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Hyperloop Projects Move Forward

After months with little in the way of updates, transit startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies last week revealed progress in two countries: a track set to be built in Abu Dhabi, and ...


Congress Orders Study on Transit Project Costs

The U.S. Government Accountability Office will be taking a look at the cost of mass-transit infrastructure projects in the country, and especially in the New York City area, to determine why...


Hyperloop Firm Begins Multi-State Study

One of two companies seeking to make the “Hyperloop” high-speed transit system a reality is one step closer, after announcing an agreement with agencies in two states to begin a feasibility ...


A Empresa Hyperloop Começa Estudo Multi-estatal

Uma das duas companhias que buscam fazer realidade o sistema de trânsito de alta velocidade "Hyperloop" está um passo mais perto, depois de anunciar um acordo com agências em dois estados pa...


NY State Orders MTA Lead-Paint Study

Months after a painters union expressed concerns about lead paint chips falling from New York City’s elevated train stations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed a piece of legislation requir...


Toronto Rail Cars Need Urgent Corrosion Fix

The cars on one Toronto light metro line will be getting some TLC to address considerable corrosion in the 30-year-old fleet.


Transit Projects Take Time to ‘Pay Back’ Carbon

It’s common sense that, on the face of things, mass transit is more eco-friendly than a model in which individuals all drive their own cars wherever they need to go. But how much does the ac...


New Report Calculates Congestion’s Cost

Traffic congestion isn’t just an annoyance; it’s a big economic drain, according to a new report from a transportation analytics firm.


FTA Updates Grant Awardee Guidelines

The U.S. government agency overseeing federal aid for public transit projects has issued a newly revised document to help those who have been awarded grants to understand their responsibilit...


Trump Picks Elaine Chao for DOT Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has named former labor secretary Elaine Chao as his choice to head the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Hyperloop One Touts Seamless Transportation

The Dubai-to-Abu Dhabi Hyperloop track that architectural and design group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) teased late last month is coming together in a way that makes the seemingly futuristic tr...


Concrete Collapse Traps 3 in Tunnel

Canadian safety officials are investigating an accident in a light rail transit project tunnel that temporarily trapped three construction workers Thursday (Nov. 10).


Lead Paint Bloats Mural Costs, Timeline

Transforming a transit bridge into a work of public art turned into more than one metropolitan Atlanta city bargained for after lead paint was revealed to exist on the structure.


End in Sight for NJ Work Freeze

Nearly three months after all nonessential road, bridge and transit projects were halted in New Jersey, the state’s governor and political leaders have reached an agreement on how to repleni...


Cuomo Launches Penn Station Overhaul

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled plans to revamp New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, a project reportedly under consideration for more than two decades.


Group Names Best Transportation Projects

Several bridge projects are vying for recognition as the best transportation project in the United States in the 2016 America's Transportation Awards competition.


Mini Bay Bridge Comes to Town

San Francisco loves its new San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge so much, it seems, that the city will be building a duplicate smaller version as part of its new downtown transit center and neig...


DC Transit Officials Face Concrete Concerns

Crumbling concrete is under scrutiny at one Washington, D.C., transit station this month. Investigators recently discovered concrete damage in a bridge outside the Rhode Island Avenue Statio...


Bus Painters Embellish Liverpool Liveries

The painting team at one of Europe’s largest bus and train transport services organizations has lent its skills to transforming three double-decker buses into mobile artworks.


‘Straddling Bus’ Doubles Up on Travel Lanes

When it comes to improving transportation infrastructure, relieving traffic congestion is often a top consideration.


CA Agency Presents 40-Year, $120B Plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has issued what it terms a “bold plan to transform transportation.”


Transit Project Uncovers Historic Road

Construction workers in Canada found they had dug back in time while preparing a site for the region’s light rail transit project.


Norway to Invest $1B in ‘Super-Cycleways’

In an effort to reduce its residents’ reliance on cars, one Scandinavian country is aiming to spend nearly $1 billion to build a new network of highways … for bikes only.


DOT Promotes Project Funding Sources

The U.S. Department of Transportation has made known two potential sources of funding for infrastructure projects across the country.


$98.1B Slated for FY2017 USDOT Work

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has shared detailed information on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s budget for fiscal year 2017 in a series of recent statements.


Long-Awaited Transportation Bill Passes

Transportation funding advocates, federal agencies and even elected officials might agree that the final passage of a long-term highway bill is a Christmas miracle.


Outlook: Construction to ‘Disappoint’

CHICAGO—The good news: Roads and bridges will see greater investment than other nonresidential sectors in the years ahead. The bad news: That's not saying much. And it will still be far less...


Standoff Grips $120M Problem Project

Not so fast. That's the word from Montgomery County, MD, which has advised Washington, D.C.'s transit agency that it cannot simply bail out of a troubled $120 million project that it ...


Agency Wants Out of Botched $120M Hub

Already $80 million over budget and more than two years behind schedule, a $120 million Maryland transit center will not be used as planned because its structural flaws are too expensive to ...


Obama Proposes 6% DOT Hike in 2014

The nation's beleaguered bridges, pipelines, roads, rail systems, ports, airports, maritime operations and transit systems could begin upgrades in FY 2014, if President Obama's $77 billion b...


Artistic Bus Plan Spawns Bid Request

A local Alaskan transit agency has issued a fishy request for proposals—specifically, the development and application of a salmon-themed graphic design, infused with Northwest Coast Native a...


The Bus Stops Here ... for $1M

After 18 months and more than $1 million, Arlington, VA, has cut the ribbon on its newest piece of infrastructure: a bus stop.


 
 
   

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