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  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Latest on legislation naming an Ohio airport for astronaut John Glenn:. In a gesture of bipartisan cooperation, the Republican-dominated Ohio House and Senate approved a bill Wednesday adding the 94- year-old Democrat's name to Port Columbus International Airport. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962, and was a member of...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Astronaut John Glenn is getting an airport named in his honor in his home state of Ohio. In a gesture of bipartisan cooperation, the Republican-dominated Ohio House and Senate voted Wednesday to support a bill adding the 94- year-old Democrat's name to Port Columbus International Airport. As a test pilot, he flew the first supersonic...

  • May 25- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is taking several steps to shorten airport lines including moving officers to different posts, but still lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times, Administrator Peter Neffenger said in a Congressional hearing Wednesday. Neffenger said TSA was still evaluating whether to ask Congress to let it...

  • May 25- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration is taking steps ranging from automation to moving officers to different posts to shorten airport lines, but still lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times, Administrator Peter Neffenger said in a Congressional hearing Wednesday. Screening has slowed since the TSA canceled a program last year...

  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION HEAD SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO MOVE PART-TIME STAFF INTO FULL-TIME WORK TO MANAGE LONG AIRPORT LINES.

  • It's crazy not to take advantage of low gas prices: Sam Zell

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments, weighs in on ways to fund the rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure, including a gas tax.

  • There's a way to fix TSA: Ray LaHood

    You have to have a well-staffed system, says Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, sharing his thoughts on how to solve problems at the TSA.

  • Fixing America's crumbling infrastructure: Ray LaHood

    We need to raise the gas tax and raise a big pot of money, says former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, discussing the challenges of repairing and costs associated with maintaining the nation's roads, bridges and tunnels.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— The Georgia Ports Authority approved $7.5 million on Monday for the first big steps toward building a new seaport terminal on the Savannah River, to be operated jointly with South Carolina. Both states have spent years discussing, studying and debating the proposed $4.5 billion Jasper Ocean Terminal, which would occupy 1,500 acres in Jasper...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Help is on the way to address long lines and long wait times for travelers at Newark Liberty Airport on the brink of the summer travel season. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and fellow Democratic U.S. Albio Sires and Donald Payne Jr. announced the changes with TSA officials during a press conference at the airport.

  • Nigerian soldiers patrol in the southeast part of the country on May 25, 2015.

    A group called the Niger Delta Avengers has claimed responsibility for attacks on oil infrastructure that have sent Nigeria's crude output plummeting.

  • PALM BEACH, Fla.— There are many questions about what Donald Trump would do if elected president, so let's add another: Would he ban planes leaving Palm Beach International Airport from flying over his prized Mar-a-Lago Club? As president, he could order the FAA to shift Palm Beach International's takeoff and landing patterns to avoid Mar-a-Lago.

  • The nation's leading airlines, already feuding with the Transportation Security Administration, are now taking on Congress. The trade group Airlines for America on Thursday says Congress should reverse a 2013 decision that diverted $12.6 billion in passenger-security fees to reducing the federal budget deficit. They have honed in on a 2013 budget bill in...

  • Metro trains arrive in the Gallery Place-Chinatown station in the Washington, D.C. Metro system.

    America's infrastructure is crumbling and there isn't enough money to fix it, experts say.

  • Cars are seen in the water as a span of highway bridge sits in the Skagit River May 24, 2013, after collapsing near the town of Mt. Vernon, Washington.

    Rebuilding U.S. roads, airports and railways is a popular campaign pledge. But it will take more than just spending more billions.

  • Your roads & bridges portfolio

    Discussing how to invest alongside infrastructure-related spending, with Bob Dimella, Mackay Municipal Managers, and Josh Duitz, Alpine Funds portfolio manager.

  • USA roads & bridges: Who will pay?

    America needs $3.6 trillion between now and 2025 to bring U.S. infrastructure to a grade "B," explains Greg Diloreto, American Society of Civil Engineers. Also, Chris Edwards, Cato Institute, provides perspective.

  • DC Metro GM: We can't wait any longer

    Discussing the challenges to fixing the D.C. metro, with Washington D.C. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld.

  • DC Metro, cell phones Washington DC

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on upgrades to the Washington Metro System.

  • CalPERS is now an investor in the Indiana Toll Road, which carries on average 50 million vehicles annually.

    CalPERS is one of the public funds driving infrastructure investment on toll roads, energy, water, waste treatment and other projects.