Transportation: Leisure


  • 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.

  • Lower oil boosts airlines     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Discussing the runway ahead for airlines and her favorite picks is Helane Becker, Cowen & Company airline analyst.

  • No mechanical issues found before CEO's crash Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    The National Transportation Safety Board also reported Tuesday that Appleton didn't take specialized training before crashing while taking off from the airport in Boise, where Micron is based.

  • Berlin bans car service Uber Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    Aug 14- Berlin has banned car service Uber, which allows users to summon a ride on their smartphone, for not offering drivers and vehicles licensed to carry passengers, or full insurance cover, the German capital said.

  • ND energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next two years on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

  • MELBOURNE, Aug 14- India's Adani Mining has won state approval to build a rail line for its $15 billion Carmichael coal project in Australia, it said on Thursday, bringing it a step closer towards making a final decision on whether to go ahead with the massive scheme.

  • Ex-CEO of red-light firm faces corruption charges Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    CHICAGO— A former executive of a Phoenix- based company was indicted on public corruption charges Wednesday in an ongoing federal investigation in Chicago of one of the nation's largest red-light camera programs.

  • Relief at the pump     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Gas prices have fallen every week since the beginning of July. Patrick Dehaan, Gasbuddy.com senior analyst, shares his gas price outlook.

  • App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities. It also adds a $5 fee to each ride hailed through the app; that money goes to Ride Genie. The vehicles typically cost about $50 an hour, including a $5 fuel surcharge.

  • SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 13- Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings in local financial markets.

  • Ridesharing rivalry: Uber vs. Lyft     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Mike Isaac, The New York Times tech correspondent, weighs in on the battle between ridesharing adversaries Uber and Lyft.

  • Accusations fly between Uber and Lyft Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Lyft and Uber ride-sharing car apps.

    All is fair, they say, in love and war. And Uber and Lyft, two smartphone-based car services, are most certainly at war. NYT reports.

  • Uber sabotaging Lyft?     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Car-sharing service Lyft is accusing Uber employees of ordering and cancelling thousands of rides. Investor Kevin O'Leary of "Shark Tank," says it doesn't seem the barriers to entry are high in the segment and valuations may be too optimistic.