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  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the first emissions-reduction standards for aircraft in a deal that will take effect with new models in four years, but environmental groups said the carbon dioxide cuts did not go far enough. The standards are aimed at makers of small and large planes alike and will apply to all new aircraft...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft programs, in a deal that environmental groups said does not go far enough. The new standards, aimed at makers of small and large planes alike, will apply to all new aircraft models launched after 2020, the...

  • WASHINGTON— A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California voters embraced the idea of building the nation's first real high-speed rail system, which promised to whisk travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, a trip that can take six hours or more by car. In the second phase of a court challenge filed in 2011, attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue...

  • MARICOPA, Ariz.— A former president of a major aircraft manufacturer was one of the two people killed after their World War II-era plane crashed and burned near the town of Maricopa. Pilot Jeffrey Pino, 61, was formerly the president of Sikorsky Aircraft, a Connecticut- based aircraft manufacturer. The second victim was identified as 72- year-old Nickolas...

  • WASHINGTON— Hiring slows as US employers add just 151,000 jobs last month; firms shed education, transportation and temp workers.

  • PARIS— Protesting chauffeurs have moved to Paris' city center after having disrupted access to the Charles de Gaulle airport for a few hours, amid tensions between traditional taxis and app-based car services as the government loosens regulations in the evolving sector. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs pelted each other with projectiles overnight at the Porte...

  • SHANGHAI— The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. Software developer Li Jin in Shanghai used one after he had to abort his flight plans because of last-minute work demands, and found that the only...

  • President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10- a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation's aging transportation infrastructure, the White House said on Thursday. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the...

  • Laws in 22 states require longer or more frequent rest or meal breaks for workers than the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's standard for truckers of a minimum half-hour break eight hours after reporting for duty. The industry lost again in December when a provision it backed to pre-empt the state laws in favor of the federal standard was taken out of a...

  • New Delta CEO's game plan: Steady growth Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:32 PM ET
    Edward Bastian, Delta Airlines

    Ed Bastian, who is moving up to Delta Air Lines CEO in May, anticipates no substantial changes.

  • Crystal Cruises luxury travel company announced plans Thursday to overhaul the ship at a cost of at least $700 million. The massive steamship has been docked in Philadelphia for two decades, gutted and rusting at an unused wharf on the Delaware River. The SS United States is now owned by a conservation group, with a purchase option signed by Crystal Cruises.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation. Beginning this month, all 400 employees at Port Columbus International Airport will view a 30- minute video on spotting signs of trafficking. The awareness campaign in Columbus joins...

  • January Class 8 truck orders fell 48 percent on the year, preliminary data from freight transportation forecaster FTR showed, indicating that 2016 could be another weak year for truck makers. FTR estimated that orders for the heavy trucks that move goods around America's highways totaled 18,062 units in January. "It is not looking to be a strong year," for the...

  • Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 11:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation under legislation introduced Wednesday as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation system. The measure extends for six years the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Republican leaders of a U.S. House of Representatives transportation panel introduced a measure on Wednesday that would privatize the national air traffic control system, placing it under a private nonprofit group run by a range of stakeholders including airlines. The measure, long-anticipated and controversial, was in a bill to authorize...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- The United States was one of the biggest sources of oil demand growth in 2015 but the outlook for 2016 is much more muted, according to official forecasters. The volume of traffic on U.S. roads has also hit a new record and is growing at the fastest rate for almost two decades, according to the Federal Highway Administration. But the volume of freight...

  • Spring travel just one-way for many Chinese Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:37 AM ET

    A giant annual human migration is underway in China right now, and it's a bonanza for some but a painful process for others.

  • GRANGER, Ind.— A section of the Indiana Toll Road, the 157- mile highway that stretches across the northern portion of the state between Ohio and Illinois, will undergo $200 million in improvements including new asphalt and bridge work, the company that leases it announced Tuesday. Work will begin next month on a 70- mile stretch of the road from mile marker 20 in...

  • House Transportation committee chairman Bud Shuster, R- Pa., said last summer when he announced his idea that the U.S. is lagging behind other nations in the transition from a radar-based system to one based on satellites. The Federal Aviation Administration, which operates the present system, has been working on its "NextGen" modernization program for more than a...