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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • NEW YORK— Seven hundred workers, including baggage handlers, cleaners and customer service agents at three New York- area airports are going on strike. The airport workers at Newark Liberty International Airport walked off the job at 9 p.m. Tuesday in a labor dispute with their employer, PrimeFlight, a subcontractor for several airlines. A spokeswoman for the...

  • The Air Canada A320 from Toronto was cleared to land on a runway at the airport just before midnight on Friday, the FAA said in a statement. Along with the FAA, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident. "An air traffic controller sent the Air Canada jet around," the FAA said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport where four passenger jets were lined up to take off. The controller orders the Air Canada jet to "go around," and the pilot acknowledges the command. Roughly 30 seconds later, a United Airlines...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— Iran Railways says it has signed a preliminary agreement with Italy's state railway to construct two high-speed links in Iran. Iran is looking to revive its aging infrastructure following the lifting of international sanctions under the 2015 nuclear agreement. In April 2015, Iran signed $8 million deal with the French company AREP to modernize...

  • Before bashing the airlines, consider how business trips have improved

    Gone is the golden age of flying. Today's business travelers have many complaints about airline services. But cheer up, fellow frequent flyers, here are some improvements to celebrate.

  • Many of today's beleaguered passengers regard the mid-20th century as the heyday of air travel.

    Flying for business or leisure is less glamorous these days. But some old-school in-flight perks can be found — if you search hard enough.

  • Before releashing your furor on unpleasant flight experiences, consider these three improvements

    Gone are the golden age of flying. Today's business travelers have many complaints about airline services. But cheer up, fellow frequent flyers, here are some improvements to celebrate.

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on the commute as rail repairs begin in New York City:. The diversion of some New Jersey trains to Hoboken and the alternatives for Long Island Rail Road riders gave Penn Station the look of a routine Monday. Meanwhile, commuters Monday were experiencing the first day of reduced schedules to accommodate extensive track and signal repairs at...

  • NEW YORK— Thousands of commuters heading into New York on Monday faced adjustments— some annoying, some time consuming— on the first day of two months of repairs at the country's busiest train station, which Gov. As the crowd of rail commuters heading into Penn Station grew so did the confusion. Jesse Krakow, of South Orange, New Jersey, who transferred through...

  • *COSCO Shipping making offer with Shanghai Port. COSCO Shipping is offering HK $78.67 for each OOIL share, a premium of 37.8 percent over OOIL's closing price of HK $57.10 on its last trading date, the companies said in filings with the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges on Sunday. OOIL's controlling shareholders had on Friday agreed to sell their 68.7...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- The shortage of housing in California's Silicon Valley has gotten so severe that Facebook Inc on Friday proposed taking homebuilding into its own hands for the first time with a plan to construct 1,500 units near its headquarters. "The problem with Silicon Valley is you don't have enough supply to keep up with the demand," said Sam Khater,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- A U.S. judge on Friday ruled that Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo must disclose documents to attorneys representing Uber Technologies Inc about Waymo's partnership with Lyft Inc, saying the information could be important in Waymo's lawsuit accusing Uber of stealing some of its trade secrets. Waymo claimed in a lawsuit...

  • SAO PAULO, July 7- Residents in Brazil's Amazon region blocked on Friday a key way for the transport of Brazilian grains to northern ports in a protest over increased protections for the rainforest, grains industry groups said on Friday. The road is used to transport soy and corn from center-west Brazil to northern exporting ports. The protesters are angered...

  • At Penn Station, crowds of commuters fuming at frequent afternoon delays already wedge into narrow stairways down to the tracks, all for the privilege of standing in the aisles of packed trains for a 45- minute ride home. The summer's accelerated repair work, prompted by two derailments this spring, will close some of the station's 21 tracks and require a roughly...

  • BRASILIA, July 5- The Brazilian government plans to auction two blocks of airports to private companies and then privatize state-owned airport operator Infraero through an initial public offering, Transportation Minister Maurício Quintella told Reuters on Wednesday. A decision on the Infraero process should be reached by the end of this month, Quintella...

  • For those who depend on travel as a factor of their work performance, structural inefficiencies can take a measurable toll on their productivity.

    Analyzing five key risk factors, a team of travel experts evaluated which U.S. cities are best equipped for hosting business travelers.

  • Here are the best cities to make your business trip easier

    If you travel 10 out of 20 days for business, you live and pray for on-time flights and light traffic. Here are the top five most productive cities for business travelers.

  • The incident occurred when 20 cars of a Canadian National Railway Co freight train, carrying crude for Exxon Mobil Corp to Louisiana, went off the tracks, the Chicago Tribune said in a report on Saturday, quoting officials. Exxon said in an emailed response that CNR confirmed the train was transporting crude oil from Canada to Louisiana, but the oil major did not...

  • On Thursday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee adopted legislation that includes Federal Aviation Administration reforms, but unlike a House panel, does not spin off air traffic control and leaves it with the FAA. Congress has until Sept. 30 to reauthorize the FAA, but Republican Senator John Thune, chairman of the committee, said the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- The U.S. Congress is divided over whether to privatize the nation's air traffic control system as both chambers advance bills to expand airline passenger protections. On Thursday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee adopted legislation that includes Federal Aviation Administration reforms, but unlike a House...