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  • First foray for Transurban into Queensland assets. SYDNEY, April 24- A consortium led by Transurban Group, Australia's biggest toll road owner, has won a bid to buy toll firm Queensland Motorways Ltd for $6.6 billion in its first foray into the country's third most populous state.

  • The looming bankruptcy that could paralyze transit Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    Key senators offered announced an outline of a new measure that would pour an additional $16 billion a year into the Highway Trust Fund.

  • SHANGHAI, April 3- Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong rose more than 1 percent to a six-week high on Thursday, with rail firms getting a lift after China's government announced increased investment in rail infrastructure to help boost the economy.

  • America's pothole crisis     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Large parts of the country have been dealing with severe winter weather this year, including heavy snow and ice. The harsh weather has produced an unexpected headache for many drivers in the form of potholes. NBC's Tom Costello reports.

  • Regulator scopes Transurban bid for Queensland Motorways Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 1:27 AM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 12- Australia's competition regulator said on Wednesday it was inviting feedback on whether Transurban Group, the country's biggest toll road operator, should be allowed to buy about A $5 billion of roads from the Queensland state government.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 6- Three investment consortia- two involving Gulf Arab government-owned funds- plan to lodge indicative bids for Australian state-owned toll road company Queensland Motorways Ltd on Friday, sources close to the transaction said.

  • Extreme Sports Costs Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?

  • Revival for Railcar Sector?     Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    James Cowan, American Railcar Industries CEO & president, and Steve Barger, KeyBanc Capital Markets transport analyst, discuss early signs of a revival for the railcar industry.

  • Highways and Railtracks News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET