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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Boat sales rise as yacht sales sink

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports new boat sales are at a post-recession high but it's not the mega-yacht sector driving growth in the industry.

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is eyeing plans to encourage the sale of public assets, such as airports and bridges, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure, an administration official said Wednesday. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump advisers are considering enticing state and local governments to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- The U.S. Homeland Security Department said on Wednesday that no specific timeline had been set for a decision on whether to expand a ban on larger electronics as carry-on luggage for air travel. He also said there has been no discussion on expanding the ban to domestic U.S. flights or flights leaving the United States. In March, the United States...

  • ROMULUS, Mich.— A $32 million maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has opened as part of efforts to ensure safety among Spirit Airlines' fleet. Plans for the Spirit Airlines hangar at the airport in the Detroit suburb of Romulus were announced in 2015. It opened this month and Kirk Thornburg, vice president of technical operations, tells The Detroit...

  • JERUSALEM, May 24- Uber faces a legal challenge in Israel, adding to the list of places where it is under scrutiny, after the country alleged unauthorized drivers were illegally paid using its network for a new carpooling app the company is piloting. Israel's Transportation Ministry said on Wednesday an undercover investigation had found Uber recruited...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- The Trump administration wants to allow states to expand the use of tolling on interstate highways while sharply cutting grants for transit projects and raising airline passenger security fees, according to the White House budget released on Tuesday. The Transportation Department's "discretionary" budget is being cut by 12.7 percent, or...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday it will release grant funds for a project to electrify a northern California commuter rail system. In February, the Transportation Department withheld a $647 million grant for the San Carlos Peninsula Corridor Electrification, or Caltrain, project, from San Francisco to San Jose to allow a...

  • LIMA, May 22- Peru has canceled a $525 million contract with a Peruvian-Argentine consortium to build an airport near the city of Cusco because of financing concerns, the transportation minister said late on Sunday just hours before resigning. The consortium Kuntur Wasi, including Argentina's Corporacion America and Peru's Andino Investment Holding,...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Some New York state lawmakers want to withhold millions of dollars of funding from Penn Station until Amtrak resolves chronic commuter train delays at the busy New York City train facility. The bill before the state Senate would direct the Long Island Rail Road and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority not to make payments to Penn Station...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles:. Police say an Aeromexico plane taxiing toward a gate at Los Angeles International Airport was crossing a service road when it struck a supply truck, causing the vehicle to overturn and resulting in eight injuries. The Boeing 737 arrived in Los Angeles Saturday...

  • LOS ANGELES— Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and was crossing a service road when the plane's right wing tip "acted like a hook," lifted the rear top of the high-profile truck and...

  • NEW YORK— Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. Last year, city officials installed 200 custom-made bollards in the Times Square area, enlisting the California- based Calpipe Security Bollards to manufacture and help design special 8...

  • BRUSSELS, May 19- European Union car and truck safety rules will be revised by the end of the year after pressure from campaigners to cut the number of road deaths by forcing manufacturers to include technologies which make vehicles safer. Meanwhile, blind spots in todays outdated truck designs are killing hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians each year, " Stef...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off unless he waives his constitutional right against self-incrimination so the ride-hailing service can comply with a court order. The development raises the possibility that Uber may end up dumping Anthony Levandowski, whose...

  • LONDON, May 19- If you fly into London City in two years' time, air traffic controllers won't see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower. The airport, which is undergoing a 350 million pound expansion, is located near the Canary Wharf financial...

  • TORONTO, May 18- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest infrastructure investors, is regularly losing out in bidding wars for such assets, its chief executive said, as investors seek alternatives to low-yielding government bonds. The CPPIB is one of the world's biggest investors in infrastructure such as roads, bridges and tunnels,...

  • Trudeau told reporters their private meeting at a Seattle hotel was an opportunity "to talk about the incredibly close ties between Washington state and British Columbia and indeed, all of Canada." Inslee called Trudeau's visit fitting "because we share so much more with Canada than just a common border. Washington state and the Canadian province of British...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it had demonstrated how electric vehicles could be charged wirelessly while driving, a technology some believe will help accelerate the adoption of self-driving cars. Wireless charging is an important area of research for carmakers, their suppliers and start-ups like xChargepoint, WiTricity and HEVO...

  • SEATTLE, May 17- Alaska Air Group said on Wednesday it plans to begin scheduled flights from a second Seattle- area airport next year, giving it exclusive access to a growing part of the Pacific Northwest' s Puget Sound region. Alaska Air's plan to fly Boeing Co 737 and Embraer 175 jets from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, starting in the fall of 2018 marks the first...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- U.S. and EU officials will meet next week in Washington for more talks about risks to air travel after a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday did not, as some industry watchers had expected, extend a cabin ban on large electronics devices. "The United States and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to continue working closely together on...