Transportation: Leisure


  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 26- With high-speed rail in the United States long on plans and short on construction, a Texas company is aiming to fast-track service between Dallas and Houston. The Texas Central Railway Company plans to use private investment and Central Japan Railway bullet train technology to run a line between two of the largest U.S. cities.

  • Aspen airport fees rise; effect on fares unknown Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    ASPEN, Colo.— Landing fees at the airport serving the Aspen ski resorts will increase by 4 percent in 2015, but it wasn't immediately clear whether fares would increase as a result. The Aspen Times reported Friday the fee for landing a typical commercial airliner at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport will rise to $345, from $332. The Pitkin County commissioners, who...

  • Tesla Roadster getting facelift?  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    The Tesla Roadster seems to be getting an upgrade. CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight to a Tweet by CEO Elon Musk.

  • Electric tricycle narrowly escapes crash  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    An electric tricycle driver in China narrowly missed a traffic accident without a scratch on Tuesday.

  • Lincoln Airport exec says morning crush has eased Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 6:57 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— The morning rush at Lincoln's airport has eased, thanks to efforts by airport officials to get the recent crush of morning passengers through ticket and security gates. Airport officials have worked with Delta Air Lines and the Transportation Security Agency to solve problems that began when another flight to Atlanta was added to the airport's...

  • South Korea indicts Uber CEO  Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    South Korean prosecutors have indicted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for violating transport laws, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Ouch! Aston Martins recalled for smoldering seats Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    The V12 Vanquish S, Aston Martin

    Aston Martin has recalled 7,256 vehicles due to faulty electronic modules in their front seat heaters.

  • Oil slide 'turbocharging' airline profits: Expert Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Passenger at the O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.

    Airline profits are set to soar as oil prices remain suppressed when the big four are already flying high, Mark Gerchick said.

  • Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines President & CEO, discusses his outlook for Christmas weather and travel delays, the impact of low oil prices on airlines and competition in the space.

  • Dec 23- Germany's HeidelbergCement AG is negotiating to sell Hanson Building Products Ltd, a maker of concrete and clay building products, to private equity firm Lone Star Funds, according to people familiar with the matter. HeidelbergCement is weighing a sale to Lone Star as a way to shed the non-core unit more quickly than through an initial public offering,...

  • Navy's newest shark drone  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Mark Smithers, Boston Engineering, explains uses for an underwater drone which measures 5 feet long and weighs 100 pounds.

  • Federal mediators offer help in port labor dispute Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Federal mediators have offered to get involved in negotiations to resolve a labor dispute between longshoremen and shipping lines that threatens to disrupt movement of goods through West Coast ports. The offer follows a request for mediation from the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators.

  • Prosecutor: Guns were smuggled aboard US airliners Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A brazen scheme in which guns— even an AK-47 rifle— were taken onto passenger jets for years in carry-on luggage was described by a Brooklyn prosecutor Tuesday as a terrorism threat that should cause the airline industry to end the practice of letting some workers enter airports without security screening. Thompson's comment came as he described a...

  • BEIJING, Dec 23- Investor Warren Buffett's NetJets Inc has been caught by surprise by headwinds in China amid Beijing's austerity drive and a slowing economy, the business aircraft supplier's chief executive officer said. Less than three months after NetJets won regulatory approval to provide charter services in China, business in and around China is...

  • Shippers seek US mediator in port labor talks Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 9:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The association which represents shipping lines and the operators of cargo terminals at West Coast seaports says it has asked for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers. The Pacific Maritime Association said in a statement Monday that after seven months of negotiations, dockworkers and their employers remain "far...

  • Indianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm. The airport southwest of Indianapolis now has a total of 76,000 solar photovoltaic panels that turn sunlight into electricity and feed that...

  • Superfund site still passing tests decades later Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    AMAZONIA, Mo.— Tests show that a former northwest Missouri landfill that once was among the country's most polluted spots poses little risk today, 20 years after cleanup work was completed at the site. Wheeling Disposal began operating a landfill in the 1970 s in a rural area near Amazonia, The St. Joseph News-Press reported. A cap made of plastic, clay and soil was...

  • Airbus CEO: 'We will be number one' Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Fabrice Brégier, President and CEO of Airbus, has told CNBC his company would take the bragging rights on aircraft deliveries.

  • "Alstom's corruption scheme was sustained over more than a decade and across several continents," Deputy Attorney James Cole said at a news conference. In one case in Indonesia, prosecutors said, an Alstom executive emailed an employee that "one of the engineering chaps" who had influence on the outcome of a particular project was involved in a new project and "...

  • Low gas driving auto sales  Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    Paul Ingrassia, Reuters managing editor, provides insight to the impact of the oil decline on auto markets around the world. He says bigger vehicles will be in next year.