Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on U.S. regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles. A five-page letter from Steve Kenner, Apple's director of product integrity, to the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Dec 2- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travelers across the Atlantic. While Norwegian is already flying to New York and other U.S. cities, its ability to expand globally has been limited to the air rights that Norway...

  • WASHINGTON— Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S. The Transportation Department said in a regulatory filing Friday that it approved a foreign air-carrier permit for the subsidiary, which is called Norwegian Air International. Norwegian Air Shuttle already...

  • Dec 2- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travelers across the Atlantic. The order finalizes a tentative ruling made by the department in April and comes shortly after the European Commission formally filed for...

  • Dec 2- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travelers across the Atlantic. The order finalizes a tentative ruling made by the department in April. It comes shortly after the European Commission formally filed for...

  • TRANSPORTATION DEPT FINALIZES APPROVAL FOR IRISH SUBSIDIARY OF NORWEGIAN AIR SHUTTLE TO FLY TO UNITED STATES- ORDER.

  • NAIROBI, Dec 2- China's Exim Bank has expressed interest in financing the third section of Kenya's planned rail link with Uganda at an estimated cost of $4.9 billion, a senior Kenya Railways official said on Friday. "China Exim Bank has expressed an intention to finance this," Atanas Maina, Kenya Railways managing director, told a news conference.

  • BERLIN— Prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail sentence for a train dispatcher accused of negligence that led to one of the worst train crashes in German history this year. Twelve people died and 89 were injured when two commuter trains collided on a single track on Feb. 9 near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, which is 60 kilometers southeast of Munich.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union and Berlin have ended their standoff over the introduction of a road tax for passenger cars in Germany that was seen as discriminating against other EU drivers. Both sides said the compromise deal would underscore that EU citizens cannot be discriminated against while it would allow Germany to fund road works in the future.

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— A self-driving big rig is rolling down the Ohio Turnpike for the first time. The debut of the self-driving truck on Thursday is part of Ohio's $15 million investment in advanced self-driving highway technology. Ohio is among several states competing to play a role in the testing and research of autonomous vehicles, which is advancing.

  • Dec 1- Parker-Hannifin Corp, which makes motion and control systems for the industrial and aerospace markets, said on Thursday it would buy air filtration systems maker Clarcor Inc for about $4.3 billion, including debt. Clarcor's strong presence in the United States and high percentage of recurring after-market sales would benefit Parker-Hannifin, the...

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  • John Kasich announced a $15 million investment in advanced self-driving highway technology on Wednesday, he urged Ohioans to push back against old ideas about the state. The vehicle by truck maker Otto will operate along Route 33 between Dublin and East Liberty, a stretch the state has dubbed a "smart mobility corridor. Officials say that four-lane section of...

  • NEW YORK— Elaine Chao's record as secretary of labor suggests she'd have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as head of the Transportation Department and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible. She also is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which might be of some help if...

  • NEW YORK— Elaine Chao's record at the Labor Department suggests she'd have a light hand when it comes to safety regulation as transportation secretary and would seek to shift responsibility from the federal government to states where possible. She also is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, which might be of some help if Trump is to...

  • Companies from Alphabet Inc's Google to Uber Technologies Inc and Tesla Motors Inc are vying to put autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads, which could radically reshape transportation across the country. Intel will provide a "system on chip" for autonomous vehicle systems that Delphi and Mobileye are developing together, Glen De Vos, Delphi's vice president of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Some passengers on San Francisco's public railway enjoyed free rides during part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after hackers infiltrated hundreds of its workers' computers and email accounts. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says it decided to open the gates at underground stations of its light rail system Friday...

  • Nov 28- American Airlines Group Inc and Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd have dropped their bid to coordinate prices and flight schedules, according to a filing submitted to the U.S. Transportation Department on Monday. The carriers submitted their application in June 2015, several months before American started flights between the United States and...

  • Nov 28- Self-driving cars backed in part by the phonemaker BlackBerry Ltd have been approved for testing on Canadian public roads in the first such program in the country, the government for the province of Ontario said on Monday. Ontario, home to nearly all of Canada's auto industry, launched the program on Jan. 1, but had no applicants in the first half of the year.