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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • Nevada joins a handful of other states— South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Utah— in allowing people to drive 80 mph in certain, mostly rural areas. The highest speed limit in the U.S. is 85 mph on a Texas toll road from Austin to San Antonio. The higher speed is on 130 miles of Interstate 80 in the high desert, from 40 miles east of Reno to the rural town of Winnemucca.

  • Xi told Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that Greece was an important part in China's new Silk Road strategy. Greek infrastructure development group Copelouzos has signed a deal with China's Shenhua Group to cooperate in green energy projects and the upgrade of power plants in Greece and other countries, the Greek company said on Friday. Its biggest shipping...

  • May 12- Boeing Co said on Friday it resumed test flights of its $110- million 737 MAX 8 jetliner, just two days after saying it had grounded the entire fleet to address an engine problem. The resumption of flights, which the plane maker said was backed by air safety regulators, is good news for Boeing and engine-maker CFM International, a joint venture between...

  • May 12- Boeing Co said on Friday it resumed test flights of its $110- million 737 MAX 8 jetliner, just two days after saying it had grounded the entire fleet to address an engine problem. The resumption of flights, which Boeing said was backed by air safety regulators, is good news for the plane maker and engine-maker CFM International, a joint venture between...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 12- U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security issues at a meeting in Brussels next week, including possibly expanding the number of airports that ban passengers from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday. Homeland Security spokesman...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 12- U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security issues at a meeting in Brussels next week, including possibly expanding the number of airports that ban passengers from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Commission spokeswoman said on Friday. Homeland Security spokesman...

  • Deal visited Savannah as dockworkers were unloading the COSCO Development, a massive vessel capable of carrying 13,000 cargo containers measuring 20- feet-long apiece. Like other East Coast ports, Savannah is racing to deepen its 39- mile shipping channel so similar big ships will fit at lower tides even when fully loaded. Mackie McIntosh, the Corps' chief of...

  • WASHINGTON/ BRUSSELS, May 12- U.S. and European officials will discuss airline security at a high-level meeting in Brussels next week, including possible expansion of the number of airports where passengers are banned from carrying electronic devices bigger than cellphones aboard flights, a European Union official said on Friday. The official said U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10...

  • LOS ANGELES— It's moving day at Los Angeles International Airport. Numerous airlines will begin moving to different terminals or to new ticket counters in their current locations, beginning Friday night. The moves over several days are part of a massive overhaul of the heavily used airport and have been planned for months.

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is speaking with European officials on Friday to discuss threats to aviation and a possible expansion of a ban on in-cabin electronics larger than cellphones, U.S. and European officials said Friday. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating...

  • The last item of 10 listed in a joint statement says a U.S. delegation will attend an international gathering in Beijing, beginning Sunday, that will showcase a plan by President Xi Jinping to invest in vast networks of ports, railways and roads in a bid to expand China's trade with Asia, Africa and Europe. In turn, China will be able to send cooked poultry to the U.S....

  • The afternoon meeting included high level executives from Delta Air Lines Inc, United Airlines Inc, American Airlines Group Inc and trade group Airlines for America, the sources said. In March, the United States announced laptop restrictions on flights originating from 10 airports including in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey because...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 11- California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday revised his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, raising total spending by 2.2 percent and increasing funding for schools and transportation, even as he warned that the state's economy likely cannot sustain the growth of recent years. Still, Brown said the budget was considerably...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating from 10 specific...

  • An employee drives a Tesla Model S electric automobile, equipped with Autopilot hardware and software, hands-free on a highway.

    In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers.

  • The COSCO Development arrived Thursday at the Port of Savannah after cruising past dozens of onlookers who cheered and took photos of the mammoth vessel from Savannah's downtown riverfront. Its first East Coast voyage marks a new era for U.S. ports that, despite years spent anticipating the supersized ships, will struggle to accommodate them without major...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of a ban on passengers taking laptops into the cabins of commercial aircraft to include some European countries, saying any threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating...

  • *Annual op profit seen at Y685 bln vs Y778.4 bln street view. TOKYO, May 11- Nissan Motor Co forecast an unexpected 7.7 percent fall in operating profit this year on higher raw material costs and a negative currency impact, as it adjusts to changes in the U.S. market, its biggest, where larger vehicles are in demand. Nissan, Japan's second-largest automaker, expects a...

  • *Barcelona taxi drivers brought case against Uber. LUXEMBOURG/ BRUSSELS, May 11- Uber provides a transport service and must be licensed, an adviser to the European Union's top court said on Thursday, in a potential blow to the U.S. firm which says it is merely a digital enabler. "The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber...