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Transportation Road and Rail

  • DETROIT/ NEW YORK/ MONTREAL, March 9- Shortly after being named CEO of Canadian Pacific in 2012, Hunter Harrison hoisted himself onto a roof near a Montreal rail yard, pulled up a beach chair and timed the company's switch engines using a stopwatch and binoculars. The septuagenarian railroad legend's obsessive attention to detail- his Florida home was equipped...

  • US cities pose crumbling infrastructure risks

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports civil engineers are sounding the alarm that thousands of levees across the nation are in dire need of repair and pose a risk of flooding to many farms, real estate and entire cities.

  • DETROIT, March 7- U.S. truck maker Navistar International Corp on Tuesday reported a much wider-than-expected quarterly loss on continued industry weakness but said its new product line positioned it well for an expected market rebound in the second half of 2017.. "This marks an exciting new chapter in Navistar's history, and another step in our journey to...

  • NEW DELHI, March 1- Surprised again by India's strong official growth statistics, economists are relying increasingly on high-frequency indicators like bank credit and rail freight to gauge the real health of Asia's third-largest economy. For India's cash-reliant economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision in November to outlaw old 500 and 1,000...

  • NEW DELHI, March 1- Surprised again by India's strong official growth statistics, economists are relying increasingly on high-frequency indicators like bank credit and rail freight to gauge the real health of Asia's third-largest economy. For India's cash-reliant economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision in November to outlaw old 500 and 1,000...

  • NEW DELHI, March 1- Surprised again by India's strong official growth statistics, economists are relying increasingly on high-frequency indicators like bank credit and rail freight to gauge the real health of Asia's third-largest economy. For India's cash-reliant economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision in November to outlaw old 500 and 1,000...

  • Feb 27- Car rental company Hertz Global Holdings Inc reported a bigger quarterly loss from continuing operations, partly due to an impairment charge. Net loss from continuing operations widened to $438 million, or $5.28 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from a loss of $37 million, or 43 cents per share, a year earlier. Total revenue fell to $2.01 billion...

  • TORONTO, Feb 24- Passenger and freight train service across southern Ontario started to resume on Friday after being halted due to a power outage at Canadian National Railway's rail traffic control center, officials said. The domino effect could slow national freight routes as outages at a traffic control centre could mean signals turn red throughout the...

  • Using PPP on the road to infrastructure funding: CEO

    You need to think of infrastructure more as an investment than a cost, says Scott Rechler, RXR Realty CEO, talking about why it makes sense to fund infrastructure projects through public-private partnerships.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 23- Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. "Uber's LiDAR technology is actually Waymo's LiDAR technology," said Waymo's complaint in the Northern District of California.

  • Sales at its logistics business, under which the company offers services such as warehousing and distribution, rose 8.6 percent to $1.38 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. The company sold its truckload shipping business, acquired as part of its $3 billion Con-way deal, to Canadian trucking company TransForce Inc for $558 million in October.

  • Bombardier takes part in India's infrastructure build

    Harsh Dhingra of Bombardier Transportation talks about the company's role in developing metro projects in India.

  • Pacific Northwest, sending freight rates soaring and prompting Asian buyers to seek fill-in loads as they wait for the backlog at ports to clear. The setbacks come at a critical time for U.S. exporters, who are trying to move as much grain as possible before buyers turn their attention to South America when corn and soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil...

  • Pacific Northwest, sending freight rates soaring and prompting Asian buyers to seek fill-in loads as they wait for the backlog at ports to clear. The setbacks come at a critical time for U.S. exporters, who are trying to move as much grain as possible before buyers turn their attention to South America when corn and soybean harvests in Argentina and Brazil...

  • MOSCOW, Jan 31- Freight One, Russia's largest freight rail operator and part of Vladimir Lisin's UCL Holding, has submitted an official bid for a stake in Transcontainer, Freight One board member Alexander Sapronov was quoted as saying by Interfax on Tuesday. Transcontainer is controlled by Russian Railways, which via associated companies owns around 63...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 25- BNSF Railway Co will start offering discounts to ethanol shippers this April if they agree to use new, safer train cars, as it pushes to scrub puncture-prone ones from its rail lines at a faster pace than required by U.S. regulations. There were 35,252 tank cars hauling ethanol in September, and 84 percent, or 29,597, were DOT 111 s, according to the...

  • Train slams through FedEx truck in dashcam video

    Authorities in Utah have released dashcam video showing the exact moment a train slammed into a FedEx truck.

  • The Norfolk, Virginia- based company said it planned $100 million in cost cuts in 2017 as part of its plan announced last year to deliver $650 million in annual savings by 2020.. Coal freight revenue fell 7 percent to $403 million from $433 million, compared with double-digit declines over the past two years. Overall, the railroad said it should benefit from...

  • Indian rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express train near Kuneru station in southern Andhra Pradesh state on January 22, 2017.

    India recorded 27,581 railway deaths in 2014, the most recent year for which figures are available.

  • CSX EPS misses, revenues beat

    Earnings are out for CSX. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports the details.