May 29th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of proposed Laredo Airport expansion

The city of Laredo plans to use $18.5 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to expedite expansion of the Laredo International Airport. Previous attempts to secure federal funding to expand the airport met with little success, but the city sees the CARES funding as an opportunity to jumpstart the project. […]

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May 22nd 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Area of Caltrans rail tunnel feasibility study

California – Caltrans released a feasibility study on May 14 that focused on a double-track railroad tunnel through Miramar Hill and a multimodal transit station at the University Town Center (UTC) area of San Diego. The study results showed that the new route would reduce vehicle traffic, shorten rail travel times, and decrease greenhouse emissions. As part of a settlement with the Cleveland National Forest Foundation that resulted from Caltrans’ unsuccessful plans to widen Interstate […]

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May 8th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Interstate 35 in Austin

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) transportation policy board approved the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) on May 4 with a fiscal capacity of $42 billion for 539 projects. Board members approved the $4.9 billion I-35 Capital Express Project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The project will improve Interstate 35 with non-tolled […]

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May 3rd 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
I-35 Capital Express Central Map

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) approved $3.4 billion in funding for the central section of the I-35 Capital Express Project on April 30. Commissioners voted, 3-1, to update the 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) to allocate funding to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) project to widen Interstate 35 in Austin Full funding for the […]

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Apr 27th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Oregon – The state’s Department of Transportation (ODOT) is seeking a construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) for the estimated $715 million Portland-area Interstate 5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. The project will add auxiliary lanes and shoulders to reduce congestion and improve safety on I-5, the main north-south freeway on the West Coast. It also redesigns the multimodal […]

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Apr 20th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

New Mexico – The city of Albuquerque issued a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) on April 3 from developers and businesses seeking a public-private partnership (P3) to redevelop the first phase of the Historic Albuquerque Rail Yards. The Rail Yards Master Plan’s mission is to revitalize the Historic Santa Fe Atchison & Topeka Steam Locomotive Repair Facility into a vibrant district […]

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Apr 13th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Arizona – The second phase of Valley Metro’s light rail Northwest Extension earned Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approval to enter the New Starts Engineering phase of the Capital Investment Grants CIG) Program. Valley Metro plans to extend the rail line west by 1.6 miles from the existing end-of-line station in northwest Phoenix to the Metrocenter Mall […]

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Apr 7th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Texas’ metropolitan public transportation systems are set to receive more than $1.01 billion in recovery funds from the $25 billion committed to the nation’s public transportation systems in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on April 2 that $22.7 billion of the $25 billion will be […]

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Apr 7th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The state’s transportation commission approved $2.57 billion in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds for multimodal transportation improvement projects on March 25. State highway, local road, active transportation, transit, and intercity rail improvements will receive STIP funding over five years. The program will support existing projects and more than 30 new projects including high-occupancy vehicle and […]

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Mar 27th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Dallas Area Rapid Transit recently reached 20 percent completion of the preliminary design for the $1.4 billion D2 Subway through downtown Dallas. The D2 Subway project is a future second light rail line through downtown Dallas that extends from Victory Park to Deep Ellum. The next phase is preparing a supplemental draft environment impact statement […]

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Mar 13th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Killeen City Council approved a $645 million master plan update for the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport on March 10 that outlines many projects already underway and slated through 2037. The city’s consulting firm split the projects into three phases: short-term from 2018 through 2022; mid-term from 2023 to 2027; and long-term from 2028 to 2037. […]

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Feb 28th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Houston METRO hosted a Business Now forum on February 20 to provide an overview of upcoming contracting opportunities financed in the $7.5 billion METRONext Moving Forward Plan. The METRONext projects are expected to generate more than 100 prime contracting opportunities along with hundreds of additional opportunities for smaller business providers. Program goals spread over 20 […]

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Feb 21st 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Clearwater councilmembers adopted a resolution earlier this month to encourage the development of a commercial aerial transit system in their city. The system’s solar energy-powered pods would carry up to four passengers at up to 50 mph about 20 feet off the ground. Elevated tracks with stops in Clearwater’s downtown, Island Estates, Pier 60, […]

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Jan 31st 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington – The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is working on a Sustainable Airport Master Plan that includes an estimated $2.3 billion in 30 near-term projects. The largest project is the construction of a new terminal with 19 gates. Staff members also are planning an automated people mover that will link the airport’s main terminal, new terminal, […]

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Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Miami-Dade leaders are revising a request for proposals (RFP) for construction of 9.5 miles of Metrorail through Miami Gardens. Known as the North Corridor, the route is part of the county’s Smart Plan. The project may now depend on funding from the state and the federal government. The RFP has been revised due to […]

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Dec 20th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are planning a new bridge to serve traffic over the Sacramento River. The total cost is estimated to be between $188 million and $210 million. In 2011, both cities recognized the need for new crossings over the river, and a study concluded that a replacement for the […]

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Dec 6th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Colorado – A committee participating in the process to develop recommendations for airport improvements and expansion suggests the need for a multimodal transportation facility to be built near a new Aspen-Pitkin County Airport terminal and Highway 82. The committee reports that to improve airport connectivity, more convenient ground transport should be considered. If feasible, this would […]

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Nov 8th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is set to begin work on its Terminal Lobby Expansion, a $600 million project that the Charlotte City Council recently approved. The five-year Terminal Lobby Expansion project will add a total of 175,000 square feet of new space for security lanes, ticketing and baggage claim areas, basement-level offices, […]

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Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Planners at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are incorporating high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes into their vision of the I-35 Capital Express project in Austin. Prohibited by the Texas Legislature from collecting tolls on this much-traveled section of highway, TxDOT is considering the addition of two HOV lanes, or managed lanes, in each direction on […]

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Oct 25th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently released a draft environmental impact statement for three proposed routes for a Charlotte-Atlanta high-speed rail line. Driving from one city to the other currently takes about five hours. One proposed route would incorporate Amtrak’s existing Crescent route at a cost of $2 billion to $3 billion, but it […]

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Oct 18th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released a report detailing plans to improve transit to and from the San Diego International Airport. Four separate options are outlined and range in cost from $1.8 billion to $4.7 billion. Officials are in favor of the most expensive option: building a multi-level Grand Central Station and […]

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Oct 4th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Nearly $1.72 billion in capital improvements at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) are queuing up for funding over the next five years. Among the ABIA projects under consideration are a new $325 million terminal processor. The 863,000-square-foot building would process ticketing, security, and baggage. Construction of a new $106.8 million taxiway delta is scheduled to begin […]

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Sep 27th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Representatives from the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) updated the Collin County Commissioners Court on the agency’s five-year plan that includes more than $1 billion in improvements and construction. Commissioners welcomed NTTA officials at the court’s September 23 meeting where they heard about the plan that would add 200 miles of road lanes including extensions […]

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Sep 23rd 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – LA Metro is expected to issue a request for proposals/qualifications (RFP/RFQ) in October to form a public-private partnership (P3) to design a $9.5 billion Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail project. The corridor would connect the San Fernando Valley to west Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The P3 project would allow private contractors […]

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Sep 13th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is working on an extensive design to widen Texas 99, or Grand Parkway, from Interstate 10 to FM 1093 in Houston. Total costs are estimated at $1.28 billion for the project that is split into several sections. Segments B, C, and D were included in the Unified Transportation Plan […]

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