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Fluor to provide preliminary development for Texas high-speed rail

Fluor Corporation reached agreement with Texas Central Rail Holdings, LLC (Texas Central), to advance preliminary development of the 240-mile high-speed passenger rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.

NCPPP announces P3 award winners

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) announced the winners of the 2017 National Public-Private Partnership Awards.

3D Repo’s VR Simulator helps TRL shape future of autonomous vehicle services

3D Repo is creating 3D Virtual Reality visualizations to help simulate driverless vehicle routes as part of a GBP 100 million government-backed research project.

Construction begins on Virginia’s I-395 Express Lanes extension

Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its private partner and operator of the I-95 Express Lanes, Transurban, to break ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.

Arcadis awarded general engineering contract for GDOT

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.

TransCore awarded two ITS maintenance contracts in Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) selected TransCore for two Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) maintenance contracts totaling $40 million over the next five years.

McLaren Engineering completes New NYC Ferry Landings

New ferry landings designed by McLaren Engineering Group opened on the NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route in Bay Ridge, Atlantic Basin, and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 6), in New York Harbor.

U.S. DOT proposes $78.88 million in FASTLANE grants

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.

Earthquake software refines ODOT bridge inspection process

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is now implementing the use of ShakeCast, a program created by the U.S. Geological Survey. The ShakeCast program will enable the nearly 300 trained ODOT employees to quickly determine which bridges to inspect first after an earthquake.

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