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  • AMSTERDAM— Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns. TenneT said the cause was an outage at a high-voltage power station in the town of Diemen, just outside Amsterdam. The national railroad service said that no trains were running in and around Amsterdam.

  • ALL FLIGHTS TO SCHIPHOL AIRPORT DIVERTING TO OTHER REGIONAL AIRPORTS- SPOKESWOMAN.

  • AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL CANCELS FLIGHTS AFTER MAJOR POWER OUTAGE- AIRPORT SPOKESWOMAN.

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— The commissioner of Connecticut's Transportation Department is outlining priorities in the governor's 30- year plan to overhaul highways, bridges and rail lines. Commissioner James Redeker says the plan for railways includes upgrading Civil War-era tracks and ties and a bridge over the Connecticut River that he describes as the biggest...

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, March 26- Saudi Arabia has suspended international and domestic flights at seven airports in its south, aviation authorities said on Thursday after Riyadh and allied Gulf governments launched air strikes against Houthi fighters in Yemen. The airports affected include Jizan, Abha and Wadi al- Dawaser, the General Authority of Civil...

  • Dayton to urge airport managers to set $10 minimum wage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:22 PM ET

    Mark Dayton on Wednesday publicly urged the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to quickly adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call in remarks at the Muslim American Society's Capitol lobby day. If the higher wage was implemented immediately it would mean...

  • BOSTON— The nation's mayors are calling on Congress to increase transportation funding in order to keep roads and bridges in good repair. The call came Monday during a task force meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Congress needs to do more than just maintain existing funding for the bill, which he said has been...

  • How to profit from America's crumbling roads Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Sidney Oats of Denver Public Works patches a pothole at 2nd Avenue and Knox Court in Denver on March 3, 2015. The combination of unseasonably warm temperatures followed by freezing cold is responsible for the onslaught of potholes in the Denver area.

    "There's a complete disrepair of our roads in the United States," says fund manager Josh Duitz. Here's how he'd play it.

  • Commuting in San Fran takes a 'Leap' of luxury Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    A Leap bus in San Francisco.

    A San Francisco start-up is trying to redefine mass transit in the city with hip new luxury buses.

  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, asking a judge to force the Transportation Security Administration to divulge how it runs the programs and the results they have achieved since they began in 2003.. "What we know about SPOT suggests it's a waste of taxpayer money, leads to racial...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— DP World, the Dubai- based international port operator, said Thursday its profit rose 12 percent in 2014, a year in which it assumed ownership of a sister company that runs free-trade zones in the Gulf emirate. Over the course of the year, DP World expanded capacity at its flagship Jebel Ali port and continued work on new facilities...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner around $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner nearly $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • New direct flights between New York and Cuba taking off Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New direct charter flights between New York City and Cuba are now taking off. Cuba Travel Services has started offering a weekly Tuesday charter between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana for people authorized by the U.S. government to visit the island. The flights are operated by Sun Country Airlines, and cost $849 round-trip.

  • The notes issued by Puerto Rico's Infrastructure Financing Authority were bought by Canadian RBC Capital Markets as part of a deal aimed at rescuing the island's Highways and Transportation Authority, one of several heavily indebted public corporations in the U.S. territory. "We are pleased that the legislature, after robust public debate and deliberation,...

  • OTTAWA, March 17- Canada's transportation watchdog said on Tuesday that recent fiery derailments of trains hauling crude oil mean a new generation of stronger tanker wagons should be introduced ahead of schedule. The Transportation Safety Board is probing two accidents within the last month involving Canadian National Railway Co oil trains which came off...

  • Flight returns to Dulles after passenger gets violent Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    A flight headed from Washington to Denver had to return to Dulles International Airport after a pilot told air traffic controllers a passenger had become violent, ran toward the cockpit and had to be restrained by other passengers. United Airlines spokesman Luke Punzenberger said in an emailed statement that Flight 1074 returned after takeoff Monday...

  • Plane safely returns to JFK Airport after bird strike Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 9:46 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Authorities say a plane has safely returned to Kennedy Airport after a bird strike. The pilot turned back to Kennedy about 10 minutes after takeoff. The plane was heading to St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • HONG KONG— The Hong Kong government gave final approval Tuesday for a third runway at the Asian financial center's airport, aiming to meet surging growth in passengers and air cargo. Strong growth in China has been a key driver of Hong Kong airport traffic. For the rest of the world, Hong Kong is also a gateway to China.

  • MOSCOW, March 16- Russia's Global Ports will scrap its dividend due to the economic turmoil that has crippled the freight market in Russia, the London- listed ports operator said on Monday. The company fell to a net loss last year as a drop of more than 40 percent in the rouble led to foreign exchange losses on its dollar-denominated debt and squeezed Russia's...