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  • LANSING, Mich.— The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation— a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only. While widespread use of driverless cars may be years away, lawmakers and...

  • I mean, wow, "said Mike Saresky, who flew into Chicago from Philadelphia, where he breezed through airport security in 12 minutes and got to leave his shoes on. At Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, known as the world's busiest, all 16 security lanes at the main checkpoint were open Friday morning as a bomb-sniffing dog and its handler walked among waiting...

  • MONTREAL, May 27- The United Nation's aviation agency should avoid creating new checkpoints outside airport terminals as it draws up proposed global guidelines to improve security in the wake of recent attacks on travelers, the head of Airports Council International said on Friday. Angela Gittens, director general of the global airport trade group, said she...

  • WASHINGTON, May 27- American drivers logged a record number of miles in the first three months of the year, as travel rose 4.2 percent to 746 billion miles, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. The U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.30 per gallon on May 23, which was 47 cents lower than at the same time last year, and the lowest average price...

  • WASHINGTON, May 27- The U.S. Transportation Department said Friday that American drivers logged a record number of miles in the first three months of the year, as travel rose 4.2 percent to 746 billion miles. In 2015, Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion miles, up 3.5 percent over 2014. In March, U.S. driving rose 5 percent to 273.4 billion miles over the same month...

  • ROADS JUMPS 5 PERCENT IN MARCH TO 273.4 BILLION MILES; UP 4.2 PERCENT IN FIRST QUARTER: U.S.

  • The Public Utility Commission fined San Francisco- based Uber in April for operating in Pennsylvania for six months in 2014 without the required approval. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh- area officials wrote a letter to the commission this month urging it to greatly reduce the fine. They said the stiff fine could discourage innovative companies from investing in...

  • EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Vice President Joe Biden said Rhode Island needs to invest in its transportation infrastructure after touring a dilapidated highway bridge he joked is being held up by a children's toy. But the high-profile Democrat's visit also served a dual purpose, giving the seal of White House approval to local Democratic leaders bruised by a...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago having stretched beyond two hours. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who oversees the TSA, said he asked Congress on Thursday for another $28 million to...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago having stretched beyond two hours. American, the world's biggest airline, wants TSA to create a senior internal role focused on traveler concerns, Philipovitch told a...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 26- Planes arriving and departing Los Angeles International Airport were delayed on Thursday after a problem with air-traffic control software briefly halted all flights, according to U.S. and local air traffic officials. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop for all flights into and out of the airport at about 8 a.m. PDT,...

  • DETROIT, May 26- Automakers investing billions in plug-in cars and self-driving vehicle systems are getting caution signals from new research that suggests many mainstream consumers don't know what benefits they would get. The research by Harris, which has conducted surveys in the United States since 1963, was released Thursday and commissioned by Ford...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago stretching beyond two hours. While TSA is taking steps to shorten lines such as hiring more full-time officers, it lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times this summer,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods surged in April on strong demand for transportation equipment and a range of other products, but continued weakness in business spending plans suggested the manufacturing rout was far from over. The Commerce Department said on Thursday orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters...

  • Annual flight to the Hamptons begins

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports Friday marks the start of the mass migration to the Hamptons in Long Island. And CNBC's Kate Rogers takes a look at how the annual ritual has been transformed by new on-demand travel, specifically Blade, the "uber of helicopters."

  • *Sources: Takata committee in talks with KKR, other investors. TOKYO, May 26- KKR& Co and other investors are in separate talks with a committee overseeing a restructuring of Japan's Takata Corp about a financial investment to bail out the embattled auto parts maker, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Japan's Nikkei newspaper reported earlier on...

  • TOKYO, May 26- U.S. investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has proposed taking about a 60 percent stake in Takata Corp, Japan's Nikkei reported on Thursday, possibly offering a lifeline to the embattled Japanese air bag maker. KKR has submitted a restructuring plan, the newspaper said a day after Takata's external steering company said it had hired investment...

  • A year after an Associated Press investigation first revealed persistent problems with airports' outer defenses, breaches remain as frequent as ever— occurring about once every 10 days— despite some investments to fortify the nation's airfields. Was it a perimeter security breach in March 2015 when a woman walked past a vehicle exit gate at San Francisco...

  • The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has clamped down on the release of information...