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Work has begun on projects to enhance safety and ease congestion along the Long Island Expressway (I-495) in Queens and Long Island in New York State. Highway construction has begun on a $19.7 million project that will lengthen three acceleration lanes and three deceleration lanes. Three auxiliary…
October 22, 2021
NJ TRANSIT awards contract for Portal North Bridge project
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The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors has approved a contract with Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge. The project, a critical part of the Gateway Program, will eliminate the critical issues caused by operation and maintenance of the existing swing…
October 13, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced construction grant awards for three bus rapid transit projects.  The awards include $24.9 million to the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area (C-TRAN) for the Mill Plain Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project in Vancouver, Washington…
September 29, 2021
New York to open I-390 flyover ramp on interchange project in Monroe County
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The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has hit a major milestone in the $172.8 million I-390/I-490/Route 31 Interchange Improvement Project in Monroe County. The new I-390 flyover, a central feature of the project, will open during the early morning hours of Friday, September 17.…
September 17, 2021
New York City DOT begins preservation work on Brooklyn Queens Expressway
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The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) recently announced it is beginning work along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn to extend the life of the cantilever roadway.  NYCDOT will shift lane markings on the BQE from Atlantic Avenue to the Brooklyn Bridge from three to…
August 31, 2021
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) recently announced the official launch of the city’s e-scooter pilot in the East Bronx. The three companies participating in the pilot will bring up to 3,000 e-scooters to the East Bronx during Phase 1 this month, with an increase to as many…
August 27, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $250 million in federal funding allocations to 22 transit projects in the agency's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. FTA says the funding is meant to help communities across the country protect the jobs of workers…
June 16, 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny this week announced the findings of an 11-month investigative report which found seven New York City Transit (NYC Transit) track inspectors were caught skipping inspections in addition to falsifying inspection reports…
June 04, 2021
Repaving work begins for key New York interstates in Finger Lakes region
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Highway construction work has begun on two projects totaling nearly $42 million to restore the riding conditions and enhance safety along two key stretches of interstates in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region of New York State. The stretches of interstate include I-390 from Route 5&20 (Exit 10)…
June 02, 2021
U.S. DOT announces major milestone for Hudson Tunnel Project
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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today jointly issued the Final Environment Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Hudson Tunnel Project. Completion of the Final EIS and ROD represents U.S. DOT’s commitment to working with New…
May 28, 2021
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York this week announced that the New York City Subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad have reached ridership records since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. These records included 2,239,500 trips on the New York City…
May 11, 2021
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week's Operation Hardhat, an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to…
May 07, 2021
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