CNBC Franchise Archive Transportation: Leisure

More

  • Feb 12- Top U.S. officials will travel to Havana on Feb. 16 to sign an aviation pact that restores scheduled airline service between the United States and Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday. U.S. airlines still must apply for permission from U.S. regulators to fly specific routes before they sell tickets to...

  • Gina Raimondo on Thursday signed into law a contentious plan to toll certain large commercial trucks at several locations around the state. The total for an 18- wheeler crossing the entire state along Interstate 95 would be about $20. The state on Friday announced the bidding process for several consultants for work such as constructing and operating toll...

  • BAYONNE, N.J.— The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage. Royal Caribbean was forced to cancel Anthem of the Seas' seven-day cruise to the Bahamas, and the ship returned to Bayonne on Wednesday night after a storm packing...

  • BOSTON— A fuel van has struck a plane at Boston's Logan Airport, damaging the jet but causing no injuries to the passengers. Authorities say the van, which did not have a driver, struck a Tampa, Florida- bound JetBlue plane at a gate at about 6 a.m. Friday. JetBlue says in a statement that the aircraft is being inspected and passengers were placed on other flights to Tampa.

  • BERLIN— Police in southern Germany say a third black box has been recovered from the wreckage of two trains involved in a fatal head-on crash. Eleven people died and scores were injured, some seriously, when the commuter trains slammed into each other at speed Tuesday near Bad Aibling, 60 kilometers southeast of Munich. The German news weekly Der Spiegel reported...

  • Democrats failed in their attempt to amend the legislation to retain the flight service as part of the FAA. The failed Democratic amendment to keep air traffic control within the FAA would have made FAA funding mandatory, protecting it from political squabbles over the budget. It would also have required reforms to ensure adequate controller staffing and the...

  • Bill Shuster, R- Pa., said "transformational" change is needed because the FAA's air traffic modernization program is taking longer and costing more than anticipated. Both sides agree the delays and cost overruns have come partly because Congress has subjected the agency to shutdowns, furloughs and repeated short-term funding extensions.

  • A measure offered by Representative Peter DeFazio, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sought to protect the Federal Aviation Administration from funding disruptions and to address other issues that Republicans view as reasons for transferring air traffic control from the FAA to a new private, nonprofit corporation.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 10- Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars. In a Nov. 12 letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed by Reuters on Wednesday, the director...

  • Feb 10- Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars. In a Nov. 12 letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reviewed by Reuters on Wednesday, the director of Google's...

  • Fact sheet: 2016 Audi Q3 2.0T quattro Tiptronic Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 1:00 PM ET

    2016 Audi Q3 2.0 T quattro Tiptronic. BASE PRICE: $33,700 for Premium Plus with front-wheel drive; $35,800 for Premium Plus quattro; $38,600 for Prestige with front-wheel drive; $40,700 for Prestige quattro. OPTIONS: Sport package $550; Mythos Black metallic exterior paint $575.

  • President Barack Obama' s budget would raise $319 billion over 10 years from the phased introduction of an oil fee equivalent to $10.25 per barrel on crude oil, according to budget documents published on Tuesday. The Office of Management and Budget has not shared its revenue-modelling assumptions or proposal for how the fee would be administered.

  • DETROIT— Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided. The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, which is developing self-driving cars that get around without steering wheels, pedals—...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.

  • P.A.M. Transportation posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 12:11 PM ET

    TONTITOWN, Ark. _ P.A.M. Transportation Services Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.2 million. The Tontitown, Arkansas- based company said it had profit of 45 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $21.4 million, or $2.93 per share.

  • MOSCOW— A top official at Russia's busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country's airports six billion rubles. Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, was quoted by state news agency Tass as saying Tuesday that about half the loss comes from Russia's...

  • MADRID— Tens of thousands of commuters in the Spanish city of Barcelona suffered travel chaos Tuesday as smoke from a fire filled railway tunnels and forced authorities to suspend train service for several hours. The city's firefighting department said the fire started around 6 a.m. in trash that had accumulated at a disused station in the northeastern city.

  • MIAMI— Federal transportation officials might soon be looking into a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean over the weekend. Bill Nelson has called for the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the voyage that forced frightened passengers into their cabins overnight Sunday as their...

  • Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80 Tuesday, 9 Feb 2016 | 2:44 AM ET

    BAD AIBLING, Germany— Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed. The trains crashed on a stretch of track running between a river and a...