Brno, Czech Republic Takes First Step to Create European Hyperloop Connecting to Slovakia

Brno, Czech Republic Takes First Step to Create European Hyperloop Connecting to Slovakia

January 19th, 2017 by

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop system for the city.

U.S. DOT report on highway, transit conditions reveals $926 billion infrastructure investment need

U.S. DOT report on highway, transit conditions reveals $926 billion infrastructure investment need

January 17th, 2017 by

A new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure — 2015 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance — confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation’s highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.

U.S. DOT grants $1.07 billion to improve rail transit service in Chicago

U.S. DOT grants $1.07 billion to improve rail transit service in Chicago

January 10th, 2017 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project.

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

January 6th, 2017 by

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners issued an unprecedented $32 billion draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan for public comment and review.

New York governor proposes transforming JFK International Airport for the 21st century

New York governor proposes transforming JFK International Airport for the 21st century

January 6th, 2017 by

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century and worthy of the State of New York.

Jacobs selected for first-ever rail microgrid project

Jacobs selected for first-ever rail microgrid project

January 4th, 2017 by

NJ TRANSIT selected Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. to provide design and general engineering services for the NJ TRANSIT Microgrid (NJ TRANSITGRID) project. The objective of the $577 million NJ TRANSITGRID project, the first of its kind in the United States for public transportation, is to implement a microgrid capable of providing reliable power for core critical transit infrastructure.

USDOT launches infrastructure financing tool to help fund Seattle transit projects

USDOT launches infrastructure financing tool to help fund Seattle transit projects

December 28th, 2016 by

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that four transit projects in the Seattle area could receive up to nearly $2 billion in financing through an innovative infrastructure financing tool created by the Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau.

NYC’s Second Avenue Subway to open on time

NYC’s Second Avenue Subway to open on time

December 21st, 2016 by

The inaugural ride for the Second Avenue Subway will take place on Dec. 31 and revenue service for customers will begin at noon on Jan. 1, 2017, and start at 6 a.m. each day for the rest of the first week.

U.S. DOT announces $499 million grant agreement to build TEX Rail

U.S. DOT announces $499 million grant agreement to build TEX Rail

December 16th, 2016 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced a $499.39 million federal grant agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority to build TEX Rail, a commuter rail line between downtown Fort Worth and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

FTA announces technical assistance to help five communities create transit-oriented development

FTA announces technical assistance to help five communities create transit-oriented development

December 13th, 2016 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) selected the cities of Birmingham, Ala.; Charlotte, N.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Omaha, Neb.; and Tacoma, Wash. to receive support in planning development near transit systems as part of the second round of its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Assistance Initiative.

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