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Infrastructure Transportation Infrastructure

  • LANTANA, Fla.— President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his Palm Beach resort, meaning its maintenance...

  • BERLIN— A union representing ground staff has called on its members to go on strike at Berlin's two airports, leading to the cancelation of some 210 flights. The ver.di union said the strikes were taking place Thursday between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. The airport said both incoming and outgoing flights were...

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- Ground staff will go on strike again at Berlin's two airports on Thursday, union Verdi said on Wednesday, following walkouts last week over a pay dispute. Verdi wants pay for ground staff, whose roles include checking in passengers, loading and unloading planes and directing them on the tarmac, to be raised to 12 euros an hour from about 11 euros as part...

  • LISBON, Portugal— Lisbon's growing popularity with foreigners is compelling the Portuguese government to adapt a military airport for commercial flights. The number of visitors to Lisbon grew by more than 8 percent last year, after a 5 percent increase in 2015.. Passengers arriving in Montijo will travel 13 kilometers by ferry or 32 kilometers by road into...

  • MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year, officials said Wednesday. Transport Undersecretary Roberto Lim said a multi-airport system could include the present airport in Manila, an...

  • 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.

  • Authorities say that security screeners and airport workers helped smuggle 20 tons of cocaine through Puerto Rico during an 18- year operation that ended only last year. After making sure there were no drug-sniffing police dogs around, Ortiz loaded the bags on planes and then called a colleague to signal that it was safe for the smugglers to board the plane,...

  • Rocky road for California train

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports on the future of high-speed rail in the country under the Trump administration.

  • BERLIN— Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights canceled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. The airport said in a statement that police and firefighters had concluded from their initial investigation the substance most...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— Officials are investigating a possible small engine fire on a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the pilot of an Argentina Airlines flight reported the engine fire late Thursday night while the plane was on the runway preparing for takeoff. But, Steve Coleman says when rescue trucks...

  • What came out of Trump's meeting with airline execs

    Henry Harteveldt of Atmosphere Research Group talks about the President's airport infrastructure plans and how the travel ban is affecting airlines.

  • In a story Feb. 1, The Associated Press reported that a gym located at the Las Vegas airport had closed. The story should have made clear that the gym is now open as ZEROlevel Fitness and Wellness, with services for McCarran Airport employees and travelers, including day passes. It is located in Terminal 1 before going through airport security.

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Feb 9- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has told officials to investigate an airport terminal construction project in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, saying the cost was inflated. The Terminal Three project at Julius Nyerere International Airport is being built by Dutch contractor BAM Group for 560 billion shillings.

  • One issue was notably absent during the White House meeting— Trump's executive order to temporarily ban travel to the U.S. from seven mostly-Muslim countries. Airline and airport executives who emerged from the White House meeting called it a positive session. Some airline executives and Republicans in Congress have proposed privatizing air traffic...

  • AECOM CEO: Transportation infrastructure should be number one priority

    AECOM CEO Michael Burke discusses the outlook for infrastructure spending under the Trump administration.

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, Feb 8- Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world's most important export regions. "The area most affected is getting coal down the Barito River to coastal ports like Taboneo," said one coal barge shipper from Kalimantan, speaking on...