Transit

Transit funding
News May 25, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced yesterday the availability of $25.8 million in grant funds to support transit planning efforts in communities across the country.   The competitive grant funds are provided through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit...
Transit funding
News May 21, 2018
If the $90 billion public transit repair backlog in the U.S. is not addressed soon, it could result in a $340 billion loss to the country's economy over the next six years, according to a study recently released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).    Conducted by the Economic...
U.S. Capitol
News May 21, 2018
The House Appropriations Committee recently released the FY 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation includes funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies.   In total...
Honolulu rail project
News May 16, 2018
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) wants to partner with private businesses to complete and sustain the city’s rail system.   More than a decade ago, Honolulu’s elevated fixed guideway rail system was estimated to cost $4.6 billion. Today, that price tag has nearly doubled, and ...
Transit projects
News May 15, 2018
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the city of Atlanta have proposed building 21 miles of light-rail lines and other transit improvements with the proceeds of a sales tax approved by city voters in 2016.   The list of projects recommended by the city and MARTA, obtained by...
infrastructure improvements
News May 09, 2018
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for New York state to spend another $125 billion on infrastructure improvement projects over the next five years.   The Democratic governor announced Tuesday the proposal would be the next phase in his agenda to rebuild the state of New York and create thousands of...
autonomous transit
News May 07, 2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) last week announced that it is accepting proposals from companies who can test and eventually deliver an automated vehicle service to fill a transportation gap between downtown Providence and Olneyville via the Woonasquatucket River corridor.  ...
Buena Vista Drive

Median bus lanes provide streamlined access and increased safety to Disney Springs.

Article May 02, 2018
The goal of every road project is to get motorists to their destinations safely and efficiently. But getting tourists, employees and residents in and out of a major theme park and its environs requires some engineering and construction magic all its own.   HNTB Corp. and the Reedy Creek Improvement...
UTA connected bus service

The intent of implementing MMITSS on Redwood Road was to improve schedule reliability of the UTA bus along that corridor.

Article May 02, 2018
A 2013 AASHTO report on connected vehicle systems stated, “The fundamental premise of the Connected Vehicle Environment lies in the power of wireless connectivity among vehicles, the infrastructure, and mobile devices to bring about transformative changes in highway safety, mobility, and in the...
transit rail extension
News April 30, 2018
The California State Transportation Agency announced Thursday it would award $290 million to the Foothill Gold Line extension from Glendora to Montclair to support the project on both sides of the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county line.   The 12.3-mile extension is currently estimated to cost $1.5...
rail transit system
News April 27, 2018
Merging the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) with the region’s other commuter rail systems is vital to supporting growth and improving access to jobs in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to a new report published Wednesday.   The report from nonprofit Regional Plan...
U.S. Department of Transportation
News April 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.   BUILD...
high-speed transit tunnel
News April 20, 2018
Elon Musk’s proposed network of high-speed transit tunnels in Los Angeles moved a step closer to reality this week when an L.A. City Council committee approved excavation permits the entrepreneur is seeking for a 2.7-mile “proof of concept”‘ tunnel on the Westside.   The Public Works and Gang...
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida.
News April 19, 2018
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida. Tampa Bay officials signed a memorandum of understanding with USF as an initial step...
Rail transit safety
News April 13, 2018
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that recommends the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) strengthen its safety oversight by improving guidance the agency provided to states.   Specifically, GAO suggests the FTA create a plan for developing risk-based inspection guidance...
Bus infrastructure
News April 06, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced approximately $264 million in project funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders across the country.   A total of 139 projects in 52...
I-90 Chicago 2016

Work on I-90 in the Chicagoland area in the summer of 2016.

News April 04, 2018
The rapidly deteriorating condition of Illinois roads, bridges, and transit systems is producing increased congestion and vehicle maintenance costs, and the annual cost of needed repairs currently stands at $4.6 billion per year, according to a new study released today by the Illinois Economic...
shared-ride transit
News April 02, 2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has completed a project installing standardized technology at 42 shared-ride transit providers statewide in order to improve efficiency and service for state residents who use the service.   The service scheduling and dispatch software, called...
L.A. transit, buses
News March 29, 2018
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the programming of $482 million in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding that will be used for a variety of transportation projects throughout the region including the S.R. 138 Highway Project, the East San Fernando Valley...
Micro-transit
News March 23, 2018
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California is set to launch OC Flex, an on-demand, micro-transit service that dispatches vehicles to a rider’s home and takes them to a destination.   The service, which is expected to be approved by the OCTA board on March 26, would begin July 1...
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