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Public transportation organizations recognized for sustainability accomplishments

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized eight of its member organizations for continued achievements in sustainability.  Public transit agencies and businesses voluntarily choose to join the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.

Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing named Midwest’s Best Highways/Bridges Project

Parsons announced that the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing project in Indiana — which includes the new Lewis and Clark Bridge — was named Best Project in the Highways/Bridges category of ENR Midwest’s 2017 awards competition.

SYSTRA acquires International Bridge Technologies

SYSTRA is transforming its global bridge engineering capability with the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies (IBT). Following the acquisition, SYSTRA will establish a global bridge center of excellence that will offer clients best-in-class specialist bridge design expertise.

SCDOT launches website and project list for ‘Rebuilding Our Roads’

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) launched a website for its 10-year plan to begin the process of bringing back the condition of South Carolina’s highway system from 30 years of underfunding. The website will feature project lists for three of the four major programs that comprise SCDOT’s 10-year plan.

U.S. driving increases for sixth straight year

New data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2017, continuing a streak of steadily increasing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) that began in 2011.

Autodesk announces AEC Excellence Awards finalists

Co-sponsors Autodesk, HP, Construction Dive and Smart Cities Dive announced the 2017 AEC Excellence Awards finalists. The competition showcases global projects that have embraced connected BIM technologies in the categories of Infrastructure, Building, Construction, and Sustainability.

Fluor-led JV breaks ground on Maryland Purple Line

The Purple Line Transit Partners joint venture team, comprised of Fluor, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC, and Star America Purple Line, LLC, broke ground on the Purple Line Light Rail project for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).

Maryland Purple Line Project receives $900 million grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $900 million federal grant agreement for the Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Project.

ARTBA takes legal action on Maryland Purple Line Transit Project

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told a federal appeals court that a lower court ruling blocking the Maryland Purple Line is an abuse of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and poses risks for the future of similar public-private partnerships (P3s) on transportation improvement projects.
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