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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • DETROIT— Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Officials say a flight heading toward Barbados has returned to a Florida airport because three flight attendants were sick. The Sun Sentinel reports the Jet Blue plane returned to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday afternoon. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says three flight attendants...

  • LIMA, Aug 10- Peru plans to award some $2.8 billion in post-flooding construction contracts through 2018 in expedited bidding rounds that have drawn new companies to the country, Peru's reconstruction czar said on Thursday in an interview for Reuters Latin America Investment Summit. Peru aims to award some $6.2 billion total in contracts for roads, bridges,...

  • The carmaker said it had been contacted by Germany's KBA vehicle certification authority about its Mondeo 2.0 TCDi model and had pledged to cooperate with the German authority. Germany's WirtschaftsWoche magazine was first to report that the U.S. carmaker's Mondeo model was being inspected by the KBA at the behest of the transport ministry for the possible...

  • BERLIN, Aug 10- Germany has ordered its road transport watchdog to look at whether Ford's mid-sized Mondeo model contains an illegal emissions cheating device, business weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported on Thursday, citing the transport ministry. Ford Europe had no immediate comment. Spokespeople at Ford's operations in Germany did not immediately return...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9- Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, seen by Reuters.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9- Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, seen by Reuters.

  • HOUSTON— United Airlines is apologizing to the owners of dog who died in the cargo hold of a plane on a flight from Houston to San Francisco. KTRK-TV in Houston reports that a local family says their 5- year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel was on a flight that was delayed on the ground for two hours Sunday. The Transportation Department says a dog died in June on a...

  • PORTAGE, Ind.— A port in northwest Indiana may receive a nearly $10 million federal grant to help fund an expansion project. The Ports of Indiana would fund rest of the project. "Our Lake Michigan port provides critical access to ocean vessels, Great Lakes ships and river barges that connect Indiana companies to the world.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 9- HNA Group is preparing its bid for a concession to operate Belgrade's airport, a company executive said, undeterred by Beijing's sharpened scrutiny of overseas acquisitions, which has clouded some of the Chinese conglomerate's other pending deals. HNA is leading a consortium that includes AVIC International Holding Corp and China- Central...

  • TAMPA, Fla. _ Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Tampa, Florida- based company said it had profit of 4 cents. Keywords: Overseas Shipholding, Earnings Report.

  • Newsday reports that Long Island- based Blue Point Brewery is launching the new brew Monday afternoon at Shake Shack in Penn Station. Andrew Cuomo said construction at Penn Station could result in a "summer of hell" for commuters. The can's design resembles Penn Station's departure board, with Long Island destinations followed by the word "delayed."

  • KUANTAN, Malaysia, Aug 9- China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday on a $13 billion rail project linking peninsular Malaysia's east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing's Belt and Road infrastructure push. For China, the project is another expansion of its soft power in Malaysia, which also lays claim to some disputed...

  • Avis Budget Group Inc., down $3.30 to $30.90. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., down 85 cents to $12.76. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., up $8.02 to $45.25.

  • DALLAS— Following widespread outrage over a passenger who was violently dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. airlines are bumping customers at the lowest rate in at least two decades. The Transportation Department said Tuesday that just one in every 19,000 passengers was kicked off an overbooked flight in the first six months of this year.

  • The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that's been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes. One railroad that does test,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 6- President Donald Trump arrived in office having promised a bold $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan over 10 years for roads, bridges, airports and transit systems crumbling by the day across the United States. Through July, new municipal deals to fund transportation, utilities and power projects totaled $50.7 billion, down...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 6- President Donald Trump arrived in office having promised a bold $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan over 10 years for roads, bridges, airports and transit systems crumbling by the day across the United States. Through July, new municipal deals to fund transportation, utilities and power projects totaled $50.7 billion, down...

  • BARCELONA, Spain— Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona's airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe's most popular airports. Spain's airport authority, AENA, said in a statement Saturday that there had been "advances in the negotiations, and the issue of worker salaries is the only...

  • ZURICH, Aug 5- Switzerland will demand that German automakers treat Swiss customers the same as German buyers of diesel cars being fixed to cut pollution, the head of the Swiss road transport agency said. The comments by Juerg Roethlisberger add pressure on carmakers like Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche, which this week agreed to overhaul engine...