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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • The Airbus A380 flies over San Francisco

    Airbus is considering doing away with one of the hallmarks of its A380 superjumbo, a "grand staircase" echoing the era of cruise ships, sources said.

  • LONDON, March 7- Oil industry costs are notoriously pro-cyclical, which is one of the main reasons for the pattern of boom and bust that has afflicted in the industry from the beginning. The cost of everything from skilled and unskilled labour to engineering contracts, field services, raw materials, equipment, spare parts and rig hire tends to rise and fall with...

  • BRASILIA, March 7- Brazil's President Michel Temer launched an infrastructure concessions program on Tuesday to raise 45 billion reais in investment for building and operating roads, port terminals, railways and power transmission lines. The program is a key part of his strategy to restore business confidence and pull Brazil's economy from its worst-ever...

  • BRASILIA, March 7- Brazil's President Michel Temer launched an infrastructure concessions program on Tuesday that he said should raise 45 billion reais in investment in building and operating roads, port terminals, railways and power transmission lines. Temer said the program was key to restoring an attractive business environment as Brazil struggles to...

  • LONDON, March 7- Oil industry costs are notoriously pro-cyclical, which is one of the main reasons for the pattern of boom and bust that has afflicted in the industry from the beginning. The cost of everything from skilled and unskilled labour to engineering contracts, field services, raw materials, equipment, spare parts and rig hire tends to rise and fall with...

  • SAN RAMON, Calif., March 6- A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday, preparing to move onto a local public road in California's first pilot program for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or human operator. The bus project in San Ramon, at the Bishop Ranch office park complex, involves...

  • SÃO PAULO, March 6- Dry weather improved conditions on a rugged Amazon road that serves as the key link between soy fields and northern ports, ending an immense backlog of trucks carrying the beans, the Army said Monday. Brazil is world's largest soybean exporter, and is the final stages of a record harvest of more than 100 million tonnes. As rains stopped, the mud...

  • The EPA notice is expected to say that the agency plans to work in tandem with the U.S. Transportation Department to set consistent standards for corporate average fuel efficiency and emissions limits, the source said. A White House spokeswoman and an EPA spokesman declined to comment. The EPA had until April 2018 to decide whether the 2022-2025 standards were...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- The Trump administration said on Friday it is suspending action on an Obama administration decision in October to probe a long-time practice by some airlines of preventing various travel websites from showing their fares and whether to require transparency in airline baggage and other fees. The U.S. Transportation Department said in a...

  • Last week, trade groups representing General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co, Honda Motor Co and others formally asked EPA chief Scott Pruitt to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.. The EPA is expected to work in tandem with the U.S. Transportation Department, which sets corporate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- The Trump administration said on Friday it is suspending action on an Obama administration decision in October to probe a long-time practice by some airlines of preventing various travel websites from showing their fares and whether to require transparency in airline baggage and other fees. The U.S. Transportation Department said in a...

  • COLOMBO, March 3- Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell in February for the first time since a nearly three-decade-long civil war ended in May 2009, government data released on Friday showed. Arrivals in February edged down 0.4 percent to 197,517, the first fall since May 2009. Revenue in 2016 hit $3.4 billion, beating the previous record of $2.98 billion posted in...

  • March 3- Boeing Co has approached India's SpiceJet Ltd and Jet Airways Ltd as it gauges airlines' interest in its 737 MAX-10 aircraft, the stretched version of the yet-to-be-delivered 737 MAX narrow-body jetliner, a senior executive said. "We have presented it to both the airlines what the airplane looks like, and it's in a very preliminary stage," Dinesh Keskar,...

  • Uber black car

    Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it plans to comply with California regulations and seek permits to put its self-driving cars back on the state's roads.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 2- Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it plans to comply with California regulations and seek permits to put its self-driving cars back on the state's roads, an about-face following the company's legal spat with state officials in December. Two of Uber's autonomous cars are already wheeling around San Francisco, but they are being...

  • The tentative Mexico City allocations will result in new or additional low-fare service to 15 U.S. cities, including Chicago OHare, Denver, Houston Hobby, Los Angeles, New York-JFK, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington- Dulles. Under the tentative award, JetBlue will receive six slot pairs to Mexico City from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles,...

  • WASHINGTON March 2- The U.S. Transportation Department on Thursday proposed awarding 24 slot-pairs at Mexico Citys Benito Juarez International Airport to Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways Corp, Southwest Airlines Co, Volaris, and Grupo Viva Aerobus SAB de CV. The tentative allocation of 24 slot-pairs at Mexico City will result in new or additional low-fare...

  • BERLIN, March 1- The local government owner of German airport Hahn has decided to sell the loss-making airport in western Germany to acquisitive Chinese conglomerate HNA, it said on Wednesday. The previous bidder, also from China, had wanted to use Hahn, around 120 kilometres from Frankfurt, as a base for food exports from Germany to Asia, as well as boost passenger...

  • Trucks have become bogged down on an unpaved section of the BR-163 highway in southern Pará state, running up loses of $400,000 a day for grain traders moving soy from Mato Grosso to northern ports, the main lobby for Brazil's soy business said. Southbound traffic heading for Mato Grosso has been moving forward since Tuesday on the swamped 37 km section, the DNIT...

  • SINGAPORE, March 1- Singapore is considering using drones and unmanned vehicles to inspect its underground railway tunnels, its transport regulator said on Wednesday, its latest experiment with new technology. The Land Transport Authority has put out a request on the possibility of industry participation in the use of unmanned aircraft and vehicle...