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Chao Says Infrastructure Plan by May; Advocates Question Path Forward

April 6, 2017 - in Transportation

DALLAS – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Tuesday that the administration may release infrastructure legislation as soon as May, causing most advocates to applaud the momentum but wonder whether it will move forward quickly. Speaking at a White…

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Improved Planning of Future Rehabilitation Projects Could Prevent Limitations Identified with SafeTrack

April 3, 2017 - in Transit

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) planning of SafeTrack did not fully align with leading project management practices. While…

Colorado DOT Unveils Plan to Cut Nearly Two Years Off US 34 Canyon Construction

April 3, 2017 - in Roads, Transportation

LARIMER COUNTY—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is looking to cut more than a year off the expected permanent reconstruction on US 34…

Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-Sized Public-Private Partnerships

April 3, 2017 - in Transportation

TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 191: Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-Sized Public-Private Partnerships. This guidebook serves as a resource to explore,…

Footage Shows I-85 Bridge Collapse in Atlanta

April 1, 2017 - in Bridges, Video

Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency on March 30 after fire officials extinguished a massive fire on I-85 in Atlanta that led to the collapse of a bridge on the crowded interstate. The bridge on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 near Piedmont…

Sustainability is at the Heart of Crossrail

March 30, 2017 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

As the Crossrail project constructs a new 120-kilometer-long railway line in and across London, sustainability has been at the heart of the whole process. “It was built into the strategy from day one,” says Mike de Silva, Sustainability Manager at Crossrail,…

USDOT Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 29, 2017 - in Transportation

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has five sisters. Her parents taught all of their daughters to set goals and to proceed step-by-step to advance their situations in life. “My parents were incredible people who believed that their daughters could do…

Drone Video Footage Helps Washington State Engineers Monitor Unstable Rock Slide Area

March 29, 2017 - in Roads

When part of a steep hillside gave way March 13 in southwestern Washington and emptied debris onto part of State Route 503 near Woodland, the Washington State Department of Transportation needed to assess slope conditions before trying to clear the road. So…

Groups Warn About Proposed Transportation Cuts in Initial Trump Administration Budget

March 29, 2017 - in Transportation

The fallout continued to spread from President Trump's proposals to cut a number of transportation-related programs in initial budget plan, despite the fact that the administration has tempered those proposals by saying it will address some of those areas…

Old Span Of Bay Bridge Going, Going, Gone

March 29, 2017 - in Bridges, News, Projects, Transportation

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Demolition crews began dismantling the final section of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge Tuesday, removing the last remnants of a structure that graced the San Francisco Bay skyline for more than 80 years.   The 288-foot…