ATLANTA – MARTA will start work on March 13th to replace its north pedestrian bridge. Once the new bridge reopens in October, work will start on the south bridge.
ONTARIO – STRABAG Inc. was awarded the $255 million contract to for the second underground segment of the extension.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Freight traffic halted once more after crews observed accelerated movement of the slope in San Clemente, and OCTA received $7.2 million for a catchment wall.
BISMARCK, N.D. – On Thursday, February 8th, the North Dakota Supreme Court unanimously ruled to uphold the previous dismissal of FORB’s lawsuit.
NEWARK/NEW YORK – The GDC submitted its final financial plan to the FTA; The Hudson Tunnel project will receive more federal aid and reduce the need for funding from New York and New Jersey.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is distributing $4.9 billion to 37 nationwide projects through the FY 2023-24 Mega (National Infrastructure Project Assistance) and INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) grant programs. Twelve rail-related projects will receive a total of $1.6 billion; the Pier B project at the Port of Long Beach and the Louisiana International Terminal project at the Port of New Orleans are among the winners.
LOS ANGELES – The LA Metro has announced the Rosecrans Avenue Bridge, as part of the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation project, has opened.
ONTARIO – Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected Pape North Connect for the Ontario Line Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations contract.
BISMARCK, N.Dak. – BNSF says construction will “ramp up” this year on a new rail bridge located between Bismarck and Mandan, N.Dak., according to a KYFR report.
BALTIMORE – A joint venture (JV) between Skanska and Fay, S&B USA Construction, has been selected for the $293 million Howard Street Tunnel Clearance Program, commonly known as the Howard Street Tunnel Project, which includes modernizing the historic 125-year-old Howard Street Tunnel in Baltimore, Md., along CSX’s I-95 rail corridor.
NEW YORK CITY – The MTA has approved contracts regarding accessibility upgrades at subway and LIRR stations, replacing Webster Avenue Bridge, and the Metro-North Brewster Yard Improvements Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded over $645 million from the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program.
NEWARK, N.J. – State and federal officials announced the beginning of construction in New Jersey on the Hudson Tunnel Project.
PRESIDIO, Texas – The international rail bridge opening between Presidio and Ojinaga has been pushed from December 2024 to summer 2025.
BALTIMORE – Baltimore-Washington Rapid Rail is working toward a high-speed magnetic levitation train from Washington D.C. to New York by way of Baltimore.
KEARNY, NJ – Amtrak announced it launched the procurement process for the Sawtooth Bridges Replacement Project.
BISMARCK, ND – The non-profit group, Friends of the Rail Bridge, appeared before the North Dakota Supreme Court on November 16th to argue against tearing down the 140-year old structure.
DEL MAR, Calif, – Del Mar City Council asks SANDAG to study rail realignment option.
SAN FRANCISCO – The Valley Transportation Authority reports that it has purchased a tunnel boring machine from Herrenknecht, for its BSVII, or BART Silicon Valley Phase II, project.
BARSTOW, Calif. – In conjunction with BNSF, SBCTA is working to replace the North First Avenue Bridge in Barstow, California.