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  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in June. The number of passengers flying domestically was up 1.8 percent, while international traffic was up 9.2 percent for the month.

  • Britain's easyJet to resume flights to Tel Aviv Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    LONDON, July 24- British low cost carrier easyJet said it will resume flights to Tel Aviv as scheduled from Friday 25 July after regulators lifted advice over flying into the Israeli airport.

  • US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv airport Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

  • Albany airport to get nearly $4 million upgrade Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Albany International Airport is getting nearly $4 million in federal money for runway repaving and other upgrades. The Department of Transportation award was announced Tuesday by U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko.

  • Air Canada cancels flight to Israel Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    TORONTO— Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport. The move comes after a number of airlines across the world cancelled flights and after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport.

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 22- A new strike by port workers in Argentina's biggest grains hub prevented shipping in the terminals of major exporters Bunge, Toepfer and Nidera on Tuesday, a local business group said.

  • Military exercises delay flights throughout China Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's airline regulator has warned travelers to expect flight delays at 12 airports through mid-August, and an airport employee said military exercises are the reason.

  • VANCOUVER, Washington, July 21- California's chance to keep a lid on some of the nation's highest gas prices and join in the spoils of a domestic oil production boom is threatened by quickly growing opposition to a rail terminal in Washington state.

  • You kill it, hotels cook it: Farm-to-table perks Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Marlin Watkins with wild turkeys bagged at Turkey Trot Acres.

    Farm-to-table meals have become so popular that hotels are now getting in the game by offering prepared meals using food hooked or shot by guests.

  • Plane crashes near New York's Lake Placid; 3 dead Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    NORTH ELBA, N.Y.— A small plane crashed Saturday while attempting to land at an airport near Lake Placid, killing all three people on board. Lake Placid Municipal Airport manager Steve Short said preliminary information showed the plane crashed after its first attempt at landing was thwarted by a plane approaching from the opposite direction.

  • Construction begins on new Salt Lake City airport Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City travelers in the next decade will catch expansive views of the Wasatch range, move faster through security and have more shops to choose from once crews finish work on a $1.8 billion airport, officials said Friday.

  • US port strike fears hit supply chains Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    The Guenther Schulte container ship departs the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif.

    Fears of a strike or lockout at West Coast ports have forced some shippers to move their cargo destinations to Canadian or East Coast ports, the FT reports.

  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding.

  • United defends bird kill at Houston airport Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    DALLAS— United Airlines is defending the poisoning of birds at Houston's biggest airport, saying it was done for health and safety reasons. The bait manufacturer, Avitrol Corp., says a lethal dosage causes birds to show distress— including alarm cries and trembling— that frightens away other birds.

  • How Washington rolls in 2014: Short-term gimmicks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Congress' solution to funding repairs to the nation's roads is a short-term fix

    Congress is inching toward a solution to the government's highway funding crisis that is about as structurally sound as a sand castle.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, a measure aimed at averting cutbacks in August in federal money for road, bridge and transit projects.

  • 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.