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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • LOS ANGELES— Construction has begun on a new $1.6 billion terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders helped break ground Monday on the Midfield Satellite Concourse. It will connect to the Tom Bradley International Terminal via an underground tunnel.

  • BARCELONA, Feb 27- The brave new world of remote-controlled cars is now technically possible using wireless technologies which are set to be commonplace early in the next decade, two major telecoms companies said at a test drive staged on Monday during an industry conference in Barcelona. The driver of the vehicle took the wheel from the floor of the Fira...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company's first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Britain's flexible approach to testing autonomous vehicles helped Nissan pick London for its first European tests, the director of its...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Kenya now complies with international aviation safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating. With the designation, Kenyan air carriers able to secure the requisite U.S. Transportation Department authority can establish service to the United States and carry the code...

  • BERLIN, Feb 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed China's plan to set quotas for the number of electric cars it wants on its roads in the future in a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang, a government spokesman said on Monday. "The federal chancellor had a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang, it was a confidential phone call and I can give no details,"...

  • Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday she was reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration and urged companies to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public. Automakers called on Congress earlier this month to make legislative changes to speed self-driving cars to U.S. roads.

  • CAIRO— Egyptian officials said Sunday they were inching closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to resume flights to Egypt, suspended after militants from a local affiliate of the Islamic State group downed a Russian airliner 15 months ago over the Sinai Peninsula. Since the crash, Egypt has spent millions of dollars to upgrade security...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Trump signed the directive in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him including Dow...

  • President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces within federal agencies as part of his push to slash regulations, a White House official said. The White House order requires agencies to "measure and report progress in achieving the presidents directives. Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon told a...

  • President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform officers" and task forces within federal agencies as part of his push to slash regulations, a White House official said. Trump's chief strategist, former Breitbart News executive editor Steve Bannon, told a gathering of political conservatives on Thursday that...

  • NEW YORK _ Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC on Thursday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the New York- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $20.1 million, or 26 cents per share.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ride-haling service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged late Thursday in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court by Waymo, a once-secretive self-driving company hatched by Google...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 23- A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S. barge companies that haul grain, coal and other bulk goods counting their losses. Barge lease rates paid to companies like Archer Daniels Midland Co's American River Transportation Company, privately held Ingram Barge and a handful of...

  • The $29.7 billion operating budget proposal for the financial year that begins July 1 would leave gaps the Democratic governor hopes to fill, with as yet unidentified revenue sources. Edwards and lawmakers want to rewrite Louisiana's tax laws in the legislative session that begins in April. Most of the increase would come from a $1.7 billion boost in federal...

  • WARWICK, R.I.— Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Norwegian Air announced Thursday that it's opening new flight crew bases and plans to hire pilots and flight attendants at Rhode...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 23- Brussels Airport is being prepared for a potential sale as one of its owners is planning an exit from Belgium's main hub, according to several people close to the matter. Brussels is Europe's 26th largest airport, located in Zaventum just outside the city which houses the main European Union and NATO headquarters. Brussels airport is the...

  • WASHINGTON— With states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade lawmakers across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. GM began by getting a bill passed last year on its home turf, in Michigan. This year, bills similar...

  • DALLAS _ Energy Transfer Partners L.P. on Wednesday reported a loss of $458 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.71 billion.

  • The incident Monday at New York's Kennedy Airport is being investigated by the Transportation Security Administration, the agency that was created to protect the nation's airports after the 2001 attacks. "Mistakes happen, but they're supposed to be there to protect our lives," said Kylie Welsh, who returned to Boston from a trip to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

  • SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. _ Seaboard Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $103 million. On a per-share basis, the Shawnee Mission, Kansas- based company said it had net income of $87.83. For the year, the company reported profit of $312 million, or $266.50 per share.