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  • Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation. The proposal says the $65 annual charge would generate $2 billion a year, while $500...

  • NEW YORK— A doctor who has an office at New York's Kennedy Airport is accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions to his patients, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing his arrest. Gerald Surya, 45, was arrested Thursday morning at his Long Island home on 26 counts of criminal sale of a prescription, said Bridget Brennan, New York City's special narcotics...

  • ROSEAU, Dominica— A preliminary assessment of the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the island of Dominica has found damage to basic infrastructure alone that amounts to nearly half of the small country's GDP, the prime minister said Thursday. Repairs to roads and bridges across the eastern Caribbean island will total more than $226 million, Prime Minister...

  • Rear view of silver airstream trailer on the open road.

    A new entrant to the peer-to-peer economy hopes to capitalize on the trend of consumers wanting to rent recreational vehicles.

  • The Associated Press recently tried out both systems on a 2016 Honda Accord. "Anything that takes your attention away from the task of driving is not something you want to engage in," said Kathy Lane, a spokeswoman for the National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization created by Congress to promote safety. Neither system has been tested yet by the Insurance...

  • COLUMBUS, Ky.— Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. The cargo tank was ruptured, causing thousands of gallons of oil to spill into the river, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said it was working with the barge owner, Inland Marine Services, and an oil...

  • A TRAIN FULL OF MIGRANTS LEFT HUNGARY EASTERN RAILWAY STATION, BOUND FOR SOPRON NEAR AUSTRIAN BORDER- REUTERS REPORTER.

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • Time to trade transports? Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 2:34 PM ET
    Time to trade transports?

    Jack Atkins, Transports Research analyst, Stephens, looks at whether now is the time to get in on transports, which are down 15 percent on the year.

  • Honda's largest sport utility vehicle is bigger than ever on the inside, particularly in its third-row seats. The starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge, for the 2016 Pilot is $30,875 for a base LX model with front-wheel drive. The lowest starting retail price, including destination charge, for an all-wheel drive Pilot...

  • FAA names two new officials to lead on drone policy Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    The agency also named FAA official Earl Lawrence as director of its UAS Integration Office, an existing position responsible for crafting new commercial drone regulations that are expected early next year. Lawrence, who joined FAA in 2010, previously led the agency's Kansas City- based Small Airplane Directorate, which is charged with regulating small...

  • Good news if you plan to drive Labor Day weekend Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Heavy traffic clogs the 101 Freeway as people leave for the Labor Day holiday in Los Angeles on Aug. 29, 2014.

    Cheaper gas prices may have attracted more travelers this Labor Day, saving American drivers billions in the process.

  • July factory orders up 0.4% Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    July factory orders up 0.4%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports factory orders in July are up 0.4 percent.

  • Trading the transports Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 8:43 AM ET
    Trading the transports

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at several transport stocks that have benefited from the tank in oil prices.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in response to a recent surge in flammable fuel shipments. The announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation comes as rail crossing collisions have increased over the past several years, following more...

  • Opportunity in transports Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
    Opportunity in transports

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan looks at a few select transport stocks poised for growth despite a weakening global economy.

  • Waterbury commuters to hear details on state rail plans Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Commuter rail advocates are optimistic about the state's plans to upgrade service on the fast-growing Waterbury branch line on Metro-North Railroad. Dannel P. Malloy's 30- year, $100 billion transportation overhaul includes plans to spend $350 million to improve rail service between Bridgeport and Waterbury. And in December, $7 million in...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Sept 1- Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, won another round of incentives on Tuesday to build and fly rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commissioners in Brevard County, home of the space center, approved by a 4 to 1 vote adding an $8 million grant for the project, bringing the total value of state, regional and...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida, Sept 1- Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, won another round of incentives on Tuesday to build and fly rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Commissioners in Brevard County, home of the space center, approved by a 4 to 1 vote adding an $8 million grant for the project, bringing the total value of state,...

  • Hotels should also be required to include any mandatory fees in their room rates, the Transportation Department's Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protections recommended. The panel's recommendation on hotels was directed to the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating such so called drip pricing. The Transportation Department...