The Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. won the Rehabilitated Bridge category at the 2022 PCI Design Awards.
The Arlington Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation in Washington, D.C. won the Rehabilitated Bridge category at the 2022 PCI Design Awards. Image credit: FHWA
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) this week have announced some of the winning projects of the 2022 PCI Design Awards. The PCI Design Awards recognize the creative and innovative use of precast concrete. PCI says the buildings and transportation categories are judged on aesthetic,…
January 20, 2022
Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge in Los Angeles reaches engineering milestone
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The engineering team for the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles celebrated a project milestone following the successful hanger installation of the first span out of 10 spans on the new viaduct. Spanning across Freeway 101, several railroads and the Los Angeles River, the Sixth Street Viaduct…
January 07, 2022
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Board of Directors recently voted to adopt the 2021 Regional Plan, the blueprint for transportation in the San Diego region through 2050. SANDAG says the plan covers pedestrian, cyclist, vehicular, and public transportation. It was developed using a…
December 13, 2021
intersection analytics systems
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The City of Fremont, California will deploy intersection analytics systems on a 9-mile section of the the Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project. This multi-year project is touted as one of the most advanced and connected corridors in the U.S. The City of Fremont is partnering with Derq…
December 07, 2021
San Diego Mid-Coast Trolley light-rail transit
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The Mid-Coast Trolley Project—an 11-mile light-rail extension of the University of California (UC) San Diego Trolley Blue Line—celebrated its official opening on Sunday, Nov. 21. The extension provides a critical new connection for San Diego, extending the light-rail transit line from the Old Town…
November 22, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the advancement of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II project. The project is a 6-mile extension of the BART system from the Berryessa Transit Center into downtown San…
October 25, 2021
During the annual National Pedestrian Safety Month taking place in October, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is stepping up its efforts to enhance safety and educate the public on how to keep pedestrians safe.  “Pedestrians lose their lives on California's roads every day, and…
October 20, 2021
L.A. Metro running all zero-emission electric buses on Orange Line
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) this week announced the successful completion of its transition to an all-electric bus fleet on the popular Metro G (Orange) Line in the San Fernando Valley. Metro has phased out its legacy 60-ft articulated compressed…
October 14, 2021
The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven projects with National Roadway Safety Awards for 2021. The biennial awards program—sponsored by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration—honors "projects and programs that cost-effectively help the nation achieve progress toward…
October 11, 2021
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently allocated more than $1.4 billion for projects to repair and improve transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Senate Bill (SB) 1—the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017—accounts for more than half of this investment by…
August 23, 2021
Bay Area Rapid Transit sustainability report shows progress toward goals
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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in the San Francisco area has released its annual sustainability report this week, which shows progress the agency has made toward its sustainability goals despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. "BART’s commitment to sustainability is unwavering,…
August 20, 2021
Task force approves action plan for Bay Area transit network
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The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Blue Ribbon Task Force this week approved 27 near-term actions to be taken by MTC and other transportation agencies in the coming months to make the Bay Area’s public transportation network more connected and efficient. Approval of this set of…
July 30, 2021