L.A. airport authorities decide to allow ride-sharing pickups

Los Angeles International Airport, which is also called LAX, is all set to become the largest airport in the United States to allow ride-sharing services like Uber to pick up passengers.

The Board of Airport Commissioners on Thursday voted 5-0 to adopt the change. The change was proposed... read more

Wishing you a Safe Memorial Day; And a few safety tips

Millions of Americans will hit the road this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day with their family and friends. This year, AAA has predicted the highest traffic over the last 10 years on Memorial Day. So, motorists should be well aware of the higher risk of accidents during the weekend.

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On Friday, travel and hotel booking major Expedia announced that it has sold its stake in Chinese travel venture. Expedia was left with no other option, but to sell its stake its eLong Inc, as the losses in the latter company was proving taxing for Expedia’s profit.

A group of buyers... read more

Uber eying $50 billion valuation in new funding round

Uber could soon be among one of the most valuable venture-backed startups in history following a fresh fundraising round that may increase its worth up to nearly $50 billion.

If Uber successfully concludes the fresh funding round, it would become one of the most valuable venture-backed... read more

Second Quarter will have slower growth, says Priceline

On Thursday, the Priceline Group reported that its first-quarter profit was up just slightly compared to a year ago period. The company said that it is expecting slow growth in the second quarter as weak foreign currencies relative to the US dollar will have a major impact on its sales. Shares... read more

Starwood Hotels looking into Strategic and Financial Alternatives

Strategic and financial alternatives are being explored by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and it said “no option is off the table”. Starwood owns the St. Regis and Sheraton hotel brands and its share jumped after the announcement. A sale of the company, an acquisition, or sale of the... read more

Business travelers are favoring Uber rides

According to a new report by expense-management system provider Certify, 47% of the ground transportation rides in March were through Uber.

The transportation rides tripled from the 14% of rides that Uber had just over a year ago in January 2014. Uber now tops taxi rides for business... read more

No Ticketing of Uber, Lyft Drivers in Arizona

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said Thursday that his move to stop state regulators from ticketing drivers for rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft is legitimate as it is intended to meet his goal of nurturing cutting-edge businesses.

"Companies like Uber and Lyft are innovative,... read more

United Airlines flight made Emergency Landing after Burning Smell

On Thursday, a flight of United Airlines was diverted to Southern California airport shortly after taking off from Los Angeles. According to reports, the landing was made on the smaller airport due to burning smell that was reported aboard the plane.

While confirming the safe landing,... read more

Uber publicly discloses its privacy policy

Close on the heels of a female journalist's recent allegations that popular ride-sharing service Uber had tracked her travel records without permission, Uber publicly posted its privacy policy this week.

The journalist had accused Uber of tracking her whereabouts when she took an Uber car... read more

MTA inaugurates Fulton center

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority inaugurated New York's biggest subway hub, Fulton Center on Sunday. It's a$1.4 billion hub and is located in lower Manhattan in New York. The hub will connect the new World Trade Center with the rest of the city. It's made up of glass and steel. The... read more

Train Riders Association of California suggests ‘better’ high-speed rail plan

The Train Riders Association of California has argued that the California High-Speed Rail Authority's current $6-billion bullet train project is a wasteful plan, and thus it should be discarded.

The association said the state needed a much less costly project to create a high speed rail... read more


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