Transportation: Leisure


  • LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec, Aug 19- The Canadian government did not adequately audit the rail firm at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster that last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry.

  • LONDON/ HELSINKI/ COPENHAGEN, Aug 19- Team Niinivirta, a Finnish family-run transportation firm, turned 60 this year, but its third-generation managers now don't know if the business will see Christmas, because of Russia's new ban on European food imports.

  • Transports on a roll     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Looking at signals of a recovery from the rail and transport industry, with Jason Seidl, Cowen & Co.

  • COLUMN-Natural gas can keep those motors running: Kemp Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 19- Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionise traffic on U.S. roads, cutting bills for some of the country's heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions and other pollution.

  • CNBC 25: Will air travel improve?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at how the air travel congestion and pricing will change over the next 25 years.

  • CNBC 25: Traffic nightmares     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at the future of congestion in the United States. LeBeau says between now and 2035 anther 10 million vehicles will be added to the American roads.

  • Analysis: Congress can still do deals when it must Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Washington may be a sea of dysfunction, but the current Congress is offering a few reminders about how a bill becomes a law: compromise. However, when it came to improving veterans' health care, overhauling job training programs, authorizing water projects and "unlocking" cellphones for use in other networks, Congress managed to get the job done.

  • Bottom line on Tesla warranty: Herb Greenberg     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg thinks Tesla has stretched earnings quality. Phil LeBeau, provides perspective.

  • Electric car outlook     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at what vehicles will dominate the roads 25 years from now.

  • Future automobile?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Former General Motors executive Bob Lutz shares his vision for the future automobile: a self-driving, battery-powered machine.

  • How travel and transportation as we know it could change in the next 25 years.

  • Faster planes in 25 years?     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and the "Squawk Box" crew discuss the future of aviation.

  • Future of flying in 25 years     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks ahead 25 years to what flying an airplane might be like for customers.

  • Pebble Beach car auction     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the top cars sold at this weekend's Pebble Beach auction were mostly Ferraris.

  • Rail service extension reaches DFW Airport Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    GRAPEVINE, Texas— Light rail service at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport began Monday with the first train officially arriving to link travelers to downtown Dallas.

  • Governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania's middle class is getting a lot of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, especially on the subject of taxes, but the TV campaign messages are typically vague and sometimes just plain wrong.

  • Official: Feds should look at e-cigs on planes Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    BOSTON— Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend.

  • Lyft gets temporary OK to operate in Pittsburgh Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:51 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Ride-sharing company Lyft has satisfied insurance and other requirements to begin operating temporarily in the Pittsburgh area.

  • Three-wheeled Elio gets closer to going on sale Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 3:00 AM ET

    Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. Phoenix- based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana.

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, Aug 14- Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in use in the energy sector.