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  • SHANGHAI— The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. Software developer Li Jin in Shanghai used one after he had to abort his flight plans because of last-minute work demands, and found that the only...

  • President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10- a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation's aging transportation infrastructure, the White House said on Thursday. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the...

  • Laws in 22 states require longer or more frequent rest or meal breaks for workers than the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's standard for truckers of a minimum half-hour break eight hours after reporting for duty. The industry lost again in December when a provision it backed to pre-empt the state laws in favor of the federal standard was taken out of a...

  • New Delta CEO's game plan: Steady growth Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:32 PM ET
    Edward Bastian, Delta Airlines

    Ed Bastian, who is moving up to Delta Air Lines CEO in May, anticipates no substantial changes.

  • Crystal Cruises luxury travel company announced plans Thursday to overhaul the ship at a cost of at least $700 million. The massive steamship has been docked in Philadelphia for two decades, gutted and rusting at an unused wharf on the Delaware River. The SS United States is now owned by a conservation group, with a purchase option signed by Crystal Cruises.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation. Beginning this month, all 400 employees at Port Columbus International Airport will view a 30- minute video on spotting signs of trafficking. The awareness campaign in Columbus joins...

  • January Class 8 truck orders fell 48 percent on the year, preliminary data from freight transportation forecaster FTR showed, indicating that 2016 could be another weak year for truck makers. FTR estimated that orders for the heavy trucks that move goods around America's highways totaled 18,062 units in January. "It is not looking to be a strong year," for the...

  • Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system. The measure extends for six years the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Republican leaders of a U.S. House of Representatives transportation panel introduced a measure on Wednesday that would privatize the national air traffic control system, placing it under a private nonprofit group run by a range of stakeholders including airlines. The measure, long-anticipated and controversial, was in a bill to authorize...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- The United States was one of the biggest sources of oil demand growth in 2015 but the outlook for 2016 is much more muted, according to official forecasters. The volume of traffic on U.S. roads has also hit a new record and is growing at the fastest rate for almost two decades, according to the Federal Highway Administration. But the volume of freight...

  • Spring travel just one-way for many Chinese Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:37 AM ET

    A giant annual human migration is underway in China right now, and it's a bonanza for some but a painful process for others.

  • GRANGER, Ind.— A section of the Indiana Toll Road, the 157- mile highway that stretches across the northern portion of the state between Ohio and Illinois, will undergo $200 million in improvements including new asphalt and bridge work, the company that leases it announced Tuesday. Work will begin next month on a 70- mile stretch of the road from mile marker 20 in...

  • House Transportation committee chairman Bud Shuster, R- Pa., said last summer when he announced his idea that the U.S. is lagging behind other nations in the transition from a radar-based system to one based on satellites. The Federal Aviation Administration, which operates the present system, has been working on its "NextGen" modernization program for more than a...

  • Cruz's Iowa victory could be big blow to Big Corn Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 11:40 PM ET

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's victory on Monday in corn-rich Iowa could represent a major blow to the nation's controversial biofuels program, reflecting its waning influence over politicians even in the U.S. farm heartland. The conservative senator from Texas and outspoken opponent of the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, upset Republican...

  • The addition of 12 new passenger destinations from Dubai International lifted traffic through the airport as local carriers Emirates and flydubai expanded. Last year saw regional tensions and conflicts in countries including Yemen, Iraq and Syria, but Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said in a telephone interview: "We haven't seen any impact...

  • NEW YORK— Longshoremen are back at work in New York and New Jersey after a walkout that temporarily halted work at the busiest port on the U.S. East Coast. The International Longshoremen's Association told members to start returning to work around 7 p.m. Friday, said union spokesman James McNamara. The New York- New Jersey port handles more than $200 billion worth...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals shut down on Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the country's busiest port networks. "To run a picket you need a permit and there wasn't one issued by the Port Authority," said one Port Authority official who requested anonymity. Port Authority police were...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Longshoremen are expected to return to the job at ports in New York and New Jersey after a surprise walkout on Friday put a halt to the unloading of ships at the nation's third-busiest port. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Friday night that operations would resume and the International Longshoremen's Association told its members...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals shut down on Friday after thousands of longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the country's busiest port networks. In a statement, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the terminals, urged members of the International Longshoremen's Association to "return to work...

  • Boeing responds to plane delivery concerns Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 10:43 AM ET
    Boeing responds to plane delivery concerns

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Raymond Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO, discuss guidance on airplane deliveries and how investors reacted to the company's expectations.