Travel Sector

MBTA Decides to Pay $66m to Commuter Rail Operator to Improve Services

On Monday, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA or 'The T') decided to pay its commuter rail operator an additional $66 million more than what was earlier planned, over a period of

Didi Chuxing Uber’s Competitor in China Raises $7.3 Billion in a Funding Round

Uber's main competitor in China Didi Chuxing earlier known as Didi Kuaidi raised $7 billion or more in a round of funding from investors as well as lenders.

The Beijing based, Chinese transportation network company raised $4.5 billion from investors which includes $1 billion which Apple invested in the company.
The rest, about $2.8 billion it received from lenders. A portion of the debt investment which is about $305 million was received from China Life Insurance.

FAA Seeking to Impose $350,000 Penalty on Amazon for Improperly Labeled Leaky Shipment

On Monday, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it is seeking to impose penalty $350,000 on Amazon for violating hazardous materials regulations.

The civil penalty is related to a packaging issue of "Amazing! LIQUID FIRE," which is a heavy duty drain cleaner with a sulfuric acid base.

Amazon shipped the product through UPS on October 15, 2014 which allegedly was not properly packed and some amount leaked through the fiberboard box.

Uber Rolls Out Scheduled Pick up Services up to 30 Days in Advance

After Gett and Lyft, Uber is allowing its users to make a pickups schedule in advance up to 30 days.

In an announcement, Uber said the new system will allow the travelers to have peace of mind "even when you have a flight at the crack of dawn." The initial idea of Uber was to build a service where there would be sufficient number of drivers always to meet the demand for any pick up timing.

Dubai tenants will be able to sublet their homes form May

According to new set of rules by the authorities, the tenants living in the city of Dubai will be allowed to sub-lease their accommodation from the month of May 2016.

Trade barriers in Africa affect trade and travel for Africans

Leaders at the just concluded World Economic Forum in Kigali came to a conclusion that trade hurdles impacts mobility of Africans on the continent.