Transportation infrastructure

July 01, 2019 - 7:13 am
DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about $6.37 billion. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns 120 short line railroads, mostly in North America, with operations in Europe and Australia. Through its...
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FILE – This combination of March 29, 2017, file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, leaving federal court after sentencing and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. The Supreme Court agreed Friday, June 28, 2019, to hear a case involving Kelly and Baroni, two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor for not backing their boss, former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. (AP Photos/Julio Cortez, File)
June 28, 2019 - 3:26 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case involving two former New Jersey officials convicted of felonies for causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor for not backing their boss, former Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The justices announced...
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From left, Ukraine's Yakov Veremeychik, Maxim Goryainov, Dmitry Veliki, Eduard Mikheev, who were held in separatist captivity, talk to media at the National airport "Minsk", Belarus, Friday, June 28, 2019. Four Ukrainian nationals have been released and handed over to the Ukrainian government. Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedvchuk is at right. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 28, 2019 - 11:17 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Four Ukrainian nationals on Friday were released after spending years in separatist captivity and handed over to the Ukrainian government in a rare gesture of good will. The prisoner release, originally announced on Thursday, was completed on Friday when the four men were...
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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 5:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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In this May 25, 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during enforcement operations at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan, that connects Michigan with the Canadian province of Ontario. The agency announced Wednesday, June 26, 2019, officers seized a package of five jars containing the artifacts found May 25, on a Canadian mail truck. Their removal from Egypt appears to be a violation of federal law. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 1:15 pm
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. border officials say they have seized ancient Egyptian mummy linens during enforcement operations at the Blue Water Bridge that connects Michigan with the Canadian province of Ontario. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday officers seized a package...
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June 26, 2019 - 4:54 am
LIMASSOL, Cyprus (AP) — The outgoing head of an organization that represents airports in 45 European countries says the body's new sustainability strategy aims to make airports carbon neutral by 2050. Airport Council International Europe President Michael Kerkloh told a meeting of 300 aviation...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2008, file photo, passengers walk through the departure hall at the Changi International Airport in Singapore. Drones buzzing around Singapore's Changi Airport have caused the delay or diversion of 63 flights in the past week, triggering an official investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders. Regulators said Tuesday, June 25, 2019, that 18 flights at the airport were delayed and seven were diverted the night before "due to bad weather and unauthorized drone activities."(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 25, 2019 - 9:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Drones buzzing around Singapore's Changi Airport have caused 63 flights to be delayed or diverted in the past week, triggering an investigation and raising questions about the motives of the offenders. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said Tuesday that 18 flights at the...
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This Sunday, June 23, 2019, photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board shows NTSB investigator Eliott Simpson briefing NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of the Hawaii skydiving crash in Oahu, Hawaii. No one aboard survived the crash, which left a small pile of smoky wreckage near the chain link fence surrounding Dillingham Airfield about an hour north of Honolulu. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 12:46 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. "Frankly I was just upset. I was extremely upset," Achal Asawa, 29, an experienced...
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This Sunday, June 23, 2019, photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board shows NTSB investigator Eliott Simpson briefing NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of the Hawaii skydiving crash in Oahu, Hawaii. No one aboard survived the crash, which left a small pile of smoky wreckage near the chain link fence surrounding Dillingham Airfield about an hour north of Honolulu. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 12:37 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. "Frankly I was just upset. I was extremely upset," Achal Asawa, 29, an experienced...
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This Sunday, June 23, 2019, photo released by the National Transportation Safety Board shows NTSB investigator Eliott Simpson briefing NTSB Board Member Jennifer Homendy at the scene of the Hawaii skydiving crash in Oahu, Hawaii. No one aboard survived the crash, which left a small pile of smoky wreckage near the chain link fence surrounding Dillingham Airfield about an hour north of Honolulu. (National Transportation Safety Board via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 10:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB...
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