Global infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming, Inc. expanded its Security and Safety Practice to meet the growing need to protect the country’s infrastructure.
Fluor Corporation reached agreement with Texas Central Rail Holdings, LLC (Texas Central), to advance preliminary development of the 240-mile high-speed passenger rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
Arcadis was awarded an approximate $11.6 million contract by the City of Norfolk, Va., to design stormwater infrastructure enhancements to protect Ohio Creek communities against future flooding and continued sea level rise.
The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) announced the winners of the 2017 National Public-Private Partnership Awards.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.
Throughout the year the Elliott Bay Seawall project has received multiple awards for design, leadership, environmental, sustainability, emergency construction, engineering and management.
Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its private partner and operator of the I-95 Express Lanes, Transurban, to break ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation provided a list of 10 proposed FY 2017 FASTLANE Small Project grant awards totaling $78.88 million to the authorizing committees of jurisdiction for a 60-day Congressional review period.
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is set to test the design, implementation and acceptance of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms for funding transportation. CH2M is performing the overall project management, planning and technical work for the project, which will look at mileage-based user fees as one of the alternatives.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation.
The Illinois Tollway is seeking firms to provide a program management office to assist the Tollway with overall program management, technical and administrative services for the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
NV5 Global, Inc. was awarded two infrastructure contracts totaling approximately $6 million in fees from public agencies in Florida and California.
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and the study of a widely used method for repairing sewer, stormwater and drinking water pipes to understand the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and the public.
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, a roadway reconstruction project in Central Florida and one of the most complex and extensive infrastructure projects in the United States, received the Envision Platinum award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, designed and provided a temporary bridge for use as a detour during the replacement of an obsolete structure on Interstate 34 in Chariton, Iowa.
CH2M and the City of North Miami Beach, Fla., entered a 15-year partnership to deliver a best-in-class water/wastewater utility for residents and regional customers of the city.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 169.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 85 airports in 35 states as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. selected Black & Veatch to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has turned to a space-age technique to repair and strengthen girders on two Interstate 17 bridges in Phoenix.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans.
Researchers at MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia have devised a robotic system that can detect leaks at a rapid pace and with high accuracy.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published new guide specifications on Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and construction of road tunnels.
Despite a plethora of alternative transportation modes — buses, trains, bicycles — city dwellers are driving more miles than ever, according to University of Michigan researchers.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD).
State department of transportation projects that greatly improved safety for transit commuters and revolutionized the way it collected tolls across an entire state are among the winners in the northeast regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
The Central 70 Project will remove the 53-year old I-70 viaduct in central Denver, lower a section of I-70 below grade, and construct a 4-acre park over the interstate in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.
Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-270/US 33 Interchange, designed by CH2M, received the 2017 ODOT/ACEC Partnering Award for Excellence in Highway Design in the Best Urban Project category.
In partnership with the UK’s University of Lancaster, aerial mapping company Bluesky launched a tool that can be used to predict the likelihood of trees falling on essential infrastructure.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announced formation of a collaborative UK Strategic Design Consultant Partnership with Atkins, Mott MacDonald and WSP.
The City of Houston awarded TransCore a $33.6 million contract to design and build an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that will be deployed across 489 intersections throughout the city.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $230 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for 104 airports and $105.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 133 airports across the United States.
AECOM and Shimmick Construction announced a definitive agreement for AECOM to acquire Shimmick, an established company in the California and Western U.S. heavy civil construction market.
EPA announced the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S. colleges and universities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District selected the joint venture team of CH2M and Burns & McDonnell as one of six firms to share an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) facility condition assessment services globally.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state.
Studies conducted by Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) show that many bridges are actually significantly more stable than might be expected, often rendering costly restoration work unnecessary.
The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, at the MTA Genius Transit Challenge Conference, responded to Governor Cuomo’s challenge by announcing he will conduct a top-to-bottom audit to overhaul the organization and present a plan within 60 days to modernize the subway system.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides practitioners, leaders, and other advocates with the tools to design streets for successful stormwater management.
Modjeski and Masters announced its selection as prime consultant by the Michigan Department of Transportation for the anchor link and gusset plate replacement on the first Blue Water Bridge.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Kyle Schneweis, director of the newly created Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), unveiled the new name and logo for the Department of Transportation.
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, announced completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.
A new, comprehensive reference guide to the many existing industry high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit standards has been published by the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI).
State department of transportation projects that restored essential highways following devastating landslides and improved safety for motorists and wildlife are among the winners in the western regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
A new analysis of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data finds that current airport construction funding levels are only half of what is necessary to make safety improvements and help reduce runway congestion.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) on June 16 to study and identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements as part of the MBTA’s Commuter Rail Vision.
The National Complete Streets Coalition announced its new Safe Streets Academy, a program designed to help jurisdictions transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide a $106.95 million TIFIA loan to the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise to finance completion of the C-470 Express Lanes Project.
Engineers at Utah State University’s Utah Water Research Laboratory have constructed a 1:50 scale model of the Oroville Dam spillway.
Louis Berger and Egis announced a new exclusive partnership formed to meet the project development and delivery needs for mass transit, rail and freight owners and operators in North America.
The state, city, and foundation will partner on underwriting the $225 million cost of replacing and expanding the existing cap over I-95 and Christopher Columbus Boulevard.
the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) issued a Request for Information (RFI) from companies with expertise in connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and other technologies.
The Chicago Transit Authority is seeking the most qualified firms to design and build the first phase of its Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM).
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced a year-long initiative, Green Light for Great Streets, to identify the factors that slow the implementation of transformative transportation projects in cities
The Build America Bureau, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Innovative Finance Support, released a discussion paper on Early Involvement of Private Developers in the Consideration of Long-Term Public-Private Partnership Concession Options.
Research out of the University of New Hampshire has found that some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers — rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean water levels.
BAE Systems recently awarded CH2M a contract to provide architect-engineering services in support of the implementation of airfield Instrument Landing System and shore-based Instrument Carrier Landing System installations at over 35 U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps facilities worldwide.
The $1.55 billion Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, a 1.9-mile long subterranean twin rail tunnel linking Los Angles’ Gold, Blue and Expo lines, punched through the site of the future 2nd/Hope Station in Bunker Hill.
For successfully navigating several challenges including pouring a concrete bridge deck during a harsh Canadian winter, the American Concrete Institute presented a Flatiron joint venture (JV) with the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Award for the team’s innovative work on Northeast Anthony Henday Drive in Alberta.
Formula E announced its partnership with McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm, Brooklyn-based general contractor D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp., New York City Economic Development Corporation, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the buildout of the inaugural New York City ePrix racetrack.
AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, rang The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 31 in celebration of the firm’s 10th anniversary of its initial public offering (IPO).
A new report provides a blueprint for how to design and launch a feasible and operable “Internet of Water” — a network of interconnected data producers, hubs, and users — that will enable connecting and transmitting water-related data and information in real-time.
Hill International received a subcontract from Jacobs Engineering Group to assist that firm in providing construction management services to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in connection with rehabilitation of the Canarsie Tunnel in New York City.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) said it expects U.S. cement consumption to reach 3.5 percent annual growth during the remainder of 2017 and 2018.
VHB is expanding services in Georgia to meet the needs of the growing Atlanta metro area. Effective May 22, 2017, VHB acquired McGee Partners, an Atlanta-based transportation engineering firm.
Pipe and hardware companies are poised to benefit from heightening concerns about U.S. municipal water infrastructure and $300 billion of forecasted capital expenditures over the next decade.
An updated Disaster Resilience Scorecard helps cities and local government agencies improve their preparedness and reduce risks from disasters.
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, won $10.5 million in contracts for the provision of infrastructure engineering services to public agencies in New York and New Jersey.
Through the launch of a new investment vehicle and additional debt financing, Blackstone expects to invest in more than $100 billion of infrastructure projects, principally in the United States.
Since 2002, Cardno and AECOM have been joint venture owners of T2 Utility Engineering, Inc., a utility engineering infrastructure services firm in Canada. In February, Cardno, Inc. acquired AECOM’s 50 percent share of T2.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative launched the Global Street Design Guide.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced that its Conduit Division has been renamed the Power & Communications Division (PCD).
Black & Veatch was selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.
EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
In conjunction with Infrastructure Week (May 15-19), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), and the Congressional PORTS Caucus Co-Chairs held a panel briefing on an array of freight related issues.
The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) announced its inaugural list of the Top 10 P3 Transportation Infrastructure Pioneers.
The Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors approved an initial down payment to participate in a proposed large off-stream reservoir in Northern California.
Modjeski and Masters announced its selection as winner of two Association for Bridge Construction and Design Susquehanna Chapter awards.
Arcadis U.S., Inc. contracted with the State of Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to provide technical support services and facilitate planning activities related to connected and autonomous vehicles and their impact on highway infrastructure.
Transtec is designing optimized pavements that last longer, are more sustainable, safer, and cost less to construct.
Parsons recently accepted 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards from both the New York and New Jersey state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
TRB standing committees issued calls for papers for the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7-11, 2018, in Washington, D.C, and/or the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
Some of the key players behind efforts to pass transportation ballot initiatives will share best practices, playbook secrets and other keys to success during the 4th Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates.
Gregory A. Kelly, president and CEO of WSP USA, will moderate a panel on infrastructure investment on May 15 in Washington, D.C. as part of the kickoff event of Infrastructure Week.
The Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA) recognized the Dewberry-designed, I-66 widening design-build project in Virginia with its Excellence in Infrastructure Award for a project over $15 million.
The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a proposal from US Wind to bring the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind power to Maryland by January 2020.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) made public a memo from the independent Forensics Team, which outlines a list of potential physical factors that may have contributed to the Lake Oroville gated (main) spillway failure on Feb. 7.
International real estate firm Hines announced The Strand, a new 135-acre corporate campus and mixed-use development master planned by Gensler.
West Sussex County Council, in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places, has begun trialing the use of drones to inspect bridges across the county.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) welcomed U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who outlined his vision for the EPA and addressed regulatory issues of concern to America’s cement manufacturing industry.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a seven-year professional services prime contract for project and construction management by Los Angeles World Airports.
The Iowa Transportation Commission adopted a state transportation plan — Iowa in Motion 2045 — that will guide future investment and better position the state for the coming decades.
Michael Baker International announced completion of the first half of an electrical system mapping project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
A group of 50 industry experts, including CH2M, came together from backgrounds in water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, to develop a regional shared vision for the future of water infrastructure in the Northwest.
Giffels Webster received national recognition by the American Planning Association (APA) for development of the downtown master plan for the City of Clawson, Mich.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District received regulatory conceptual approvals for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program from the California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. to conduct preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport.
Slayden Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of MWH Constructors, Inc., was selected as the construction manager/general contractor (GM/GC) for a $27 million project for a new Water Treatment Plant in Lebanon, Ore.