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Archive Transportation: Leisure

  • LONDON, Sept 13- London- based premium car service Addison Lee has picked New York as the first overseas market where corporate customers will be able to book its branded vehicles, taking on the likes of Uber. Addison Lee, a familiar sight on London streets where it provides up to 30,000 rides a day, already operates in the United States under different names...

  • DETROIT, Sept 13- Heavy-duty trucks could have the technology to haul freight with reduced driver input on U.S. highways by around 2020, but adoption will depend on regulations and customer demand, truck maker Navistar International Corp's chief executive said. "I have a lot of confidence in where the technology is headed," Navistar CEO Troy Clarke told Reuters...

  • DETROIT, Sept 13- U.S. orders for the heavy-duty Class 8 trucks that haul freight along America's highways should be higher in 2018 than 2017, truck maker Navistar International Corp's top executive said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market. The Senate is considering a similar draft measure that could include large commercial trucks.

  • If your college kid is in need of a car, here are some vehicles with excellent current lease deals that will fit both parental and college-driver requirements. TOP SAFETY RATING: Each vehicle on this list is a Top Safety Pick+, a designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Each car also earned an overall five-star rating in the 5- Star Safety Ratings...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— The price tag for an improvement project at the Rochester airport has increased by $25 million. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that Monroe County legislators approved the increase Tuesday evening after County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo had submitted the request. Work is already underway on the project, which originally was supposed to...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 13- Lending to Canadian small businesses climbed to the highest level in a year-and-a-half in July, data showed on Wednesday, pointing to a pickup in corporate spending that could help underpin recent economic strength. The increase in lending was broad-based across sectors and regions, PayNet President Bill Phelan said. An unexpectedly robust...

  • BOSTON— Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years- but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry's race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian fjords and remote-controlled...

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    American Airlines lowers its revenue forecast in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which hit its hub in Miami.

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept 12- U.S. Chao released the guidelines on the same day that the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that federal highway safety regulators take a more active role in monitoring automakers as they bring vehicles to market with systems such as Tesla Inc's Autopilot that enable partial automation of driving.

  • Sept 12- Despite the widespread flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Florida airports, seaports and toll roads will maintain their credit worthiness thanks to cash on hand and steady revenue streams, Moody's investor service said on Tuesday. Moody's has identified 20 transportation infrastructure debt-issuers- with roughly $20 billion in...

  • Miami International Airport said that some airline and cargo flights had resumed, with the first departure being an American Airlines flight to Las Vegas around 7 a.m.. The Federal Aviation Administration said airports in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville were open. Tracking service FlightAware.com said more than 2,100 U.S....

  • NORFOLK SOUTHERN SAYS ORIGIN FACILITY GATES REMAIN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DESTINED FOR PORTS IN JACKSONVILLE, SAVANNAH-GARDEN CITY, AND FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY LOCATIONS.

  • TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT ENSURE VEHICLE SAFEGUARDS TO PREVENT MISUSE OF SEMI-AUTONOMOUS DRIVING SYSTEMS.

  • ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars aimed at clearing barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao update policies issued last fall by the Obama administration, which were also largely voluntary.

  • The National Transportation Safety Board says an inattentive driver's over reliance on his Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both to blame for a fatal crash last year. Tech company owner Joshua Brown of Canton, Ohio, was traveling on a divided highway near Gainesville,...

  • "OPERATIONAL LIMITATIONS" OF TESLA "AUTOPILOT" SYSTEM PLAYED "MAJOR ROLE" IN 2016 FATA CRASH-- U.S.

  • PITTSBURGH— The Port Authority of Allegheny County would be forced to make significant cuts in service under a proposed state budget. The Tribune-Review reports an estimated $80 million in operating funds would be stripped from the authority under the new budget. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says the move would be devastating to the area's...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 12- Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it would base three more aircraft at Frankfurt airport from summer 2018 to add 34 new routes including Athens, Lisbon and Marseille. An increase in flights from low-cost carriers is helping Frankfurt airport operator Fraport to boost passenger numbers this year, with the company saying...