Civil + Structural Engineering News

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

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.

Jacobs selected for first-ever rail microgrid project

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.

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

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.

Four firms to compete for the right to build next-generation transit hub

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.

In joint venture, Skanska books $307.3 million to build light rail in San Diego

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.