Transportation Infrastructure


  • Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Biden, the White House's loudest voice on the need to update the nation's crumbling infrastructure, was gently teased by Cuomo, who announced a design competition to modernize John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports as well as...

  • Feds nix wind farm near Erie airport, cite radar Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    The FAA had previously approved the wind farm in North East Township. But when that approval expired in May, the FAA revisited the question of radar safety and earlier this month decided it would be a problem, the Erie Times-News reported Monday. "The analysis done by FAA Technical Operations indicates that all of the wind turbines would be in the radar line of...

  • Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    PARIS— Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Four flights a week from the area concerned arrive weekly at Brussels Airport. Similar measures were begun Saturday at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, where one daily flight arrives from Conakry, Guinea.

  • How to save, and even cash in, on airport parking Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    A little research can uncover deep discounts, freebies and even options to get paid for leaving your car while on vacation.

  • NEWCASTLE, Australia, Oct 17- Hundreds of protesters on Friday joined environmental activists from a dozen South Pacific countries attempting to halt shipping at the world's largest coal export terminal in eastern Australia by forming a blockade with canoes, surfboards and kayaks. Nonetheless, organisers from the 350. Org environmental group said it...

  • Czechs to screen passengers for Ebola at airport Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    PRAGUE— The Czech prime minister says the country will introduce screening of passengers at the capital's international airport in efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. Bohuslav Sobotka says passengers who visited Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea in the 42 days before their arrival will have to undergo a medical check at Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport.

  • Time to invest in infrastructure: Wesley Clark Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Wesley Clark

    There's a lot of money sitting on the sidelines of the global economy. Let's put it to work to benefit all, says Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark.

  • EU orders Ryanair to repay aid to German airport Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 9:19 AM ET

    DUBLIN— The European Union's executive Commission has ordered Ryanair to repay more than 300,000 euros provided by a German airport to sustain the Irish airline's business, ruling it amounted to illegal state aid. Ryanair says it plans to appeal Wednesday's judgment that the airline exploited tiny Leipzig-Altenburg Airport in eastern Germany with a 2010...

  • Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    NEWARK, New Jersey— Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that screenings will start Thursday at Washington Dulles, Chicago O'Hare, Newark's Liberty and...

  • BOSTON, Oct 13- Emergency crews in protective gear removed five passengers with flu-like symptoms from an airplane at Boston's Logan Airport on Monday, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority said. The Emirates flight 237 was from Dubai, and none of the ill passengers had recently been to West Africa, said spokesman Matthew Brelis.


  • Airlines start longer flights from Dallas airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Limits on flights at Dallas Love Field expired Monday after more than three decades, and Southwest Airlines Co. and Virgin America launched new long-haul service. For Southwest, it means going head-to-head with American Airlines, which flies all over the country and overseas from nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. In 2006, after lobbying by...

  • Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport. Next week, Mokulele plans to begin three daily round trips between Kalaeloa and Hoolehua, Molokai, and two daily round...

  • Judge: City retains control of Charlotte airport Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— A North Carolina judge says Charlotte will maintain control of one of the nation's busiest airports instead of a commission pushed by state Republican lawmakers. Judge Robert Ervin on Monday blocked the commission from taking over Charlotte Douglas International Airport while both sides wait for a decision by the Federal Aviation...

  • The fire forced the evacuation of the FAA control center in Aurora, Illinois on Sept. 26. Operations were slowly returned to near normal at O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway International Airport in the days after the fire by shifting nearly 200 workers and responsibilities to other sites, the FAA has said. Harris Corp, the FAA telecommunications...

  • Indianapolis airport debuts customer service robot Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A new customer service robot has started roaming around the passenger terminal of Indianapolis International Airport. Guest services director Brian Eckstein drove the robot remotely, with the camera lens on the iPad giving him a wide view of its surroundings and the travelers on the terminal's ground floor. "I'd rather ask a human a question,...

  • Fire breaks out at Jamaica airport; no injuries Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— Officials say a Jamaican airport was briefly evacuated because of a fire that delayed departing flights. The fire broke out Thursday in an electrical room at Sangster International Airport in the northern tourist city of Montego Bay. It is the airport most used by tourists who fly to the Caribbean island.

  • Frontier plane hits owl during takeoff in Denver Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    DENVER— Officials say a Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis aborted its takeoff after hitting an owl. Flight 110 was headed down the runway but hadn't taken off yet on Thursday when it hit a barn owl at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said no one was injured and the plane returned to a gate.

  • Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at New York's...

  • The tie-up was approved after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The U.S. approval will come into force on Saturday, Richard Lidinisky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner, told Reuters.