INFRASTRUCTURE

Trump plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure faces steep hurdles

Trump plan to overhaul U.S. infrastructure faces steep hurdles

Published 12/02/2018

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) - [more…]

Bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers and officials in talks on infrastru

Bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers and officials in talks on infrastru

Published 10/01/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators met with administration officials on Tuesday to discuss drafting legislation to spend $1 trillion on improving [more…]

Harvey may pinch some Gulf Coast refining, chemical projects

Harvey may pinch some Gulf Coast refining, chemical projects

Published 08/09/2017

Oil and petrochemical plants along the U.S. Gulf Coast intend to go ahead with plans for near record spending on expansions next year, despite Hurricane Harvey driving up labor costs and slowing work, experts said. [more…]

Trump lays out plan to privatize air traffic control system

Trump lays out plan to privatize air traffic control system

Published 06/06/2017

U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) holds strips of paper used by air traffic controllers to keep track of planes during an event where U.S. President Donald Trump proposed reforms to the U.S. air traffic control system, at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump outlined a plan on Monday to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system to modernize it and lower flying costs, but his proposal drew immediate criticism from Democrats who said it would hand control of a key asset to special interests and big airlines.

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NY, NJ senators invite transportation secretary to view decaying train tunnels

NY, NJ senators invite transportation secretary to view decaying train tunnels

Published 20/04/2017

Elaine Chao testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be transportation secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

To preserve federal funding for critical rail projects, New Jersey and New York senators on Wednesday asked U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to examine firsthand the decaying train tunnels that threaten to cripple regional travel if they fail.

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Trump says may tie infrastructure with healthcare or tax reform: NY Times

Trump says may tie infrastructure with healthcare or tax reform: NY Times

Published 06/04/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah (not pictured) in the Rose Garden after their meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering packaging a $1 trillion infrastructure plan with either healthcare or tax reform legislation as an incentive to get support from lawmakers, especially Democrats.

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Trump advisers see arbitration as way to speed infrastructure plans

Trump advisers see arbitration as way to speed infrastructure plans

Published 15/03/2017

Richard LeFrak, President and CEO of LeFrak Organization, answers questions from a reporter during the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit in New York, June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

A group advising U.S. President Donald Trump on infrastructure has proposed an arbitration-style pilot program to slash the current 10 years it often takes to break ground on projects, without short-changing environmental standards.

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Thailand says optimistic transport spending will resume

Thailand says optimistic transport spending will resume

Published 13/03/2017

A construction site is seen in central Bangkok, Thailand March 8, 2017. Picture taken March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Nearly two years after Thailand's junta approved $40 billion for big transport projects to spur economic revival, it has spent barely two percent of that, official figures show.

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So many cruise ships, so little space: Sydney Harbour wears out its welcome

So many cruise ships, so little space: Sydney Harbour wears out its welcome

Published 09/03/2017

A local ferry floats past as passengers aboard the cruise ship 'Carnival Legend' stand on a balcony at the Overseas Passenger Terminal located at Sydney's Circular Quay in Australia, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray

A parking nightmare in Sydney harbor left the giant cruise liner Radiance of the Seas unable to dock because the single berth big enough to take her was already occupied.

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BlackRock to offer infrastructure funds via independent advisers

BlackRock to offer infrastructure funds via independent advisers

Published 03/10/2016

The BlackRock logo is seen outside of its offices in New York January 18, 2012. B REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the world's largest asset manager, will offer infrastructure funds for the first time through independent financial advisers, it said on Thursday.

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