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  • 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.

  • Lyft stalls NYC launch amid legal squabbles Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.

  • YOUR MONEY -When airport clubs are worth the money Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    July 10- When you fly several times a month, as Gabriella Ribeiro Truman does, finding a comfortable place to wait for a flight and grab a snack can make traveling a lot more enjoyable.

  • Boehner: Use pension trick to save highway fund Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

    House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.

  • Big business pushes Congress on crumbling roads Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    As the Highway Trust Fund approaches exhaustion, business leaders are pushing for new roads and funds. The NYT reports.

  • Business travel forecast slightly less upbeat Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Business travelers spent less money per trip in the second quarter, but it wasn't because prices went down, according to a new report.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday.

  • The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings was off 0.1 percent. Dalian Port PDA and Rizhao Port plunged 10 and 9.4 percent, respectively, while China Shipping Container Lines shed 3.4 percent. Property giant China Vanke was the top CSI300 boost, climbing 3.9 percent in Shenzhen, while Poly Real Estate Group rose 1.8 percent in Shanghai.

  • PARIS, July 4- France is tightening airport security for U.S. flight destinations for the summer holiday period at the request of U.S. authorities, an official statement said on Friday. The civil aviation authority warned passengers bound for the United States that they may experience some delays as a result.