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 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.
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.
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 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 $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.
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.
Boston’s Government Center Station earned a 2017 Diamond Award in Transportation from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in New York.
Hill International was recognized with a 2017 Engineering Excellence Honor Award from ACEC California for its management of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project.
On Feb. 6, 2017, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for preliminary engineering and other planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. voters approved 33 of 48 local and statewide public transit measures for a current Election Day passage rate of 69 percent based on unofficial election results.
Transit-oriented development near DART Rail, like CityLine and the continued growth in the Cedars south of downtown Dallas, is driving the North Texas economic boom with more than $7 billion in economic impact from new or planned construction within a quarter mile of rail stations.
Sound Transit selected HDR to complete final design of an urban rail-transit project known as the Tacoma Link Expansion. Numerous special characteristics differentiate it from other lines in Sound Transit’s Link system. They include smaller scale vehicles, shared traffic lanes and simplified urban platforms.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) received proposals from four real estate development firms in response to a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the construction of the Providence Intermodal Transit Center, a facility that will integrate bus and train service with parking and other economic development opportunities.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) announced that Seattle’s King County Metro, Portland’s TriMet, and Miami-Dade County have joined NACTO as the association’s newest transit agency members, weeks after New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) joined the association.
The MBTA is seeking letters of interest from firms that may want to provide services for the Green Line Extension (GLX) project. This step initiates the process for engaging potential bidders in the design and construction industry in the next phase of the project.
Skanska announced that Mid-Coast Transit Contractors — a joint venture of Stacy and Witbeck, Herzog and Skanska — was awarded a $921.8 million construction manager/general contractor contract from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to construct the Mid-Coast Trolley. Stacy and Witbeck is the joint venture lead; Parsons Brinkerhoff, Kimley Horn and HDR are the designers for the project.