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  • Rail technology gets smarter Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    GE launches tier 4 locomotive

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan explains how technology is boosting efficiency for rail transportation.

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren't waiting around. And legislators are returning to work this week in California and Michigan with transportation funding on the agenda. "I don't know of a state that's not having the conversation" about raising revenue for...

  • Reworking the rails Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 8:44 AM ET
    Reworking the rails

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan, takes a look at the big bet some transport carriers are making to fit more containers on their networks.

  • Traffic deaths spike in first 6 months of this year Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council. All told, nearly 19,000 people across the country lost their lives in traffic accidents through June, and the tally doesn't include two of the historically highest months for...

  • *Tianjin port already suffered from delays before explosions. SINGAPORE/ SHANGHAI, Aug 17- Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia's biggest economy. The Tianjin Maritime Safety...

  • TripAdvisor's most unexpected popular attractions Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 7:23 PM ET
    A tour group outside the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City.

    Everyone knows of Central Park and the Vegas Strip. TripAdvisor's Popularity Index shows some less-traveled spots. USA Today reports.

  • Discussions in the House of Representatives and Senate gained new urgency this week, amid heightened fears of a looming air disaster, after the Federal Aviation Administration reported a spike in drone sightings near crewed aircraft, including commercial airliners. U.S. pilots have reported more than 650 drone sightings so far this year, as of Aug. 9, compared...

  • Tracking the competition on trans-Pacific routes Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 12:11 AM ET
    Tracking the competition on trans-Pacific routes

    Michael Beer, VP, Asia Pacific transportation research at Citi Investment Research and Analysis, outlines Cathay Pacific's strengths as competition intensifies on the trans-Pacific routes.

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 13- The deadly explosions in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin have disrupted chemical and oil tankers going in and coming out of the port, trading and shipping sources said on Thursday. Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in Tianjin, killing at least 44 people and injuring...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 12- Investor demand to help fund a planned $13 billion airport for Mexico's capital means the private sector could finance as much as 70 percent of the project, up from an initial government estimate of 42 percent, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Last September, Mexico's government unveiled the winning design by...

  • More legal run-ins for Uber Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    More legal run-ins for Uber

    Hong Kong police take action against Uber.

  • DUBAI, Aug 11- Emirates Airline said Tuesday that state-owned Gulf Arab airlines were not to blame for overcapacity on services between the United States and Dubai, rejecting criticism by U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines. Delta said Sunday it had reduced flights between Atlanta and Dubai this winter, blaming overcapacity on U.S. routes to the Middle East by...

  • Aug 11- Complaints about airline service grew during the first half of this year as consumers reported more concerns about airfares, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The report said the U.S. Transportation Department received 9,542 complaints about U.S. airlines, foreign carriers and others in the travel...

  • NTSB investigating Morgan accident Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    NTSB investigating Morgan accident

    NTSB meets to determine the cause of last year's accident that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10- Transportation advocates want to ask voters in several northern California counties to decide whether the region should boost sales taxes to fund $500 million a year in road and rail improvements in what would be the first regional effort to fight gridlock. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is helping to lay the groundwork for ballot...

  • Air traffic controllers asleep at the wheel? Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 2:26 PM ET
    Air traffic controllers asleep at the wheel?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at a new report that raises serious concerns over how much sleep air traffic controllers are getting.

  • Living out of hotels & traveling full-time Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 3:26 PM ET
    Living out of hotels & traveling full-time

    Airline expert Ben Schlappig, has found a way to maximize airline miles.

  • What CRSC's HK debut means for China's IPO market Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    What CRSC's HK debut means for China's IPO market

    Paul Pong, managing director of Pegasus Fund Managers, discusses the market debut of China Railway Signal & Communication Corp. in Hong Kong and explains what it means for the IPO market in China.

  • Aug 6- A U.S. Senate report called for greater transparency in air fares after finding that some airline fees, such as change and cancellation penalties and preferred seating, are hiding the true cost of air travel. The report by the minority staff of the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday found, among other issues, that travelers buying preferred seats on an...

  • West Coast ports 'absolutely' making a comeback Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    A cargo ship is loaded with shipping containers at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

    Business is booming at the nation's largest container port complex. Volumes in June jumped 14 percent at the Port of Los Angeles to a three-year high.