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Transportation

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Six southern state DOTs receive top awards for transportation projects

State department of transportation projects that swiftly addressed a spike in wrong-way driving fatalities and that used safety improvements to encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel were winners in the southern regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.

Executive Order expected to streamline infrastructure permitting process

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.

VHB co-founder John Kennedy honored for contributions to transportation engineering

VHB Co-Founder and Senior Principal John Kennedy, PE, PTOE, received the Burton W. Marsh Distinguished Service Award at the 2017 Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Meeting.

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.
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