Aug 15th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Massachusetts – Reconstruction of the Natick Center is expected to begin early next year on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail station. The $40 million project will go out to bid this month, and a contractor will be selected after a 90-day period. State and federal money will fund the reconstruction, which is part […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Department of Transportation is considering a plan to commit $300 million for each of the next two years to reduce highway deaths. The Texas Transportation Commission instructed the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to find ways to lower by half the number of roadway fatalities, which number about 3,900 annually, by 2050. TxDOT […]

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

Michigan – Transit planners revealed ideas for projects across several counties as part of their 2020 to 2045 vision. The plan calls for $10 billion in projects that include new rail lines, bus rapid transit routes, airport services, and more. The potential projects would require $4 billion for near-term priorities, and $5.7 billion for aspirational goals in Washtenaw, Wayne, […]

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Jul 19th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) granted preliminary approval on July 15 to fund $600 million in transportation projects in the Permian Basin. Of that amount, about $243 million will be directed to Interstate 20 from Odessa to Midland to reconstruct frontage roads, ramps, U-turns, and interchanges and convert frontage roads to one-way functions. Additional I-20 […]

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Jul 17th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – The North Carolina Turnpike Authority has a plan to improve travel with $2.2 billion in toll lanes. The plan focuses on major roadways in the southern and eastern sides of the Charlotte region, and will allow for faster travel between Monroe, Rock Hill, Chester, and into Charlotte. All three parts of the plan could […]

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Jun 19th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Arizona – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one step closer to getting some much-needed improvements. On June 11, the Phoenix City Council approved the airport’s Comprehensive Asset Management Plan (CAMP), estimated at $5.7 billion over the next 20 years. The plan calls for improvements to the airport’s terminals, roadways, and support facilities. The next step […]

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Jun 5th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Design efforts are underway on the State Route 94/State Route 125 interchange project that is estimated to cost $105 million. Caltrans, the state’s transportation agency, is leading the project, and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is pledging $16.24 million from its FY 2020 draft budget toward the 2-mile segment that will provide […]

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May 29th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Colorado – The Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have set course on a request for proposals (RFP) this summer for a feasibility study on a proposed 173-mile passenger rail system linking Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins to Denver. Through this study, the Passenger Rail Commission […]

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May 14th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington – The 2019 Legislative Session came to an end over the weekend with lawmakers in Washington State supporting House Bill 1160, an appropriations bill that will provide $9.98 billion towards transportation projects over the 2019-2021 biennium. Funding from HB1160 will support a preliminary plan for the Cascadia Rail service that was unveiled in 2018. The […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Taylor Perk

The Texas Department of Transportation held an open house Thursday for those interested in proposed changes to Interstate 35 in Georgetown. As part of the Austin District Mobility35 project, the plans include reconstructing the intersections at I-35 and Southeast Inner Loop and Westinghouse Road, improving the existing I-35 southbound frontage road from north of SE Inner Loop to Ranch-to-Market […]

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Mar 27th 2019 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Indiana– The Fort Wayne International Airport needs a $44 million expansion to accommodate its continued growth within the current 100,000-square-foot terminal. Plans are in motion for a two-phase project on the west and east parts of the terminal. This year, preparations are underway to expand the first and second floors of the west terminal by about 30,000 square feet. The expansion of the first floor includes additional […]

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Apr 11th 2018 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials plan to begin construction in 2019 on the second phase of a $182 million project to improve eight miles of U.S. Highway 281 from Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Dr. TxDOT began work in 2017 on the first phase of a $192 million project to upgrade U.S. 281 from […]

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Mar 26th 2018 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Michigan- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is requesting bids in June for a nine-mile construction project planned for Interstate 94. The project, located in Jackson County, is estimated to cost between $90 million and $100 million. The first phase of the multi-year project is expected to begin this summer. Road and bridge work will […]

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Feb 9th 2018 | Posted in Transportation by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Austin City Council members are reviewing a staff proposal to spend $482 million in bond funds approved in 2016 on a project to upgrade nine corridor roads. Once completed, the project is expected to cost $1.4 billion. The proposal calls for a major upgrade of East Riverside Drive, but only short-term improvements such as pavement […]

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Aug 11th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

Continued advancements in technology and funding are steadily making the airport experience much more efficient and pleasurable. Before technology can occur, funding must be available, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been busy this year approving grants through their Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for transportation facilities ready to take on big and small projects. […]

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Aug 9th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

Nearly $79 million in the latest round of Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants will benefit rail projects. U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao notified House and Senate authorizing committees of 10 projects selected by the agency for grants. Under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the USDOT has proposed the funding […]

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Aug 4th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

Does the U.S. ever emulate or keep track of transportation initiatives taking place in other countries? According to David Glessner, public information officer with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the agency has hosted over 1,800 international visitors since 1994. “TxDOT receives international visitors for one-day visits, and sometimes engineers or engineering students for more […]

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Jun 28th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Ron Kim

 Arizona– The Arizona State Transportation Board approved the five-year, $260 million per year construction program proposed by the Arizona Department of Transportation that aims to increase the capacity of the major commerce corridors by investing in new and pre-existing infrastructure around the state. Major projects detailed in the construction program include widening various interstates, state […]

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Jun 28th 2017 | Posted in Legislation/Policy, Transportation by Kristin Gordon

Two bills that were introduced June 21 and 22 provide very different outcomes for the future of aviation in the United States. Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, introduced a six-year draft House bill called the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act (AIRR Act), a revised version from […]

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May 5th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is best known for its roadways. Motorists traveling around Texas are likely to run across TxDOT employees refurbishing or building long stretches of road to improve our main source of transportation throughout the state. But did you know that TxDOT also handles railways and another mode of transportation that […]

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Mar 8th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

In February the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released new data showing that Americans are driving more than ever before. In 2016, drivers in cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs put a record 3.22 trillion miles on the nation’s roads, up 2.8 percent from 3.1 trillion miles in 2015. The data also shows that it’s the fifth […]

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Feb 1st 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

In September of 2016, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy, which provides regulatory guidelines for autonomous vehicle development. While autonomous technologies have been rapidly advancing in recent years, regulatory laws had not kept pace.  This policy resolves the regulatory uncertainty […]

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Jan 18th 2017 | Posted in Transportation by Kristin Gordon

State and local departments of transportation throughout the United States are constantly looking for ways to develop their road networks and other transport links to meet their economic, political and social needs. In some jurisdictions this will mean building brand new roads.  In others it will mean focusing on refurbishing, widening and extending existing roads. […]

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