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Transportation - Featured Headline
Plotting and Welding a Golden State Gateway
10/29/14
The city of Anaheim is home to big-ticket draws such as Angel Stadium, the Grove arena, the Honda Center sports venue and, of course, Disneyland. Now, it is home to an iconic structure that heralds the arrival of a new age of transit in traditionally auto-centric Southern California.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Fox/SWA Group


Panama City Dancing to the Beat of Projects
10/22/14
ASCE's global engineering conference attracts attendees from 21 countries to Panama City where much construction is under way

Photo by Janice Tuchman for ENR

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10/30/14 Biden Calls For More Private Investment To Expand Infrastructure

With the Obama administration weeks away from issuing recommendations for how to speed delivery of infrastructure projects and streamline private financing, Vice President Joe Biden advocated for more private investment in infrastructure on Oct. 27.
10/29/14 Mobile Barriers Increase Safety and Enhance Productivity on Highway Repair Projects

Movable barrier systems are more expensive but provide better worker protection than traffic cones, experts say.
10/22/14 With Eye On Panama Canal, Georgia Begins Port Deepening

East coast ports anticipate sea changes in the industry.
10/22/14 APTA Call for Long-Term Federal Transit Funding Grows More Urgent

Mass transit infrastructure needs pegged at $86 billion.
10/21/14 State DOTs Taking Controversial Guardrail Model Off of Approved List

Virginia's transportation department this month followed Missouri, Nevada and Massachusetts in taking off a controversial guardrail end-terminal model from its approved highway-products list. The ET-Plus model, which includes a steel fixture that is meant to absorb a vehicle's impact, is the subject of various lawsuits claiming the fixture has acted, instead, as a deadly spear.
10/14/14 Largest Concrete Placement in New Zealand Marks Rebuilding Milestone

Major concrete pour for New Zealand bus station marks rebuilding milestone.
10/09/14 Brazilian Railway Concession Plan Making Investors Nervous

Investors worry that traditional inefficiencies in Brazil's rail freight system will not be alleviated by the proposed concession system.
10/08/14 HNTB Report Estimates $700 Million Needed For Amtrak Tunnels

Sandy seawater inundation results in ongoing damage to concrete and steel elements of New York City-area train route.
10/02/14 San Francisco Creates Special Tax District For Major Projects

Major funding source for big projects may face a lawsuit.
09/29/14 WisDOT Orders Further Investigations for Repaired Leo Frigo Bridge Piers

After shoring up foundations on five severely corroded piers, agency orders monitoring program for 17 others.
09/24/14 Restoration Of Longfellow Bridge Is Literally Riveting

Crews are using now-defunct riveting techniques in rehabilitation of a 106-year-old Boston crossing.
09/24/14 New Tappan Zee Bridge Passes Milestone With Pile Cap Installation

The new Tappan Zee Bridge is beginning to rise above the water line, but the project’s finances remain in a state of flux as the EPA rejected a plan pushed by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to use state clean water funds for the project.
09/24/14 Airport Officials To Congress: Raise Passenger Facility Charges

In terms of NextGen air-traffic-control technology, U.S. airports are ready for takeoff, but the industry is still waiting on the tarmac for progress on a key goal: raising the per-ticket passenger facility charge (PFC) to $8.50 from $4.50, to fund infrastructure projects.
09/17/14 East Africa Could Face Challenge of Multiple Railway Gauges

Construction of the $3.6 billion double-track standard gauge railway linking Kenya’s Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi could pose a fresh challenge for railway operators.
09/03/14 Amid Lawsuits, Stalled Anchorage Port Project Will Get a Makeover

The city is pushing new designs and a changed scope for an upgrade halted since 2010 and $300 million over budget.
09/02/14 U.K. Commission Grounds Plan for New Airport East of London

In one myopic stroke, the agency has set the debate back by half a century, says London Mayor Boris Johnson.
08/27/14 Immersed In Innovations, Hong Kong-Macau Link Takes Shape

$10-billion project features a 6.7-km-long immersed tunnel, 22.9 km of bridge and vibratory driving of unprecedented large piles.
08/27/14 Fast-Track Jacks Realign Tilted I-495 Span in Time for Pre-Labor Day Reopening

DelDOT shut the busy bridge June 2 after inspection revealed it was tilted.
08/27/14 Vegas Airport Tower Project's Mold Spray Creates New Risk

Project faces at least a one-year delay after antimicrobe coating, possibly misapplied, flaked off from ductwork.
08/27/14 Fatal Tanker Collision, Blaze on Tenn. I-65 Damages Two Overpass Bridges

Heat from a fuel tanker explosion in an Aug. 15 collision deformed steel on a pair of overpass spans.
08/22/14 Canadian Crude Oil Terminal Could Be on Block Before Completion

Cost estimated climbed from $125 million in 2012 to $360 million.
08/21/14 U.S. DOT Clears $1.3B TIFIA Loan for Dulles Rail Line

Loan will help finance 11.4-mi. extension of recently opened Silver Line in northern Virginia.
08/20/14 Walsh Construction Crew Rescues Kayakers In Danger

Two people are pulled from rushing waters in a coordinated effort.
08/20/14 As Expansion Continues, Panama Canal Turns 100

$5.2-billion expansion runs late, but 100 years can't be stopped.
08/19/14 Bored of the Rings: Alice Goes Underground In New Zealand

$1.2-billion project features a unique independent culvert gantry system.
08/18/14 Record-Setting Viaduct Nears Completion in Spain

The project is part of the high-speed Madrid-Extremadura railway line linking Madrid to the sea ports of Portugal, one of several public works projects that constituted a massive infrastructure overhaul initiated in Spain 25 years ago.
08/06/14 Amid Controversy, Rail Projects Move Forward in Virginia, Maryland

As Virginia's Silver Line hits second phase, Maryland's Purple Line faces foes.
07/29/14 Tanzania Won't Build Highway Through National Park

The project has been permanently blocked, but Tanzanian government says highway program will not be abandoned.
07/29/14 California Clears Path for Funding To Get High-Speed Rail Back on Track

Industrial polluters will help underwrite a 20-year funding commitment to pay for an ambitious high-speed rail system.
07/29/14 The 10 Longest Urban Metro Transit Systems in the World

See a slide show of design and construction highlights of major urban rail networks.
07/22/14 NTSB Cites Driver Errors in Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Bevvy of issues led to the bridge strike that collapsed a span of the bridge.
07/22/14 All Aboard Florida Rail Project Stirs Opposition

Despite a rising tide of public concerns, the company funding a $1.5-billion Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail line project says it is moving full speed ahead.
07/15/14 Industry Awaits Anticipated Award of P3 Contract for LaGuardia Terminal

Three teams await word on who will begin work this fall.
07/15/14 New Concrete Bridge Bent System May Minimize Seismic Damage

State DOTs eying possible adoption of new design.
07/09/14 Foundation Work Leads to 18-month Delay for Long Beach Span

Varying soil conditions require extra foundation design work for replacement of General Desmond Bridge.
06/25/14 Fear Of Bankruptcy Looms Over Bridge, Rail Conferences

U.S. transportation builders keep calm and carry on as federal trust fund keeps dwindling.
06/25/14 Virginia Investigates Controversial I-460 Toll Road Plan

Questions arise about permitting and payments.
06/18/14 Berlin Airport Seeks New Construction Chief Amid Bribery Probe

The Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg Airport is two years behind schedule and could see costs escalate to nearly $4 billion.
06/11/14 DelDOT Making Fast-Track Repairs to Closed I-495 Christina River Bridge

State scrambles to shore up key north-south crossing and reopen to traffic by Labor Day.
06/04/14 Kiewit Team Apparent Winner Of $847-Million Texas Highway Job

State Highway 183 will receive managed toll lanes under a public-private partnership.
06/04/14 Bosporus Crossing Secures $2.3-Billion Loan for Project Completion

Turkish banks release final tranche that will enable a Turkish-Italian joint venture a 2.2-km-long Black Sea crossing, north of Istanbul.
06/04/14 Non-Hub Airports Ponder How To Plan Capital Programs

Changing times in aviation spur consideration of projects that could spur non-aeronautical revenue.
05/28/14 New Water-Resources Bill Sails Toward Enactment

$12.3-billion measure authorizes new Corps projects, adds new WIFIA federal loan program and other financing tools, expedites Corps studies.
05/19/14 I-15 Bridge Blaze Probe Looks at Blowtorch Use in Windy Conditions

Construction workers were using blowtorches to trim rebar on falsework prior to concrete placement.
05/16/14 Chinese State Firm Clinches $13-Billion Rail Project in Nigeria

Officials have not released the line's route because of fear of sabotage by local gangs.
05/08/14 As Pulaski Deck Replacement Begins, Officials Push Hard to Manage Both Traffic And Public Trust

Two-year replacement of northbound deck ramps up.
05/05/14 Israel Pushes Rail Program With Largest Track Contract

German-Israeli team wins $400-million program to build three new lines; tunneling work began earlier.
05/05/14 Skanska-Led P3 Team Wins Florida I-4 Job

Big U.S. players will participate in 40-year, $2.3-billion concessionaire to add two toll lanes to 21-mile stretch.
04/30/14 Feds, Industry Ramp Up Discussion On Transportation Bill's Fate

DOT’s Foxx promotes White House proposal; ARTBA unveils statistics on structurally deficient bridges.
04/23/14 Fourteen Teams Eye $4.4-Billion Mumbai Metro Job

Another piece of a 450-km mass transit plan moves forward.
04/22/14 As Hong Kong-Macau Tunnel Progresses, Denmark Floats a Record Breaker

Nine global consortiums bidding for Denmark project that will be longer than the Hong Kong-Macao link now underway.
04/22/14 Bertha Repairs Stall State Route 99 Tunneling Until 2015

Longer-than-expected delay allows time to excavate repair pit and make additional repairs.
04/16/14 More Contractors and Engineers Joining Bridge Volunteer Group

Bridges to Prosperity aims for wider global reach.
04/16/14 Milton-Madison Bridge Earns Title of Longest Slide

?Crews use strand jacks and grease to slide a 2,428-ft-long truss 55 ft laterally over the Ohio River, setting a new record.
04/16/14 Innovative System Aids Tunnel Ceiling Slabs Removal In Boston

Customized trucks, shipping container and hydraulics squeeze into tight demolition site.
04/15/14 Massachusetts Eyes $13B Transportation Bond Bill

Bill would authorize spending for list of long-awaited projects.
04/15/14 Innovative System Aids Tunnel Ceiling Slabs Removal In Boston

Customized trucks, shipping container and hydraulics squeeze into tight demolition site.
04/09/14 PennDOT Pushes On With P3 Plan To Replace 614 Bridges

Four teams will submit proposals soon.
04/02/14 Illinois Tollway Embarks on $12-Billion Capital Program

New roadwork is expected to reap economic, electronic and environmental benefits for communities around O’Hare.
04/02/14 Drifting Barges Lead to Payment Penalty For New Tappan Zee Bridge Builders

The New York State Thruway Authority said March 31 that it will withhold up to $1 million per month in progress payments to Tappan Zee Constructors LLC, due to repeated incidents of construction barges at the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge coming unmoored and drifting down the Hudson River.
04/02/14 Philadelphia Controller Halts Payment for 2009 Airport Work

Airport inspectors passed taxiway works, but asphalt ruts raised hackles in controller’s office.
04/02/14 Denver Airport Officials Deny That Hotel and Transit Project Is Over Budget

If both disputed and “additional related” costs are included in the total, the price tag jumps from $544 million to $672 million.
04/02/14 PANYNJ Official Resigns Amid 'Bridgegate' Scandal

The move comes in wake of report clearing New Jersey Gov. Christie of any wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal.
03/31/14 African Airports Building Cargo Terminals in Hopes of Freight Rebound

Developments in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Angola and Ghana are among those moving into construction currently.
03/28/14 Concessionaire To Build $800-Million U.K. Bridge

New link near Liverpool will cost $800 million.
03/25/14 HS2 Chairman Higgins Pushes Rail Program Forward

U.K. Transportation Secretary Patrick McLoughlin accepted a proposal for a new grand terminal at Euston in London.
03/25/14 Baltic Nations Plan Freight Rail Expansion

New rail corridor will extend European standard gauge into the Baltic states.
03/24/14 Greece Takes Road to Recovery

Renewed construction of four large internationally backed highways is seen as a sign of new life in the stricken European state.
03/12/14 DOTs Are Gaining "Complete Streets" Smarts

Guidelines abound for holistic infrastructure designs
03/12/14 Airports Emphasize Flexibility In New Designs

The life-cycle of aviation assets is a growing focus.
03/12/14 Transportation's Next Chapter: Maintenance, Mobility, Money

An era of funding gridlock in Congress has given rise to more creative solutions for funding state and local infrastructure projects.
03/11/14 As Crude Oil Shipments Soar, Rail Carriers Step Up Safety

After several high-profile accidents involving crude oil shipments, railroad carriers and regulators pursue higher standards of care.
02/27/14 U.S. 36 Highway P3 Improvement Project in Colorado Moves Forward

State signs its first public-private highway partnership despite concerns.
02/26/14 Bid Awarded For Replacement Of Struck Kentucky Bridge

Construction will begin in March on crucial Eggners Ferry Bridge link.
02/24/14 Seattle Tunneling Behemoth Bertha Awaits Repairs to Bearing Seals

Alaskan Way Viaduct project could be delayed for months.
02/19/14 Europeans Avoid Big Israel Port Bids Amid Palestinian Boycott Threats

Two private ports, each $1 billion in value, attract three bidding teams, including one with a European member submitting through a separately-based unit.
02/17/14 Corruption Allegations Swirl Around $3.8B Kenyan Rail Contract

Three Kenyan governmental groups are investigating allegations of corruption and flawed bidding procedures for a $3.8-billion railway construction contract awarded to China Roads and Bridge Corp.
02/17/14 Highway, Bridge: Spanish Creek Bridge

Despite steep, remote terrain and a seismically active site, construction crews delivered the new bridge with no safety incidents.
02/17/14 Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge

The $2.5 million Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge is the first steel arch and stress ribbon bridge in North America.
02/12/14 Airport, Transit: New Tom Bradley International Terminal

The $1.3-billion replacement terminal at LAX was the largest public works project ever in Los Angeles and took 36 months to complete.
02/12/14 Denver Airport Sues City's Transit Agency Over Project Costs

Both agencies say the other one should pay for infrastruture improvements on the airport’s new train station project.
02/12/14 Bi-Partisan Panel Pushes Importance Of Infrastructure Investment

Pols not optimistic about long-term transportation bill.
02/05/14 Bay Bridge Errors Put Caltrans Under Fire

Whistle-blowers, a California Senate panel and an independent study accuse Caltrans of an insular and outdated culture.
02/05/14 Warm-Mix Asphalt Heats Up In Construction Market

Industry report finds explosive growth in recycled asphalt, lower-temperature production
01/22/14 Long Beach, Calif., Port Program Hits Stormy Waters

Overruns, politics loom over major construction projects
01/20/14 At Halfway Mark, $24-Billion U.K. Crossrail Project Back on Track

The construction of tunnels and stations beneath central London as part of a $24-billion Crossrail project has hit the halfway mark on time and budget. The successes are feeding into ongoing planning for over $60 billion worth of high-speed rail.
01/15/14 U.K. Has High Hopes For HS 2.0

With a price tag of around $66 billion, the U.K.'s next high-speed-rail project is pressuring engineers to minimize costs while maintaining quality.
01/08/14 Pipeline Advocates Question Crude-By-Rail Safety

Four rail accidents in 2013 spark debate and calls to promote alternative means of transport.
01/06/14 $650-Million Airport Project in Kenya Breaks Ground

More than a year after its originally planned start of construction, Kenyan officials broke ground this past November on the $650-million Greenfield Terminal project at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya.
01/06/14 With Steel Pipe Suspected of Stalling Bertha's Bore, Probe Goes On

A section of steel pipe left buried after a test bore stops a tunnel bring machine dead in its tracks.
01/01/14 India Tunneling Job Creates Building Cracks

Some believe TBMs are culprit in building damage
01/01/14 Aussie TBM Sets New Excavation Record

A TBM digs 163 ft in a day.
01/01/14 Brazil Launches Massive Subway Construction

"Armadillo" tunnel boring machines will build Fortalez metro.
12/23/13 Streetcar System Returns to Nation's Capital

Urban trolleys are a hot transportation trend.
12/23/13 P3s Fuel Construction of Lone Star Lanes

Texas goes big with alternative road-delivery methods.
12/23/13 Quick Fix Reopens Outer Banks Span

The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on North Carolina's Outer Banks has reopened after the discovery of excess scour around underwater pilings forced a two-week closure
12/23/13 California Crews Scramble To Repair Busy Route After Fire

After a tanker fire closed a critical connector route near Los Angeles in July, accelerated repairs set the stage for a January return to service.
12/16/13 Israel Will Build New Concourse, Runways at Busier Ben Gurion Airport

Country seeks international bids for expansion work, fueled by new "open skies" pact with European Union and overall rise in global travelers.
12/16/13 Chicago To Rehab Blue Line in 2014

Chicago is launching a $492-million program to overhaul a mass-transit line extending between downtown and O’Hare International Airport.
12/16/13 Crash Spotlights ‘Smart’ Trains Issue

Public transport czar calls for more money.
12/13/13 Divers Searching for Way To Get TBM 'Bertha' Moving Again

A hyperbaric dive—where the divers go through Bertha’s manlock system to compress them into the proper pressure—allows them to get inside the plenum much sooner.
12/04/13 New York Commuter Derailment Highlights Lack of Positive Train Control Investment

As Metro-North focuses on repairing damaged track, industry notes lack of support in installing technology that could prevent similar accidents.
12/03/13 Judge Blocks California High Speed Rail Bond Sale

The High-Speed Rail Authority remains confident that the project will eventually be completed.
12/02/13 Fix Under Way for Sagging Green Bay Bridge

Two crews are working 12-hour shfts, seven days a week on the Leo Frigo Bridge.
11/20/13 U.S. Temporary Spans Spread Throughout Peru

Here's to you, Peru: U.S. temporary bridges spread throughout Andean country.
11/13/13 ARTBA Workshop Asks: Will Smart Vehicles Meet Dumb Roads?

Infrastructure planners must be ready for automated autos
11/06/13 Virginia Supreme Court Rules State's P3 Act Not Unconstitutional

VDOT can toll existing Midtown Tunnel for construction, says court.
10/31/13 New York State Secures $1.6B DOT Loan for Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has approved a $1.6-billion loan for the replacement of New York's Tappan Zee Bridge.
10/23/13 Longest Immersed-Tube Tunnels

Total immersion: Check out the world's top 10 immersed-tube tunnels.
10/23/13 Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Link Plan Draws Global Interest

Global firms eye planned Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail link.
10/22/13 Booming Ridership Prompts Push for More Light Rail in Jerusalem

Officials seek to model city's system after those in Europe, that have cut traffic and pollution.
10/22/13 Indian Government To Clear $1.6B Kashmir Tunnel

The tunnels, when completed, will become the highest mountain passes in India.
10/22/13 Viewpoint: India's Infrastructure Sector Needs More U.S. Firms

Are are U.S. firms are shying away from investing in India's infrastructure sector? It could be a legacy of perception.
10/16/13 Oil Boomlet Fuels North Dakota Roadwork and Puts Pressure on Aggregate Costs

Aggregate sources and long winters challenge contractors
10/16/13 Oil Boom Fuels Freight Rail Renaissance

Fracking operations in North Dakota and other locations are prompting the rail industry to upgrade capacity
10/16/13 Seattle Pontoon Bridge Replacement Back on Track

Redesign work to date has cost $71.2 million and added six months to the schedule.
10/16/13 Green Bay Span Shored Up as WisDOT Seeks Long-Term Fix

Completion of the temporary fix is set for early November, but the agency has yet to set a completion date for permanent repairs.
10/16/13 Old Oil Field Hikes Price Tag for Long Beach Port Upgrades

The $4-billion Port of Long Beach modernization program is facing extra costs due to the complex removal of abandoned oil wells.
10/15/13 P3 Bug Spreading Among U.S. Transit Builders

Private sector may see more opportunity in rail sector.
10/15/13 Automation, Weather Will Influence Future Airport Designs

ACI-NA members talk funding, NextGen, sustainability.
10/08/13 Piling Corrosion Blamed For Sagging Wisconsin Bridge

Engineers may have solved the puzzle over the cause and fixes for sagging Wisconsin bridge. They expect to close the book soon on causes, but repairs are under way.
10/03/13 Legislation for UK's $80-Billion HS2 Rail Program Will Move, Government Official Tells Engineers

Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander vows push for funding bill to pass Parliament before the country’s 2015 general election.
10/03/13 Engineers Puzzle Over Cause, Fixes for Sagging Wisconsin Bridge

?The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge on Interstate 43 in Green Bay, Wis., is closed indefinitely after a pier settled early on Sept. 25, causing a more than 20-in. sag across the four-lane roadway.
10/01/13 Ship Strike Closes Aging Jacksonville, Fla., Bridge

The Florida Dept. of Transportation is scrambling to execute an estimated $3 million in emergency repairs to a downtown Jacksonville bridge after a U.S. Navy cargo ship struck the 60-year-old, steel-truss structure’s central span on Sept. 26.
09/25/13 Technology, Economic Development Are Key For Transportation Funding And Support, Say Officials

DOT Secretary Foxx touts warm-mix asphalt, satellite-based air traffic control at Women's Transportation Seminar in Washington, D.C.
09/17/13 Speed Slide: Replacement for Collapsed Washington State Span Moves Into Place

Fast-tracked fix of critical span finishes in a dramatic and successful deck replacement using some first-time approaches in the state.
09/16/13 Public-Private Partnerships Will Be Key in Bridge, Airport Projects: Port Authority Chief

Goethals bridge, LaGuardia terminal will be renovated with private equity.
09/10/13 Unbraced Freestanding Arch Bridge Rises In Minnesota

North America's longest free-standing unbraced arched bridge nears completion. An alternative technical concept and best-value contract method make for a rare structure.
09/10/13 Unbraced Freestanding Arch Bridge Rises In Minnesota

Alternative technical concept and best-value contract method make for rare structure.
09/04/13 Amid Financial Woes, Texas DOT Ponders 'Unpaving' Roads

Limited financial resources are hindering the Texas Department of Transportation’s ability to maintain roadways, as solutions are sought.
09/04/13 Consultants Win Plum Contracts For Saudi Metro Program

Parsons, Louis Berger lead teams managing Riyadh construction
09/03/13 Israel Rail Job Work Resumes After TBM Deviation is Found

Project team also lost a contractor's senior engineer, killed in an unrelated rail line accident last month.
08/28/13 Tight Timetable and Historic Site Test Bridge Approach in Israel

Firms innovate in foundation design and equipment use for new spans along main road to Jerusalem.
08/27/13 Russian Rail Link to North Korea Rebuilt

Reconnection of rail link between Russia and North Korea will spur economic development.
08/27/13 Arrival of Gates Marks Milestone in Panama Canal Expansion

Panama Canal expansion marks big milestone with arrival of first pair of massive new gates on robotic transporters.
08/26/13 Turkish Firms Will Continue Somalia Projects Despite Militants' Attack on Mogadishu Embassy

Firms will complete Mogadishu airport and road despite guard's death and injuries to other personnel.
08/21/13 Temporary Fix Will Allow San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to Open on Time

Steel shims will be inserted into bearings to absorb energy during a potential earthquake, allowing the San Francisco Bay Bridge to open after Labor Day.
08/20/13 Hybrid Composite Beam Inventor Pushes on With Projects

Proprietary product faces challenges in bridge world
08/20/13 Bridge-In-A-Backpack Technology Slowly Inflating In Popularity

"Bridge in a backpack" technology is gaining traction. Composite, portable bridge arches have been used by five agencies.
08/14/13 Transforming O'Hare's Air-Side Infrastructure Takes Staging Smarts

Reconfiguring an airport the size of O'Hare, including building four new runways—with minimal disruption to more than 66 million passengers that use it annually—is bound to involve some challenging staging and logistics.
08/14/13 Branson, Mo., Runway Collapse Triggers Lawsuit

The suit alleges designer Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co, Springfield, Mo., contractor McAninch Corp., Des Moines, Iowa, and others failed to comply with regulatory and design criteria required to prevent subsidence
08/07/13 $2.6-Billion Ohio River Bridges Project Ramps Up In Louisville

Virtual-reality tools and ramped-up deadline goals are propelling the $2.6-billion Ohio River Bridges project out of the starting gate.
08/06/13 L.A. Commuter Rail Line to Roll Out First Positive Train Control System in U.S.

Metrolink is working with freight rail operators to install and test a complex train monitoring system to prevent deadly collisions and accidents.
08/06/13 Global Teams Win Massive Contracts For Saudi Subway Lines

Bechtel, FCC, Impregilo among builders of new metro system.
07/30/13 Uniform Clearances Planned For New Skagit River Bridge

Collapsed bridge replacement will be safer, less curvier
07/30/13 Bids Solicited for Tunneling in India's Treacherous Himalayas

Contractors compete for tunneling job in notoriously difficult terrain
07/29/13 Ten Drives, Four TBMs Build Toronto Subway Extension

York-Spadina line features six unique station designs
07/25/13 Innovation, Outreach Will Accompany Billions In Transportation Work In New York/New Jersey

All aboard for rail and road contracts in New York and New Jersey
07/24/13 Georgia Picks Archer Western, Hubbard Team for $840M P3 Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation named a team of Archer Western Contractors, Hubbard Construction and Parsons Transportation Group as the builders of its $840-million Northwest Corridor project.
07/24/13 Milton-Madison Bridge’s Main Span Implodes Over Ohio River

The 1929-era steel truss bridge is coming down in favor of a wider structure that will be slid into place.
07/16/13 Nevada To Try P3 for Massive Neon Highway Project

P3s are still a fairly new financing approach for Nevada public works projects, but this deal could provide a future infrastructure funding template.
07/10/13 San Francisco Bay Bridge Opening Delayed Until Broken Rods Are Fixed in December

The San Francisco Bay Bridge will not open on time because of the ongoing effort to fix broken shear bolt rods.
07/10/13 California Highway Expansion Gets $421M TIFIA Loan

The loan will allow construction of $1.3-billion Riverside County project to start by the end of 2013.
07/10/13 Columbia River Span Plan Falls Apart

After a decade of planning and $175 million in cash, the Columbia River Crossing project was scrapped. What’s next?
07/09/13 Unique Cable-Stay Design Marks New Willamette River Bridge

There's no wiggle room in Portland, Ore., regarding the aesthetics and geometry of the new cable-stayed Willamette River bridge that, at 1,750 ft, will be the country's longest mass-transit, non-car commuter crossing.
07/09/13 At CFMA, Lots Of Questions on P3s, Design-Build

Experts say P3s are picking up pace in U.S.
07/08/13 Complex SunRail Project Tests Design-Build Delivery

First stretch of controversial, long-delayed commuter rail project is heading for completion.
07/02/13 Austin Pols Pushing Proposal To Cut and Cover I-35 Downtown

Rough estimates so far suggest putting the downtown section of I-35 below grade would cost $150 million to $200 million, and capping it would cost about $400 million.
07/02/13 Boston's Callahan Tunnel Set for Three-Month Rehab Closure

The link from the North End to Logan Airport is showing wear and tear after 52 years of service.
06/25/13 International Consortium Selected To Build Mersey River Bridge

With a concrete-box-girder deck, the new Mersey Gateway project, valued at $930-million including land, is due for completion in 2017.
06/20/13 Interstate 595 Widening Marks Florida's First P3 Effort

A unique P3 effort drives the I-595 widening in Florida and marks a first in the U.S. for use of P3 in project delivery.
06/20/13 Letter From Brazil: New Subways, Highways Can't Arrive Fast Enough

?Brazil has become a country engulfed in major transportation projects and protests over those investments.
06/17/13 Chinese Rail Minister Admits To Taking Contractors' Bribes

Liu, a key player in China’s huge high-speed rail expansion, admitted on June 9 to accepting cash and assets worth more than $100 million.
06/17/13 DFW Connector Undergoes $1B Upgrade

Kiewit-Zachry team employs a detailed plan to shave costs and schedule, putting the 8.4-mile project on track to finish a year early.
06/17/13 NYC To Start Major Post-Sandy Work Soon on Two Tunnels

New York City Transit plans to start major reconstruction work this summer on two subway tunnels that were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The agency is preparing bid documents for the work, which is expected to be divided into two projects, each with multiple contracts that will total more than $100 million, NYC Transit notes.
06/13/13 US DOT Provides $15.6M More for Skagit River Bridge Repairs

New aid brings total federal funding for the project to $16.7 million.
06/12/13 Prepping for 'Real Work' on the New Tappan Zee Bridge

Before the real work can begin on a replacement for New York state’s Tappan Zee Bridge, crews need to construct a job site.
06/06/13 Tens of Millions at Stake in Kiewit, Caltrans Project Closeouts

Elected officials turn a hot spoltlight on three problem projects in California.
06/05/13 How The Corps Removed 500 Million Gallons In 13 Days In NYC

Pumps and preparation pushed unwatering effort
06/05/13 Israel Builds Airport in Desert

First greenfield facility in the country’s modern history will serve Eilat, its booming Red Sea resort.
05/29/13 Builders Say Precast Concrete Network Arch Bridge Is A First

Rolling and rising methodically into place over the next month, 12 arches are forming what Texas Dept. of Transportation officials believe will be the world's first precast-concrete network-arch bridge.
05/29/13 Fast-Track Replacement Planned For Collapsed Skagit River Bridge

Bids for new permanent bridge fix coming soon, say officials.
05/20/13 PortMiami TBM Completes Final Tunnel Bore

Tunnel crews with Bouygues Civil Works Florida completed the last leg of mining for the second of two, twin 4,200-ft-long tunnels for the $1-billion PortMiami tunnel project.
05/20/13 Unusually Slender Arch Marks Prague Bridge

New Prague bridge features unusual design
05/15/13 Pacific Northwest Coal Export Terminal Proposals Down to Three

Kinder Morgan lastest backer to pull its plans from the drawing board.
05/15/13 Plan Enlists Custom Steel Saddles to Repair Broken Bay Bridge Bolts

While officials for the San Francisco Bay Bridge have a plan to fix broken bolts, it’s still unclear whether the bridge will open on time.
05/15/13 Quick Fix Set for Damaged Maine-New Hampshire Span

Engineers are expediting repairs on the Sarah Long Bridge which sustained $2.5 million in damage in April when an oil tanker broke loose from a state pier and smashed into the structure’s center lift span.
05/06/13 Buried Bridges Elevate Fort Lauderdale Runway

Contractors and engineers are facing tricky site conditions as they race to build Fort Lauderdale airport’s elevated, sloping runway.
05/03/13 Nearly $3 Billion in New Contracts Will Challenge N.Y. Region Bridgebuilding

The April 24 awards, including major construction of two spans and the region’s first P3 finance approach, could challenge capacity and management.
05/02/13 ASEAN Infrastructure Spending To Top $500B by 2020

Economic growth in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia will remain strong at an average 6% this year, reports the IMF.
05/01/13 Calif. High-Speed Rail Moves Forward, Slowly

Additional lawsuits, funding challenges and questions about the bidding process threaten to hold up high-speed rail.
04/16/13 Indicted N.J. Firm to Pay $3.6 Million Settlement; Eyes Possible Sale

The action means that 300 furloughed employees may return to work and get paid.
04/16/13 Bid Results Announced for First Leg of Calif. High-Speed Rail

The $985-million bid to design and build the first section of high-speed rail near Fresno was far below estimates.
04/10/13 Israel Moves Forward on Port Expansion and Bridgebuilding

Country's $2.2-billion port expansion draws global contenders, while U.S. firm is chosen to design nearly $500 million worth of segmental bridges.
04/09/13 Danube Bridge 2 Crossing Nears Completion

Extradosed crossing to link Bulgaria and Romania
04/03/13 Port Of Miami Tunnel Project Features Big Challenges

A $1-billion Miami tunneling effort is short in length, but enormous in innovations and complexity.
04/03/13 Chicago DOT Replaces Wells Street Bridge Section in Tight Time Frame

The Chicago Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) will have just nine days in late April to replace a large section of a double-deck drawbridge spanning the Chicago River
04/02/13 Ports Seek Rising Tide of Public, Private Funds

Though the urgent need for increased investment in funds for port facility upgrades has been evident for years, funding has lagged. Bipartisan support may finally come together to increase funding for port projects.
03/29/13 Obama's Fla. Visit Doesn't Resolve Port Funding Flap

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott used the occasion of President Obama’s March 29 visit to PortMiami to highlight the state’s increasing investments in ports, while chiding the president for inadequate infrastructure spending.
03/28/13 Repairs on Broken Bay Bridge Rods Could Prove Tricky

After dozens of steel rods broke during tightening, emergency repairs are being prepped for the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
03/27/13 No Virtual Detail Left Unturned In Boston Station Planning

Major modeling effort goes into planning stage.
03/27/13 Proposed Tolls On Existing Road Ignite Lawsuit In Virginia

User fees would help fund $2.1-billion new tunnel project
03/20/13 ASCE Report Card Shows Slight Improvement in Nation's Infrastructure Health

Where investments were made, some improvement seen
03/20/13 Big Tunneler Headed For New State Route 99 Site

Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement nears major milestone.
03/19/13 Nation's Infrastructure Receives a D+ from ASCE

Some categories show slight improvement over past four years, bumping up overall grade.
03/13/13 India Unveils Annual Budget to Skittish Infra Investors

Lawmakers in India are making a strong effort to reach out to private investors to help jump-start construction activity.
03/12/13 Oman To Build National Railway

Oman has released bids for the preliminary design engineer contract for the first phase of its national rail network.
03/11/13 Redesign Required For $4.1-billion Project's Pontoons

Faulty processes are partly to blame for flaws in one of the big bridge replacement project's key elements, says WsDOT secretary.
03/08/13 Panama Canal Finishes Difficult Dredging

Enlarging the narrowest segment of the Panama Canal is a key part of the Third Lane Expansion Project.
03/01/13 Float-In, Huge Piles and Joint Risk Mark Virginia Bridge Job

New Lift Crossing “Sandwiches” Old Gilmerton Bridge
02/27/13 Growth and Energy Needs Drive New Mid-East Port Projects

Jobs, large and small, are under way or announced in Oman, Turkey, Morocco, Kuwait and Libya.
02/25/13 Carolina Contractor Hired To Fix Smoky Mtn Slide Damage

200-ft section of US 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that was wiped out by a landslide.
02/20/13 ODOT Selects Finalists for First Public-Private Bridge Project

$330-million span a forerunner of projects to come, agency says.
02/20/13 Float-In, Huge Piles And Joint Risk Mark Virginia Bridge Job

?From a joint project risk-management program to extremely large shafts drilled by oscillators, the $134-million replacement of the Henry G. Gilmerton Bridge in Chesapeake, Va., features many innovations, including erecting components of a new 1,908-ft-long vertical lift bridge beneath and above a 75-year-old twin bascule bridge.
02/11/13 African Ports Undergo Major Expansions

European, Chinese firms flock to marine facilities in Africa
02/11/13 Norway Plans World's First Floating Tunnel

Norway releases interim planning report on estimated $24.5-billion highway project, which would include the world's first floating tunnel and the world's longest floating bridge.
02/11/13 Punj Lloyd Unit To Build Hong Kong Transit

Part of an $8-billion transit line, the project would help meet Hong Kong's strategic infrastructure plan.
02/05/13 Repairs Under Way on Highway Closed by Landslide in the Smoky Mountains

The slide was caused by heavy rains — more than nine inches of rain in three days — and by a previously-undiscovered subterranean spring.
02/04/13 Airports Peg Their Five-Year Capital Needs at $71 Billion

Large and medium hubs have funds committed or expected for 65% of their needs.
01/30/13 Truss Travels On Teflon-Coated Tracks

Oregon bridge move is one of the largest in the U.S.
01/30/13 California Selects PCM for First High-Speed Rail Section

Wong-Harris will manage design and construction of the 30-mile section between Madera and Fresno.
01/30/13 In New York City, Alexander Hamilton Bridge Gets Complicated Rehabilitation

Major effort from contractor gets $407-million rehabilitation back on schedule.
01/23/13 Intelligent Vehicles, Tools and Collaboration Hot Topics At Transportation Meeting

Transportation advocates ponder high-tech means and methods.
01/23/13 Massachusetts Presents Ambitious Transportation Vision

Bay State DOT unveils ambitious 10-year plan, vows to streamlined business practices.
01/23/13 Indiana DOT Seeks P3 for I-69 Project

Indiana’s ambitious highway project is part of a national route between Mexico and Canada.
01/09/13 Post-Sandy Draft Report Flooded With Flood Protection Ideas

Recommendations post-Sandy abound, but no cost estimates yet.
01/09/13 Rolling Arches Offer Balm For Rhode Island Bridge Job

Contractor meets the challenge of a Pawtucket River crossing replacement.
12/31/12 For Panamax Port Expansions, The Freight Wait is Almost Over

Rail grade separations. Revamped locks and dams. Toll roads and bridges. Dredging. These components are some of the most "'glamorous parts of the infrastructure conversation in the U.S.," says Pierce Homer, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's ports-and-waterways co-chairman and Moffatt & Nichol's transportation director.
12/31/12 Long Beach's Long-term View

A long-awaited contract to replace an aging artery highlights on of the nation's largest port programs.
12/26/12 Tappan Zee Bridge Advances, With HNTB Named Owner's Engineer

Building the span's foundation will be the key challenge for Fluor-led consortium, now the announced winner of New York megaproject.
12/19/12 Innovation, Policy Baby Steps Cheered a Frustrated U.S. Transportation Industry in 2012

Transportation had its share of ups and downs in 2012 with big bridges, a baby-step of a transportation bill and the bounce-back after superstorm Sandy.
12/19/12 2012 in Review: Structures That Set Records

A look back at features on world record structures and machines.
12/17/12 Fluor-Led Venture Wins $3.14B Bid for New Tappan Zee Bridge

The New York State Thruway Authority has chosen a $3.14-billion bid by Tappan Zee Constructors.
12/10/12 Conceptual Designs Revealed For New Hudson River Bridge

State officials say the preferred bridge design has the lowest cost, shortest schedule and least dredging.
12/05/12 Probe Under Way After Japanese Tunnel Collapse Kills Nine

Authorities suspect anchor bolts in precast concrete ceiling panels may have been corroded.
11/28/12 P3, Design-Build Planned For Ohio River Bridges Project

Walsh is apparent big winner in bi-state programOhio
11/21/12 Pressurized Tunnel Plug Claims to be Affordable Alternative to Permanent Floodgates

New tunnel plug technologies compete for attention in wake of Northeast hurricane damage.
11/21/12 Subway Signal Teams Slog On

Superstorm Sandy has been the media star of the past month.
11/14/12 French Firm Wins Panama Canal Bridge Project

New cable-stayed bridge to rise over historic canal.
11/12/12 Israel Adds New Jolt to Long-Planned Rail Electrification Effort

After decade of design, nation seeks global bids by Dec. 31 for construction of $2-billion powering project on 420 km of rail line.
11/03/12 Unwatering Is a Corps Mission in New York's Tunnels

Scores of pumps are on the job in New York along with the Army Corps and other special experts to pump some 10 million gallons of water out of the city's tunnels.
10/30/12 Hurricane Leaves Widespread Damage in New Jersey

Devastation to New Jersey shore towns "unthinkable" says Governor
10/30/12 Sandy Deals A Devastating One-Two Punch to Big Apple Transportation, Power

New York City Reels From Storm Battering
10/26/12 Fluor Team Is Apparent Choice for $5.2B NY Bridge

State officials say selection is not final, but two teams were told they would not continue in competition, industry sources say.
10/17/12 5 Teams Shortlisted for Dulles Rail Line's Phase 2

Airports authority expects to award design-build contract, estimated at $1.4-$1.6 billion, in May 2013.
10/17/12 Engineering Effort Opens Path For Space Shuttle's Final Journey

On its final journey, the Space Shuttle Endeavour navigates through Los Angeles' infrastructure.
10/10/12 TxDOT Awards $1-Billion Houston Loop Contract

Zachry-Odebrecht JV wins 37-mile segment of new toll road.
10/10/12 Transit Officials Talk New Federal Bill

Benefits, setbacks seen in MAP-21
10/10/12 L.A. Agency Copes With Unprecedented Construction Activity

Rail, road projects aim to transform City of Angels.
10/01/12 Nigeria Infrastructure Boom Spurred by $1.1-Billion Chinese Investment

China is extending two loans worth $1.1 billion to Nigeria to fund light rail, airport and other infrastructure work.
09/20/12 Bridge Owners’ Toolbox: Sensors, Gauges, Radars, Models

Bridge owners enounter increasing array of high-tech tools.
09/20/12 New Corps of Engineers Commander Bostick Taking Stock

Bostick lists three focus areas: military, civil works, strategic process.
09/19/12 Volunteers Building 'Other' Critical Bridges

A simple rope bridge can mean the difference between life and death in a simple medical emergency.
09/19/12 Advocates Try To Bridge Gap in Public Awareness of Infrastructure

How some industry executives are tackling the funding gaps needed for critical bridge maintenance and repair in the U.S.
09/19/12 Utah Continues Legacy of Pushing Bridge Innovation

While working within tight budgets, UDOT utilizes innovation to build big and fast.
09/17/12 ASCE Report Sees Big Maritime Infrastructure Funding Gap

Study pegs port, waterways needs at $13 billion through 2020 but spending at just $7 billion, based on current levels.
09/17/12 Amid PPP Slowdown, India Turns to Cash Contracts

Though India's growth rate remains comparatively high, the slowdown has decreased confidence in the construction sector.
09/05/12 Construction Week: Crane Tower Erected at One WTC; NRC Bars Work on Md. Nuclear Unit

The NRC refuses to allow construction of a new nuclear generating unit at Calvert Cliffs and workers erect a crane tower for the One World Trade Center spire.
09/05/12 Vermont’s Checkered House Bridge Slides Into the Future

Rehabilitation team jacks bridge sideways.
09/05/12 $2.6-Billion Ohio River Spans Set for Award in December

New cable-stay spans over the Ohio River attract a who's who of competitors and could include private financing.
09/05/12 Massive Railroad Truss Rolls Into Place

A massive modular-assisted truss in Chicago move may be largest of its kind.
08/29/12 Alberta Vows To Speed Up Oil-Sands Road Project

Muskeg soil, brutal weather challenge Highway 63 expansion.
08/27/12 African Airport Work Poised for Takeoff

Four major projects are planned to accommodate air travel growth.
08/24/12 Investigators Eye Drill Holes, Decking After Dangerous Blast

Preliminary investigation results point to several possible reasons why the rock blast shot debris up into the streets at a huge New York City subway tunnel excavation.
08/24/12 Panama Canal Contractor Files $573-Million Claim

The consortium building the third set of locks has filed a large claim due to "unforeseen events."
08/24/12 Planned Third Istanbul Airport To Ease Rising Capacity Crunch

The estimated $5.6-billion project, set for build-operate-transfer procurement, would be tendered in September.
08/22/12 Billionaire Dredges Up Support for His Superport

Eike Batista, the richest man in Brazil, is building a superport.
08/22/12 Rio Spending on Bus Lane, Metro To Break Gridlock

Traffic in Rio is terrible. Mayor Eduardo Paes believes expanding bus rapid transit and metro systems will improve the situation.
08/22/12 Europe's Largest Rail Project Ramps Up

Billed as Europe's largest infrastructure project, Crossrail survived the U.K.'s toughest austerity drive in generations, in part because officials pushed back its schedule by a year.
08/22/12 Bridge Job Gets Big Bump From Designers, Feds

Bayonne Bridge roadway will reach new heights
08/16/12 $1B Atlanta Intermodal Project Wins Federal Acceleration

A $1-billion intermodal center being developed in Atlanta via a public-private partnership received a boost from the White House recently that could help accelerate the project by as much as a year, officials say.
08/13/12 Roundabouts Ramp Up in Popularity

Omni-Means Engineers and Planners decided to target the intersection design so popular in Europe as a business development move in the U.S.
08/13/12 D.C. Bridge Project Gets $90-Million Add-On

Design-build is key to 11th Street bridges project, which will eliminate a long-standing problem motorists face in using local streets to change freeways.
08/09/12 Tappan Zee Bridge Bidder's Cold Feet Costs Team $2.5 Million

One of the four teams contending for the estimated $5-billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project in New York State chose not to submit a bid at the last moment.
08/08/12 A Rail Boom Reigns In Dallas

A new DART project feature innovative construction means and methods.
08/07/12 Guidelines Issued for Recycled Plastic Bridges

A design guide for three short-span, heavy-load bridge applications using patented recycled-plastic components is now available, reflecting what officials say is an acceleration of industry interest in the material.
08/02/12 Georgia Tax Vote Delivers Only Small Boost for Roadbuilders

Georgia voters on July 31 widely rejected the state’s pitch for a penny sales tax increase that could have delivered as much as $18.7 billion in funding for transportation. Passage of the Transportation Investment Act measure in three of the state’s 12 regions will still provide roadbuilders with a much more modest boost in funding, estimated by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation to be roughly $1.8 billion over the next 10 years.
08/01/12 Israel Seeks Global Bidders for Major Transportation Projects

Tel Aviv light rail's first 23-km segment could cost $2.5 billion while a replacement airport serving the southern port of Eilat is valued at $400 million.
07/31/12 Patented Precast Shaves Costs on Korean Highway

Workers are using the technique for the world's longest sections of precast concrete arch tunnel.
07/26/12 P3s, Maintenance In the Future for NYC Area, Transpo Leaders Say

Good repair contracts are coming into the station, say officials.
07/25/12 Calif. HSR Authority Chief Clears Air About Project

ENR interviewed California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Moreles in his Sacramento office just a week after the California legislature gave the project a green light.
07/25/12 Calif. High-Speed Rail Backers Push 'System Blend'

High-speed rail got a boost in July when the California Legislature barely passed a bill to move forward with $5.8 billion in bonds for a 130-mile starter segment through the Central Valley.
07/18/12 A Shaky History in Panama

Evidence of an active fault line threw a wrench in the Panama Canal expansion plans.
07/18/12 Dramatic Digs Mark Panama Canal Expansion Progress

It is essentially a gigantic ditch, packed with equipment, concrete, rebar and thousands of laborers from many countries.
07/18/12 Georgia to Vote on Transit Tax Increase

A debate over taxation and government spending is heating up in advance of a July 31 vote in Georgia over a penny sales-tax increase.
07/18/12 Twin Spans Set a New Pace in Russia's Far East

The Russky Island bridge and Golden Horn crossing near Vladivostock, Russia, advance the theory and practice of large-sized cable-stayed bridge design.
07/16/12 After Quick Fix, Kentucky Span Replacement Starts in October

Bids will be issued for delayed project to replace 80-year-old existing struture, repaired quickly in May after being struck by cargo ship.
07/16/12 Cold In-Place Recycling Gaining Traction

As asphalt and fuel costs increase, interests rise in road recycling.
07/16/12 World Bank Cancels $1.2 Billion ‘Credit’ for Bangladesh Bridge, Citing Inaction on Corruption by Government, Others

The status of a highly publicized $3-billion bridge-and-road program, seen as an economic driver for the impoverished nation of Bangladesh, remains unclear after the World Bank canceled a $1.2-billion credit, citing the government's "inadequate response" to charges of corruption on the project.
07/05/12 $3B Bangladesh Span in Limbo As Bank Cancels Funds over Graft

Whether other project lenders follow the World Bank is unclear but the nation vows to move the job forward.
07/02/12 Tampa's Elevated Connector Tests the Team

Private-sector financing, spaghetti-like flyovers and subsurface surprises are ramping up tension at the $412-million highway that links Interstate 4 and the Selmon Expressway.
06/27/12 Bond-Boosted Jersey Job Hits Halfway Mark

Massive turnpike widening is state’s largest.
06/25/12 Bridge Industry Conference Showcases Missouri Innovations

With MoDOT refurbishing 800 bridges in four years, bridge builders are eying Missouri's means and methods.
06/25/12 Denver Airport Begins Works on Roof Support Plan

Work has started at Denver International Airport to build two temporary shoring towers that will support the airport's fabric tent roof during construction at the south end of the terminal.
06/25/12 Las Vegas Airport Expansion Makes Final Approach

Last of regional megaprojects is about to wrap up.
06/25/12 New Detroit-Windsor Span Won't Tax Michigan Residents

The project can proceed without approval by the Michigan legislature, says Ken Silfven, deputy press secretary for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
06/25/12 Newspaper Refuses To Retract Bay Bridge Safety Story

The same day the California Dept. of Transportation used a live public webinar to defend its safety testing of a new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge tower foundation, The Sacramento Bee refused to retract a story critical of the testing.
06/25/12 Report: Minneapolis Footbridge Not Designed for Wind Loads

Wind-induced cable vibrations caused steel diaphragm plates to fracture and fail on a 2,200-ft cable-stayed suspension bridge in Minneapolis, according to a preliminary report.
06/18/12 Hong Kong Secures $1.1 Billion To Cover Jump in Cost of Link Road Project

A nine-month delay in procuring the contract contributed to a 54% cost hike for the 30-km viaduct and tunnel.
06/18/12 Belgian Diabolo Project Opens On Schedule

A royal opening on June 8 marked the on-time completion of the $325 million tunnel project.
06/11/12 Caltrans Responds to Alleged Testing Flaws on New Bay Bridge

A Sacramento Bee investigation has raised questions about the structural integrity of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's foundation and its ability to withstand a major earthquake.
06/11/12 CH2M Hill Team Will Manage $6-Billion-Plus Philadelphia Airport Work

$6.4-billion expansion would be the largest in U.S. aviation but has drawn concerns from airlines and residents.
06/11/12 Florida Approves Funding Plan for $1.7-Billion Orlando Toll Road

The $1.7-billion Wekiva Parkway project, discussed for decades, will reportedly start construction this fall, with completion estimated by 2021.
06/11/12 Key Canadian Highway Expansion Delayed

?A labor shortage, brutal weather and caribou have bogged down the $1-billion expansion and upgrade of a crucial highway in the Canadian province of Alberta, while public concern mounts over the frequency of deaths on that road.
06/04/12 Construction Week: Dodge Publishes New Market Indicator

Dodge publishes new leading indicator for construction markets.
06/04/12 Cracks Delay Work at Floating Bridge Project in Washington State

Engineers investigate cause of crumbled concrete on pontoons for world’s longest floating bridge.
06/04/12 Plagued Oregon Job Will Be Redesigned

Officials turn to culverts as solution for a problem design-build project that started in 2006 and remains unfinished.
05/28/12 Israel Seeks More Global Skill in New Rail Line Expansions

China is again embarking on a major tunneling project there.
05/28/12 Abu Dhabi Megaprojects Prepare for Liftoff

A $7-billion airport project are among Abu Dhabi efforts moving forward
05/28/12 Contractor Nails Interstate Repair Job After Landslide in East Tennessee

After placing more than 200 soil nails, crews will cover the area with fencing and grout for additional stabilization.
05/28/12 Excavation Under Way on Panama City Metro

Central America's first major light rail line takes shape
05/28/12 Metro Project in Egypt Gets Japanese Boost

Japanese International Cooperation Agency Signs Loan Agreement with Egypt to Build $1.2 billion metro line in Cairo.
05/21/12 'Turbine,' Diamond Interchange Designs Debut in N.C.

A trio of rare designs is expected to save millions in North Carolina and in at least one instance prove that bigger isn't necessarily more expensive.
05/21/12 Rapid Bridge Techniques Help Speed Boston Rail Project

The $174-million commuter rail’s second phase—a 9.2-mile corridor running through urban neighborhoods south of Boston—includes construction of four new stations and three bridge replacements.
05/21/12 Report Says States, Localities Playing Larger Infrastructure Role

As deficit worries press the U.S. federal government to cut its infrastructure funding, states and localities are filling some of the gap by getting more active in advancing public-works projects, says a new report on infrastructure trends.
05/14/12 Aviation-Based Development Emerging as Trend in Planning

Airport “cities” are a hot industry topic.
05/14/12 Seattle Rail Tunnels Proceeding Smoothly

A risky tunneling project glides past the halfway mark as crews squeeze underneath Interstate 5.
05/09/12 New Study Sees States, Localities Stepping Up on Infrastructure

A key reason for state, local initiatives is federal government's retrenchment in public works spending.
04/30/12 Global Talent Converges on Panama Canal

A symposium marks key point in time for Panama Canal project
04/30/12 L.A. Expo Line To Open Late, Over Budget

After years of fits and starts, Los Angeles’ Exposition Rail Line is set to open April 28.
04/23/12 Alaska Airport Takes Shape Near T.V.’s 'Deadliest Catch'

Alaska Dept. of Transportation took up the challenge of building a remote airport to serve the growing Aleutian island of Akutan.
04/23/12 Final Strand of Bay Bridge Cable in Place

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project hit a major milestone this month as workers pulled into place the final strand of the cable supporting the project’s self-anchored span.
04/23/12 GAO Report Claims Christie Fudged ARC Tunnel Numbers

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is once again defending his October 2010 decision to kill the $8.7-billion Trans-Hudson River passenger rail tunnel project which was, at the time, the country’s largest public works project.
04/23/12 MassDOT Beginning To Shed Light on Latest Big Dig Problem

?Fourteen months after a 110-lb light fixture fell from the ceiling of Boston's O'Brien tunnel, Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation highway officials have announced a $54-million plan to replace all of the tunnel's 25,000 lighting units.
04/16/12 Panama Canal Expansion Falls Six Months Behind Schedule

The $3.25-billion effort to build massive new locks on both entrances of the Panama Canal have been delayed by six months beyond the previously announced schedule.
04/16/12 Virginia Renegotiates Contract on New Elizabeth River Tunnel

Faced with mounting opposition over the immediate use of tolls to begin financing the $2.1 billion Midtown Tunnel P3 project, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has negotiated an amendment to its Comprehensive Agreement with Elizabeth River Crossings LLC (ERC), potentially delaying tolls for two years until construction of the parallel tube is substantially complete.
04/09/12 New Three-Month Highway-Transit Extension Signed Into Law

House Speaker Boehner says GOP will have long-term bill ready after spring recess.
04/09/12 Regional Managed Highway Network Planned for South Florida

Florida officials are planning the nation's first regional managed highway network.
03/27/12 Aid Approved for Kenya Highway, Geothermal Projects

African Development Bank to provide $366 million, mostly in loans, to Kenya for upgraded road to Ethiopia and development of steam field.
03/26/12 London Cable Car To Open for Summer Olympics

Workers are scrambling to finish U.K.’s first urban cable car in time for the games.
03/26/12 Columbia River Bridge Design Doesn't Measure Up to Coast Guard Standard

The Coast Guard told Columbia River Crossing officials that 95 ft of vertical clearance between the river and the bridge was inadequate.
03/26/12 Rapid Bridge-Building Toolkit Nears Final Field Tests

State transportation departments wishing to replace bridges faster using accelerated bridge construction, or ABC, techniques will soon have a standardized design tool kit as a reference.
03/26/12 Tucson Freeway Interchange Juggles Traffic, Utilities and Archaeology

An Arizona highway interchange reconfiguration contends with 15 separate utilities and archeological digs.
03/23/12 Israel Plans $800-Million Upgrade of Historic Artery in Tough Terrain

Highway project will be the country's most complex highway project to date.
03/23/12 Israel Weighs $3-Billion Remake of Port of Eilat

Israelis eye project, to be built near Jordanian border, as way to lure Asia-Europe trade from Suez Canal.
03/23/12 India Boosts Infrastructure Budget But Wants More Private Funds

The governments proposes to spend $1.2 trillion, with a big boost for transportation but wants half to come from private and overseas investors.
03/22/12 Collapse of China Track Section Highlights Flaws in High-Speed-Rail Program

Rail officials and other sources in China vociferously dispute the official version of events.
03/21/12 Repairs Begin On Kentucky Bridge Struck by Cargo Ship

Fix will be done four months earlier than originally anticipated.
03/19/12 Billion-Dollar Makeover Set For Famous New York Bridge

Famous Hudson River suspension crossing will be rewired and re-ramped in unprecedented rehabilitation program
03/14/12 Amid Labor Controversy, Dulles Metro Work Carries On

Second phase won’t require a project labor agreement and tunneling is complete on first phase of new rail line.
03/12/12 Congress Clears Environmental Waiver for St. Croix River Bridge

Bill would exempt $626-million project from Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and allow bridge construction to go forward.
03/12/12 Movie Star Bridge's Days Are Numbered

A Fabled Los Angeles bridge is at the end of its run.
03/12/12 Ten Minutes With NCDOT's Gene Conti: Tolling, High Speed Rail Loom

State transportation chief and former federal DOT official looks at key funding challenges in projects in the state and nationally.
03/05/12 Brazil Privatizes Three Major Airports, Nets $14.3 Billion in Concessions

Three of Brazil’s largest airports were privatized earlier this month in a public auction that netted $14.3 billion—almost three and a half times the minimum set by the government for the trio of contracts.
03/05/12 Turkey Still Seeks Bids for Bosporus Crossing

Government breaks huge project into two, hoping to attract contractors.
03/05/12 South Africa and Swaziland Ink Deal for New Rail Line

A new 146-km, $2-billion rail line will be built in South Africa to transport coal exports from the region.
03/01/12 House Passes Bill To Aid Proposed $633M St. Croix River Bridge

Bill would exempt bridge between Minnesota and Wisconsin from Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which bars federally funded projects that would harm such rivers' scenic attributes.
02/27/12 Officials Will Soon Seek Designer for Historic LA Bridge Replacement

A concrete cancer plagues a historic LA bridge
02/27/12 Chicago Contractor Rushes To Repair 100-Year-Old Lift Bridge

The clock is ticking on bridge repair job.
02/27/12 Kentucky Bridge Piers OK Despite Collision

Engineers tasked with repair options for Kentucky bridge repairs.
02/27/12 Vancouver Airport Work Takes Off

The Vancouver International Airport is planning $1.8 billion in capital projects over the next 10 years, with a heavily front-loaded first four years that already has out requests for proposals for the initial package of work.
02/20/12 After Audit, Chastised Port Authority Vows Renewed Focus On Reform

Transportation agency needs revamp, says report.
02/20/12 Extradosed Crossing Rises in New Haven

ConnDOT uses a rare bridge design on I-95 rehabilitation project.
02/20/12 Extradosed Crossing Rises in New Haven

ConnDOT uses a rare bridge design on I-95
02/20/12 Procuring N.Y.'s $5-Billion Tappan Zee Bridge Will Be 'Really Tight'

New York’s first major design-build project is on a super fast-track for its four shortlisted teams.
02/15/12 New Hampshire-Maine Project Floats Forward

A new bi-state link is subjected to politics, passion
02/13/12 $1.3-Billion Florida Commuter Rail Set to Start Construction

Democratic congresswoman Corinne Brown of Orlando gave credit for the project to Rep. John Mica (R-Winter Park), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
02/13/12 Partisans Weigh In On Revised Truck Load Limit Proposal

Engineers ask: How do we optimize the roads we have now?
02/08/12 Four Teams Short-Listed for $5-Billion Tappan Zee Bridge Rebuild

New York state transportation agencies have qualified four of five design-build teams that sought places on the short-list for the estimated $5-billion-plus replacement of the Tappan Zee bridge across the Hudson River.
01/31/12 Berlin's New $4B Airport About Ready To Debut

A single new, robust air hub for Germany's capital is nearing completion.
01/30/12 Kentucky Bridge Collapse Will Speed Up Replacement Work

Investigation, clean-up revs up on collapsed Kentucky bridge
01/30/12 Mumbai Bridge Link to Mainland Attracts Bidder Interest

The 14-mi Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link bridge will link Mumbai's island city center with the mainland of India.
01/30/12 Denver Airport Hotel and Transit Station Redesigned

Denver International Airport officials on January 18 launched a redesign of the airport's new hotel and transit station that modifies elements of the original plan by architect Santiago Calatrava.
01/30/12 Keystone XL’s Backers Search for a Plan B

After the president’s Jan. 18 rejection of a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, the $7-billion construction project’s supporters are looking for a new strategy.
01/30/12 New Looks for Denver Airport Hotel, Transit Station

After renowned architect Santiago Calatrava resigned from the Denver International Airport hotel project last fall, the project team has redesigned the hotel facade and plaza area.
01/30/12 Oregon Tries Top-Down Construction on Bridge

?In-water work restrictions are so tight in the salmon-filled rivers of western Oregon that the Oregon Dept. of Transportation decided to employ a top-down bridge construction method to replace a section of Interstate 84 east of Portland. If all goes well, say ODOT officials, the method may be adopted on a more frequent basis.
01/30/12 Sonoma Set for a Terminal Upgrade

Bay area regional airport will extend runways, upgrade service. Bay area regional airport will extend runways, upgrade service.
01/30/12 Workers End Strike at Panama Canal Lock Expansion

Union fight had idled 6,000 workers on Panama Canal Third Locks.
01/27/12 Zimbabwe Aims To Induce Private Funding of $2.6B Roads Plan

Despite facing international economic sanctions and $10 billion in national debt, the government of Zimbabwe is seeking private financing for a $2.6-billion plan aimed at rehabilitating an estimated 40 percent of the country’s 80,000-kilometer road network.
01/27/12 Senegal's New Airport Falls Behind Schedule

The new airport will accommodate 25,000 passenger planes annually and alleviate congestion at Senegal's current biggest airport, Léopold Sédar Senghor International, north of Dakar.
01/23/12 Amtrak's 2012 Construction Plan Has a Focus on the Northeast

Program includes early work on electrical and track upgrade in central New Jersey and continued construction of Connecticut bridge.
01/11/12 Amtrak 2012 Construction Plan Has a Northeast Focus

This year's program includes early work on track, electrical upgrades in central New Jersey, environmental review for tunnels, bridge in Garden State's northern region.
01/09/12 SMART Moves on California Commuter Rail Project

venture team for the first phase of a commuter rail line in the two counties directly north of San Francisco.
01/09/12 Israelis Make Temporary Fix on At-Risk Jerusalem Bridge

Replacement of deteriorating span in Old City has become a new political controversy.
01/09/12 New Boston Bridge Rolls Into Place, Fuels Region

Boston lift bridge rolls into place.
01/02/12 The World's Top 10 Longest Cable-Stayed Bridges

China holds title to seven of the world's longest bridges of this type, often praised for their engineering and elegance.
01/02/12 Kenya-Ethiopia Highway Segments Move Ahead

November agreement between Kenya, Tanzania cleared the way for release of funds from African Development Bank and European Union for the project.
01/02/12 International Contractors Grab Oman Transport Work

Oh My, Oman: Billions In Transport Work
01/02/12 Brazil Kicks Off Airport Concessions for World Cup

Bidders need to have at least one company with five-year experience in the management of airports with over five million passengers per year.
01/02/12 U.S.-Turkish Joint Venture Overcomes Fighting, Secures Materials To Build Balkan Highway

When ethnic violence erupted last summer in northern Kosovo, builders of the country’s first modern motorway found the project’s sole supply quarry inaccessible behind roadblocks.
12/19/11 Persian Gulf Airport Projects Move Ahead

Anticipating growth, Saudi Arabia pushes into privatization while Abu Dhabi entertains six bids from global teams for terminal expansion
12/19/11 Landslide Mitigation Measures Fail To Save Plan To Build Bypass Bridges in Oregon

The Oregon Dept. of Transportation has labeled landslide mitigation on an unbuilt four-mile stretch of U.S. 20 a failure.
12/12/11 Long-Awaited Anacostia River Project Ramps Up Remodeling

A reconstruction project, including three new bridges and a network of connecting ramps, is under way in D.C.
12/12/11 O'Hare Operations Literally Buzz With Activity

Chicago O'Hare International Airport revises operations to go greener.
12/05/11 Midwest Floods of Summer Hit U.S. Railroad Network

In Kansas and Missouri, water was over much of the track from early June through late August.
12/05/11 Aviation Improvements Squeeze Into San Diego

The new taxiways and aprons will streamline airfield operations, because planes will no longer have to park on the north side of the single runway overnight.
12/05/11 Chicago's Red Line Is Getting a $1B, Three-Year Makeover

?A $1-billion program to modernize Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line—the backbone of the city's century-old urban rail and one of the busiest routes in the U.S.—is about to get under way.
12/05/11 Iconic Bridge Design Unveiled For LA Rail

Traditional art and modern-day seismic technology will join in an iconic structure to be built as part of the first phase of the $735-million, 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension in Los Angeles County.
12/05/11 Quick Flood Repairs Earn Contractors a Bonus

?Rapid turnaround for Missouri Basin roadwork nets rewards for Midwestern roadbuilders.
11/28/11 CURT Owners See Need To Accelerate Projects, Promote Training

At its recent national conference, the Construction Users Roundtable addressed accelerating projects, promoting training and its “Choose Construction” initiative.
11/28/11 In Bay Area, Sonoma-Marin Transit Program Starts To Roll

While California statewide high-speed rail initiatives are stuck in the station, a bay Area transit program is rolling toward reality.
11/28/11 National Construction Forum Calls for Best-Practices Database

teaserConvened by the National Academy of Construction, the National Construction Forum draws together industry groups to work on shared issues. One idea is to create a respository of industry best practices.
11/28/11 P3 Experts Point to the Canadian Experience

Follow Canada’s lead on P3 projects, say experts.
11/28/11 Record-Breaking Bridge Stars In Rugged Nevada Route

The Galena Creek crossing is at the center of a Nevada freeway job with much at stake: safety, sensitivity and morale
11/21/11 New U.K. Airport Proposal Fuels Debate

Team led by architect Norman Foster proposes construction of an $80-billion international airport in the Thames Estuary.
11/16/11 Tel Aviv's Long-Delayed Rail Megaproject Is Finally Under Way

Work on first line, estimated to cost $2.5 billion, was launched in September and is set for completion in 2017.
11/15/11 Engineer 'Toilet-Trains' Concrete Mix

Concrete mix has a touch of toilets
11/14/11 Global Firms Returning to Libya To Resume War-Disrupted Projects

Turkish, European, Canadian and Chinese firms are among those vying to rebuild the now war-torn country.
11/14/11 Bridge Replacement Work to Bring $7-Million of Incentive Pay

In just 10 weekends last summer, a joint venture contractor demolished and replaced 14 bridges on I-93 north of Boston—work that could have taken four years using conventional methods.
11/14/11 Plan for New Hudson Crossing Leaves Rail as Future Option

Any provision for rail or bus transit would be considered a separate project with its own environmental review.
11/07/11 Champlain Bridge Between New York and Vermont Nears Completion

The original planned October reopening date has passed, with no rescheduled date announced.
11/07/11 ENR's Top 425 Owners: Taking the Long View

Airports say they are at tail-end of pre-recession cycle
11/07/11 Meet the $17-Billion Man of the MTA

Transit chief builds trust along with $17 billion in projects
11/07/11 Meet the $17-Billion Man of the New York City-area MTA

Transit chief builds trust along with $17 billion in projects
11/07/11 The Top Owners: State DOTs See Lean Times Ahead

For some states, the budget cuts will be severe as ARRA funding runs out.
10/31/11 Cracks Found in Pier Caps on Maryland Toll Road Bridges

Bridges are judged to be safe and are staying open while investigation is completed.
10/19/11 Cracks Discovered in Maryland Toll Road's Bridge Supports

Concrete pier caps supporting three bridges on the new Intercounty Connector in Maryland may have to be rebuilt following the discovery of cracks.
10/19/11 Louisville's Hall Contracting Wins Sherman Minton Bridge Repair Contract

Repairs to cracks on the Interstate 64 Sherman Minton Bridge, a double-deck structure spanning the Ohio River between Kentucky and Indiana, will cost 30% less than INDOT initially estimated and require only four-and-a-half months to execute rather than six months.
10/17/11 Design-Build Speeds Repair on New York's Route 42

Emergency contracts are underway to fix Irene-damaged New York roads.
10/17/11 Frustration With Politics Flavors Transportation Expo

FTA is considering increasing ‘Buy American’ requirement from 60% to 100%.
10/17/11 Ohio River Bridge Closure Triggers Federal Advisory

The Federal Highway Administration is advising state transportation departments that oversee fracture-critical bridges constructed of T1 steel to inspect butt welds.
10/10/11 Design Finalized for Messina Strait Bridge, World's Longest Suspension Plan

Construction between the mainland and Sicily could start next year, the owner's director general said last month.
10/03/11 N.J. to Repay Just 35% of U.S. Funds Received for Cancelled Tunnel

In deal with U.S. DOT, New Jersey to repay $95 million of the $271 million in federal transportation funds disbursed for commuter-rail tunnel under the Hudson River.
10/03/11 Ten Notable Railway Projects Around the World

Since the dawn of the industrial age, railroads have been a vehicle for people, cargo and dreams of a better world. They remain a critical part of the transportation infrastructure of 2011.
09/28/11 China Offers To Build $2-Billion Iranian Rail Link

Tehran-to-Khosravi line is set to cost $2 billion.
09/28/11 Central Asian Rail Link Will Redirect Export Paths

The North South Transnational Corridor project aims to be the most direct link for freight shipments from Russia or Central Asia to the Persian Gulf.
09/26/11 Rail Megaproject: $11-Billion United Arab Emirates Network

System, which could start construction in early 2012, is set for completion in 2018 to serve mostly freight and also passengers.
09/26/11 Benguela Railway Promises To Open Angola's Interior

Angola’s long civil war, from 1975 to 2002, terminated the Benguela line. Before work could begin, mine removal was necessary.
09/26/11 Opening of Harbin-Dalian High-Speed-Rail Line Postponed

Service was expected to begin in early 2012, but test operations on the line have been postponed, due to quality problems that may be linked to corruption, including excessive roadbed settlement near Dalian City.
09/26/11 New Orleans' Twin Span Bridge Raises Bar On Embedded Sensor Technology

Replacement of Hurricaine Katrina-wrecked bridge raises the bar on embedded sensor instrumentation and information technology in bridge design.
09/23/11 OVERVIEW: Rail Ramps Up as Global Development Tool

Despite a gloomy outlook for the global economy, developing nations continue to pursue ambitious railroad network plans.
09/23/11 Rwanda Plans To Develop Rural Roads

U.S. firm scores major contract in Rwanda
09/23/11 Rail Network Construction in Libya Stalled by Rebellion

Libya rail network halted by civil war
09/23/11 Saudi Arabia Upgrading Rail Passenger and Freight Service

Work is under way on a $3.5-billion rail project in Saudi Arabia.
09/23/11 $11.3-Billion China Rail Link Tunnels 63% of the Way

The Lanzhou-Chongqing Railway project will link these two economic hubs in Northwest China with an 832-km double-track rail line. The rough terrain requires 285 bridges and 178 tunnels.
09/21/11 How Sensors on I-10 Twin Span Bridge Reduce Unknowns

Devices cast into the bridge’s key elements already are delivering a wealth of data to inform the industry.
09/21/11 California Border Project Mishap Hurts 17

Construction platform collapse at San Ysidro, Calif., border crossing is under investigation
09/19/11 Floating Bridge Replacement Work Under Way Near Seattle

A joint-venture team began reconstruction work this month of the longest floating bridge in the world, while two of its members also near completion on a key related facility to build massive pontoons.
09/19/11 Kiewit-Sundt Team Speeds Freeway Expansion to Finish in Arizona

Battling monsoons, heat, live traffic and subpar soils, a joint-venture team expects to complete 30 miles of a Phoenix-area freeway expansion in just eight months.
09/19/11 SOURCEBOOK: Firms Get Creative To Weather Economy

More firms willing to embrace P3s, acquisitions to stay afloat.
09/16/11 Obama Signs Highway-Transit, FAA Extensions

Bill was stalled in the Senate for two days by Oklahoma Republican Coburn, who sought change in highway funding requirement.
09/14/11 Freeway Expansion Speeds To the Finish Line in Arizona

Battling monsoons, heat, live traffic and subpar soils, a joint-venture team expects to complete 30 miles of a Phoenix-area freeway expansion in just eight months.
09/14/11 SOURCEBOOK: Green Expansions, Retrofits Buoy Market

In the telecommunications market, voracious consumer demand for new technology and services is pumping up markets with an explosion of small cell-tower and related infrastructure projects.
09/14/11 Contractor Placing World's Largest FRP Deck, After Settling Dispute With Owner

The new 17,000-sq-ft, 50-in.-thick deck was to be ready for 33,000 daily vehicles by December, but now completion is unlikely until next year.
09/12/11 Guilty Pleas in Midwest Concrete Cartel Probe

A federal antitrust probe has snagged a handful of Iowa ready-mix firms in a price-fixing scheme spanning more than three years.
09/12/11 Vermont Contractor Plays Role As Official In Irene’s Wake

For the state’s lieutenant governor, the infrastructure damage has a particular resonance.
09/06/11 Report: Rural Roads Require Reauthorization Of Federal Funding

Officials: Reauthorize federal program now or rural roads will suffer.
08/31/11 Hurricane Irene Provides a Laboratory For Testing Bridge Innovations

Recent hurricane and earthquake in Northeast allow engineers to experiment with approaches to strengthen spans
08/31/11 New Roof Emerges at King's Cross Station in London

As London’s 2012 Olympic games approach, the 8,425-sq-meter, curved roof over the new West Concourse at London's King's Cross railroad terminal is now fully exposed from inside for the first time.
08/30/11 India's $60-Billion PPP Port Project Takes Off

India expects a $60 billion investment in its ports by 2020 to ease infrastructure bottlenecks.
08/29/11 Land-Use Disputes and Confusion Delay Projects in India

Officials have proposed new rules and compensation levels for landowners, but legislative action is moving very slowly.
08/29/11 Big China Contractor in Second Major Tunnel Venture in Israel

CCECC teams with Israeli firm to win $170-million rail tunneling job in northern Israel, months after completing project in Haifa.
08/17/11 Subsurface Void the Latest Problem for Boston's Beleaguered Big Dig

Thawing from ground-freezing technology used to excavate the I-90 connector system 11 years ago has apparently caused a large swath of soil to settle.
08/17/11 Seattle Voters Approve Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel by Wide Margin

A $2-billion deep-bore tunnel along Seattle’s downtown waterfront garnered the approval of nearly 60% of voters in a referendum.
08/16/11 Low on Gas Taxes, Florida Accelerates Contractor Financing

Despite uncertainty over future funding, the Florida Dept. of Transportation is banking on low bids and private-sector financing as it accelerates an estimated $1.2 billion in projects.
08/15/11 Below Grade at WTC Hub, a Transit Tango

The WTC Transportation Hub, estimated at $3.4 billion, will be a key permanent link to every other facility on the WTC site.
08/15/11 FAA Contractors Resume Work After Stopgap Extension Passes

But differences remain in Congress over long-term aviation funding.
08/15/11 Key World Trade Center Transportation Links Help Reshape Manhattan

Key transportation portals to the WTC site play role in lower Manhattan’s rebirth.
08/08/11 Massachusetts Delays $1-billion Boston Line Extension to 2018

The authority was unable to estimate how much added cost would be incurred because of the delay.
08/05/11 Senate Passes Stopgap FAA Extension

Passage of the bill ends a congressional stalemate—at least for now—that had forced the FAA to issue stop-work orders on more than 200 airport projects, including a number of construction and engineering projects.
08/03/11 $7B Rail Extension Project Under Way in London

The $7.4-billion Thameslink project will double the capacity of London's only north-south surface rail line.
08/03/11 Lack of Bids Stymies $21B High-Speed Rail Project in Brazil

A $21.3 billion high-speed rail project in Brazil has been delayed for a third time after no offers were presented at the auction this month.
08/03/11 Tanzania Drives On With Planned Road Through Serengeti Park

The announcement dashed the hopes raised by UNESCO earlier in June that the east African nation would abandon the project altogether.
08/01/11 MassDOT Crews Finish Fixing Big Dig Tunnel Lights With Safety Straps

The agency ordered the fix after corrosion problems became evident following the collapse of a tunnel light fixture into moving traffic on February 8.
08/01/11 ASCE Report Warns of Crumbling Infrastructure, Job Losses

Within the next decade, the added costs of dealing with deteriorating highways, bridges and transit systems will result in the loss of more than 870,000 jobs and cut the nation's gross domestic product by $3.1 trillion.
08/01/11 Aviation Bill Fight Shuts Down Airport Grants

As authorization expires, FAA stops $680 million worth of work on airport projects.
07/27/11 Despite Lawsuit, North Carolina Pushes Forward With Planned New Crossing

PCL Civil Constructors Inc. and HDR Engineering Inc. Of the Carolinas submitted the apparent winning bid of $215,777,000 for the design-build project that NCDOT estimated would cost approximately $241.6 million.
07/25/11 Preserving the Spirit, if not the Exact Structure, of an Old Arch Bridge in Washington, D.C

Workers on the Humpback Bridge replacement, which spans the Potomac from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., to Columbia Island, are closing in on the final round of safety improvements.
07/20/11 P3s, Design-Build Key to L.A. Projects

Beyond the I-405 widening project, more big design-build jobs are planned for Los Angeles transit and highway projects.
07/20/11 How The Design-Build Team on I-405 Dodged 'Carmageddon' on Mullholland Drive

Keiwit design-build team wins a $300,000 bonus by reopening a 10 mile stretch of I-405 to traffic 17 hours ahead of schedule.
07/18/11 Kiewit Earns $300,000 Bonus On Quick Finish of L.A. Freeway Bridge Demolition

The contractor, which faced late completion penalties of $72,000 an hour, says it will use funds on next phase of the bridge demolition.
07/18/11 No Big Hike Seen for Transportation Funds

House Chairman Pushes Pared-Back Six-Year Bill
07/14/11 Los Angeles Girds for 'Carmageddon' With I-405 Closure

If all goes according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan, Los Angeles will avoid the dreaded 'Carmageddon' this weekend when a major highway section is sealed off.
07/14/11 Mass. DOT Chief: Resignation Reports Premature

Did the Mass. Transportation Chief get pushed out of his job over the big problems with the Big Dig?
07/13/11 Calgary Airport Expansion Scope Increases

Calgary adds tunnel to airport expansion program
07/06/11 Rutgers Research Uses High-Tech Approach To Study U.S. Bridge System

Rutgers University study brings together teams from three continents to explore how technological advances can aid in the diagnosis--and ultimate rehabilitation--of the nation's vast bridge network.
07/06/11 Kenya Delays $3B Railway Project for Nine Months

Construction of East Africa's first-ever standard-gauge railway is on a nine-month hold after Kenya’s railway operator delayed the procurement process for the $3-billion project.
07/05/11 Chinese Suffer Major Setback in European Construction Market

Termination of Chinese firm's contract focuses Euro competitors' ire on unfair state aid.
07/05/11 Oman, Egypt Lead Middle Eastern Push To Upgrade Airports

In the next few years, the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman—plan to spend an estimated $90 billion for airport development. Egypt also is enlarging its airport in Cairo.
07/04/11 Airport Construction, Disputes Wind Down in Atlanta

Atlanta's massive airport expansion is wrapping up.
07/04/11 Big Addition Aims to Finish Transformation of L.A. Airport Terminal

Nine of 18 new gates will fulfill Qantas' and other carriers' demands that LAX accommodate more supersized planes, such as the Airbus A380.
07/04/11 Boring Down on Miami's Big Dig

A $1-billion public-private partnership expects to begin the nation’s largest “soft-ground” tunnel project this fall.
06/27/11 Private-Sector Dollars Sought for Transit, High-Speed Rail

While GOP’s Mica seeks to privatize Northeast Corridor, Feds would force Amtrak to compete for high-speed rail funds.
06/22/11 Big Light Rail Jobs Attract Bidders on Both Coasts

Bid openings for subway projects in New York City and San Francisco revealed a range of prices and teaming partners.
06/15/11 U.S.-China Joint Venture Wins Panama Canal Bridge Design Contract

A Chinese/U.S. joint venture has been awarded the contract to design a bridge on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal near the Gatun Locks.
06/15/11 Protests Plague $7B, China-Backed, Ghana Rail Project

Protests by humanitarian groups, over Ghana's planned eviction of hundreds of thousands of citizens located along the path of a planned rail line, are delaying the China-backed, $7-billion project.
06/15/11 Brazilian $3.21 Billion Rail Revitalization Project Tracks for 2012 Arrival

After decades of delays, Brazil’s $3.21 billion railroad project to revitalize the infrastructure of its booming northeast region is on track.
06/15/11 Istanbul Spending Billions for Major Rail Transport Upgrades

A joint venture of two Spanish contractors, Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A. (OHL) and Dimetronic S.A., emerged May 17 as the low bidder for the Marmaray suburban rail upgrade project in Istanbul, with a $1.5-billion bid.
06/15/11 Plans Advance for Baghdad Metro and Elevated Rail Lines

After decades of delay, Baghdad municipally has signed a contract with a French firm to advance long-shelved plans for a 40-kilometer metro system, even as it is working with another French firm to develop a separate plan for a 25-km elevated transit project as well.
06/01/11 How Much Real Engineering Is In TV’s ‘Inspector America’?

A controversial new cable show is thrusting America’s crumbling infrastructure into the spotlight. The debate stems not from the show’s content but from the engineering qualifications of its host, who criticizes others’ engineering and maintenance decisions in the name of public advocacy.
06/01/11 Orlando Toll Road Clears Hurdle
Officials with the Florida Dept. of Transportation and the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority on May 25 announced an agreement to move forward with construction of the Wekiva Parkway, a 27-mile-long toll road estimated to cost $1.8 billion. The parkway would provide the last component of a beltway around the Orlando metro. The long-planned project has languished due to a lack of available funds. OOCEA and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, a division of FDOT, are still determining their respective commitments to the project but announced September 2011 as a goal for starting design work. Construction could start by late 2012 and is expected to take “at least seven years” to complete.
06/01/11 Senators Move First On Transport Bill

Leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee—two Democrats and two Republicans—have taken the first major action this year toward passing a long-delayed multiyear surface transportation bill. Industry officials welcomed the May 25 announcement that the four lawmakers had agreed on a framework for a $339.2-billion highway-transit measure that could stretch to as long as six years.
05/25/11 Mining Mogul Spends Billions To Open Two Brazilian Superports In 2012

Brazil is set to open next year what it claims is the largest investment in port infrastructure in the Americas.
05/23/11 India Speeding To The Finish On Its First Formula One Racetrack

Construction is racing into the homestretch 35 kilometers outside of Delhi in preparation for India’s first Formula One grand prix, on Oct. 30. India’s first Formula One race track, known as the Buddh International Circuit, is expected to be homologated by August.
05/23/11 Florida Contractors Seek Veto for Another Road Fund Raid

For the second year in a row, Florida legislators have raided the state's transportation trust fund in order to help close a multibillion-dollar budget gap, and again the state's governor is apparently considering vetoing the measure.
05/11/11 Many States Fall Short in Assessing Transportation Project Success, Study Says

Think tanks' report could help shape portions of new surface-transportation authorization bill.
05/11/11 NE Corridor Scores Big Share Of Rail Aid Florida Rejected

Rail projects on the Northeast Corridor were the major winners as the U.S. Dept. of Transportation redistributed $2 billion in aid Florida turned down earlier this year.
05/11/11 U.S. Court Again Halts Road In Alaska Wild, Citing Its EIS

A federal appeals court in San Francisco sent the state of Alaska back to “looking at all its options” after a May 4 ruling halted a proposed 51-mile, $500-million highway from Juneau to a new ferry landing in Katzehin.
05/09/11 US Court Halts Proposed $500-million Highway in Alaska

Appellate ruling rejects project EIS for not considering upgraded ferry service.
05/09/11 Amtrak, Mich., Calif. Score In New US DOT Rail Awards

Northeast Corridor projects receive nearly 40% of the total funds DOT had available, with Amtrak winning its first direct federal high-speed rail grant
05/02/11 US DOT Directs N.J. To Repay Tunnel Funds

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has sent a final notice to New Jersey, directing the state to repay $271 million in federal funds for a $9.1-billion commuter-rail tunnel project that its governor, Chris Christie, (R) canceled last October.
04/28/11 Huge Chilean Hydro Project Awaits Environmental Approval

Construction on Chile's largest hydroelectric initiative, the 2,750-MW HidroAysén project, is awaiting final approval by the country's environmental agency, which is expected to respond by next month.
04/27/11 Chad To Build Its First Railway
04/27/11 Spanish Contractor Wins Rail Contract
04/27/11 MassDOT Study Blames Salt For Big Dig's Fallen Light Fixture
04/27/11 Corrosion's High Cost: Rust Never Sleeps
04/27/11 Al Maktoum International Airport Takes Shape
04/26/11 Oregon, Washington Governors Want Truss for Columbia River Crossing
04/19/11 Virginia Pol Criticizes Dulles Station Design, Labor Agreements
04/13/11 MTI Makes Third Big Truss Lift On Huey P. Long Bridge Project
04/13/11 Fast Train Networks Will Create Jobs, Says Mayors' Report
04/06/11 DOT Gets $10B in Requests for $2.4B Florida Rail Funds
04/06/11 Mayors’ Report Contends That High-Speed Rail Leads to Job Growth
04/06/11 Call To Upgrade Infrastructure
04/06/11 MassDOT Administrator Out After Latest ‘Big Dig’ Mishap
04/06/11 Agency Approves $1.8-Billion Diversion To Roads From Rail
04/06/11 A Seattle Viaduct’s Sibling Quietly Gets a Makeover
04/06/11 Utah Moves On Down the Road
03/31/11 Controversial Vegas High-Speed Route Clears Major Hurdle
03/30/11 “Branching” Bridge Completed in Shandong Province
03/30/11 Tunnel Under Bosphorus To Link Asia, Europe
03/30/11 India Plans Airport System Expansion
03/30/11 China To Fund $350M Ugandan Toll Road
03/23/11 Agency Launches Investigation After Fixture Falls at Boston Tunnel
03/23/11 Dispute Over Canadian Bridge Settled for Undisclosed Amount
03/22/11 American Bridge on Winning Team For Scotland’s New Forth Crossing
03/22/11 Alaskan Way Viaduct Work Proceeds, Despite Seattle Mayor’s Opposition
03/16/11 On Maine Bridge Job, Rare Mix Of Old Design, New Technique
03/16/11 California Accepts ARRA Funds For High-Speed-Rail Project
03/14/11 Study Projected Florida Rail Line Profitable After First Year
03/11/11 DOT: States Must Apply for $2.4B in Florida Rail Aid
03/09/11 State DOTs Grapple With Funding Uncertainties
03/09/11 $800-Million Israel Highway Expansion Eyed
03/09/11 Nairobi Toll Road Consortium in Jeopardy
03/09/11 Highway, Transit Programs Extended Through Sept. 30
03/09/11 U.K. Launches $52-Billion Rail Plan
03/02/11 Big Plans Anticipate Big Freight Moves
03/02/11 Coal Facilities Face Challenges
03/02/11 Fla. Gov. Doesn’t Budge on Funding
03/02/11 Washington State OKs Federal High-Speed-Rail Funds
02/28/11 Washington State Gets $590M for Rail Upgrades from DOT
02/25/11 Transportation Secretary Gives Florida Extra Week to Accept Rail Funds
02/24/11 Airport Capital Needs Pegged at $80B Over Five Years
02/23/11 Florida’s Rejection of Funds Sparks Political Debate
02/23/11 Spanish Firms Will Help Build Toronto Subway Extension
02/16/11 African Bridge Plan Falters, Then Carries On
02/16/11 Calatrava-Designed Span Is a Tough Build
02/16/11 Road Construction Booms in Kuwait
02/16/11 Key Panama Canal Cofferdam Takes Shape
02/16/11 U.K.'s Cable-Car System Set for 2012 Start
02/09/11 DOTs Look for New Design For Columbia River Crossing
02/09/11 Obama Proposes $53 Billion For Developing High-Speed Rail
02/02/11 Cavernous Crusades
02/02/11 A Subway Squeezes Through
02/02/11 Freeze Ground, Thaw Hearts
02/02/11 Wielding Slurry Shields
02/02/11 Illinois Roads Are Going Green
02/02/11 New Alignment for Intake Starter Tunnel at Lake Mead
02/02/11 Duel Looms Over Public-Works Funds
02/02/11 Virginia Wins FHWA Grant To Study Weather Impacts
01/26/11 At Canary Wharf, Key Rail Station Takes Shape
01/26/11 First Bids Keep Crossrail Budget on Track
01/26/11 India’s Highway Ministry Gets New Leader
01/26/11 Teams Ready Bids for Scotland Bridge Job
01/26/11 Longest Sunken-Tube Tunnel Planned
01/26/11 New Airport Terminal Sports Wooden Trusses
01/19/11 Union Pacific Building Hub For $400M in New Mexico
01/12/11 House Rule Punches a Hole In Highway Funding ‘Firewall’
01/12/11 After Snag, Pittsburgh Rail Job Approaches End of the Line
01/12/11 Rainy-Season Data Will Help Solve Issue of Shifting Spans
01/12/11 Stringing Cable Stays
01/05/11 Feds Fund Tucson Streetcar System
12/28/10 Natural Gas Pipelines in Canada, Alaska Scrambling for Approval and Funding
12/22/10 Light-Rail Bridge Job Awarded
12/22/10 Seattle Mega-Tunnel Could Get Under Way in August 2011
12/22/10 Israel Government Will Finance And Run $3-Billion Tel Aviv Line
12/20/10 Congress Clears 3-Month FAA Extension
12/15/10 Abu Dhabi Ambition
12/15/10 Asia Bright Light in Otherwise Dim Sector
12/15/10 Kansas City Corridor Rehab Nears an Early Completion
12/15/10 Oil-Sands Equipment Modules Stranded in Transit in Idaho
12/15/10 LaHood Reallocates Ohio, Wisconsin Rail Funds to 14 States
12/09/10 States Collect High-Speed Rail Funds Spurned by New Governors
12/08/10 A Russian Cable-Stayed Transformation
12/08/10 New Lima Metro on Track
12/08/10 Panama Metro Contract Goes To International Team
12/08/10 Femern Bridge Plan Now a Tunnel
12/08/10 Israel Pushes $700-Million Rail Line to Eilat
12/08/10 Turkish State Railways Entering High-Speed Service Realm
12/08/10 Daka Builds West Africa’s First Public-Private Partnership Toll Road
12/08/10 First Phase of California High-Speed Rail Project Ready to Take Off
12/01/10 Rail Project Raises Questions About Use of Concrete Ties
11/24/10 Airports Push the Green Envelope
11/18/10 Concrete Crashes in Metro Tunnel, DC Investigators Eye Road Crew
11/17/10 Rail Plans Hit Bumps
11/17/10 Pedestrian Underpass Leak in Lower Manhattan Called Minor
11/17/10 Germans, Chinese Build Israel’s Long Tunnels
11/10/10 Big Orlando Turnout for High-Speed Rail, Despite Gov-elect’s Promise to Spike
11/10/10 Joint Ventures Short-Listed for Washington’s Floating Bridge
11/03/10 Despite Economic Uptick, Aviation Sector Grounded
11/03/10 Real Estate Trust Reclaims Sacramento Railyards Project
11/03/10 GOP Gains May Squeeze Infrastructure Spending
11/03/10 Ripple Effect for Megaprojects From Demise of N.J. Rail Link
11/03/10 Rail Dollars Rolling
11/03/10 Alabama Rejects $1B Road Amendment
11/03/10 Lack of Long-Term Funds Stymies Local DOTs
11/03/10 Washington Governor Hints That Seattle’s Tunnel Will Proceed
10/28/10 Calif., Fla. Score Big in $2.5B Rail Funding Round
10/27/10 Bridge Replacement With Minimum Traffic Disruption
10/27/10 Hochtief Teams Wins $1-billion Private-Public Partnership Job in San Francisco
10/27/10 Peru Ponders Machu Picchu Access Road
10/27/10 With No Confidence in Final Cost, New Jersey Cancels Rail Tunnel
10/27/10 Philadelphia Reveals Plan For New Marine Terminal
10/27/10 Rio’s Negro Bridge, $400-Million Economic Link, Opens in Amazon Basin
10/27/10 Final Approval Near for Start Of Stockholm Projects
10/27/10 Turkey Bridge Spans Seismically Active Bay
10/27/10 U.K. Budget Knives Cut Into Infrastructure
10/20/10 Atlanta Streetcar Big Winner as DOT Awards 'TIGER II' Grants
10/20/10 Crews Squeeze Mass Transit Guideway Over Active Taxiway
10/13/10 Quantifiable Data Model Could Promote Use Of Accelerated Bridge Methods
10/13/10 Blurry Tunnel Vision
10/12/10 Quantifiable Data Model Could Promote Use of Accelerated Bridge Methods
10/12/10 Obama Renews Push for Infrastructure Boost
10/11/10 N.J. Tunnel Gets Reprieve, But Fate Still Uncertain
10/07/10 Citing Fears of Cost Overruns, N.J. Gov. Scraps Trans-Hudson Tunnel
10/06/10 Officials Urge Raising the Cap On Passenger Facility Charges
10/06/10 Rail Megaproject at Crossroads In Fight Over New Jersey Funds
10/04/10 DOT Awards More Than $400M for Bus Facilities
09/29/10 Abu Dhabi Rail Project Bids Due
09/29/10 Vancouver Footbridge Clings to Cliff
09/29/10 Israel Reissues BOT Tender for Tel Aviv Line After Canceling Previous Bid Over Finances
09/29/10 JV Wins $103-Mil. Contract To Replace Historic Ohio River Bridge
09/29/10 Rail Network Build-Out Progressing
09/29/10 Feds Approve Rail Rerouting For Tex-Mex Border Towns
09/27/10 'TIGER' Fever Rises as DOT Gets $19B in Grant Requests
09/24/10 Audit: Virginia Failed to Spend $900 Million in Transportation Funds
09/22/10 A $13-Million Walk-Away Fee
09/22/10 California Flight Terminals Expand Within Constraints
09/22/10 Pedestrian Bridge a First For Visionary Designer Soleri
09/21/10 Delhi Bridge Collapses, Injuring 27 Workers
09/15/10 Toll Road Treading Lightly
09/15/10 Huge N.J.-N.Y. Commuter Link Halted 30 Days for Cost Review
09/15/10 HNTB, Walsh Win Design-Build For First Leg of New Ohio Span
09/15/10 Rhode Island Span on Track, Despite a Pair of Setbacks
09/15/10 Texas Starts To Funnel $1 Billion In Approved Bonds to Highways
09/15/10 At World Trade Center Site, Tricky Work Underground
09/08/10 Dearth of Funds Keeps Sector in Doldrums
09/02/10 WSDOT Tackles Repairs On I-90 East-West Corridor
09/01/10 Investors Sought for African Rail and Port
09/01/10 Consultant CEOs Cite Energy Independence and Transportation as Key Engineering Challenges
09/01/10 Port of Miami Expansion Includes New Rail Link
09/01/10 New Seismic System May Debut in Turkey
08/30/10 ARRA Highway Project Volume Edged Higher in July
08/25/10 Israel Halts Light-Rail Franchise Over Gaps in Financial Terms
08/25/10 Miami Airport Builders Brace For Smooth 2011 Landing
08/25/10 In Load Test, Mississippi River Bridge Breaks World Record
08/18/10 Texas OKs First $250 Million Of $2 Billion in Road Contracts
08/18/10 Long Beach, Calif., Approves $1-Billion Bridge Replacement Project
08/18/10 Soaring Span Will Receive Seismic Upgrade
08/18/10 Oklahoma Approves Record Road Budget
08/18/10 St. Louis Pier Test Breaks World Record
08/16/10 Applications Pour In For New DOT Rail Grants
08/11/10 Denver Airport Weighs Rail-Span Options
08/11/10 Settlement of Dispute Opens Way for $800-million Terminal
08/04/10 China Megaproject Contract Coming Soon
08/04/10 Denver Airport Weighs Rail-Span Options
08/04/10 Work on Israel’s $1-Billion Line Progresses
08/04/10 San Francisco Bay Bridge Tower Takes Shape
07/30/10 Calatrava Unveils Design For Denver Airport Complex
07/28/10 Beloved Boston Crossing Gets Surgery and Makeover
07/28/10 California Project Goes Forward Despite Loss of Stimulus Funds
07/28/10 MoDOT Moves To Replace Failed Kansas City Highway Ramp
07/28/10 Architects, Planners Host a Quirky Public Outreach Forum
07/28/10 Public-Private Partnerships Need an Educated Public
07/28/10 Developer Seeks Rating For Recycled Utah Bridge
07/28/10 New Manhattan, Bronx Span Floats Into Place
07/26/10 Artist's Workshop Gathers High-Speed Rail Ideas
07/21/10 Geotechnical Piles Anchor Unstable California Slopes
07/21/10 Missouri DOT Searches for Reasons Behind Ramp Collapse
07/21/10 Oregon Project Is Case Study for ‘Green’ Road Standards
07/21/10 San Jose Sky-Hub Expansion Making a Smooth Landing
07/14/10 A Private Consortium is Fast-Tracking a Beltway of Billions
07/14/10 Infrastructure Investors Are Willing To Pound the Pavement
07/14/10 Communication Breakdown Lifts Price of Tacoma Ramp
07/14/10 Lasting Solution Eludes Team Facing Out-of-Plumb Bents
07/09/10 Solutions Elude Project Team On Oregon Bridge
07/08/10 DOT Awards $293 Million For Streetcar, Bus Projects
07/07/10 Brazilian Government Scrambles To Get Fast Train Project Out To Bid After Initial Delay
07/07/10 English Crossing Features Overlapping Spans
07/07/10 India Aims High With Himalayan Road Links
07/07/10 India Seeks Investors for Road Expansions
07/01/10 14th Short FAA Extension Is Signed Into Law
06/30/10 Fast-Track Process Hopes To Replace Bridge in Two Years
06/30/10 Public-Private Deal Approved For Denver Commuter Rail
06/30/10 L.A. Begins Major Extension
06/30/10 Speedy Runway Paving Job Means Millions in Bonuses
06/30/10 Cash-Strapped States Hold Off on Projects
06/30/10 Virginia Takes Steps To Propel Two Transportation Projects
06/29/10 DOT Sets Aug. 6 Deadline For New Rail-Grant Applications
06/24/10 A Laser With a Twist Captures Lateral Distortion
06/23/10 Soaring Asphalt and Fuel Prices Spike Highway Paving Costs
06/23/10 Precast Bridge Segments Are Shaken and Stirred in Lab
06/23/10 Widening Huey P. Long
06/23/10 California Agencies Start Work on $328-Million Connector Job
06/18/10 Monster Bridge Segment To Fly in New Orleans
06/16/10 Redesign Launches Canadian Crossing
06/16/10 Rail Projects Proliferate in Denmark
06/16/10 Hong Kong's Booming Top 10
06/16/10 Massive Indian Corridor Work To Start Soon
06/16/10 Indian Runways Examined After Fatal Crash
06/16/10 Key African Maritime Project Is Delayed
06/16/10 Canadian Crews Control Runaway Piles
06/16/10 Despite Cuts, London Station Will Be Built
06/16/10 Bouygues of France Starts $1-Billion Miami Port Tunnel
06/16/10 Peru Project Spans One River, Three Decades
06/16/10 Michigan Measure Would Support Second Detroit Span
06/09/10 FAA Chief Touts Satellite-Based Revamps, Multimodalism
06/09/10 Test Pontoon Prepares Team For Real-Time Construction
06/09/10 Despite Bumpy Bid Process, Texas Span Work Is Under Way
06/09/10 Transportation Secretary Promises Diversity Efforts
06/07/10 Results Show Seismic Potential Of Prefabricated Segmental Bridges
06/02/10 Gov. Crist Circumvents Raid On Florida Highway Trust Fund
06/02/10 Maglev Proponents Demand Answers, Money From Feds
06/02/10 Tunnel-Boring Machines Are On the Move in New York City
06/02/10 Work Starts on Portugal-Spain Link, But Bridge Bids Delayed
06/02/10 Seattle Megaproject Timeline Extended By A Year
05/26/10 Aggregates Giant Settles Road-Damage Suit With Illinois DOT
05/26/10 Work Begins on $1-Billion Miami Tunnel Project
05/19/10 Dozens of Test Projects Later, Advocates Still Have Durable Dreams
05/19/10 Bridge-in-a-Backpack Tech ‘Blows Up’ Next-Gen Bridges
05/19/10 Material for Milk Containers Now Supports Railroad Traffic
05/19/10 Work Gets Under Way on Utah’s Largest-Ever Highway Job
05/12/10 Scathing Auditing Report Greets New Transit Chief
05/12/10 Designer, Contractor Save Millions on Idaho Interchange
05/12/10 French Firm Wins $2.3-Billion Moroccan High-Speed-Rail Job
05/05/10 Crucial Intermodal Terminal Design Unveiled in Bay Area
05/05/10 Florida Raids Transportation Pot To Fill Gaps in New 2010 Budget
05/05/10 Costs Cut for Three Trinity River Spans
05/04/10 Downturn, Competition Result in Big Savings at Caltrans
04/28/10 Haiti’s Plan Includes New Ports, Highways
04/28/10 China Pushes Its Global Rail-Building
04/28/10 Freight Rail Line Announced
04/21/10 Skanska Submits Low Bid On Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct
04/21/10 Final Design Decisions On Horizon for Seattle Corridor
04/14/10 Built Above Wildly Erratic River Levels, Cable-Stayed Giant Rises Over the Flood
04/07/10 Lower Cost-Sharing Plan Makes California Line More Attractive
04/07/10 Mississippi River Pilots Test Bridge Designs in Simulator
04/07/10 Contractor, Owner at Odds Over Voids in Seattle Tunnel
04/07/10 After Snags, Rail Moves in Austin
03/31/10 Growing Transit System in Lima, Peru Bringing Order to 'Chaos'
03/31/10 Germany-Denmark $7.3-Billion Link Planned
03/31/10 English Crossing Project Reaches Milestone
03/31/10 Feds Expand Probe of Nevada Bridge Crack
03/24/10 Skanska, Granite To Build WTC Train Station in New York City
03/24/10 Shifting Load From Old Girders On St. Augustine Rehab
03/23/10 Chicago’s Wacker Drive Causes Bidding Blues
03/17/10 Flatiron Slides Into Colorado Repair Job
03/17/10 Hood Canal Bridge Opens After Glitches Are Worked Out
03/17/10 Vancouver-Area Project To Start Despite Incomplete Funding
03/11/10 U.K. Lays Down Plans For High-Speed Rail Network
03/10/10 Investors May Get Onboard Fast Trains
03/10/10 Stopgap Through Dec. 31 Sought for Highways, Transit
03/10/10 Indiana Legislature Paves Way For $1.1-Billion Link With Illinois
03/10/10 Massive Boulders in Rock Slide Shut Down Colorado’s I-70
03/04/10 House Passes Jobs Bill And Highway-Transit Extension
03/03/10 Stopgap Signed, Ending Cutoff In Highway-Transit Funds
03/03/10 China-Hong Kong Rail Line Costs Deepen
03/03/10 Michigan Courts Private Sector for Detroit-Windsor Crossing
03/03/10 Brazil Plans High-Speed Rail for Olympics
03/03/10 Kenya Courts Foreign Constructors
03/03/10 London’s Massive Rail Project Gains Favor
03/03/10 Ohio River Lock Returns to Service After Emergency Repairs
02/24/10 In the Shadow of the Olympics, Vancouver Rebuilds Key Road
02/24/10 Rail Projects Untracked as USDOT Rolls Out Funding Package
02/24/10 Los Angeles International Starts $1.5-Billion Modernization Job
02/22/10 Germans Expand Inquiry Of Cologne Rail Project
02/17/10 Pared-Back Jobs Bill Faces Senate Test
02/17/10 Americans Hear International Advice on Fast Train Systems
02/17/10 Texas Takes a New Direction With DFW Connector Project
02/17/10 DOT Picks Winners Of $1.5 Bil in 'TIGER' Grants
02/17/10 Another Warning about NYC Transit Needs
02/12/10 Oberstar on Transportation's Treatment Under the Stimulus Program
02/10/10 Transport Sector Sets Rapid Pace
02/10/10 Metal Fatigue Suspected In Second Lock-Gate Failure
02/10/10 First Segment of Bay Bridge Deck Lifted Into Place
02/03/10 North Carolina DOT Gets Tough on Bridge Project
02/03/10 In India, Concrete Plans for Roadbuilding
02/03/10 'Excited' High-Speed Rail Builders Get Ready
02/03/10 Highway Goal: Colombia’s Gem to the Ocean
02/02/10 Alabama Road Stimulus Bill Pulled Off Table
02/02/10 Honolulu, Minneapolis, Denver Among New Transit Grant Recipients
01/28/10 New York City Transit Chief Cites Worsening Budget Problems
01/28/10 California, Midwest, Florida Lead Winners of High-Speed Rail Grants
01/27/10 Wrecked Port Is No Barrier To Aid
01/27/10 Five Teams Prequalify To Bid Last Hudson River Tunnel Job
01/27/10 Feds Approve Plan To Test Old Dulles Foundations Rail
01/27/10 Denver Rail Program Needs $2.4 Billion More Than Planned
01/26/10 Hudson Tunnel List of Potential Bidders Includes Some New Names
01/20/10 Roadbuilders Show Concern Over Florida’s High-Speed Rail
01/20/10 Las Vegas’ Monorail a Bust, Just Five Years After Opening
01/13/10 Transportation Is Ripe for Reform
01/06/10 Spain’s Contractors See Green in Ireland
01/06/10 Flood-Prone State Road Gets Temporary Fix
01/06/10 St. Louis Link Will Be Tough, Diverse, Green
01/06/10 Tender for Padma Bridge To Be Floated Next Month
01/06/10 Program Initiated to Improve Mekong River Corridor
01/06/10 U.K. Job Clears Contract Hurdle But Still Faces Political Hurdles
12/30/09 India Bridge Collapse Leaves Owner Baffled
12/30/09 Spain-Mexico Team Outbids Panama Canal Competitors
12/23/09 Spanish-Mexican-Costa Rican Team Outbids Panama Canal Competitors
12/23/09 Four Design-Build Teams Will Compete for Seattle Dig
12/16/09 New Overpass Rises Swiftly From Ashes in Michigan
12/16/09 'Diverging Diamond' Design Debuts On Missouri Roads
12/16/09 Low Bid of $259 Million Opened For Second Big Tunnel Contract
12/11/09 Senate, House Approve 3-Month FAA Stopgap
12/10/09 Barnard-Judlau Venture Wins $583M Hudson River Tunnel Job
12/09/09 Brazil Seeks Bids for Continent's First High-Speed Rail Line
12/09/09 New Jersey Agency Approves Major Tunneling Contract
12/07/09 Caltrans Begins Long-Term Repairs To S.F. Bay Bridge Eyebar
12/02/09 Buffeted by High Winds and Setbacks, a Bypass Is Making History Near Hoover Dam
11/25/09 Officials Hurrying With Plans To Replace Closed Crossing
11/19/09 Sen. Boxer Seeks DOT Help To Push Six-Month Transport Bill
11/19/09 The Quake Video that Unsettled Seattle
11/18/09 Stimulus Was Just a 'Tickle' For Transportation Firms
11/18/09 French Bridge Designed for Super Lift
11/11/09 Caltrans Debates Merits Of Long-Term Bay-Bridge Fix
11/11/09 Bridge Falsework Collapses as Workers Pour Concrete
11/06/09 Hawaii Rail Construction Delayed
11/06/09 North Carolina Highway Rockslide May Take Four Months To Clear
11/04/09 Airports Slow To Advance Projects Despite a Thaw in the Economy
11/04/09 San Francisco Artery Reopens After Second Emergency Fix
11/04/09 New Terminal Sets Seismic Safety Record With 300 Isolators
11/04/09 Kiewit Wins Major Contract For Honolulu Rail Transit Project
11/02/09 Feds to Check Bay Bridge Fix; Opening Delayed Until After Weekend
10/30/09 Update: Fix Of Bay Bridge May Cost $3 Million
10/30/09 Congress Extends Highway, Transit Programs Until Dec. 18
10/29/09 Repair Crew Back on Bay Bridge As New Failure Raises Questions
10/28/09 U.S. High-Speed Hopes Come With High-Anxiety Issues
10/28/09 Florida County Revives Roadwork With Construction Managers
10/28/09 Port of Miami Tunnel Project Secures Final Step in Financing
10/28/09 LAX Terminal Set for Upgrade
10/28/09 Korea's Incheon Bridge Opens 52 Months After Contract Signed
10/21/09 Jacobs Gets Long-Term Amtrak Infrastructure Improvement Job
10/21/09 Brisbane's Unique Long-Span Pedestrian Crossing Opens
10/14/09 Country's First Stimulus Project Well Under Way
10/14/09 Hungry Contractor Bids Low To Win California Freeway Job
10/14/09 Funds Bring Unexpected Benefit
10/14/09 Smoother Path for Drivers and Bikers in Denver Area
10/14/09 New Jersey Shore Road and Bridge Project Will Create 500 Stimulus Jobs
10/14/09 In Arizona, Low Bids Lead to Second Round of Roadwork
10/14/09 Stimulus Grant Cuts Off a Season From Runway Reconstruction in Michigan
10/14/09 Northern Virginia Parkway Was Waiting For The Stimulus
10/14/09 Northern Florida Sets Sights On Brand-New Flight Hub
10/14/09 Strand Jacks Pull Their Weight On Tough Nevada Crossing
10/14/09 New Jersey Tightens Hudson Oversight
10/14/09 Seattle Viaduct Widening Clears Way for Further Development
10/14/09 Mountaineer State Breaks Record in Segmental Spans
10/08/09 New Jersey Governor Tightens Control of Hudson Tunnel Project
10/07/09 SAFETEA-LU Has 31-Day Extension
10/07/09 Boston First To Use Warm-Mix Asphalt on U.S. Runway
10/07/09 Swing Span Is Refitted Over Intensive Four-Day Schedule
10/07/09 Los Angeles Approves $1.2-Billion Port-Revitalization Project
10/01/09 Obama Signs One-Month SAFETEA-LU Extension
09/30/09 Bridge Expert Wins 'Genius' Grant
09/30/09 GAO Reports ARRA Highway Obligations Keep Rising
09/24/09 House Passes Short-Term Funding For Highway and Transit Projects
09/23/09 Geofoam Blocks Save Time On Utah Light-Rail Project
09/23/09 Silicon Valley Expansion Profits From Design-Build
09/23/09 Maglev Design Inches Closer
09/23/09 France Makes Big Investment In Freight and Passenger Projects
09/16/09 Shanghai's Sunken Treasure
09/16/09 Delhi Metro's Second Phase Nears End
09/16/09 Copenhagen Prepares for Metro Tunnels
09/16/09 Neglected by State, Indian Villagers Act
09/16/09 Monorail Planned for Mecca
09/09/09 Unexpected Bay Bridge Crack Slightly Delays Reopening
09/09/09 Shock Therapy Results in Rapid Road Rebuilding
09/09/09 Contractors Play Waiting Game As Funds Start to Trickle In
09/09/09 Long-Planned Airport Construction Continues to Cruise
09/02/09 States Vying for First ARRA Rail Grants
09/02/09 Nevada Cathedral Arch Finally Shapes Into Record-Breaker
09/02/09 Sonar Imaging of Bridges Gains Interest From States
09/02/09 Contractor in Highway Bid Claims Vegas Is Biased Toward Unions
09/02/09 Stimulus Funds for Chicago Job
09/01/09 Indiana Seeks $71.4 Million in Stimulus Funds for Rail Improvements
08/26/09 Porous Concrete Replaces Traditional Drainage Systems
08/26/09 Finance Package Clears Path For North Carolina Turnpike Job
08/26/09 New York Seeks 'Designer' Pedestrian Protection
08/26/09 Texas Toll-Road Project Awarded 32% Below Original Estimate
08/26/09 Tight Credit Shelves Virginia Job
08/19/09 Chicago Looks To Extend Three Rail Lines
08/19/09 University Wants Titanium Used For Building Pedestrian Bridge
08/13/09 Project of the Month: Desert Steel Erection Speed-Up
08/12/09 Global Input Grows O'Hare 'Green Bible'
08/12/09 University Wants Titanium Used For Building Pedestrian Bridge
08/07/09 Obama Signs $7-Billion Rescue Measure for Highway Trust Fund
08/07/09 Former NYC Transit Chief Sander Plans to Rejoin AECOM
08/05/09 New Orleans Traffic Forecast: Intense Construction Volume
07/31/09 Congress Passes $7-Billion Rescue Of Highway Trust Fund
07/29/09 Trust Fund Fight Heads To The Wire
07/29/09 House Hikes Aid for Rail, Highways
07/29/09 Chinese Steel for Bay Bridge Hung Up
07/23/09 Oberstar Proposes $3-Billion Remedy For U.S. Highway Trust Fund
07/22/09 States Clamor for DOT Highspeed Funding
07/22/09 Cracks in Girders Delay North Carolina Project a Second Time
07/22/09 Tanker-Truck Crash Incinerates Michigan Bridge
07/22/09 Baucus Proposes 'Fix' for Trust Fund
07/21/09 Baucus Proposes $26.8-Billion Trust Fund 'Fix'
07/20/09 DOT Flooded With High-Speed Rail Requests
07/17/09 Senate Panel Sets Vote on Two-Year FAA Bill
07/15/09 Spain-Led Team Wins Plum Job In Panama Canal Expansion
07/15/09 Victorian-Era Tracks Enter the 21st Century
07/15/09 New Scheme Prepared For Bridge-Truss Installation
07/15/09 Deadly D.C. Rail Crash Spurs NTSB To Call for System Safety Redundancy
07/15/09 Senate Committee Approves 18-Month Highway-Program Extension
07/15/09 New Team at FHWA
07/15/09 Key Rail Project on Track
07/13/09 Mendez Confirmed as FHWA Chief
07/08/09 Hybrid-Composite Beams Show Promise in Test Projects
07/08/09 Cost Constitutes Challenge For Composites Use In Bridges
07/08/09 Concessionaire Deals No Longer Allowed in Lone Star State
07/02/09 Ten Minutes with Norman Mineta On the Highway Trust Fund Crisis
07/01/09 Optimism in Transportation Sector As Stimulus Provides Stability
07/01/09 Revamped Louisiana Oil Artery Taking Shape Over Bayou
07/01/09 Scotland Opens Bidding for New $2-billion Forth Crossing
06/26/09 States, U.S DOT Show Big Stimulus Gains
06/25/09 California Rail Gets Stimulus Boost
06/24/09 Dueling Plans Shake Transport Outlook
06/24/09 Alternative 'Fuel For Thought' Challenges Aviation Industry
06/24/09 Floating Bridge's New Half Opens in Washington State
06/24/09 Signals, Aging Cars Probed in D.C. Metro Crash That Killed Nine
06/19/09 Oberstar Provides An Outline Of the Proposed Transport Bill
06/18/09 DOT's LaHood Seeks 18-Month SAFETEA-LU Extension
06/17/09 FRA Issues High-Speed Rail Guidelines
06/17/09 Muscat International Airport Contract Awarded
06/10/09 Highway Trust Fund Faces New Shortfall
06/10/09 Miami's Massive Project Revived
06/10/09 Extradosed Bridge Bids Favor Concrete Construction
06/10/09 Fast-Track Effort Gives Life To Old Hudson River Structure
06/04/09 LaHood: Highway Fund 'Fix' Will Require Offset
06/03/09 Cleveland Crossing Gets Smooth Slide
06/03/09 Los Angeles Rail Extension's Safety Record Looks Golden
06/03/09 PB-HOK To Design $180-Million California Transportation Hub
06/03/09 Creative Financing Backs Missouri's New Bridge Program
06/02/09 Highway Trust Fund Faces New Hole, Lawmakers Say
05/29/09 Cleveland Crews Move 10 Million Pounds of Bridge
05/27/09 Officials: Transportation Needs Many Options, Funding
05/26/09 Senate Confirms Nominees DOT, Burec Nominees
05/22/09 Stimulus Contracting Picks Up In Highway, Transit Markets
05/22/09 House Passes Three-Year FAA Bill With Hike for Construction Funds
05/13/09 Squeeze Play Helps Team Build Station In Two Years
05/13/09 Spanish-Led Team Wins PPP Bridge Project in North Carolina
05/13/09 Engineers Tweak Realignment of Cleveland Bridge
05/12/09 11 Transit Projects Share $743 Million in Stimulus Aid
05/06/09 Investors Flock To Jersey Turnpike
05/06/09 Missouri Sports Nation's First Private Commercial Airport
05/06/09 'Extradosed' Crossing To Help Connecticut Traffic Problems
05/05/09 Caltrans Breaks Stimulus Ground With Fairfield Repaving Project
04/30/09 House Panel Charts Early Stimulus Progress
04/29/09 U.S. Miami's Terminal Builders Prepare For 2011 Landing
04/29/09 Tri-State Construction Plans Ramping Up, Officials Say
04/29/09 Light-Rail Builders Face Heavy Challenges Along With Growth
04/29/09 $1.46-billion Houston Transit Job Awarded to Parsons Team
04/29/09 Sepulveda Pass Widening Job To Tame Traffic Congestion
04/29/09 U.S. High-Speed Train Projects Get a Push
04/24/09 House to Vote in Early June on Multiyear Transport Bill
04/22/09 In Mumbai, a Long Road to Reality
04/22/09 DOT Sketches Plan For High-Speed Rail
04/15/09 Bid To Convert Existing Roads Into Toll Roads Fails in Nevada
04/15/09 Denmark Starts Design Work For Another Road and Rail Link
04/15/09 Engineers On California High-Speed Rail Will Finally Be Paid
04/08/09 Grateful State Agencies Scrambling To Get Workers Going on Projects
04/08/09 Ontario Gives Toronto Billions For Light-Rail Construction
04/08/09 Team Snags New Contract On $22-Billion London Project
04/08/09 Senate Aide Rogoff Named Federal Transit Chief
04/08/09 Odebrecht Snags Big Road Concession
04/07/09 Engineers Will Finally Be Paid For California High-Speed Rail Work
04/03/09 Former Arizona DOT Chief Picked to Head FHWA
04/01/09 I-35W Suit To Target Engineer, Contractor
04/01/09 Ohio Taps Stimulus To Construct New I-90 Span in Cleveland
03/27/09 Brazilian Construction Giant Camargo Correa Hit With Corruption Charges
03/25/09 U.K.-French Team Submits Winning Design for Irish Crossing
03/25/09 Asphalt Producers Warm To New Mix Technologies
03/25/09National Engineers Group Releases Infrastructure Review
03/19/09 Peru Proposes Elevator to Increase Access to Machu Picchu Site
03/18/09 New York City Subway's 'Short' South Ferry Stop Gets Extended
03/18/09 Rail Connection to Dulles Airport Gets $900-Million Boost
03/18/09 House Passes 6-Month FAA Stopgap
03/18/09 AECOM, CH2M Hill Team Win London Rail Management Role
03/13/09 Amtrak Poised to Receive $1.3 Billion in Stimulus Aid
03/12/09 FAA, DOE Releasing Stimulus Aid For Airports and Energy Upgrades
03/06/09 House Panel Approves FAA Bill, Hikes Airport Grants, PFCs
03/05/09 Three Teams Vie for Panama Canal Pact To Design and Build New Locks
03/04/09 One Becomes Three in Bay State Rehabilitation Contract
03/04/09 Steely Determination, Design Save a California Crossing
03/03/09 Experts: Spanish-Led Consortium to Build $4-Billion Texas Freeway Project
02/27/09 Project of the Month: Highway through Key Largo
02/26/09 Experts: Switch Transportation Funding Away from Gas Tax
02/18/09 Road and Rail Builders Are Ready To Roll
02/11/09 San Francisco-Oakland Crossing Starts To Take Shape
02/11/09 Dinosaur Tracks Uncovered During Peru Road Construction
02/04/09 Contractor’s Smarts and Spare Part Save Weeks Off Bridge Reopening
02/04/09 SnowMan's Virtual Fences Corral Drifts of Virtual Snow
02/04/09 A Long Clear Spans Present Challenges for Navy Project
02/04/09 Spans Slip, Slide Into Place
01/28/09 For Contractors and Their Advisers, A Sinking Feeling Is Good in Busan
01/21/09 Coast Guard's Funding Would Target A Dozen Railroad Bridges
01/16/09 DOT's Peters Gives Approval For Virginia Rail Transit Spur
01/14/09 Tunnel Option Is Top Choice for Seattle's Viaduct Replacement
01/08/09 DOT's Peters Gives Approval For Virginia Rail Transit Spur
01/07/09 Financing Contributes to Death Of $200-Billion Texas Corridor
01/07/09 Feasibility Study No Easy Feat For Potential $8-Billion Route
01/06/09 TxDOT Cuts The Trans Fat From Texas Corridor Project
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