Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, designed and provided a permanent bridge to Mocon Construction for vehicle and pedestrian use in the Keahua Arboretum in the Keahua State Forest in Kauai.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is proposing a diverging diamond interchange to replace roundabouts at the Interstate 17/Happy Valley Road interchange as a way to provide efficient and safe traffic flow for a growing area of north Phoenix.
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.
Long-time T.Y. Lin International engineer, Dennis Jyh-Yeu Jang, P.E., S.E., passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on June 13, 2017.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) accepted sole operation of the Adhesive Anchor Installer certification program after working jointly with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) as a formal cosponsor for more than five years.
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.
Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) board approved two projects – one that will establish a wetland mitigation bank to offset environmental impacts from construction or development projects, and another to pursue transit oriented development.
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative.
The I-595 Corridor Improvements Project in Florida and David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), were recognized as models of excellence in innovative transportation financing by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association
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).
Commuter rail service is off to a running start near the new Boston Landing campus, world headquarters of New Balance Athletics, in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, thanks to the planning and design work of STV.
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.
WSP USA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly collaborate on creating a stronger connection between research and deployment of transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) as well as connected and automated vehicle solutions.
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.
TriMet, the transportation and transit authority for Portland, Ore., awarded a contract to WSP USA for the design of a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
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.
Cities plagued with terrible traffic problems may be overlooking a simple, low-cost solution: High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) policies that encourage carpooling can reduce traffic drastically, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists.
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 City and County of Denver and the Regional Transportation District (RTD), with support from CH2M, will kick off the downtown 16th Street Mall alternative analysis and environmental clearance effort to determine the future of the 1.2-mile corridor.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program at its Annual Meeting.
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.
Sound Transit announced that construction on the East Link light rail extension is now underway in the center lanes of the Homer M. Hadley floating bridge across Lake Washington.
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 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) issued new certification program requirements for its Bridge and Highway Metal Component Manufacturers Program and the Sophisticated Paint Endorsement
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.
Design, planning, and surveying firm WGI joined forces with award-winning parking consulting and structural engineering provider Carl Walker, Inc.
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.
Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).
Leica Geosystems acquired InfraMeasure, the rail measurement specialist known for helping Class I and other railroads achieve significant improvements in safety, accuracy, efficiency, reporting and measurement.
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 Illinois Tollway board of directors approved two new construction contracts and five new professional engineering service contracts totaling more than $103 million at its June meeting.
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.
Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation and a leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT), has engaged with the Transportation Research Center (TRC), The Ohio State University (OSU), and the City of Dublin to advance smart, connected, and autonomous technologies.
The Transportation Construction Coalition commended the 253 bipartisan members of the House of Representative who joined together to advocate for a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund’s structural revenue deficit.
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).
Less than six months after major construction began on the state’s largest single highway project ever, progress on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway has been swift.
Skanska USA announced completion of the new 12,000-foot-long two-lane Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge (US 331) in Walton County, Fla.
StreetLight Data, Inc. announced a breakthrough in urban, suburban, and rural planning that it said delivers dramatically more accurate, representative and dynamic traffic data.
As part of the ongoing building boom in America’s capital city, the District Department of Transportation selected CH2M as its consultant for the design-build replacement of the H Street Bridge, spanning 24 rail tracks at Union Station, Washington, D.C.
Oldcastle Precast’s Skilton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate-10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Projects were recipients of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) 2016 Design Excellence Awards.
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.
A pair of accelerated bridge construction projects in Dodge County, Wis., has received a 2016 Public Works Project of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
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.
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 American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) will present a three-day national workshop on best practices used in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of concrete pavements used for airport applications.
Amtrak designated a team lead by Riverside Investment & Development Co. as the Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties.
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved five new construction contracts and six new professional engineering service contracts totaling $53.7 million at its May meeting.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) released a chart to show the anticipated revenue and expenses of the RhodeWorks tolling program.
Wagman received Honorable Mention during the 2017 Excellence in Concrete Awards by the Maryland Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for the I-95 Deck Rehabilitation and Joint Modification Project.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is hosting a webinar on May 30 to introduce Version 4.3 of PerRoad Perpetual Pavement design software.
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.
The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) decided to suspend a controversial Obama Administration proposal requiring the tracking of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation improvements.
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) selected CH2M to provide environmental and preliminary design services to pave the way for reconstruction of the outdated I-80/I-580/US 395 system-to-system interchange in Reno
The Federal Highway Administration recognized two HDR projects with biennial Environmental Excellence Awards.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative launched the Global Street Design Guide.
The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) announced its inaugural list of the Top 10 P3 Transportation Infrastructure Pioneers.
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.
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.
The Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge replacement — designed by Parsons — received the 2017 Transportation Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario
The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) released The Futures of Transportation, a report of the Transportation Visioning Summit that convened leaders of 18 major transportation associations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) initial National Transportation Noise Map shows that more than 97 percent of the U.S. population has the potential to be exposed to noise from aviation and Interstate highways at levels below 50 decibels.
A proposal to develop surge-priced “Hyperlanes” to ease congestion and improve mobility took home top honors at the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge Finale Event.
President Trump’s Feb. 28 executive order directing the withdrawal of the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule removes an unnecessary obstacle that would have delayed transportation improvement projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.
PennDOT Connects expected to enhance local engagement and improve transportation-project planning, design, and delivery.
The Texas Transportation Commission recently heard presentations from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the agency’s Unified Transportation Program.
A Feb. 8 decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to exempt the Nationwide Permit (NWP) program from a Jan. 20 Executive Order freezing regulatory activity by federal agencies will help speed the delivery of transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) selected Dewberry to develop a transportation and freight master plan for the new Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal train hub in Rocky Mount, N.C.
The Transportation Committee of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) requests nominations for awards recognizing individuals and organizations actively promoting design-build project delivery in the transportation sector.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will receive $10.8 billion in the recommended FY 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide.
Walton County, Fla., selected Dewberry to perform an autonomous vehicle transportation network feasibility study along county road (CR) 30A. If the project is approved, the firm will develop a long-range timeline encompassing various phases of the project.
DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America announced a new partnership to join efforts in offering new services that integrate DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings with iSoftStone’s smart city solutions. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end‐to‐end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have formed the Smart Belt Coalition – a first-of-its-kind collaboration – with transportation agencies in Ohio and Michigan that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released a newly updated double-sided wall map, Transportation Geography of the United States. The front of this map features a reference map of select U.S. transportation infrastructure and connections, including the National Highway System (NHS), class I railroads, airports with at least 750,000 enplanements, major ports with a commodity tonnage total of 10 million or more, and border crossings on the NHS.
HNTB Corporation released a new compilation of America THINKS 2016 survey results. It highlights Americans’ views on U.S. transportation through three national surveys in 2016 that studied issues associated with funding and mobility, transit oriented development, congestion and tolling.
Michael Baker International, as part of the Pond | Michael Baker International JV, was selected by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to design a state-of-the-art regional transportation center in the LaVilla area.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.
Total transportation construction and related market activity is expected to grow 1.3 percent in 2017, driven largely by increases in highway and bridge private construction activity supporting residential and commercial developments, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief economist.
The 34th President of the United States, one of the “fathers” of the Interstate Highway System, and the iconic founders of Caterpillar Inc., have been selected into the 2016 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Hall of Fame.”
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has earned the Grand Prize and the Florida Department of Transportation was voted the People’s Choice Award winner in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition.