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  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious bipartisan Senate bill containing three years of funding for America's highways, bridges and rail systems but quickly ran into a roadblock that could force Congress to settle for shorter term fix. It is expected to dominate Senate deliberations into next week as Republicans and Democrats...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. lawmakers announced a bipartisan Senate transportation bill on Tuesday that would provide three years of funding for America's highways, bridges and rail systems, creating the possibility of the first multi-year highway bill in more than decade. The legislation is expected to dominate Senate deliberations over the next several...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. lawmakers announced a bipartisan Senate transportation bill on Tuesday that they said would provide three years of funding for America's highways, bridges and rail systems. The legislation, the first multi-year highway bill in a decade, is expected to dominate Senate deliberations over the next several days as lawmakers work against...

  • Officials with Local 32 BJ of the Service Employees International Union said picketing would begin at Kennedy Airport at 10 p.m. Wednesday and at LaGuardia at 6 a.m. Thursday. Craig Coy, the CEO of its parent company, Herndon, Virginia- based Command Security Corp., said there would be a contingency plan in place but he did not expect most employees to participate in...

  • Columbus Municipal Airport will be closed close from Aug. 2 until Aug. 10. The 9 inches of asphalt where the runways intersect is deteriorating, so it will be replaced by 10 inches of concrete that is expected to last 30 to 40 years, airport Director Brian Payne told The Republic. Columbus- based engine maker Cummins Inc. will to have its corporate planes use...

  • NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 12:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year. Set to open next year, the $48 million, 178,000- square-foot shelter and quarantine facility will take in every kind of animal imaginable—...

  • MADRID— One of Spain's "ghost airports"— expensive projects that were virtually unused— received just one bid in a bankruptcy auction after costing some 1.1 billion euros to build. Chinese group Tzaneen International tabled the single bid in Friday's auction, Spanish news agency Europa Press said. Tzaneen International reportedly plans to invest up to 100...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 16- Los Angeles International Airport is set to become the largest U.S. airport to allow popular ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at curbside, following a vote by a local commission on Thursday. The Board of Airport Commissioners adopted the rule changes by a vote of 5-0, said Jeff Millman, a spokesman for Los...

  • The Los Angeles Times says the proposal includes a digital "fence" that would tell the airport when a driver from one of the companies entered or left the terminal area. A similar system is in place at San Francisco International Airport, which recently began allowing the drivers as did John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Information from: Los Angeles Times,...

  • BERLIN, July 15- Munich airport, Germany's second largest and a key base for Lufthansa, won approval on Wednesday for its plans to build a third runway when a federal court rejected the remaining appeals against it. Munich airport currently serves around 40 million passengers a year and expects this to rise to about 58 million by 2025.. Munich residents voted...

  • BRASILIA, July 10- Brazil raised the rate of return on new highway concessions and will do the same for other infrastructure projects to woo much-needed investment into the sluggish economy, a senior government official said on Friday. Deputy Planning Minister Dyogo de Oliveira said in an interview the government will raise internal return rates, or IRR, on...

  • BRASILIA, July 10- The Brazilian government raised the internal rate of return on new highway projects to 9.2 percent from a previous 7.2 percent, the Finance Ministry confirmed on Friday, the latest attempt to woo private investment into a sluggish economy. The hike reported earlier by Reuters marks a change in stance by President Dilma Rousseff, who was...

  • *Flag carrier Garuda cancels all flights to and from Bali. DENPASAR, Indonesia, July 10- Nearly 20,000 passengers were left stranded on Friday at one of Indonesia's busiest international airports on the resort island of Bali after it was forced to close because of a volcanic eruption, an airport official said. "Bali airport will remain closed until noon on...

  • EXCLUSIVE-IAG OFFERS TO GIVE UP SOME AIRPORT SLOTS IN LONDON AND SPECIAL PRORATE DEALS WITH RIVALS IN RETURN FOR EU CLEARANCE- SOURCE.

  • July 8- United Airlines resumed flights at all U.S. airports on Wednesday after they were grounded due to computer issues, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued the order to prevent all United Airlines flights from taking off following a systemwide computer glitch, which was resolved, the agency said. United Continental Holdings Inc...

  • July 8- United Continental Holdings Inc mainline flights were grounded at all U.S. airports on Wednesday due to computer issues, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Federal Aviation Administration said that flights on UAL's regional partners were no longer affected by the grounding. United flights were also grounded on June 2 due to "...

  • AIRPORTS BECAUSE OF COMPUTER ISSUES- FAA.

  • FRANKFURT, July 5- Berlin is wooing private investors including Macquarie and JP Morgan to take a stake in its much-delayed new international airport, German newspaper Bild wrote on Sunday. He said the company was in a "pre-notification phase" with the European Commission, in which it has to demonstrate the potential return on investment for any private...

  • 'Invest in the future' via infrastructure: Rendell Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Construction work on a road reconstruction project.

    Pennsylvania's ex governor Ed Rendell is calling on America to "invest in our own future"—by fixing highways, bridges, rails and airports.

  • JetBlue launches New York-to-Havana charter flights Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    July 3- JetBlue Airways Corp said it began direct charter flights between New York and Havana on Friday, the first major U.S. carrier to fly the route following U.S. The airline said Cuba Travel Services Inc is offering the weekly flight on Fridays between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.