|12/05/2013||Design-Build Consultant Chosen for Tampa Airport's $943M Expansion|
Dec. 05--Dallas-based design-build consultant Austin Commercial will launch Tampa International Airport's $943 million expansion project, expected to create 8,000 construction and other preparation jobs, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority decided in a 5-0 vote Thursday.
|12/05/2013||BP Pushes Technical Limits to Tap Extreme Fields|
HOUSTON -- BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper.
|12/05/2013||FIFA: Completion Date of Damaged World Cup Stadium in Brazil Pushed Back to April|
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil -- FIFA expects the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo that was damaged in a fatal construction accident to be ready by mid-April, just two months before the start of the World Cup..
|12/05/2013||New Va. Gov. Wants to Put the Brakes on $1.4B U.S. 460 Project|
Dec. 05--RICHMOND -- Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe signaled Wednesday that he might put the brakes on one of his predecessor's top transportation priorities: a tolled, limited-access highway that would parallel U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg.
|12/05/2013||IAEA Says TEPCO Should Consider Releasing Radioactive Water From Crippled Nuke Plant|
Dec. 05--A team of experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency suggested Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. should consider discharging toxic water from the Fukushima No.
|12/05/2013||CTA Announces Four-Year, $492M Blue Line Rail Improvement Project|
Dec. 05--The CTA is promising faster trips between downtown and O'Hare International Airport on the Blue Line after a four-year modernization project was announced Thursday morning.
|12/05/2013||Shell Scraps Plans to Build $12.5B Plant in La.|
BATON ROUGE, La. - Shell has delivered a blow to Louisiana's industrial boom, saying it is scrapping a proposal to build a $12.5 billion natural gas-to-liquids plant.
|12/04/2013||Stadium Construction Deadlines Pushed Back for World Cup|
Dec. 04--World Cup organizers, who have been highly critical of delays in construction and infrastructure improvements in preparation for next summer's tournament in Brazil, accepted the obvious this week and pushed back deadlines for the completion of three venues.
|12/04/2013||Crane Operator: No Problems Before Brazil Collapse|
RIO DE JANEIRO - The crane operator involved in last week's deadly accident at the Sao Paulo stadium that's hosting the opening match of the World Cup told police Wednesday that he'd noticed nothing out of the ordinary ahead of the incident, his attorney said.
|12/04/2013||Argentina Grapples With Cleaning Up Its Most Polluted River|
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The picturesque La Boca district draws hordes of tourists to stroll its narrow streets lined with colorful buildings and eat at outdoor restaurants.
|12/04/2013||Fla. DOT Rolls Out $300M in New Road Priorities for Panhandle Region|
Dec. 04--PANAMA CITY -- About 20,000 cars travel on State 390 every day, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is preparing for an inevitable increase.
|12/04/2013||Feds Deny Request for Early OK of Fresno-Bakersfield High-Speed Rail Segment|
Dec. 04--A federal oversight board has turned down a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority for conditional authorization to build the Fresno-Bakersfield section of the proposed statewide bullet-train line.
|12/04/2013||Obama Seeks to Boost Government's Use of Renewable Power|
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple to 20 percent its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
|12/04/2013||U.S. Court: Negligence Not Cause of Collapse of World Trade Center 7|
NEW YORK -- Negligence was not the cause of the collapse of a third World Trade Center tower several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Wednesday, absolving a developer and others of responsibility in the destruction of the 47-story building.
|12/03/2013||Judge Rules Detroit Eligible for Historic Chapter 9 Bankruptcy|
DETROIT _ The city of Detroit on Tuesday officially became the largest municipality in U.S. history to enter Chapter 9 bankruptcy after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes declared it met the specific legal criteria required to receive protection from its creditors.
|12/03/2013||$100M Used-Oil Processing Plant Project at Port of Tampa Put on Hold|
Dec. 03--The Texas investment group building a $100 million-plus used-oil processing plant at the Port of Tampa that was envisioned as an economic development showcase for the region has suspended construction of the plant for 90 to 120 days, the group said in a release.
|12/03/2013||Construction Worker Dies at Texas A&M Stadium|
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A demolition worker has died of injuries received when he fell four stories from Texas A&M's under-renovation football stadium.
|12/03/2013||Concerns Grow About Safety of Rail Cars Used to Ship Bakken Oil|
CHICAGO _ As the current oil boom in North Dakota, Montana and Canada continues, long freight trains hauling dozens of black tank cars are rolling across the country and through the Chicago area with increasing regularity.
|12/03/2013||NCDOT Closes Outer Banks Bridge For Emergency Repairs|
Dec. 03--Citing safety concerns, the state Department of Transportation said Tuesday it has closed Bonner Bridge, which carries N.C. 12 over Oregon Inlet, after finding new evidence of erosion around the bridge supports.
|12/03/2013||Construction Snags Postpone Opening of Philadelphia's Dilworth Plaza|
Dec. 03--SPRING AND SUMMER will come and go before construction is finished on Dilworth Plaza -- which flanks the west side of City Hall -- pushing off the completion date for the project an additional 2 to 3 months.
|12/03/2013||Kenya Breaks Ground on $635M Airport Terminal|
NAIROBI, Kenya - Only four months after a raging fire engulfed the arrivals terminal at Kenya's main airport, Kenya's president on Tuesday broke ground on new construction that officials hope will cement the country as East Africa's transportation leader.
|12/03/2013||Japan Proposes More Steps to Store Radioactive Water at Fukushima Plant|
TOKYO - A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the radioactive water crisis at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster.
|12/02/2013||Brazil Signs Agreement With Consortium to Develop Offshore Oil|
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil on Monday signed an agreement with a consortium of five oil companies to develop a huge offshore field under the so-called production-sharing regime that gives the federal, state and municipal governments a 75 percent stake of the oil extracted.
|12/02/2013||Interior Dept. Considers Whether to Allow Shell to Resume Arctic Oil Exploration|
Dec. 02--WASHINGTON _ The Obama administration is weighing whether to allow Shell to resume drilling in Arctic waters after a series of mishaps halted its controversial oil exploration effort last year.
|12/03/2013||Five-Story Building Collapses in Sao Paulo Suburb|
RIO DE JANEIRO - A five-story building under construction collapsed Monday night in the Sao Paulo suburb of Guarulhos, although there were no immediate reports of casualties.