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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • BOSTON— The ride-hailing company Lyft is now sending self-driving cars to pick up passengers in a Boston neighborhood. Lyft and its Boston- based partner nuTonomy, which builds self-driving software, announced Wednesday that the pilot project has begun. Boston city officials approved the pilot in October and say they hope to gain insight into how people...

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation and supporters of the rule, set to take effect on Dec. 18, say it will save lives and make the nearly $700 billion trucking industry more efficient. The White House directed questions about the rule to the Transportation Department. A representative for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the...

  • WestJet planes at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

    Delta and WestJet agree to a joint venture that includes revenue sharing.

  • Most drivers in the snowbelt agree: Winter driving is a drag. Cold weather affects the way you interact with your car and the way your car interacts with the road. Freezing temperatures can make your vehicle's cabin extremely uncomfortable, while snow and ice can seriously compromise your ability to maintain control of your vehicle.

  • SEATTLE, Dec 6- The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp, Union Pacific Corp and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. In addition to the GAO study, safety regulator the Federal Railroad Administration has beefed up its presence at CSX rail...

  • The line is an important route for copper exports from Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's top producer, but the firm transporting the metal struggles to pay its workers, prompting strikes. TAZARA spokesman Conrad Simuchile said train services between Zambia and Tanzania were suspended indefinitely after unionized employees in Zambia...

  • LUSAKA, Dec 6- The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority has suspended all train services, including the transportation of copper following a strike by workers in Africa's No. 2 producer of the metal, the company's spokesman said on Wednesday. The line is an important route for copper exports from Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africas top copper...

  • BERLIN— German authorities say a commuter train has hit a freight train in a western town near Duesseldorf, leaving six people with medium-to-serious injuries. The Meerbusch fire department said Tuesday that 155 people were on board the regional commuter train when it ran into the freight train on the same track near the town's station. Authorities say three...

  • An Hawaiian Airlines plane at Honolulu International Airport.

    Hawaiian Airlines is mulling a no-frills, basic-economy class, but its CEO is wary of insulting passengers.

  • BERLIN, Dec 5- BMW has denied that engine management software shut off a system filtering nitrogen oxides emissions in some of its diesel cars after a German environmental group alleged that a 3- Series estate car in a series of road tests emitted amounts of NOx which were seven times above the legal limit. The 2- liter, 320 d car, which is designed to meet the latest...

  • Dec 5- Denver- based startup Boom Supersonic has won a $10 million investment from Japan Airlines Co Ltd in its push to build a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than the Concorde. Boom has 76 pre-orders for a 55- seat plane that it says will be able to slash the flight time from New York to London in just three...

  • ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River, Dec 5- A merica's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen. Such delays are worsening on the nation's waterways, which are critical to commerce for the...

  • Dec 5- Denver- based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde. Boom is developing a 55- seat plane that it says will be able to more than halve the flight time...

  • Japan Airlines is investing $10 million in supersonic start-up Boom and options planes that would cut flight time in half.

  • ABOARD THE OLIVER C. SHEARER, Ohio River, Dec 5- A merica's worst traffic jam this fall occurred on the Ohio River, where a line of about 50 miles of boats hauling grains and other products turned into a waterborne parking lot, as ship captains waited for the river to reopen. Such delays are worsening on the nation's waterways, which are critical to commerce for the...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 4- The Brazilian unit of Cargill Inc is in talks to form a consortium to bid for a $4.3 billion railway project that would unite grain-growing regions in central Brazil with northern ports, the business head said on Monday. Cargill's prospective partners to bid for the Ferrogrão railway project include rival grain traders Archer Daniels Midland...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 4- Ride-hailing app Uber said on Monday it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in, although North America's largest public transit union said there was no place for the U.S. company. Uber's move to join the International Association of Public Transportation is part of a drive by Uber to...

  • American Airlines pilots agree to fly over Christmas after a scheduling problem left too many of them on vacation at the same time.

  • An American Airlines employee scans baggage at the San Francisco International Airport.

    Airlines are banning "smart" suitcases powered by non-removable lithium batteries.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 30- U.S. oil major Chevron Corp will focus on studying the geology of its block in Mexico's deepwater Gulf during the first four-year phase of its contract, rather than drilling new wells, a senior executive said on Thursday. "Block 3 is very complicated and we want to use these first few years to better understand the geology," said Evelyn Vilchez,...