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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • OSWEGO, N.Y.— Officials say Lake Ontario's high water level could be causing millions of dollars in damages at a state-run port in central New York. The Port of Oswego Authority's managers tell The Post-Standard of Syracuse that weeks of high water and pounding waves are taking a toll on the deep-water harbor facility that also includes a marina, a maritime...

  • DUBAI, May 17- An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday. Al Maktoum International, located on the edge of Dubai, is being gradually ramped up to take over from Dubai International Airport, currently the world's busiest and home to state-owned Emirates Airline.

  • DUBAI, May 17- An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday. Al Maktoum International, located on the edge of Dubai, is being gradually ramped up to take over from Dubai International Airport, currently the world's busiest and home to state-owned Emirates Airline.

  • OTTAWA, May 16- The Canadian government said on Tuesday it planned to maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export, a move farmers praised. Ottawa will tweak the system to give the railway companies more reasons to invest in rail cars to move grain, he said, an announcement that Canadian...

  • Fears that a bomb could be concealed in electronic devices prompted the United States to announce in March it would restrict passengers from bringing devices larger than cellphones on flights originating from 10 airports, including in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. He also said any expansion could affect international airports in...

  • OTTAWA, May 16- The Canadian government introduced draft legislation on grain shipping on Tuesday that would maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export. Ottawa will tweak the system to give the railway companies more incentive to invest in rolling stock, he said.

  • Virgin America had the highest rate of delayed flights, and discount carrier Spirit Airlines drew the highest rate of consumer complaints. The Transportation Department released figures for March on Tuesday. JetBlue had the highest rate of bumping, which it says can occur when a smaller plane replaces a larger one.

  • OTTAWA, May 16- The Canadian government introduced draft legislation on grain shipping on Tuesday that would maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export. Ottawa will tweak the system to give the railway companies more incentive to invest in rolling stock, he said.

  • DUBAI, May 16- Turkey's TAV is in talks with banks to get the $250 million it needs to develop three airports in Saudi Arabia, the airport operator's president Mustafa Sani ener said on Tuesday. TAV Airports Holding, in partnership with Al Rajhi Holding Group, was chosen to develop and operate Saudi Arabia's Yanbu, Qassim and Hail international airports.

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union has removed all airlines from Benin and Mozambique from its air safety blacklist after the companies addressed the bloc's safety concerns. EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said Tuesday that the airlines' removal from the blacklist showed their reforms and cooperation have paid off. Four carriers were added to the list...

  • The San-Francisco-based ride-sharing company is now positioning itself as the ethical alternative to Uber's bad-boy reputation.

  • TOKYO, May 16- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 17- month high on Tuesday, drawing support from a sagging yen and Wall Street hitting record highs overnight. A broadly weaker yen helped shares in Japan's export reliant economy, and investors also took heart from the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs thanks to rising oil prices and demand for...

  • May 15- SolarCity founder Lyndon Rive, who steered the dramatic growth of the biggest U.S. residential solar company before driving its sale to Tesla Inc, is leaving the electric vehicle maker in June, he said on Monday. In an interview, the former SolarCity chief executive said he wanted to start a new company next year and spend more time with his family.

  • Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the moment a jet crashed near a small airport outside New York City and burst into flames. The Learjet 35 went down Monday afternoon near Teterboro Airport, killing both crew members. No one else was onboard the aircraft, which was coming from Philadelphia.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- Uber Technologies Inc must promptly return stolen confidential files to Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit, a federal judge ruled, while stopping short of shutting down the ride-services company's autonomous car program. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, unsealed on Monday, marked a blow to Uber, which is engaged in a...

  • BERLIN, May 15- Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany will likely miss the government's target of bringing 1 million electric cars onto the roads by the end of the decade. The sale of electric vehicles has remained sluggish in Germany despite discounts introduced last year and granted to buyers of green cars. In 2016, there were some 7,400...

  • Researchers compared the amount of key pollutants coming out of diesel tailpipes on the road in 10 countries and the European Union to the results of government lab tests for nitrogen oxides. "The paper shows how much human failure costs," said Jens Borken-Kleefeld, a transportation scientist at the International Institute for Applied System Analysis in...

  • WASHINGTON— Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday that the Trump administration's infrastructure plan will be out in a few weeks and will call for $200 billion in taxpayer money to generate $1 trillion in private investment. "These funds will be used to leverage $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years," Chao told the U.S. Chamber of...

  • NEW YORK— Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.. In its statement, Lyft said Waymo holds "today's best self-driving technology." Lyft is Uber's biggest rival in the United States and the second-largest ride-hailing...

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, May 15- European Union and U.S. officials will meet on Wednesday to discuss airline security, including a possible extension of a ban on passengers carrying laptops in aircraft cabins, a European Commission spokesman said. "The Commission will host high-level talks at a political and technical level with the U.S. authorities this Wednesday...