By Keith Laing
Your morning transportation speed-read:
The Federal Railroad Administration has approved the construction plan for the first leg of a controversial proposed high-speed railway in California.
Flight cancellations on American Airlines have spiked since the airline has gone through its bankruptcy proceedings.
Air Canada is launching a low-cost subsidiary.
German automaker Volkswagen has reported that sales of its Passat model have surpassed other midsize cars this year.