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Transportation & Infrastructure

Coverage of the Department of Transportation and everything related to the nation's infrastructure.

Locomotives are coupled to railway cars in the Selkirk rail yard Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, in Selkirk, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Potential railroad strike delayed until early December

- Associated Press

The possibility of an economically devastating railroad strike has been pushed back into early December to allow time for engineers and conductors to vote on their agreements with the freight railroads and give more opportunity for the industry to renegotiate with two unions that rejected their deals last month.

A man fishes as a ferry is docked during a 24-hour strike at the port of Rafina, east of Athens, Greece, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. A 24-hour general strike called by Greece's private and public sector unions is set to shut down most services around the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Inflation strikes disrupt trains, flights in Greece, Belgium

- Associated Press

Workers walked off the job in Greece and Belgium on Wednesday during nationwide strikes against increasing consumer prices, disrupting transportation, forcing flight cancellations and shutting down public services in the latest European protests over the rising cost of living.

Jason Morisseau, an installation and maintenance technician with Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, uses a fusion splicer to install fiber optic cable that is being run to a home, in Concord, Vt., Feb. 10, 2022. The Agriculture Department is announcing on Thursday $759 million worth of grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet. It's part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last year's infrastructure law. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring, File)

USDA announces $759M for high-speed internet in rural areas

- Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making available $759 million in grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet, part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last year’s infrastructure law.

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320, left, passes a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 as it taxis on the runway, July 7, 2022, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

U.S. case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

- Associated Press

The government’s antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue’s pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines.

Norfolk Southern locomotives are moved in the Conway Terminal in Conway, Pa., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Railroad pact could fall apart, unions set to vote Thursday

- The Washington Times

The tentative deal brokered by President Biden, freight railroads and 12 labor unions to avert a strike and economic calamity is at risk of collapsing, according to the Daily Mail, which cites union leaders’ dissatisfaction with “intentionally” vague details.