×

Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand— The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport was operational again Sunday after a rupture was repaired. Pipeline owners Refining New Zealand said the first batch of fuel to travel through the pipeline since the repair arrived in Auckland on Sunday. Last week, lawmakers and public employees were told to cancel...

  • Sept 22- Uber faces having to withdraw ride hailing services in London, its busiest European market, after local regulator Transport for London pulled the company's licence for private hire cabs on Friday, a move Uber said it planned to appeal. UberPOP remains available in a handful of cities in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.

  • LONDON— Uber will lose its license to operate in London because it may be endangering public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a severe blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. The company, which has been beset by a litany of scandals over its management style— from accusations of sexism to the illegal use of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. A New Jersey Transit train crashed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in September 2016, killing one person and injuring more than 100.. In January, a Long Island Rail Road train...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. The board plans to hold a Feb. 6 meeting on the September 2016 crash in Hoboken, New Jersey, that killed one person and injured more than 100 others, and the January accident in...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 20- At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions. Changing a ship's destination once underway is not forbidden and it is unclear whether any of the ships unloaded fuel in North Korea.

  • BARRIE, Ontario _ Student Transportation Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $4.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share. Student Transportation shares have climbed almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • PRESQUE ISLE, Maine— Officials say a plane carrying mail had to make an emergency landing in Maine, because its landing gear failed. The twin-engine Wiggins Airways plane carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service made the belly landing at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. WAGM-TV reports that pilot Eric Albright circled the airport to burn off...

  • But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim. While the White House and airline lobbyists have pushed for privatization, there has been fierce opposition from private pilots, corporate aircraft owners and others who fear they will have to pay more to use the system and would lose access to busy airports. While Trump has offered few other...

  • Glen De Vos, Delphi's chief technology officer, said BlackBerry QNX would provide an operating system that was already certified to high levels of safety for Delphi's CSLP system, which uses software developed by Delphi's Ottomatika unit. De Vos said Delphi expects to begin testing its automated driving systems in pilot projects with ride-service fleets by...

  • WASHINGTON— Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, a government watchdog said Wednesday. A report by the Government Accountability Office said airline officials told GAO investigators that base air...

  • *CEO says giant-ship order tailored for Asia- Europe route. PARIS, Sept 19- The global container-shipping sector is in its strongest position in years thanks to sweeping consolidation and stronger economic growth, leaving it well placed to withstand competition from trains on major Asia- Europe routes, France's CMA CGM said. Container lines, which transport...

  • BERLIN— German authorities say they will be shutting down some roads to traffic near Frankfurt Airport after the discovery of a World War II-era bomb during construction work. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that a portion of the A3 Autobahn will be shut down, along with smaller area roads, while experts defuse and remove the bomb between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m....

  • DETROIT, Sept 19- Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday. Manufacturers such as Daimler and Navistar International Corp, as well as electric car maker Tesla Inc and a host of other new entrants, are...

  • ATHENS, Greece— A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece's main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring, Greek authorities said Tuesday. Oil slicks have extended from the island of Salamina near where the sinking occurred to the entire length of the Athens...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 18- German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, help the driver to change lanes and does not require drivers...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- India could be forced to cut spending on key infrastructure such as railways and highways as lower-than-expected tax collections and sluggish growth have upset the government's budget calculations, two finance ministry officials said. Tax receipts were about $7.8 billion in July- a little over half the monthly target- mostly because...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 18- India could be forced to cut spending on key infrastructure such as railways and highways as lower-than-expected tax collections and sluggish growth have upset the government's budget calculations, two finance ministry officials said. Tax receipts were about $7.8 billion in July- a little over half the monthly target- mostly because...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 18- German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 which can drive itself under certain conditions, decide when to change lanes and does not require drivers to...

  • DENVER— The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday it fined Frontier Airlines $1.5 million for keeping passengers stuck on a dozen aircraft on the Denver airport tarmac for more than three hours amid a snowstorm last December. Passengers were held aboard 12 planes sitting on the tarmac for more than the three-hour limit set by law, the Transportation...