April 17- A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.» Read More
CSX Corp. stock declined more than 3 percent to $27.36 in afternoon trading Wednesday. Ward said the Chicago area's cold, snowy winter was especially problematic because all the major freight railroads connect in Chicago and commuter trains use some of the same rails. There is already a long-term plan in place to improve rail traffic through Chicago.
RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia's six-year transportation plan totals $13.1 billion, with $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. Other hearings are planned in Bristol, Fairfax, Staunton, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Lynchburg and Salem.
OMAHA, Neb.— Harsh winter weather slowed CSX railroad and contributed to a 14 percent drop in first-quarter profit, even as freight volume grew modestly. On Tuesday, the railroad based in Jacksonville, Fla., reported net income of $398 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter ending March 31. That's down from $462 million, or 45 cents per share, a year ago.
But Congress will have to act fast. Foxx's warnings this week echo ones by President Barack Obama, who cautioned in February that unless Congress finished a bill by summer's end then "we could see construction projects stop in their tracks."
DALLAS— Southwest Airlines Co. says that the co-pilot of a plane that landed at the wrong airport in January has retired, while the plane's captain has resumed flying. Airline spokeswoman Brandy King on Monday declined to identify the pilots, each of whom had at least 12 years with Southwest.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks ahead to the innovation expected from this year's New York Auto Show.
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CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight on one of the biggest stories facing the auto industry right now.
RED BLUFF, Calif.— Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California.
Dubai International, which handled 66.4 million passengers in 2013, making it the world's second busiest airport for international passenger traffic after London's Heathrow, will cut flights by 26 percent for an 80- day period, Dubai's airports authority said on Sunday.
ABU DHABI, April 13- State-owned Abu Dhabi Ports Co expects a surge in shipping traffic towards the end of this year as work on major infrastructure projects in the United Arab Emirates capital gathers pace, the company's chief executive said.
The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation accidents, recommended in February 1999 that federal regulators issue new standards for large buses, also known as motorcoaches, so that after an accident passengers can easily open windows and emergency exits.
General Motors is announcing it's widening the Q1 charge it will take to repair its recalled vehicles, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. The company will also be adding an ignition lock to all of the recalled vehicles.
*Libya oil guards take control of Hariga port, Zueitina pending. NEW YORK, April 10- Global crude oil prices slipped on Thursday on both sides of the Atlantic, pressured by weaker economic data from China as well as the prospect of a rebound in oil exports from Libya.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday that only 70.7 percent of domestic flights arrived within 14 minutes of schedule— that's the leeway allowed while still being counted as on-time.
WASHINGTON, April 10- U.S. lawmakers investigating General Motors' slow recall of 2.6 million cars are zeroing in on engineers and others who may have been aware of problems with ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Federal investigators spent Thursday scouring the rooftop of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center in search of clues as they tried to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof.
MANILA, Philippines— American aviation authorities cleared Philippine airlines to increase flights to the United States after safety standards improved and the European Union opened its skies to the Southeast Asian country's main budget carrier.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the large number of recalls from automotive companies has to do with the commonality of parts used around the world.
SAN FRANCISCO— In a story April 8 about illnesses aboard a Princess cruise ship sailing to ports in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the final destination of the cruise. The cruise ends in Los Angeles, not Santa Barbara.