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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • *Taiwan transport authorities welcome Uber's move. TAIPEI, April 13- Uber Technologies Inc said is will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan on Thursday after talks with the island's authorities, ending a two-month suspension that came after fines from the government. Taiwan's highway bureau, which is part of the transport ministry, said that it welcomed...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Austin Russell, now 22, was barely old enough to drive when he set out to create a safer navigation system for robot-controlled cars. Five years ago, Russell co-founded Luminar Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup trying to steer the rapidly expanding self-driving car industry in a new direction. During an interview in an empty warehouse on a...

  • The United Airlines passenger who was videotaped being bloodied and dragged off an overbooked plane by airport police signaled Wednesday he would fight back in court.

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Uber Technologies Inc said it will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan on Thursday after "constructive talks" with island authorities, ending a two-month suspension that came after mounting fines from the government. Uber, headquartered in San Francisco, has faced legal scrutiny in markets across Asia, including in Macau and Japan.

  • DALLAS— With the federal government and a Senate committee looking into the dragging of a man off a United Express flight, the airline industry is beginning to speak up against any effort to bar them from overselling flights. The CEO of Delta Air Lines called overbooking "a valid business process." "I don't think we need to have additional legislation to try to...

  • MINEOLA, N.Y.— When pilot Joseph Milo reported engine trouble, an air traffic controller directed him to a nearby airfield. The erroneous information was one of several factors cited by the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation of the Aug. 16, 2015, crash. Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was flying a passenger to Morristown, New Jersey, when his...

  • FRANKFURT, April 12- Talks about uniting the rail operations of Germany's Siemens and Canada's Bombardier are being complicated by the desire of both companies to keep control of a merged business, two people close to the matter said on Wednesday. The three main rivals to CRRC-- Bombardier, Siemens and France's Alstom-- have talked to each other about combining...

  • By Tuesday afternoon, almost two days after the Sunday evening confrontation in Chicago, CEO Oscar Munoz issued his most contrite apology yet as details emerged about the man seen on cellphone videos recorded by other passengers at O'Hare Airport. On Wednesday morning, Munoz underlined his remorse in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," saying he...

  • Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines.

    A mistake was made but United CEO Oscar Munoz has done the right thing by apologizing, Bob Crandall says.

  • WASHINGTON— On infrastructure, President Donald Trump wants to offer a two-for-one deal. The strategy appears aimed at building support for an effort with little momentum in Congress. His National Economic Council is currently crafting changes to the law to speed up the regulatory process, so that construction could start sooner and builders would find it...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. airlines are bumping passengers off flights at the lowest rate since 1995, a Reuters analysis of federal data showed on Tuesday, even as United Continental Holdings has kicked up a storm over the practice. Passengers bumped off Alaska Airlines flights got the highest average compensation of $1,605, followed by those of JetBlue, who...

  • United Airlines is scrambling to respond to intense and far-reaching scrutiny after the airline bumped an unwilling passenger, whom authorities forcibly dragged down the aisle, off the flight on Sunday evening.

  • Ellliott' s BHP demands are a mix of strategies it developed going after U.S. companies, such as Marathon Petroleum Corp, as well as foreign targets, such as South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The question of whether BHP is undervalued applies whether the company is Australian or American, "said Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan's Ross...

  • The FCC said in 2013 that it would consider allowing air travelers to make mobile phone calls but never finalized it. I do not believe that moving forward with this plan is in the public interest, " FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. The FCC under then chairman Tom Wheeler said there were "no technical reasons to prohibit such technology to operate" but...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives on Tuesday as he works to gain support for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, tax reform and other administration priorities, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer. The business leaders from a variety of sectors will also meet in small groups with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao,...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives Tuesday including heads of General Motors Co, International Business Machines Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc as he works to gain support for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, tax reform and other administration priorities, a government official briefed on the matter said.

  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives Tuesday including heads of General Motors Co, IBM Corp and Wal-Mart Stores Inc as he works to gain support for a $1 trillion infrastructure program, tax reform and other administration priorities, a government official briefed on the matter said. The business leaders from a variety of sectors...

  • President Donald Trump will meet with about 20 chief executives Tuesday including the heads of General Motors Co, IBM Corp, Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Tesla Inc, BlackRock Inc and Blackstone Group LP as he works to gain support for administration priorities. The business leaders from a variety of sectors also will confer in small groups with five cabinet secretaries...

  • WASHINGTON, April 6- The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump plans to nominate a Lyft Inc executive as under secretary of transportation for policy. Derek Kan is general manager for San Francisco- based ride services company Lyft in Southern California. Reuters reported on Thursday that Lyft Inc has nearly completed a funding round of at...

  • April 5- Placing laptops and computer tablets in the cargo hold is more complicated than air passengers or crew might expect, under new safety guidelines released on Wednesday by the European Aviation Safety Agency. EASA, which oversees safety in 32 countries, has raised concerns over fire risks in the cargo hold after the United States and Britain banned...