HARTFORD, Conn.— The commissioner of Connecticut's Transportation Department is outlining priorities in the governor's 30- year plan to overhaul highways, bridges and rail lines. Commissioner James Redeker says the plan for railways includes upgrading Civil War-era tracks and ties and a bridge over the Connecticut River that he describes as the biggest...» Read More
*Queensland vote to halt cash support for coal infrastructure. MELBOURNE, Feb 5- A shock state election result in Australia's coal-rich Queensland state and heightened pressure to protect the Great Barrier Reef have thrown new doubts over plans by Indian firms to build two huge mines. This included money for a rail line and port planned by India's Adani...
LONDON, Feb 3- Sixty business leaders urged Britain's political leaders on Tuesday to commit in their election manifestos to make a swift decision on the controversial issue of London airport expansion. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that won the 2010 election scrapped the previous Labour government's plans to build a new runway at Heathrow,...
With the right approach, tax reform and infrastructure are possible areas of bipartisan agreement, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price tells CNBC.
The corporate "tax holiday" plan to pay for infrastructure projects is supported by Sens. Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer, the Journal says.
Both the government and the private sector need to work actively to narrow the infrastructure gap in East Asia, says Axel Van Trotsenburg, Vice President for East Asia & Pacific at the World Bank.
A poll conducted by WBUR said that one third of Bostonians do not want the 2024 Olympics to be hosted in Boston.
VANCOUVER, Jan 19- The Canadian government signed an order on Monday blocking the United States from applying controversial "Buy America" purchasing rules on the demolition and reconstruction of a ferry terminal that is located on Canada's Pacific Coast but operated by Alaska's Department of Transportation. The state of Alaska has refused to waive the...
MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan 16- Kenya signed a $270 million loan deal with Japan on Friday to help expand capacity at Mombasa port, a busy facility that is the main trade gateway to east Africa. The port handles fuel, consumer goods and other imports for Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, as well as regional tea and coffee exports.
Sharply lower oil prices are widely hailed as a positive for most Asian markets, but that hasn't slowed fund outflows or raised growth forecasts much.
A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline clears a key Senate committee, setting up a fight pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Obama.
Damage from hackers at a German steel mill is only the second known instance of physical harm from a cyberattack. Wired reports.
Ebola is wrecking years of health and education work in Sierra Leone and Liberia, forcing many charity groups to suspend operations or re-direct them.
The Russian railway's death toll is part of life under Putin, as the country sometimes fails to provide basic infrastructure despite prospering over the past 14 years.
BALASHIKHA/BASKAKI, Russia, Dec 30- On her third day in a new position at Russian Railways, Elena Kachalina heard a man die. She didn't see the train hit him as he tried to cross the tracks at Saltykovskaya, a station in the heavily populated Moscow suburb of Balashikha, but she heard the impact. The railway and its death toll are emblematic of life in Russia under...
Skepticism is growing over a $50 billion project to build a canal across Nicaragua, a project spearheaded by a little-known Chinese businessman.
Germans have welcomed renewable energy, even as electric bills doubled. But enthusiasm appears to be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), and Sara Fagan, former White House political director, debate whether the Republicans can break the gridlock in Congress next year, as President Obama comes into the final stretch of his presidency.
*Aim to keep pressure on Russia over Ukraine. BRUSSELS, Dec 18- The European Union banned investment in Crimea on Thursday, halting European help for Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and outlawing European cruise ships from calling at Crimean ports. EU leaders, who meet in Brussels later on Thursday, will pledge to keep up pressure on Russia over its role in...
Unless there are further delays to the government's infrastructure projects, a rate cut by the Bank of Thailand on Wednesday will surprise markets, says Paul Gambles, Co-Founder of MBMG Group.
With disappointing economic data chasing China into the new year, HSBC is cutting its growth forecasts, citing five key themes for the economy.