|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.
|12/01/2013||Sharing of Hudson Rail Tunnel Design Work to Aid Amtrak's Transition From ARC to Gateway Project|
Dec. 01--NJ Transit is finally sharing millions of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded designs, engineering and studies for the canceled second Hudson River tunnel with Amtrak for its proposed Gateway tunnel, which will save taxpayer money and possibly time.
|12/03/2013||Power Fails in Caracas, Other Parts of Venezuela|
CARACAS, Venezuela - A power blackout briefly darkened all of Venezuela's capital Monday night, and the government says other parts of the country also lost electricity.
|12/02/2013||U.S. Construction Spending Up 0.8% in October|
WASHINGTON -- U.S. developers boosted construction spending in October at the fastest pace in more than four years, propelled by a surge in government projects.
|12/02/2013||NTSB: Train Going Too Fast at Curve Before Wreck in NYC|
YONKERS, N.Y. - The National Transportation Safety Board says a train that derailed in New York City was traveling 82 mph as it approached 30 mph zone.
|12/01/2013||Broward County Fires Main Library Construction Firm for Safety Violations|
Dec. 01--Broward County's majestic Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale should have been free by now of blue tarps, plywood and power tools.
|11/30/2013||Sao Paulo Crane Collapse Only One Problem in Brazil's World Cup Construction|
SAO PAULO - Even before a crane dramatically collapsed and killed two workers at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline.
|12/01/2013||NYC Metro North Train Derailment Kills Four, Hurts More Than 60|
NEW YORK - A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people, injuring more than 60 and sending a chain of toppled cars trailing off the track just inches from the water, authorities said.
|11/27/2013||County Judge Ruling Impedes Calif. High Speed Rail Project|
Nov. 27--FRESNO, Calif. -- After decades of promises, plans, and politics, California has finally reached the construction phase of its high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
|11/29/2013||Oroville Dam Earthquake Safety Investigation May Be Needed|
Nov. 29--A recent federal inspection has concluded that Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in the nation, needs a comprehensive earthquake safety assessment.
|11/29/2013||Odebrecht: Stands of Brazil Stadium Not Damaged in Crane Collapse|
SAO PAULO - An inspection confirmed Friday that there is no structural damage to the stands of the stadium hosting the World Cup opener and more than 1,300 workers are expected back at the building site at the start of next week, the construction company said.
|11/30/2013||Mass. Offshore Wind Project Faces Funding Deadlines|
BOSTON -- As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the first U.S. offshore wind farm must reach fast-approaching benchmarks or risk missing out on hundreds of millions in critical funding, including $200 million from a Danish pension fund.
|12/01/2013||Pa. Moves Slowly Ahead in CNG Fuel Infrastructure|
Dec. 01--WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- The River Valley Transit's spiffy new compressed natural gas filling station here is the latest link in a growing CNG network aimed at fleets of large, fuel-hungry vehicles.
|11/27/2013||CH2M Hill Awarded $46.1M Contract to Manage Next Phase of Honolulu Rail Project|
Nov. 27--Local transit officials announced Tuesday they have awarded a $46.1 million contract to the consulting firm CH2M Hill Inc. to help oversee the next phase of Honolulu's rail project.
|11/27/2013||Crown Hydro Offers Few Details on Minneapolis Hydropower Plant|
Nov. 27--Officials from Crown Hydro LLC, the company looking to build a hydropower plant at St. Anthony Falls, acknowledged in an informational meeting Tuesday that their project could effectively create a dry spillway during some nights of the year when the flow on the Mississippi River would be minimal.