Transportation Infrastructure


  • Siemens to build trains in US for private railway Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 PM ET
    At the Siemens plant in Sacramento, Calif., Michael Cahill of Siemens and Myles Tobin of All Aboard Florida tour a locomotive under construction.

    Plans are advancing for a private high-speed luxury railway in Florida by the end of 2016.

  • State gets $12M for fixing stretch of SD railway Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    The South Dakota Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has received $12 million in federal funding, which completes the estimated $28 million budget for the project.

  • Plane lands in Texas after loss of cabin pressure Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— A plane has landed safely in Austin, Texas, after losing cabin pressure 20 miles away from the airport. KVUE-TV reports that 76 people were on board a Delta Airlines subsidiary plane that took off from Austin and was headed to Los Angeles. The plane returned to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Conn. wins $8.2 million to upgrade freight rail Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Eastern Connecticut will receive an $8.2 million federal grant to upgrade freight rail that officials say will spur economic development and drive more traffic through the port of New London.

  • Deal: Agreement to deepen Ga. harbor almost ready Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Nathan Deal said Tuesday he expects an agreement with the federal government to be finalized later this month allowing Georgia to spend $266 million of its own money upfront to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • London's Luton airport reopens after alert Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    LONDON— The passenger terminal at Luton Airport near London has been evacuated and flights suspended for several hours after a suspicious package was found. Budget airline EasyJet said five flights scheduled to land at Luton had been diverted to Stansted and Birmingham airports, and several flights had been canceled as a result of the security scare.

  • DUBAI, Sept 8- Dubai will spend $32 billion on expanding its second airport to handle over 200 million people annually next decade, roughly triple the current level of passenger traffic through the emirate, airport authorities said on Monday.

  • Dubai pushes ahead on world's biggest airport plan Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:35 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Dubai's ruler has endorsed a $32 billion expansion plan for the city's second airport that aims to make it the world's biggest, the emirate's airport operator said Monday in the latest sign that the Middle East's brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis.

  • Vermont uses new technology to speed bridge repair Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog of bridges that need replacement.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 5- A San Francisco Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups against Kinder Morgan's Richmond, California, rail terminal, which quietly began unloading crude oil from trains this year, saying the plaintiffs waited too long to file their complaint.

  • Mexico: $9.2B airport won't damage environment Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Building a $9.2 billion airport in the capital will help rehabilitate the surrounding area and it will not negatively impact the environment, as critics are charging, a top Mexican official said Friday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 5- China shares rose for a sixth straight day, with port stocks leading Friday's gains thanks to Chinese government's plans to support the shipping industry. Ningbo Port surged the maximum allowed 10 percent and Tianjin Port Holdings rose 2.8 percent after China published a set of guidelines to support and develop its shipping industry.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a new $9 billion international airport in Mexico City, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a $9 billion Mexico City airport, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.

  • 3 bird strikes within hours at NYC's LaGuardia Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Federal Aviation Administration says three bird strikes were reported in a four-hour period at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The FAA says two of the arriving planes Wednesday belonged to ExpressJet Airlines. At around 11:15 a.m., an incoming Air Canada flight landed safely after reporting a bird strike 12 miles northeast of LaGuardia.

  • Man charged with climbing Kennedy Airport fence Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Police say a New Jersey man has been arrested after scaling a fence surrounding New York City's Kennedy Airport. Authorities say William Deene was charged with criminal trespass after an airport worker noticed him scaling the fence around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 3- Mexico's government on Wednesday unveiled the winning design for a new, futuristic, spider-shaped airport for the capital that will ease delays and boost capacity at a cost of 120 billion pesos in public and private funding.

  • Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— British architect Norman Foster and Mexico's Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new $9.2- billion airport, which is expected to quadruple the current airport's capacity to 120 million passengers per year, authorities announced Wednesday.