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  • Get ready to rumble; it's pothole season   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    Get ready to rumble; it's pothole season

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan takes to the streets to survey the state of the nation's roads and the billions of dollars it costs consumers to fix the damage.

  • *New railways target Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo. Oil discoveries in Kenya and Uganda and gas finds in Tanzania have turned east Africa into an exploration hotspot for oil firms but transport infrastructure in those countries has suffered from decades of under-investment. Sitta said the railway network would meet the huge demand for the transportation of...

  • 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.

  • SYDNEY/ WILMINGTON, Del., March 12- Australian pension fund giant IFM Investors said it will buy the bankrupt operator of a large Midwest toll road for $5.7 billion including debt, its biggest acquisition and Australia's fourth largest purchase of a U.S. firm. The deal advances Australia's standing in the global race for established infrastructure as pension...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 26- India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to 8.5 trillion rupees over the next five years, the government said on Thursday, promising to modernise existing tracks but shying away from raising fares to fund the expansion. Presenting the railway budget just two days before the government delivers its first full annual...

  • Pres. Obama: Votes on gas tax really tough   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:26 PM ET
    Pres. Obama: Votes on gas tax really tough

    President Obama responds to wide concern over deteriorating US infrastructure of highways and bridges, and whether there's an opportunity for bipartisan success.

  • Taking fuel taxes from Feds   Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:36 AM ET
    Taking fuel taxes from Feds

    "The Federal government has given up the business of running highways," says John Hofmeister, Citizens For Affordable Energy. He thinks they should let the state's take over.

  • Death on the highway   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:26 PM ET
    Death on the highway

    Insight to why fatal truck accidents have risen 18 percent from 2009-2012, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Collision course: Crash avoidance technologies   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Collision course: Crash avoidance technologies

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at highway safety and how new technology is being used to prevent terrible crashes and tragedies on the road.

  • Collision course   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Collision course

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at highway safety and long-haul trucking.

  • Sen. Corker: Raise gas tax and lower other taxes   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:42 AM ET
    Sen. Corker: Raise gas tax and lower other taxes

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), shares his plan to find a responsible way to pay for the Highway Trust Fund.

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • 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?

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