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  • WASHINGTON— Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • Congress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extension Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 1:46 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects. It's the 33rd time in more than six years that Congress has resorted to a temporary patch to keep transportation programs going, 12 bills specific to highway and transit...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season. The White House said Obama would sign the short-term fix if work continues towards a...

  • BERLIN— The chief executive of German airline Lufthansa says unannounced tests to check pilots for prescription drugs might help improve air safety. Carsten Spohr made the comments in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Friday— almost two months after a plane belonging to Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings crashed in the French...

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUES CORRECTIVE ACTION ORDER AGAINST ALLIED ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE OVER CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL NEAR SANTA BARBARA- PIPELINE SAFETY AGENCY.

  • Rent a drone and the pilot   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Rent a drone and the pilot

    The number of businesses wanting to use drones, as well as trained pilots to operate them is growing. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how you can rent a drone.

  • BOSTON— Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday. "It was really nothing... and we got another day in Bermuda. Fran Kinsall, of New London, Connecticut, was calmed by her husband's Navy experience.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration demonstrated the Data Communications system, called Data Comm, at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The system has been used on a trial basis since 2013 at the Newark and Memphis, Tennessee, airports. "With Data Communications, you don't have to call a friend for directions," he said.

  • Airline woes shouldn't trouble the market Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A United Airlines plane at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    The transports may not be telling a tale of doom, and the reason for the selloff in the airlines Wednesday may help to explain that.

  • TOKYO— Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. "Asia has a voracious infrastructure demand, reaching as much as 100 trillion yen annually," Abe said, adding that "we should seek'...

  • Cashin says: Watch Dow & Transports diverge   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Cashin says: Watch Dow & Transports diverge

    Art Cashin, of UBS, says there could be serious problems if the Dow Jones Transportation Average breaks below 8,500.

  • Hunting down a suspect with drones   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    Hunting down a suspect with drones

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports how drones can help experts fight crime.

  • Millions of German commuters hit by rail strike Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    BERLIN— Some six million Germans are facing difficult commutes after a small train drivers' union began an indefinite strike, paralyzing the country's rail network. The GDL union gave no indication of how long the walkout, which started Wednesday, would last. Germany's chamber of commerce says the nine strikes together could cost the country's economy 1...

  • BERLIN, May 20- Millions of commuters faced long delays in Germany on Wednesday after train drivers walked off the job to demand higher pay and negotiating rights. The walkout is the ninth in 10 months to hit rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industry has warned that the strike could cost Europe's biggest economy up to 100 million euros a day, hurting its image as an...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have driven and where. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile traveled on...

  • Cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda departs for Boston Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British island as it tried to depart for Boston. The ship ran aground as it departed Bermuda after a temporary malfunction in the steering system forced it slightly off course, the company said.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday a two-month extension of federal spending authority on transportation projects, delaying decisions over longer-term funding until the Highway Trust Fund is depleted in July. Because it relies on the remaining money in the Highway Trust Fund, the House measure requires no...

  • The current authorization to spend money from the federal Highway Trust Fund, which finances most aid to states, expires May 31. A Senate vote is expected later this week. Unable to find a politically acceptable solution, Congress has kept the trust fund teetering on the edge of insolvency since 2008. The extension passed by the House would expire July 31, when...

  • OAKLAND, Calif.— Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport are accused of using their security clearance to get marijuana-packed suitcases past checkpoints and onto planes as part of a drug smuggling ring involving 11 other people, federal prosecutors said. The group was operating as early as July 2012, according to the complaint.

  • BEIJING, May 19- China has unveiled a vision for the next stage of its economic ascent, moving from plain manufacturing to a world of prosperity from space, e-commerce, green energy and bioengineering, among others. Faced by economic growth at its lowest level in decades and rising wages and resource costs that are eroding its appeal as a low-cost factory for the...