Transportation Infrastructure


  • WASHINGTON, March 26- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday on how airplane pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport, after recent incidents when planes landed on much shorter runways than their intended destinations.


  • March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum to open to public May 21 Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Rendering of the planned 9/11 Memorial Museum, New York.

    The museum at the site of the World Trade Center will open to the public in May, officials announced today.

  • The real problem with infrastructure in America Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 4:26 PM ET
    "Big Dig" infrastructure project in Boston, 1999.

    No one argues that we should ignore aging infrastructure. But here’s the real problem why it’s not getting fixed, says Jake Novak.

  • Amtrak rolls out free residencies for writers Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    Two dozen writers will get tickets to ride the rails for free, but some are concerned that it's more about marketing than the arts.

  • Winter's snowy barrage hammers US road budgets Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Many states have spent two or three times as much as they budgeted for clearing roads. More bad weather could send costs higher.

  • VANCOUVER, March 19- The British Columbia government is preparing legislation to force striking container truck drivers to return to work at Port Metro Vancouver, in an effort to end a three-week strike that has crippled operations at Canada's largest port.

  • Giant solar power mirrors blinding pilots Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Solar receivers and boilers on top of two towers are reflected in heliostats at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on March 3, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada.

    Pilots flying to the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas say they are blinded by mirrors at the world's largest solar electric plant.

  • TIMELINE-How Malaysia's Flight MH370 went missing Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    March 17- Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8:. -0041: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departs from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is due to land in Beijing at 0630 the same day.

  • Truckers' strike at Vancouver port to continue Monday Sunday, 16 Mar 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, March 16- A two-and-a-half week container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver was set to continue on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action at Canada's largest port failed to make headway on the weekend.

  • VANCOUVER, March 14- Representatives of unionized and nonunionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver were set to meet with government and port officials on Friday to discuss a plan designed to end a 14- day strike at Canada's largest port.

  • VANCOUVER, March 14- The Canadian and British Columbia governments and Port Metro Vancouver announced late on Thursday a 14- point action plan to end a labor dispute that has severely impacted operations at Canada's largest port.

  • The Highway Trust Fund, which receives money from a federal tax on every gallon of gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the United States, is expected to become insolvent by 2015..

  • Buildings collapse in NYC, killing 2 and injuring 24 Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:51 PM ET
    Firefighters from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan March 12, 2014 in New York City.

    Two buildings collapsed in NYC Wednesday after a gas leak explosion that rattled surrounding buildings and shattered windows, killing two and injuring more than 20.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- The United States will hold the first test sale of crude from its emergency oil stockpile since 1990, offering a modest 5 million barrels in what some observers saw as a subtle message to Russia from the Obama administration.

  • Wichita's airport decides it really likes Ike Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    A new terminal being built at Wichita airport will replace the one that opened in 1954. By the time construction is completed in spring 2015, the airport will have a new name: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

    Another ex-president will have an airport named in his honor: Mid-Continent Airport will be named the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

  • Truck driver strike at Vancouver port picks up steam Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, March 10- Unionized container truck drivers set up picket lines at Canada's largest port on Monday, joining hundreds of non-unionized workers who walked off the job last month in a dispute over pay and services.

  • March 10- American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said they plan to end agreements covering ticketing, baggage handling and frequent flyer programs. The frequent-flyer program agreement between the two includes select routes from Boston Logan International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

  • KIEV/ LONDON, March 4- Steel and grain exports continue to flow from key global supplier Ukraine via Black Sea terminals with ports operating normal schedules, despite concerns raised by the tense political backdrop, officials and traders said on Tuesday.