Dec 14th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Oklahoma city bridge at night

Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved an eight-year $6 billion highway plan on December 7 that contains future highway and bridge construction using state and federal funds, including major urban projects and continued improvements to rural two-lane highways. The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021-2028 Eight-year Construction Work Plan programs 1,350 construction and safety projects for […]

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Dec 4th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
BRT station at Duquesne University

Pennsylvania – Design completion is coming to a head on the $230 million Downtown-Uptown-Oakland-East End Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The Port Authority of Allegheny County is partnering with the city of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority to implement BRT service between downtown Pittsburgh and neighborhoods to the east and connect the second- […]

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

Illinois – The Metra board approved $386.8 million in capital spending in 2021 to invest in railcars, locomotives, bridges, and stations. More than half of the capital funding will go towards major projects, including: $69.9 million for locomotive and car rehabilitation. Metra will fund programs to overhaul 21 recently purchased Amtrak locomotives and upgrade locomotives with […]

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Nov 16th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Los Angeles World Airports released a draft environmental impact report for the Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that includes additional gates, a people mover, and roadway improvements. The project will replace inefficient and outdated remote gates with new, state-of-the-art facilities, reduce congestion around LAX with new roadways, and […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Port of Los Angeles

California – The city of Los Angeles Harbor Department is considering public-private partnership (P3) models to accelerate the deployment of zero emission (ZE) trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. In a recently released request for information (RFI), the department noted its goal of achieving 100 percent zero emission drayage trucks in the San Pedro Bay […]

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Oct 28th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
DART Silver Line - Addison station rendering

The town of Addison selected a real estate broker as it prepares to release a master developer solicitation for a $500 million transit-oriented development around the future Silver Line Rail Station operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Addison has been planning this development for years, highlighted by its Addison Circle Special Area Study. Potential […]

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Oct 19th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) expects to procure a second contractor in the next six to nine months for the Cotton Belt Veloweb Trail. The contractor will be responsible for building critical sections of the 26-mile regional bicycle-pedestrian trail that will run parallel to the Silver Line and connect seven cities across three North Texas […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
NJ - Airtrain Newark2

New Jersey – Transportation commissioners are considering a monorail to operate in the median of the Garden State Parkway after determining that construction of additional lanes is not feasible in the northern sections of the major thoroughfare. The commissioner advocating for the monorail system pointed to the state’s recent NJ Transit innovation challenge as an example […]

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Aug 25th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – Staff at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) presented a draft 2021 Regional Plan on August 14 that features $177 billion in projects and initiatives to address traffic congestion, social equity, and state and federal mandates. Titled San Diego Forward, the plan outlines a vision for San Diego transportation over 30 years. Its […]

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Jul 10th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Washington – The Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission took a straw poll in which more than half its members voted for the development of a new airport, possibly in the south Puget Sound area. Fourteen out of 25 commissioners cast non-binding votes to expand or improve one or more existing airports and provide commercial and freight service […]

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Jun 26th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Texas Government Insider
Rendering of 'Downtown 10' project in El Paso

Texas transportation officials are starting project planning for the $750 million Interstate 10 expansion in downtown El Paso. At a virtual meeting June 25, they provided details on the 5.6-mile “Downtown 10” expansion from Executive Center Boulevard to Loop 478 (Copia Street). The proposed improvements include reconstruction of the mainlanes, retaining walls, bridges, ramps, and […]

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Jun 12th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

California – The Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority is seeking recognition as a new agency from the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) and the addition of its Valley Link plan to the Measure BB Transportation Expenditure Plan. It also is asking the ACTC to remove the $400 million Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to Livermore […]

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Jun 5th 2020 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of IndyGo Purple Line station

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $891 million to 12 transit infrastructure projects across the nation on May 29. FTA awarded $100 million to the 2.6-mile extension of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (LACMTA) heavy rail system to the Westwood/Veterans Hospital area. The project includes the construction of two stations. The […]

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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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