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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • April 28- Apple Inc urged California to toughen up its proposed policy on testing self-driving cars, a move that would result in more public data that could help Apple catch up to rivals in the self-driving space by giving it a better window into their strengths and weaknesses. In a letter made public on Friday, Apple suggested a series of changes to the draft...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 28- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure will increase excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 28- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure, increasing excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current rate...

  • April 28- Apple Inc has asked the state of California to make changes in its proposed policies on self-driving cars, the latest sign the technology giant is pursuing driverless car technology. In a letter made public Friday, Apple made a series of suggested changes to the policy that is under development and said it looks forward to working with California and...

  • The House Transportation Committee has summoned United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz to testify at the hearing aimed at determining "what can be done to improve the flying experience." The Chicago- based carrier also said it aimed to reduce overbooking and decrease instances of involuntary denied boarding to "as close to zero as possible. David Dao, 69, who was...

  • April 28- Apple Inc asked the state of California to make changes in its proposed self-driving car policies, the latest sign the company is pursuing driverless car technology. In a letter made public Friday, Apple made a series of suggested changes to the policy that is under development and said it looks forward to working with California and others "so that...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal of a passenger from a Chicago flight on April 9 that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United chief executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's president,...

  • DETROIT, April 28- General Motors Co on Friday reported better-than-expected first-quarter net income driven by strong sales of its profitable large pickup trucks and crossovers in the United States. "We are executing our plan and it's delivering results," Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens told reporters at the company's headquarters in downtown...

  • *Norway keeps ban on two Super Puma models in place for now. OSLO, April 28- The fatal crash of an Airbus helicopter in Norway last year was the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft's gearbox, the country's Accident Investigation Board said in a report on Friday, confirming its initial findings last June. The flight was operated by Canada- based CHC Helicopter,...

  • DETROIT, April 28- General Motors Co on Friday reported better-than-expected first-quarter net income driven by strong sales of its profitable large pickup trucks and crossovers in the United States, sending its shares up nearly 2 percent in premarket trading. "We are executing our plan and it's delivering results," Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens told...

  • OSLO, April 28- The fatal crash of an Airbus helicopter in Norway last year was the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft's gearbox, the country's Accident Investigation Board said in a report on Friday, confirming its initial findings last June. All 13 people on board were killed when the Super Puma's main rotor blades separated from the aircraft as it was...

  • DETROIT— People are buying more SUVs and trucks and paying General Motors handsomely for them, pushing the company's first-quarter net income up 34 percent to a record $2.6 billion. The average Tahoe, for instance, sold for more than $58,000 in the past quarter, up slightly from a year ago, according to Kelley Blue Book. That helped drive up GM's average vehicle sale...

  • OSLO, April 28- The fatal crash of an Airbus helicopter in Norway last year was the result of metal fatigue in the aircraft's gearbox, the country's Accident Investigation Board said in a report on Friday, confirming its initial findings. The flight was operated by Canada- based CHC Helicopter, owned by U.S. private equity firm First Reserve. The AIBN said it would...

  • FRANKFURT, April 28- Germany's Siemens has moved into journey planning with the purchase of privately-owned Hannover- based firm HaCon to complement its transportation business, which it has been talking about merging with Bombardier's. Siemens' transportation unit, a business with 7.8 billion euros in annual sales, offers rolling stock, signalling, and...

  • TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.3 million. The Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 36 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • The carrier paid an average of $874 per bumped passenger, according to Transportation Department data. It bumped 4.3 out of every 100,000 passengers, and paid an average of $559 each per bumped passenger. Chief Executive Gary Kelly told CNBC that the airline would be discontinuing the practice "very shortly".

  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Patriot Transportation Holding Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $260,000. Patriot Transportation shares have fallen slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Patriot Transportation, Earnings Report.

  • SHANGHAI, April 27- Chinese and European aviation regulators said on Thursday they will forge closer ties over aircraft manufacturing and certification as the global industry turns its eyes to China ahead of the maiden flight of the Chinese-built C919 jet. The Civil Aviation Administration of China and European Aviation Safety Agency are holding a...

  • PHOENIX _ Knight Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $14.9 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 18 cents per share. Knight Transportation shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.