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  • Uber takes on Brazil Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Uber takes on Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro is the latest city to the ban share riding service, Uber.

  • Fire suspends operations at Dublin Airport Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Dublin Airport says that flight operations have been suspended because of serious fire in a hangar. Irish broadcaster RTE said some flights were being diverted to Shannon in western Ireland or Belfast in Northern Ireland. Dublin Airport said the fire was in a restricted area which is separate from passenger facilities.

  • Urban areas where commuters endure the most extra hours Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways. 1. Washington, D.C.-...

  • The City Council voted 9-6 to affirm an Airport Commission permit process that would make LAX the largest airport in the country to grant ride-hailing firms the same access as taxis, shuttles and limousines. The Airport Commission approved the pickup plan last month but the City Council asserted its authority and placed the process on hold while it looked...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— As the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain began operating this spring, state officials worked behind the scenes to shape public opinion of the project that has been a lightning rod for criticism because of its cost. The public relations campaign to rally support for the 9.4- mile CTfastrak involved Michael Sanders,...

  • BOSTON— Massachusetts' top transportation official says Wynn has adequately addressed traffic and transit issues surrounding its planned $1.7 billion casino project for the Everett waterfront. She said Wynn's plan for transit-related improvements in the area, including a commitment to invest over $7 million into subway operations, will address...

  • But the workers who drive them are inevitably placed in harm's way, "literally waiting to be struck," said Robert Roy, president of Royal Truck& Equipment Inc. in Coopersburg. Two of the autonomous vehicles will make their debut at highway construction sites in Florida by the end of the year under a state Department of Transportation demonstration program.

  • The pilot, Joseph Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was killed Aug. 16 when his single-engine aircraft hit the tracks in Hicksville. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Hawker Beechcraft BE35 had departed from Westhampton Beach, on eastern Long Island, and was headed to Morristown, New Jersey. The plane crashed at a railway crossing between the Hicksville...

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- Consumer electronics company Apple Inc has hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated driving. Since January, Apple has hired Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen AG engineer with expertise in automated driving, and...

  • PHILADELPHIA— SEPTA is selling papal visit commuter train passes at select stations after an online lottery left about 20,000 unsold. Mayor Michael Nutter says commuter trains will operate on a weekend schedule Friday, Sept. 25. Suburban Station will be closed starting 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's government rolled out fresh guidance on Friday aimed at supporting its new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai. China is seeking to extend its influence and to support domestic industry through its "One...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 21- Two brothers belonging to President Vladimir Putin's inner circle lobbied for the appointment of Deputy Transport Minister Oleg Belozerov as the new head of Russia's vast state railway monopoly, the newspaper Vedomosti reported on Friday, citing anonymous sources. The paper quoted several sources as saying Belozerov was close to Arkady and...

  • BEIJING, Aug 21- China's banking regulator has issued new guidance aimed at supporting the country's so-called new Silk Road infrastructure initiative, along with regional development in the Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei area and the Yangtze River economic corridor that includes Shanghai.

  • NEW YORK— The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America. Victoria Perrin, who commutes to a human resources job from...

  • Why India's Tata invested $100M in Uber Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:20 AM ET
    Why India's Tata invested $100M in Uber

    Padmanabh Sinha, managing partner at Tata Opportunities Fund, says factors such as a sustainable model renders the investment in Uber a compelling partnership.

  • Tracking Uber's rough ride in Hong Kong Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 9:53 PM ET
    Tracking Uber's rough ride in Hong Kong

    Car hailing app Uber's worldwide expansion plans have hit yet another legal bump; this time in Hong Kong. Gilly Wong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Consumer Council, discusses.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- Americans drove more miles this June than ever before, data showed on Thursday, highlighting the surprisingly rapid pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record. The combination of cheaper fuel, an improving economy and summer school holidays fueled a 3.9 percent jump in the number of miles driven in June, the...

  • DRIVERS LOG 3.9 PCT MORE MILES IN JUNE VS YEAR AGO-DOT@. NEW YORK, Aug 20- The number of miles driven on U.S. roads and streets rose 3.9 percent in June from a year ago, according to government data released on Thursday, highlighting a pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record. Americans logged an estimated 275.1 billion miles on U.S....

  • Uber's rocky road in California Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Uber's rocky road in California

    California prosecutors expand the consumer protection lawsuit against Uber, saying background checks missed convicted criminals.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a first-in-the nation initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of SeaTac should apply to thousands of workers at the airport. SeaTac was the first city in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage, but it only applies to transportation and hospitality workers.