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  • DETROIT, May 15- Google Inc's self-driving cars will begin testing on public roads this summer, but it turns out they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company envisioned a year ago. When the Internet search company announced a year ago that it planned to build a fleet of self-driving cars, project director Chris Urmson said the prototypes "...

  • Crumbling railways put passengers at risk Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:38 AM ET
    Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, from Washington to New York, that derailed yesterday May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Decades of underinvestment in outmoded infrastructure have put millions of railroad passengers at risk.

  • Etihad: US carriers got $70B in government aid Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Passengers wait in line at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

    Etihad Airways on Thursday answered U.S. airlines' claims that the Abu Dhabi-based carrier benefits from subsidies.

  • U.S. airlines say that Gulf-state subsidies amounting to $42 billion let Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways lower prices and push competitors out of certain markets, which those airlines have denied. Etihad, meanwhile, on Thursday charged Delta Air Lines Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and American Airlines Group Inc with receiving more than $70...

  • May 14- Etihad Airways on Thursday answered U.S. airlines' claims that the Abu Dhabi- based carrier benefits from subsidies, alleging that those airlines received more than $70 billion in government support since 2000, largely via bankruptcy protection and pension guarantees. Etihad presented its subsidy claims as the Obama administration is slated to...


  • The groups, including the Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity, charge that the rules, issued on May 1, will allow industry to continue to use "unsafe tank cars" for up to 10 years and fail to set adequate speed limits for oil trains. In their filing, the green groups asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to force the Transportation Department to...

  • The high cost of keeping NY rail commuters moving Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:40 PM ET
    NJ Transit conductor John Nagle waits for passengers to board the NJ Transit train from New York’s Penn Station to Trenton, N.J., May 13, 2015, in New York.

    Closing one of the train tunnels into Manhattan from New Jersey could cost the economy about $100 million a day, says the Regional Plan Association.

  • No profitable passenger rail system anywhere: Expert Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    America's rails in focus

    Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.

  • U.S. airlines say that Gulf-state subsidies amounting to $42 billion let Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways lower prices and push competitors out of certain markets. The Gulf carriers have denied the claims by Delta Air Lines Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and American Airlines Group Inc, saying worse service on the U.S. airlines has caused them...

  • 2 trains derail days after deadly Amtrak accident Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    An Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) train lays on its side after derailing on May 14, 2015 in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Two trains slipped off their routes Thursday, two days after a deadly Amtrak accident placed scrutiny on U.S. infrastructure.

  • May 14- Delta Air Lines Inc expects to see some "choppiness" in its monthly revenue per available seat mile, which measures sales relative to planes' carrying capacity, Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson said Thursday during a transportation conference that was webcast. The Atlanta- based carrier expects unit revenue to be "a little worse" in May than in April,...

  • Yes! Airlines freeing up more frequent flier seats Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:13 AM ET

    A new survey of the world's largest airlines finds carriers have increased the percentage of flights with seats available for reward travel.

  • Chinese airlines look inland for outbound opportunities Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 11:19 PM ET

    By Fang Yan and Matthew Miller BEIJING, May 14- Chinese airlines are banking on the newly rich in China's inland provinces to drive the next phase of their global expansion, offering flights to destinations like San Jose and Nairobi from cities hundreds of miles from aviation hubs on the Chinese coast. Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern...

  • Maersk: Seeing loss of market share in China Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Maersk: Seeing loss of market share in China

    Silvia Ding, head, South China at Maersk Line, says the Danish shipping and oil giant is seeing similar concerns over falling market share in China and outlines how the firm is coping with that.

  • SINGAPORE, May 13- The maiden flight of China's only homegrown commercial jet, the Comac C919, is behind schedule and delivery could be pushed back as much as two years, sources familiar with the programme said, dealing a blow to its push to challenge Airbus and Boeing. China has high hopes for the C919 in the lucrative narrow-body market which accounts for more than...

  • May 13- United Continental Holdings Inc on Wednesday announced plans to lease up to 25 used aircraft from AerCap Holdings NV, one of the world's largest aircraft lessors, to reduce its dependence on smaller, 50- seat jets. The Chicago- based airline said it expects delivery of 11 used Airbus Group NV A319 aircraft over the next two years, with the right to add up to 14...

  • Railroad crashes are up: Amtrak is up even more Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:46 PM ET
    Officials work at the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    Railroad accidents are up in recent years, and Amtrak accidents are up even more than the national average, according to government data.

  • America in an infrastructure crisis: Ray LaHood Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 3:36 PM ET
    Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    The U.S. has not invested in infrastructure, which is vital to a safe transportation system, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.

  • Amtrak budget cut looms amid US budget surplus Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    A man walks to board an Amtrak train in Penn Station in New York City.

    Amtrak's potential $252 million budget cut comes as the U.S. posted its fifth-biggest monthly budget surplus in history.

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