. Rauner, a former private equity executive who was elected as a Republican last November, is trying to cut costs and has threatened to eliminate the government air service that shuttles between Chicago and Springfield.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...

  • Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:03 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown. But the smartphone-based ridesharing app may soon get some good news in Mexico City. Even Mexico City's Human Rights...

  • The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    The Philippines' manufacturing ambitions

    In this final episode of "Global Opportunities Philippines", CNBC's Pauline Chiou examines whether the Philippines has what it takes to grab a much bigger slice of the manufacturing business.

  • Phunkee Duck: Heir to Segway and commuting dream? Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    These entrepreneurs may have an answer for urban transportation, and they call it the Phunkee Duck.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The ride-booking company Uber is ramping up its recruitment of drivers in Connecticut, even though legislation requiring them to abide by a new regulatory system failed to clear the General Assembly in the final hours of the regular legislative session. The goal is to add 1,500 drivers in Connecticut cities, starting with New Haven before...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A team of aviation investigators is now working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft's pilot. Seven investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board made it to the crash site on Saturday morning and are...