Transportation

How Seat-Belt Use in Rural Areas Affects Crash-Related Death Rates

Rural residents are at an increased risk for death from motor vehicle crashes, compared with urban residents, and are less likely to wear seat belts, according to a report from ...
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US Airlines Collected $200 Billion in Fees Last Year

In 2010, U.S. airlines began charging passengers to check bags and to change reservations. During that year, the two fees generated $6.3 billion in revenues (in constant 2016 dollars). Last ...
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The Best and Worst Customer Service in the Airline Industry

The airlines industry consistently falls into the lower third of all industries when it comes to customer service and satisfaction. The one saving grace for the industry has been reduced ...
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What to Expect When FedEx Reports After the Close

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Tuesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $3.09 in earnings per ...
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Why JetBlue Is Having a Sale

JetBlue Airways Corp. (NASDAQ: JBLU) has kicked off a two-day sale (September 18 and 19) with one-way fares as low as $59 on some flights. There are blackout dates and ...
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China to Build 167,000 EV Charging Stations

It soon will become easier to charge a Chevy Bolt or Tesla in China. The nation plans to build 167,000 charging stations. The move is bound to help electronic car ...
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Mercedes-Benz Invests in Via Ride-Sharing Startup

Germany-based automaker Daimler said on Tuesday that it has signed a joint venture agreement with New York City–based ride-sharing startup Via Transportation and will invest $50 million in the joint ...
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More Turbulence for Airline Industry for Warren Buffett and Passengers

It wasn't that long ago that Warren Buffett gave a "clear skies" proclamation for the airline industry after his portfolio managers took stakes in all the major air carriers. But ...
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Uber’s Tiny Revenue

For a company with large aspirations and a huge market value, Uber has small revenue. According to media reports, the ride-sharing firm's revenue in the second quarter was only $1.75 ...
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Bump Rate for US Airlines Falls to Lowest Rate in Decades

The 12 U.S. air carriers that report involuntary denied boarding, or bumping, posted the lowest bumping rate for the January-to-June period and the most recent quarter since the government started ...
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Ride-Hailing Companies Uber and Lyft Boost Share of Expense Spending

Uber and Lyft each gained 2% in second-quarter expense spending, after a pause in the previous quarter, as the ride-hailing companies grabbed business at the expense of taxis and car-rental ...
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TSA Discovered Record 89 Firearms in Airline Carry-On Bags Last Week

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that it discovered a weekly record of 89 firearms in carry-on bags at U.S. airports last week. Of that ...
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United Airlines Earnings Don’t Impress Investors

United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) reported second-quarter 2017 results after markets closed Tuesday afternoon. The airline reported adjusted diluted quarterly earnings per share (EPS) of $2.75 on revenues of ...
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Check-In Procedures for International Travelers to the US to Get Tougher

One goal of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to raise the base level of aviation security worldwide using enhanced security measures at some 280 last-point-of-departure (to the ...
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Clean Diesel Vehicles Now Comprise One-Third of US Commercial Truck Fleet

About 3 million heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the United States use advanced clean diesel engines and emissions control systems that save billions of gallons of fuel and reduce polluting emissions ...
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