Construction and engineering

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad speaks to the media at a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, July 6, 2018. Mahathir says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 06, 2018 - 2:42 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate terms for China-backed rail and gas pipeline projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The government has ordered Chinese state-owned companies to suspend work on the $20...
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July 06, 2018 - 1:43 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he will visit Beijing next month to renegotiate "unfair" terms for China-backed projects in Malaysia worth more than $22 billion. The Finance Ministry said Thursday it has ordered Chinese contractors building the $20 billion East Coast...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, traffic spirals up-and-down a section of Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel, in Weehauken, N.J., with the New York City skyline in the background. New Jersey towns along the busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It’s just not clear when. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 04, 2018 - 9:22 am
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — With a lengthy highway construction project looming that could turn one of the Northeast's worst traffic bottlenecks into the stuff of post-apocalyptic fiction, local officials whose towns could be overrun by frustrated motorists say they're still in the dark on some aspects...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, traffic spirals up-and-down a section of Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel, in Weehauken, N.J., with the New York City skyline in the background. New Jersey towns along the busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It’s just not clear when. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 04, 2018 - 9:15 am
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey towns along a busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a long-term bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It's just not clear when. New Jersey's Department of Transportation has previously said the...
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July 04, 2018 - 12:04 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will temporarily halt work on highway construction projects to ease traffic associated with the July 4 holiday. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the move on Tuesday. The work suspensions will run through Wednesday and Thursday, with work resuming on Friday...
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July 02, 2018 - 10:54 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state, instead of the gasoline they burn? The concept is being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down the Interstate 95 corridor. The News Journal reports that more than 100 Delaware...
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In this photo made Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Merchants Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in St. Louis. The 127-year-old railroad bridge is in danger of being shut down if it is not replaced soon, but officials are struggling with how to pay for a planned repair and the 12,500 tons of steel the project would require after tariffs were recently enacted. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 30, 2018 - 10:08 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to rebuild the nation's transportation infrastructure. He also wants to strengthen the U.S. steel industry through tariffs on imports. But that second goal could make it more costly to accomplish the first. Since Trump announced the tariffs in...
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June 29, 2018 - 3:00 pm
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A bicycle ferry that carries cyclists across part of Lake Champlain is reopening after repairs were made to an old railroad causeway on the water that is a popular bicycle path. The causeway between Colchester and South Hero was heavily damaged during a storm in May and...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 25, 2018, visitors and journalists crowd near a Ford Focus on display at the Ford exhibit during the media day for the China Auto Show in Beijing. China has eased limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance, and other fields but didn't directly address complaints that are fueling conflict with Washington over trade and technology. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 29, 2018 - 7:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is ending limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn't directly address complaints about trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington. The change, announced late Thursday, had been sought by Washington, Germany and...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, April 25, 2018, visitors and journalists crowd near a Ford Focus on display at the Ford exhibit during the media day for the China Auto Show in Beijing. China has eased limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance, and other fields but didn't directly address complaints that are fueling conflict with Washington over trade and technology. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
June 29, 2018 - 7:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is giving foreign companies more access to auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn't directly address complaints about trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington. The relaxation of some ownership limits had been sought by Washington, Germany...
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