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  • NEW YORK, June 29- Nearly two years ago Brazil sought U.S. investors' help to fund its seaports, railroads, highways and airports. She and other Brazilian officials visited New York on Monday, touting an open and transparent bidding process for contracts to operate roads, railways, airports and harbor terminals. "There is a clear and strong demand for infrastructure...

  • Connecticut Democrats reach deal on budget changes Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:25 PM ET

    Dannel P. Malloy's administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism from major employers, including two that threatened to leave Connecticut. Rank-and-file lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Capitol on Monday for a special legislative session to vote on the changes, which House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D- Hamden,...

  • LOS ANGELES— Fewer of tomorrow's freeways will be free. In exchange, drivers willing and able to pay will avoid the traffic congestion that bedevils everyone else. Perhaps the most ambitious highway-conversion plan is in the San Francisco Bay Area, where hills and the namesake body of water are natural barriers to mobility.

  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O'Hare falling behind Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    CHICAGO— O'Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago's new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City Club of Chicago that the flipside of being...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— Vietnam's rubberstamp National Assembly on Thursday approved the construction of a new international airport by 2025 to accommodate growing tourism to the communist-ruled country. The assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution for the planned Long Thanh International Airport to be built just outside the southern commercial hub of Ho...

  • China to invest $80B in 193 aviation projects Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:22 PM ET
    China Airlines plane.

    China will invest 500 billion yuan ($80 billion) in 193 major domestic aviation projects this year, the country's aviation regulator said.

  • Delta will stay at Dallas airport until court hears case Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    DALLAS— Delta Air Lines will stay at Dallas Love Field— for now— while the airline and rival Southwest argue in court about space at the crowded airport. United subleased the gate and one other to Southwest Airlines, and Southwest went to federal court to remove Delta. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Wednesday that his airline agreed to temporarily extend...

  • New York University study projects single-contract savings Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A report from New York University on Wednesday projected major savings from combining contracts to design and build public works, citing savings from the approach already in use on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. NYU's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management said 41 states use so-called design-build for most public construction, while...

  • ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Nevada- based Allegiant Air says it will start non-stop service from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this fall. The discount air carrier owned by Allegiant Travel Co. and Monroe County officials announced the new service Tuesday at Rochester International Airport. Allegiant also offers service to Florida from upstate New York airports...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Truckers and some Rhode Island businesses that use trucks urged lawmakers Monday to reject a proposal for a new toll on large commercial rigs, while unions and construction workers asked lawmakers to support it. Gina Raimondo proposed tolling the big trucks to pay for a $500 million revenue bond for the state's deteriorating bridges.

  • The fight over transportation funding, and how to distribute an $800 million cut, is one of the largest issues hanging up completion of the two-year state budget in the Republican-controlled Legislature. While both sides agreed that Walker's proposal to borrow $1.3 billion to pay for roads was too much, they disagree on how an $800 million reduction in bonding...

  • Polish airline cancels flights after hacker attack Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    WARSAW, Poland— Poland's LOT airline has been forced to cancel around 10 foreign and domestic flights after hackers attacked its computers. Airline spokesman Adrian Kubicki said the hacker attack temporarily paralyzed LOT's computers at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin airport on Sunday, disrupting the processing of passengers for the flights.

  • But the country's top two airports Heathrow and Gatwick are at and near to maximum capacity and losing passengers to booming hubs like Dubai and Amsterdam's Schiphol that can offer more flights to new destinations like China. Now a government-appointed Airports Commission will emerge from three years of consideration to say in the next few weeks whether...

  • June 19- Delta Air Lines Inc and Southwest Airlines Co have scheduled overlapping flights from identical gates at Love Field in Dallas, creating potential havoc for customers as a gate-sharing agreement between the carriers is set to expire and a court battle looms over slots at the airport. Dallas had responded Wednesday by suing the federal agency for...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A prominent cab company lawyer is calling for new limits on airport taxi fares to be applied to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. Cab companies don't mind the fee limits, but the smartphone-powered companies should abide by them too, Yellow Cab attorney Rocky Anderson said. The new rules come after travelers complained cab drivers were...

  • Here's what the Hyperloop could look like Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Concept designs for Musk's Hyperloop released

    Elon Musk's Hyperloop promises to revolutionize travel. But what does that revolution look like? Austin-based Argodesign offers some mock-up designs of what we might see.

  • DUBAI, June 18- Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international passenger business, rose 5.7 percent from a year earlier in April, its operator said on Thursday. The number of passengers climbed to 6.51 million from 6.16 million, partly because of growth in Eastern European traffic as Dubai carrier...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 17- Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico in a four-year dispute with mining and railroad company Grupo Mexico. A source with knowledge of Grupo Mexico's thinking said the decision in favor of GAP was a surprise for the Grupo Mexico and that it would now have no other option but...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 16- California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers who dominate the state legislature said on Tuesday they had reached a deal on a $115.4 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget includes $1 billion to completely pay off money owed to the state's schools from years of deferring funding during tough...

  • NEW YORK, June 16- United Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to end service in October at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, where it failed to profit over seven years because it offered few connections to other cities, and add flights at its Newark, New Jersey, hub. Beginning Oct. 25, United Continental Holdings Inc will transfer its only flights from JFK,...