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  • Big investors are shaping transportation in 2039 by betting on relatively boring fixes to bridges, airports and roads.

  • US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari

    Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, provides his take on the nation's economic recovery.

  • A sign warns of algae infestation at Maumee Bay State Park, August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio.

    Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.

  • Tap water remained off-limits for nearly half a million people in northwestern Ohio early Monday after testing showed continued cause for concern.

  • Aecom buys Hunt Construction Group

    Michael Burke, Aecom Technology CEO, discusses the acquisition of Hunt Construction and the business of infrastructure.

  • Companies are sitting on trillions in cash—would be great to see them invest it in US infrastructure, says the CEO of McGraw Hill Financial.

  • Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, to avert cutbacks in August.

  • US roads & private money

    Macquarie Bank and Cintra own a 75-year lease on the Indiana toll road. Baruch Feigenbaum, Reason Transportation analyst, explains why this is working, and the private sector's role in improving infrastructure in the U.S.

  • Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio

    House Speaker John Boehner said he welcomes a "pension smoothing" idea for raising highway funds and hopes to pass a bill within two weeks.

  • Privatize our roads?

    Walter Block, Ph.D. economics professor at Loyola University, makes the case for private roads in the U.S.

  • File Photo - Fans of the Brazilian football team buy food on the street from a mobile catering van after watching Brazil play Cameroon on June 23, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

    An overpass in Brazil that was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan has collapsed onto vehicles below.

  • US airports' billion $ problem

    Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association president, discusses how airport congestion and infrastructure issues are discouraging overseas travelers from coming to the Unites States.

  • Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation

    The Obama administration warned states that federal highway funds will be mostly gone in August, limiting the money for road and bridge projects.

  • Amazon delivery via Prime Air drone

    Here is the one big roadblock to Amazon's success, says Jake Novak.

  • Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the highway on April 30, 2014 near Slavyansk, Ukraine.

    It is possible for Ukraine to free itself from dependence on Russian natural gas, according to Oilprice.com.

  • Sen. Bob Corker

    The best way to keep government transportation coffers full without hurting future generations is to increase the gas tax, Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.

  • Asia's role in Mexico's infrastructure financing

    Gerardo Salazar, CEO of Banco Interacciones, explains how the lender is facilitating Asian investment into Mexican infrastructure.

  • Plugging into Bangladesh's infrastructure needs

    Salman Karim, Managing Director at Orion Group, describes opportunities that he sees in Bangladesh as the country aims to improve its infrastructure.

  • Sen. Murphy proposes gas tax hike

    To help fund transportation programs, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) makes the case for raising the gas tax.

  • Gas tax hike?

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on an infrastructure plan that may cause more pain at the pump.