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  • The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb along the road- an expensive endeavor that other companies could find difficult to match. Raj Rajkumar, one of the leading experts on self-driving cars at Carnegie Mellon University, said the map-based approach makes sense for a company with Google's...

  • LOS ANGELES— When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Ford, 72, who as dashing archaeologist Jones battled Hitler's henchmen in the World War II-set "Raiders of the Lost Ark," was flying a vintage plane of that era when it lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- U.S. auto safety regulators are considering unprecedented steps to speed up the replacement of potentially deadly Takata Corp air bags in millions of cars that remain on American roads despite massive recalls initiated by automakers. Rosekind, a former member of the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates major...

  • Port Authority on LGA incident: Only minor injuries  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Port Authority's Pat Foye remarks on Thursday's LaGuardia Airport incident where a Delta airlines flight skid off the runway.

  • Tilt-rotor goes commercial  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    A commercial version of the Pentagon's most controversial airplane may hit the market, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Hundreds of drivers stranded  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:05 PM ET

    Hundreds of drivers in Kentucky are stranded on the highway, reports CNBC's Tyler Mathisen.

  • Retired pilot: LGA tower can't see anything  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET

    LaGuardia Airport will remain closed until 7PM EST Thursday night. Retired airline pilot Robert Mark, provides insight to airline communications on bad weather days like today.

  • Flying Magazine contributing editor Les Abend, provides insight to flying under cold weather conditions after news Delta airlines flight 1086 slid off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding instead to leave new rules to North Dakota alone. The administration's internal debate shows that concern about the risks associated with oil trains reached the upper level of the White House.

  • Why US transportation is under-performing  Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:10 AM ET

    The U.S. transportation sector has been underperforming recently. Carter Worth, chief market technician at Sterne Agee, discusses further.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers said it hired Illinois- based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to dredge the outer harbor, beginning in the Savannah River off Tybee Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean. East Coast seaports including Savannah are scrambling for deeper channels to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an...

  • Md. approves spending $105 million on airport upgrades Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LINTHICUM, Md.— Maryland officials have approved spending $105 million on upgrades to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to accommodate more international flights. The money will go toward creating a new security checkpoint, building a new connector between two concourses and adding two new gates to support international...

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize. But in a compromise between Democrats and Republicans, the bill separates Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Boston and Washington from...

  • Senator Bill Nelson asked three federal agencies to investigate hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc after a report on "60 Minutes" that some of its wood flooring products had dangerous levels of formaldehyde. Nelson, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, sent a letter asking...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • Senator Bill Nelson on Wednesday asked three federal agencies to investigate Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc following a report Sunday on "60 Minutes" that some of its wood flooring products had dangerous levels of formaldehyde. Nelson, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, sent a letter asking the...

  • ICYMI: Uber's first acquisition  Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    In case you missed it, Uber will close a deal for its first acquisition ever of deCarta.

  • TOKYO, March 4- Uber Technologies Inc is reviewing its ride sharing service in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka after the transport ministry said it had banned the pilot project, citing potential legal concerns. Uber's month-old Fukuoka service pays drivers who use cars registered for personal use to ferry around passengers, a business model that...

  • Singapore police investigating man posing as Uber driver Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:49 AM ET

    SINGAPORE— Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber. One man recounted a March 1 incident on his Facebook page by saying the meter jumped 40 Singapore dollars in just three minutes, and that the total...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Electric-car maker Tesla Motors on Tuesday offered to make some compromises to help state lawmakers pass legislation this year allowing direct sales to Connecticut consumers. To further limit the impact of the legislation, Tesla said it would agree to language restricting direct sales to manufacturers with an established presence in...