Cities across the U.S. lauded a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that concluded that excessive speed is one of the most significant causes of both crashes and fatalities on U.S. roadways.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao joined President Donald J. Trump as he signed a new Executive Order to streamline the permitting and review processes for infrastructure projects.
Arcadis announced a five-year contract for general engineering and support services with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The on-call program is for up to $100 million in task orders for highway projects, including bridge replacements, road widening and interchange improvements.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) selected TransCore for two Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) maintenance contracts totaling $40 million over the next five years.
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 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) has shown that all but one of the major freight modes grew since the recession that ended in June 2009 with rail intermodal growing the fastest.
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.
On July 29, 2017, Hyperloop One successfully completed its second phase of testing, achieving historic test speeds traveling nearly the full distance of the 500-meter DevLoop track in the Nevada desert.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 Chicago Transit Authority is seeking the most qualified firms to design and build the first phase of its Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM).
StreetLight Data, Inc. announced a breakthrough in urban, suburban, and rural planning that it said delivers dramatically more accurate, representative and dynamic traffic data.
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 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.
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.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) released a chart to show the anticipated revenue and expenses of the RhodeWorks tolling program.
The Asphalt Pavement Alliance is hosting a webinar on May 30 to introduce Version 4.3 of PerRoad Perpetual Pavement design software.
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.
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.
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
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.
Modjeski and Masters announced its selection as winner of two Association for Bridge Construction and Design Susquehanna Chapter awards.
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).
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 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 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched a microsite on the agency’s website to provide a central resource for information about guardrails and other roadside safety hardware.
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 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.
Sound Transit unveiled plans to kick off one of the most ambitious public transit capital investment programs in the nation’s history.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, was awarded a $625 million contract to reconstruct and improve the Southern Gateway, an 11-mile stretch of road in Dallas.
On May 2, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest vessel both in dimension and capacity to transit the Expanded Canal since it was inaugurated in June 2016.
Michael Baker International recently marked a significant milestone for the aviation industry as it partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones — to inspect runway conditions.
An examination of more than 2,500 state legislators from 16 states finds 91 percent of lawmakers who supported legislation to increase their state gas tax between 2013 and 2015 and ran for re-election won their seat during the next general election.
The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors agreed to expand the Tollway’s Move Illinois Program commitment to more than $14 billion in spending over 15 years.
The Transtec Group led the pavement design for the Midtown Express project in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. The firm is also providing maintenance recommendations to the developer.
In light of stagnant federal funding and limited capacity for states to increase spending, toll roads will play an increasing role in addressing the funding gap for road and bridge infrastructure needs in the U.S.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced advancement of the state’s $100 million I-270 Innovative Congestion Management Project with selection of a design-build team comprising of 16 firms.
The Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge replacement — designed by Parsons — received the 2017 Transportation Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario
The Illinois Tollway Customer Service and Planning Committee recommended that the full Board of Directors should consider a proposal to expand the agency’s current plans to rebuild the Central Tri-State Tollway.
For the first time since regular ferry service was launched more than 40 years ago, the nearly 5,000 daily commuters who use the cross-harbor service from Boston’s south shore in Hingham have a modern, environmentally sustainable shelter to protect them from the elements thanks to STV.
Work is underway at McInnis Cement’s New York terminal. Cement will be delivered to the Bronx from McInnis’ plant in Port-Daniel — Gascons, Quebec.
Dewberry was selected to perform surveys and provide grading, drainage, and track engineering design services for Veolia Transportation Maintenance and Infrastructure.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao approved the release of $768.2 million for emergency repair work to roads and bridges damaged by storms or catastrophic events in 40 states.
The US 17 Median Highway Improvements project received an Engineering Excellence in Transportation Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) South Carolina Chapter.
Ten departments of transportation were named winners of the 2016 Perpetual Pavement Award by Asphalt Pavement Association.
Fluor Corporation was awarded a bid-build contract in Texas for construction of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) U.S. 287 Project in Ellis County, just south of Dallas.
Gannett Fleming captured three industry honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania 2016 Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence.
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 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected Grand Parkway Infrastructure to serve as the design-builder to develop, design, construct and maintain approximately 44 miles of SH 99/Grand Parkway segments.
This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation will invest $2.3 billion into the state’s roads and bridges, just shy of the record-$2.4 billion investments made in 2014 and 2015.
GMéxico Transportes S.A. de C.V. (GMXT), the transportation business unit of Grupo México, and the Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp (FEC) announced that they have entered into an agreement under which GMXT will acquire FEC.
The Illinois Tollway announced that it is seeking firms to provide a variety of professional engineering services for 34 new contracts.
The latest survey of asphalt pavement mix producers documents the industry’s continued success in improving the sustainability of America’s roads.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037, which projects sustained and continued growth in nearly every aspect of air transportation.
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.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Transport for London (TfL) announced that TfL has endorsed the newly released Global Street Design Guide.
Linda Bailey, executive director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), issued the following statement in response to the White House’s 2018 budget blueprint.
The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a status update on railroads’ progress implementing positive train control (PTC) systems in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Rhode Island officials agreed on initial plans to reconfigure the Pell Bridge ramps to provide quicker access to Newport town center and to relieve traffic backups on the bridge.
Three HDR projects have been recognized by American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa (ACEC-Iowa) in its 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
A study prepared by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz Consulting found that ridesharing and ridesourcing services using autonomous vehicles (AV) could shift millions of drivers away from personal cars in major U.S. cities.
Mead & Hunt received an Engineering Excellence Award for its role on the $10 million, environmentally sensitive roadway reconstruction of USH 14 in the Village of Cross Plains, Wis.
The Illinois Tollway is hosting a 2017 Professional Engineering Services Networking Event on Tuesday, March 14, in Downers Grove.
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.
U.S. airports have nearly $100 billion in infrastructure needs during 2017-2021 to accommodate growth in passenger and cargo activity, rehabilitate existing facilities, and support aircraft innovation.
Construction of the first phase of an ambitious infrastructure improvement project that will deck over I-395 in the nation’s capital to create space for new businesses and residences was recently completed.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the signing of an agreement for a feasibility study with a contract value of $2.5 million with private investors.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to invest more than $2 billion in roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years through its new Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program.
The Illinois Tollway announced that it is seeking firms to provide design and construction management services for 16 new contracts.
An estimated 300 attendees from 44 states are taking part in the 2017 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Washington Briefing.
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.
The Commonwealth of Virginia accepted a proposal from Transurban to deliver an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.
Beaufort County’s Bluffton Parkway Phase 5A project earned a 2017 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies in South Carolina.
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.
Texas Central said it reached option agreements on about 30 percent of the parcels estimated to be needed for a bullet train’s route between North Texas and Houston.
Boston’s Government Center Station earned a 2017 Diamond Award in Transportation from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in New York.
New estimates by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year.
A research study conducted on behalf of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program concludes that now more than ever public agencies should communicate under an integrated structure using strategic communications planning.
The Florida Department of Transportation, District 5 (FDOT District 5) selected Parsons to perform an interchange analysis for the conceptual layout and ultimate reconfiguration of the I-95 Interchange with LPGA Boulevard in Volusia County, Fla.
HDR received two state-level awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado for its 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
The Bayonne Bridge’s new elevated roadway opened to drivers Feb. 20.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Feb. 16 called on Congress to overhaul the method by which the federal Clean Air Act (CAA) sets National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).
The City of Ennis, Texas, selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to develop a safety zone along the Union Pacific Railroad
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency’s largest ever $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Feb. 15 told a U.S. Senate panel the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) “critical habitat” provision should be replaced with a “less expansive habitat preservation system.
An analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s recently released 2016 National Bridge Inventory data finds cars, trucks and school buses cross the nation’s 55,710 structurally compromised bridges 185 million times daily.
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.
Parsons received the 2017 Grand Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) for the Columbia I-70 Bridges design-build project.
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.