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  • Delays persist for US high-speed rail Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    An Amtrak Acela train to Boston, arrives in New Haven, Conn.

    Despite $11 billion in spending the Amtrak Acela only hits top speed for five or 10 minutes on the NY-Washington corridor. NYT reports.

  • Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, provides his take on the nation's economic recovery.

  • Finding opportunities in water stocks: Analyst Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    A sign warns of algae infestation at Maumee Bay State Park, August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio.

    Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.

  • Drink up? Toledo mayor says water now safe Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Toledo police officers direct traffic near a water distribution point at Waite High School, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Toledo, Ohio.

    The mayor lifted a three-day-old ban on drinking water triggered by raised levels of the chemical microcystin. NBC News reports.

  • Half a million still affected by toxic tap water Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    Tap water remained off-limits for nearly half a million people in northwestern Ohio early Monday after testing showed continued cause for concern.

  • COLUMN-Ruminating cattle and leaky gas pipelines: Kemp Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    LONDON, July 31- Supporters of natural gas promote it as a clean "bridge fuel" between the coal-and-oil dominated energy system of the present and the zero-emissions system of the future based on renewables and nuclear power. Shifting to gas is at the heart of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new rules for power plant emissions.

  • Broken water main floods UCLA, trapping some Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    A man walks through flood water up stairs from a parking structure outside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion sporting arena as water flows from a broken thirty inch water main that was gushing water onto Sunset Boulevard near the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles July 29, 2014.

    Firefighters, some using inflatable boats, saved at least five people who were stranded in the underground parking structures.

  • Aecom buys Hunt Construction Group     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Michael Burke, Aecom Technology CEO, discusses the acquisition of Hunt Construction and the business of infrastructure.

  • That pile of cash? Invest it in US infrastructure Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Companies are sitting on trillions in cash—would be great to see them invest it in US infrastructure, says the CEO of McGraw Hill Financial.

  • Saved! House extends highway trust fund by $10.9B Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, to avert cutbacks in August.

  • Congress begins a five-week summer recess that same day. White House support for the 10- month extension has annoyed some Democrats who are opposed because it would push decisions on long-term funding to a newly elected Congress next year. At the very least, Congress should be keeping people on the job who are already there right now, "Obama said.

  • US roads & private money     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    Macquarie Bank and Cintra own a 75-year lease on the Indiana toll road. Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Transportation analyst, explains why this is working, and the private sector's role in improving infrastructure in the U.S.

  • In a visit to a government highway research center in Virginia, Obama is expected to tout work on so-called vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to improve navigation, according to the White House.

  • HONG KONG, July 10- China's copper imports fell 7.9 percent month-on-month in June, dropping as Chinese banks reduced lending for metals imports following a probe into an alleged metals fraud at Qingdao port.

  • Boehner: Use pension trick to save highway fund Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

    House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.

  • Big business pushes Congress on crumbling roads Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    As the Highway Trust Fund approaches exhaustion, business leaders are pushing for new roads and funds. The NYT reports.

  • Privatize our roads?     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Walter Block, Ph.D. economics professor at Loyola University, makes the case for private roads in the U.S.

  • World Cup overpass project collapses in Brazil Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    File Photo - Fans of the Brazilian football team buy food on the street from a mobile catering van after watching Brazil play Cameroon on June 23, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below.

  • US airports' billion $ problem     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association president, discusses how airport congestion and infrastructure issues are discouraging overseas travelers from coming to the Unites States.

  • Obama administration: Highway funds are drying up Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET
    Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation

    The Obama administration warned states that federal highway funds will be mostly gone in August, limiting the money for road and bridge projects.