Antimicrobial copper coatings are being installed on high-touch transit surfaces on Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) vehicles and more TransLink vehicles following a successful pilot phase. According to TransLink, the conclusions from the pilot show the copper’s ability to kill up to 99.9% of…
September 30, 2021
I-25 South Gap project in Colorado enters final year of construction
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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) this week announced the I-25 South Gap project has entered its fourth and final year of highway construction. The 18-mile I-25 South Gap project between Castle Rock and Monument will deliver a new express lane in each direction, wider shoulders, five…
September 30, 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
Corrosion on a National Highway System bridge in Wyoming
Corrosion on a National Highway System bridge in Wyoming. Image: Wyoming DOT | GAO
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week released a report saying that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) could better assist states with information on corrosion practices. The agency said state officials interviewed by the GAO said they needed more information about…
September 29, 2021
Jacksonville Transportation Authority opens new bus rapid transit line
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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) opened the First Coast Flyer Orange Line, a 13-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) route that connects Downtown Jacksonville to Orange Park. “After more than 10 years of planning, building, and opening new routes, the First Coast Flyer Orange Line is finally…
September 28, 2021
Hawaii DOT planning realignment of Honoapiilani Highway in West Maui
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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is moving toward the next steps in the Department’s plan to ensure connectivity of Honoapiilani Highway in Olowalu, West Maui. In July, HDOT submitted a competitive grant proposal to supplement the cost to realign 4.5 miles of Honoapiilani Highway from…
September 28, 2021
MAX Red Line Extension project in Portland, Oregon
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a construction grant award of $99.9 million to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) for "A Better Red"—the MAX Red Line Extension and Reliability Improvements Project in the Portland metro area. The 7.8-…
September 27, 2021
AASHTO names 12 projects as finalists in 2021 America's Transportation Awards
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Top 12 finalists—chosen from 80 nominees from 35 state DOTs via four U.S. regional contests—now compete for the Grand…
September 24, 2021
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced this week that the city is undertaking the biggest bike lane expansion in its history, as a result of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Works capital plan.  With a total of $17 million in new funding this year and next, CDOT is installing 100…
September 23, 2021
South Carolina TRIP report
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The increased transportation funding provided by the South Carolina legislature’s passage of the 2017 Roads Bill (Act 40) has allowed South Carolina to move forward with numerous projects to improve safety and accelerate road and bridge repairs, according to a new report released by TRIP. TRIP says…
September 23, 2021
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) this week announced two qualified teams have been selected to compete for the contract to design and construct Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements along state roadways in central Missouri. The purpose of this project is to complete…
September 22, 2021
Every $1 increase in federal highway, bridge, and public transit investment under the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) will generate as much as $3.60 in economic activity, according to a new analysis from IHS Markit. According to the American Road & Transportation Builders…
September 22, 2021