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Transportation Infrastructure


  • HK vs Singapore: Which is Asia's most liveable city? Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 10:18 PM ET

    Both cities boast enviable transport systems and low crime rates, but expensive real estate. So given the choice, which would you choose as home?

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Long before the historic floods of the past week, crumbling roads, bridges and dams and aging drinking water systems plagued South Carolina— a poor state that didn't spend much on them in the first place and has been loath to raise taxes for upkeep. "You're not going to have people down there tomorrow giving out money," said Gerry Galloway, a civil...

  • Matt Damon talks Mars and microfinancing Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Matt Damon at the 2014 CGI to promote his Water.org initiative.

    "The Martian" star Matt Damon says he hopes the movie will get people excited about space travel again.

  • Don't look down: This bridge has a glass bottom Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 10:49 AM ET
    Tourists walk on a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pinging county, Hunan province, China, September 24, 2015.

    Stretching almost a quarter of a mile across a nearly 600-foot deep chasm in China's Hunan province, is Haohan Qiao, a glass-bottomed bridge.

  • The bill, introduced by lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a threatened service suspension by major railroads that cannot meet the current Dec. 31 deadline, which Congress imposed in 2008, for implementing positive train control technology. The proposed legislation would extend this year's deadline to Dec. 31,...

  • GRANTS PASS, Ore.— Federal regulators granted final environmental approval Wednesday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast. The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal at Coos Bay would be the first LNG port on the West Coast and would be linked to existing pipelines by construction...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. lawmakers, under mounting pressure from the railroad industry, announced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for costly new safety technology for at least another three years. The bill, introduced by Republicans and Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, could avert a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives announced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to extend the Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to implement advanced safety technology for three years to the end of 2018..

  • The rise of green buildings in Singapore Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:49 PM ET
    The rise of green buildings in Singapore

    John Keung, CEO of Building and Construction Authority (BCA), says nearly 30 percent of the buildings in Singapore are green buildings which provide better indoor environments.

  • Keen to invest in China? Here's what to buy Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 9:32 PM ET
    Keen to invest in China? Here's what to buy

    Paul Pong, managing director of Pegasus Fund Managers, likes military stocks because China will likely increase its military budget. He also thinks the 'One belt, one road' initiative will lift sectors such as infrastructure.

  • Europe gave China vote of confidence by joining AIIB: Jin

    European nations are convinced that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be a "first-class multilateral institution with 21st century governance," says Jin Liqun, President-Designate of AIIB.

  • Fix the US transportation system now Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Infrastructure construction site.

    How bad is the US infrastructure system? Well, it ranks behind Germany, Japan and even this tiny country, says Doug Oberhelman.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 9- China will strengthen fiscal policy, boost infrastructure spending and speed up reform of its tax system to support the economy, the Ministry of Finance said, joining other steps by authorities to re-energise sputtering growth. The National Development and Reform Commission approved two railway projects on Tuesday with a total value of...


  • Celebrating World Skyscraper Day with Asia's best Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 5:06 AM ET

    There is no where better to admire skyscrapers than in Asia, home to some of the tallest buildings of our time.

  • China's AIIB looks to beat World Bank on loan terms Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 8:28 PM ET
    Jin Liqun, left, current secretary general of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, shakes hands with China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei ahead of a signing ceremony of articles of agreement of the AIIB, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 29, 2015.

    China's new international development bank will offer loans with fewer strings attached than the World Bank, sources said.

  • In pictures: Hurricane Katrina then and now Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 11:06 AM ET
    Canal Street is flooded a day after Hurricane Katrina blew through August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, photographer Mario Tama revisited locations that he captured in 2005.

  • State infrastructure lacks efficiency: Fund Manager Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 3:30 AM ET
    State infrastructure lacks efficiency: Fund Manager

    Andrew Charlesworth, fund manager at John Laing Infrastructure Fund, says government-funded infrastructure projects can end up being less efficient than those led by the private-sector.

  • CNBC update: Arrest in TV crew shooting 'imminent' Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    CNBC update: Arrest in TV crew shooting 'imminent'

    Virginia Gov. McAuliffe says an arrest is imminent for the killing of two journalists during a live TV interview, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • America has a dam problem Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    America has a dam problem

    The country has over 80,000 dams and fixing them will cost tens of billions of dollars. Jane Wells reports from a $500 million new dam being built in California because the old dam is right next to an active fault line.