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  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Like many fast-growing parts of the country, North Carolina's Triangle region is trying to avoid being strangled by its own success: Traffic is thickening, drivers are getting stuck in it and there's no simple solution in sight. The population of the three counties that include Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is forecast to grow by more than 40...

  • Rough ride for railroad stocks Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    Rough ride for railroad stocks

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes a look at why investors are hitting the brakes on the railroad sector after cruising for many years.

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- U.S. commuter and freight railroads may be forced to suspend service or face daily fines beginning Jan. 1, unless Congress extends its year-end deadline for implementing new safety technology, lawmakers were told on Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board estimated that more than 245 people have died and 4,260 have been...

  • Railroads some of biggest losers Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 3:38 PM ET
    Railroads some of biggest losers

    Transports are lagging on Wall Street. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the latest.

  • Railroad regulator vows to enforce Dec. 31 safety deadline Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:21 PM ET

    Sarah Feinberg, acting chief of the Federal Railroad Administration, told a House subcommittee that she sympathizes with railroad officials who have said they are unlikely to meet the congressionally mandated deadline. But Feinberg said that unless Congress acts to extend the deadline, she has no choice but to require railroads to install a technology...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans Tuesday proposed cuts to community health centers, national service, and grants to help children from low- and moderate-income families attend preschool as they unveiled the largest domestic appropriations bill, a $153 billion measure that's sure to attract a veto threat from President Barack Obama. The author of the bill, Roy...

  • Railroad safety increases after fatal crash Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Railroad safety increases after fatal crash

    The government's railroad watchdog is urging railroads to use more caution after the fatal Amtrak crash last month.

  • Czech company to bring euro-style trains to US Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 4:45 PM ET
    Czech company to bring euro-style trains to US

    Leos Novotny, Leo Express CEO, plans on replicating the same model of euro-styled trains to the U.S.

  • Pro sticks with top three picks Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Pro sticks with top three picks

    Craig Hodges, The Hodges Fund, shares his play on the airlines, rails and construction.

  • Transports red flags Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET
    Transports red flags

    Digging into the woes setting up for the transport companies, with Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, and Brandon Oglenski, Barclays.

  • U.S. Senate Democrats press for Amtrak funding increase Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    One day after an Amtrak train derailed on May 12 near Philadelphia, killing eight passengers, the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee approved a $1.14 billion Amtrak budget, a $252 million cut from fiscal 2015.. "Philadelphia was preventable and it was predictable," Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said at a news conference.

  • Low US rail spending sparks safety concerns Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:38 PM ET
    Rescue crews and investigators inspect the site of an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015.

    For the size of the U.S. economy, it lags far behind many of the world's most developed countries in spending on rail networks. The New York Times reports.

  • BRASILIA, May 19- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will push trade, finance and investment deals worth tens of billion of dollars on Tuesday to help Brazil upgrade its dilapidated infrastructure and boost a slumping economy. On his first official trip to Latin America, Li will meet President Dilma Rousseff and attend the signing of a raft of agreements ranging from a...

  • Amtrak train possibly struck before it derailed Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
    Men walk towards the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    An assistant conductor on the derailed Amtrak train believes she heard the engineer say it had been struck. NYT reports.

  • No profitable passenger rail system anywhere: Expert Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    America's rails in focus

    Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.

  • The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET
    The cost of keeping NYC commuters safe

    1.5 million people commute into New York City daily, so what would happen if one of the two tunnels into Manhattan were to close, with Tom Wright, Regional Plan Association President.

  • 2 trains derail days after deadly Amtrak accident Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    An Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) train lays on its side after derailing on May 14, 2015 in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Two trains slipped off their routes Thursday, two days after a deadly Amtrak accident placed scrutiny on U.S. infrastructure.

  • Freight train derails near Pittsburgh Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Freight train derails near Pittsburgh

    The derailed cars are empty, according to a local NBC affiliate.

  • Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Amtrak train traveling at double the speed limit

    Investigators said an Amtrak train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit just before a fatal crash.

  • Amtrak train going twice the legal limit Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    Amtrak train going twice the legal limit

    Chris Pollone, NBC News, reports the latest details on the Amtrak crash that left seven people dead and hundreds injured.