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CNBC Franchise Archive Transportation: Leisure


  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 24- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space transportation company, Blue Origin, plans about two more years of test flights before it will offer rides to passengers. "This flight retired a lot of risk and validated of lot of the elements of the design," Bezos, who founded Amazon.com Inc and owns the Washington Post newspaper.

  • Transports gain in Mexico trade boost

    Transportation leaders have much to gain amid increasing trade with Mexico, CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov 24- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully landed a suborbital rocket back at its launch site, a key step in its drive to make reusable rockets, the company said on Tuesday. The New Shepard rocket, which is designed to carry six passengers, blasted off from a launch site in West Texas at 12:21 p.m. CST...

  • Just two years ago, the U.S. Department of Transportation struck a cautious tone. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has ordered his department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to revise the policy "to reflect today's technology and his sense of urgency to bring innovation to our roads that will make them safer," Emmerling wrote late...

  • State Dept. issues travel alert Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 5:40 PM ET
    State Dept. issues travel alert

    The State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens from now until the end of February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Auto charts warn Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    Auto charts warn

    The national average for gasoline is 25 percent below the average it was one year ago, yet auto stocks are dragging. To the charts, with Carter Worth, Cornerstone Macro Head of Technical Analysis.

  • Edmunds.com forecasts Nov. auto sales rate at 18.3M Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
    Edmunds.com forecasts Nov. auto sales rate at 18.3M

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on early forecasts for the auto sales rate for the current month.


  • The task force's recommendations, which are expected to be broadly accepted by the FAA next month, would require drone owners to register their names and addresses in a new FAA database and place an identification number on their aircraft. Lawrence co-chaired the task force, which the FAA assembled last month. But less than an hour after the conference call, the...

  • Turkey & cheap gas for Thanksgiving Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Turkey & cheap gas for Thanksgiving

    Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics, answers where consumer savings on gasoline are likely to go this holiday season.

  • MONTREAL, Nov 23- The United Nations' aviation agency said Monday its panel of security experts will review ways to better protect global airports from terrorism following concerns of lax security raised after a Russian plane was destroyed on Oct. 31. The International Civil Aviation Organization- led panel, which is to meet in March 2016, will emphasize airport...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 23- The Brazilian government said on Monday it raised the internal rate of return on future railway concessions, in a bid to attract more private investment to an economy heading to its longest recession in more than 80 years. President Dilma Rousseff has put her hopes on a $50 billion program to sell off airports, roads, ports and railways in coming...

  • NEW YORK— On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of the year. That's the longest it has been since the Bureau of...

  • The Port Authority was the right agency because of its strength in engineering and project management. " Top Port Authority officials said this week they are confident they can oversee the construction of the tunnel, part of what's being called the Gateway project, even as other large projects face delays and overruns and as the agency remains a focus of...

  • TOOELE, Utah— Utah is test-driving new technology that could improve safety and fuel efficiency for big-rig truckers. The tests were done in Tooele County with two semitrailers on I-80. The new technology monitors travel and operational data that can reduce driver reaction time and lower fuel costs, the Deseret News reported.

  • First watches, now luggage: The new wearables Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Nowadays, tech savvy bags can weigh themselves, charge your gadgets, give you Internet access and alert you to tampering.

  • DAYTON, Ohio— Allegiant Air will start nonstop service from the Dayton International Airport to two Florida airports next year. The arrival of Allegiant helps fill a gap left after last month's announcement by Southwest Airlines that it would be discontinuing nonstop flights from the Dayton airport to Florida in April. Allegiant is part of Allegiant Travel...

  • NEW YORK— Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage— December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags. In the U.S. during the first nine months of this year, 3.3 bags for every 1,000 passengers didn't make it to their destination on time, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

  • Taxi firms AND riders may actually like this app Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 9:47 PM ET

    Karhoo is new entrant to ride-hailing apps space that incumbent taxi firms and limousine services may actually want to get behind.

  • Airbus A380 upgrade may come later than 2022: CEO Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 4:53 PM ET

    Nov 19- Airbus believes introducing a sales-boosting upgrade to its A380 aircraft in 2022 may be too early, Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier said at an industry gathering in New York on Thursday. The planemaking unit of Airbus Group SE is looking at whether to upgrade the A380, the world's largest passenger jet, as requested by its largest customer Emirates.