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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • The Transportation Department reported Tuesday that the 12 leading U.S. airlines canceled 1.17 percent of flights last year, the lowest rate among comparable figures going back to 1995. The previous best was 1.24 percent in 2002, when travel decreased after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That will cost you up to $200, depending on the airline, and even more...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 14- A Brazilian judge ruled that a driver using the Uber ride-hailing app is an employee of the San Francisco- based company and is entitled to workers' benefits, adding to the global debate over labor rights for drivers on the platform. Similar cases in the United States, Britain, Switzerland, and Europe's highest court have threatened to increase...

  • Texas- based developer Energy Transfer Partners on Feb. 8 received approval from the Army to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota— the last remaining big section of the 1,200- mile pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Illinois. The development was prompted by pro-energy President Donald Trump, pushed the Army to advance...

  • Feb 14- A controversial North Dakota bill that sought to shield motorists from liability if they unintentionally hit a protester on a roadway, injuring or killing them failed to garner enough support from lawmakers. A transportation committee had previously voted against the bill in part because of a "negative perception," that passing it could create,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Airlines canceled 1.17 percent of scheduled domestic flights last year, the best performance in the 22 years the government has been tracking the issue, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday. The department also said air carriers are losing or misplacing luggage at the lowest rate since 1987, when the government began...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 13- Argentina's civil aviation authority approved on Monday 135 new routes for five airlines looking to start operating in Latin America's No. 3 economy at more competitive prices. President Mauricio Macri's government estimates airlines such as Colombia's Avianca will invest $1.7 billion in Argentina in the next four years, giving...

  • Republican John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Democrat Gary Peters of Michigan, said they're exploring legislation that "clears hurdles and advances innovation in self-driving vehicle technology." "Without changes to those regulations, it may be years before the promise of today's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp officials will tell a U.S. House panel on Tuesday that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads. On Monday, Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, and Senator John Thune, the Republican chairman of the Commerce Committee, said in a...

  • BARRIE, Ontario _ Student Transportation Inc. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 7 cents per share. Student Transportation shares have climbed 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BERLIN— Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. The airport said in a statement that police and firefighters had concluded from their initial investigation the substance most...

  • The Government Accountability Office said in a 2016 report that the United States "is generally considered to have the busiest, most complex and safest ATC system in the world." Air traffic is handled in the United States by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Transportation Department's inspector general said in a November report that the FAA has...

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 9- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has told officials to investigate an airport terminal construction project in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the cost was inflated. The Terminal Three project at Julius Nyerere International Airport is being built by Dutch contractor BAM Group for 560 billion shillings.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- U.S. aviation executives will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss the industry's aging airports and air traffic control reform, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The new administration has not yet addressed U.S. carriers' concerns, but White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Wednesday told reporters that it will be "...

  • FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO SAFETY CHECK, CALLED COMMUNITY HELP, THAT LETS PEOPLE FIND, GIVE HELP SUCH AS FOOD, SHELTER, TRANSPORTATION AFTER A CRISIS.

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • The Comac C919 aircraft.

    China’s first homegrown passenger plane is to take to the skies before July this year, according to state media.

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 3- Tanzania signed a deal worth $1.215 billion with a consortium of Turkish and Portuguese companies on Friday to construct a 300- kilometer railway line, part of plans by the east African country to boost trade with its land-locked neighbors. In total, Tanzania wants to build a 2,561 km standard gauge railway network connecting its main Indian...