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  • *India has 13 of world's 20 most polluted cities- WHO. NEW DELHI, Dec 3- India will force all commercial trucks more than 15 years old off the road from April and is reviewing how it checks vehicle emissions, a senior transport official said, as the government tries to curb soaring urban air pollution. The World Health Organization said last year that India had 13 of the...

  • *India has 13 of world's 20 most polluted cities- WHO. NEW DELHI, Dec 3- India will force all commercial trucks more than 15 years old off the road from April and is reviewing how it checks vehicle emissions, a senior transport official said, as the government tries to curb soaring urban air pollution. The World Health Organization said last year that India had 13 of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- The mammoth highway bill that Congress will consider this week contains a long list of provisions that were the target of intense lobbying by interest groups for the transportation industry and public safety advocates. The five-year measure, dubbed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or FAST Act, would be the first long-term...

  • Alstom has won two rail contracts in India worth up to €3.7B as the country ups spending in its outdated network, the Financial Times reports.

  • Straddle carriers move shipping containers at Asciano's Patrick terminal at the Port of Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia.

    Asciano said it had received a takeover proposal from a consortium led by Qube, challenging a rival offer from Canada's Brookfield.

  • A division of General Electric and Alstom, the French engineering company, are frontrunners to supply locomotives, the FT reports.

  • Made in China? Think railways

    Chinese rail companies that have built more than 10,000 miles of track lines domestically now want to expand into infrastructure developments overseas. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.

  • ACCC on Brookfield-Asciano deal concerns

    Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, says the integration could hit competition in the rail haulage sector.

  • Trucking indicator: Road bumps ahead for big rigs?

    Christian Wetherbee, Citi Research, discusses how fuel surcharges are impacting the trucking industry.

  • Why China wants to build Indonesia's high-speed rail

    Johnson Leung, head of regional transport at Jefferies Group, discusses the interest that China had shown in the building of a high-speed railway in Indonesia.

  • U.S. roads more clogged than ever: Report

    A stronger economy usually leads to more traffic congestion on the roads

  • Race to rebuild America's bridges

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the unusual relationship between Pennsylvania and private partners to implement a fast fix for the state's crumbling bridges.

  • America's infrastructure? 'Dumb as we want to be': Tom Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, discusses why it's time for Congress to pass a transportation bill to fund the rebuilding of America's crumbing roads, railways, and airports.

  • Bruce Flatt, chief executive officer of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    A group led by Canada's Brookfield will buy Australian logistics company Asciano for $6.5B, creating a global port and freight business.

  • Traffic deaths on the rise

    Traffic deaths spike 14% in the first six months of 2015; injuries are up by a third.

  • Hong Kong's first major IPO to brave the market since the depths of the China market rout, CRSC, opened nearly flat on debut Friday.

  • DHL: New China-Europe rail service is good news

    Kelvin Leung, CEO, Asia Pacific at DHL Global Forwarding, says the company's third rail service from China to Europe offers customers with a cheaper and faster option.

  • IBM takes aim at traffic nightmares

    Bob Picciano, IBM svp of analytics, discusses how IBM's smart traffic management system is using hi-tech to tackle traffic jams in New Jersey.

  • America's rails in focus

    Discussing investment in America's rail infrastructure, with Ed Hamberger, Association of American Railroads.

  • Amtrak desperately in need of infrastructure investment: Pro

    Discussing the derailment of the Amtrak train and infrastructure issues in the U.S., with Richard Ravitch, former New York LT. Governor.