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Brazil's Centro-Oeste railway awarded environmental permit
Brazil's environment regulator Ibama has granted an environmental permit for the construction of the EF-354 railroad, also known as the Integração Centro-Oeste railway (FICO), running through the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso and Rondônia, federal news service Agência Brasil reported.
September 30, 2014 – BNamericas

IDB, World Bank seek Ceará infra consultants
IDB and the World Bank's International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) are seeking consultants for infrastructure improvement programs in Brazil's Ceará state worth some US$854mn.
September 30, 2014 – BNamericas

Chile: Rail to play bigger freight sector role
Chile's transport ministry plans to reshape the country's cargo sector in a move to reduce logistics costs and ease road traffic congestion, El Mercurio newspaper reported.
September 30, 2014 – BNamericas

Does the U.S. Have the Infrastructure to Market a Record Crop?
United States farmers are on pace to produce record crops of corn and soybeans in 2014. But businesses and consumers might never reap the benefits of this record harvest thanks to America's aged infrastructure.
September 29, 2014 – AEM

Modi Hails India Growth Prospects Before 20,000 at Garden
India's economy is set to progress "very fast" as the government takes steps to boost growth, including easing visa rules and changing outdated laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at an event in New York City.
September 29, 2014 – Bloomberg

U.S.-Japan Trade Talks Hit New Farm Exports Snag
U.S.-Japan trade talks hit a rough patch this week with both sides blaming the other for a stalemate over farm exports, a major hurdle in concluding an ambitious 12-nation trade pact.
September 29, 2014 – USAgnet

Coal Prices in China rebound
China's power-station coal prices rebounded from the lowest level in seven years as government-ordered production cutsstart to take effect.
September 29, 2014 – Mining World

IronPlanet launches online government surplus marketplace
US-based online equipment auction site IronPlanet has introduced a new website for buying and selling used government assets including trucks, trailers, generators, wheeled loaders, cranes and dozers.
September 29, 2014 – International Rental News

Flooding inevitable if Mexico City airport construction goes ahead - expert
Construction of the new Mexico City airport will inevitably cause flooding due to the location of the proposed site, according to Luis Zambrano, biology researcher at Mexico's Universidad Nacional Autónoma.
September 29, 2014 – BNamericas

Europe helps Brazil implement new railway concession model
Brazil's ground transport agency ANTT and the European Railway Agency (ERA) are working together to implement the former's new railway concession model known as open-access.
September 29, 2014 – BNamericas

Brazil awards South America's first BHLS contract
Brazilian engineering companies Constran Construções and Carioca Engenharia Christiani Nielsen won a tender to build Niterói city's 310mn-real (US$128mn) TransOceânica bus system in Rio de Janeiro state.
September 29, 2014 – BNamericas

Nearly $3.6 Billion to Make Transit Systems More Resilient in New York, New Jersey, and Beyond
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that 40 projects have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to become more resilient, in order to withstand the impact of future natural disasters.
September 29, 2014 – AED News

Hitachi adopts plan to keep skilled workers
As president of a company that makes giant mining trucks, Hideo Kitawaki has endured his share of economic cycles.
September 28, 2014 – The Globe and Mail

Tax reform, highway bill 'doable,' Boehner says
Tax reform legislation and a long-term highway bill "are in the realm of doable" during President Obama's final two years in office, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday.
September 28, 2014 – The Hill

Terex updates 2014 guidance
Terex Corp., Westport, Conn., is lowering its full year 2014 guidance, primarily driven by a weakness in the cranes segment.
September 28, 2014 – Rental Pulse

Caterpillar Dealer MacAllister Machinery to Build $44.5 Million Corporate Headquarters
MacAllister Machinery Co., authorized Caterpillar equipment dealer for central Indiana, plans to construct a new corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2018.
September 27, 2014 – RER

Two pro-infrastructure efforts meet at Case
Two efforts to stimulate America's spending on its infrastructure met at the Case Equipment headquarters here Friday.
September 26, 2014 – TheJournalTimes.com

Plans in hand for major Ethiopian road program
In Ethiopia plans are in hand for a series of major road projects. The Ethiopian Government has set out a program of road building contracts to expand the country's transportation network.
September 26, 2014 – World Highways

Caterpillar Invests $2.5 Million in Global Poverty Project
Caterpillar Inc. and the Caterpillar Foundation are making a $2.5 million investment in The Global Poverty Project (GPP) to support growing the Global Citizen grassroots movement around the world to end extreme poverty by 2030.
September 26, 2014 – Construction Equipment

OSHA Extends Crane Operator Certification Date
OSHA issued a final rule extending the deadline for crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule, published Aug. 9, 2010, by three years to Nov. 10, 2017.
September 26, 2014 – Construction Equipment

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