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  • March 9- A series of train derailments in northern Ontario is cause for concern for Canada's transport minister, a spokesman said on Monday, as fires continued to burn where a Canadian National Railway Co train carrying oil went off the tracks on the weekend. The fiery crash was the third incident along the same section of CN track in less than a month, and the second...

  • SINGAPORE, March 9- Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal accidents...

  • SINGAPORE, March 9- Last year was by some measures the safest in the history of commercial aviation, despite two high-profile crashes involving Malaysia Airlines aircraft in which hundreds of people were killed, a leading industry body said on Monday. While more people died in air accidents in 2014 than the average in recent years, the number of fatal accidents...

  • TORONTO, March 8- A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil that derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama early on Saturday is still on fire, the company said late on Sunday. The Ontario Provincial Police said earlier on Sunday on Twitter that the fire was burning at 80 percent of full size and posted a photo from the morning showing...

  • Don't leave home without these new travel gadgets Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Sit On Suitcase

    From the trendy to the outright wacky, the latest in travel gadgets are on display this week at the International Travel Goods show in Las Vegas.

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the accident, transportation officials said on Friday. Earlier Friday, airport officials reopened the runway where the Delta plane skidded and the airport went back into full...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the mishap, transportation officials said on Friday. The incident forced the shutdown for more than three hours of LaGuardia Airport, the smallest of the New York metropolitan...

  • *103 tanks with crude oil derailed in Illinois. *U.S., Canada rail operators under pressure to improve safety. The incident is the latest in a series of derailments in North America and the third in three weeks involving trains hauling crude oil, which has heightened the focus on rail safety.

  • 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...

  • 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

    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
    Tilt-rotor goes commercial

    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 stranded

    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
    Retired pilot: LGA tower can't see anything

    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's Abend: I'd like to give credit to this Delta crew

    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
    Why US transportation is under-performing

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

  • 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...

  • 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...