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4/26/2018

The odds of cyberattacks are increasing as transportation systems become more connected, experts say. Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said traffic signals, variable message boards and trains are among areas of high concern for transportation officials nationwide.

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4/26/2018

Construction started in 2015 on a 3.92-mile rail extension in Los Angeles, and work will begin on the first phase of tunneling this summer. The $8.2 billion project is expected to be completed in 2023.

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4/26/2018

How will a tall building respond to wind? A paper in ASCE's Journal of Engineering Mechanics offers a new way to estimate that combines a virtual dynamic shaker with a simple mathematical model. Read the paper free for a limited time, courtesy of ASCE Library.

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4/26/2018

Enjoy quick, easy digital access to both ASCE 7-16 and ASCE 7-10 with the new ASCE 7 Online. Now you can compare changes between editions, view side-by-side display of provisions and commentary, share notes and information, calculate measurements, and search by key words. See this breakthrough tool at asce7.online.

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4/26/2018

Traffic has increased on the MoPac Expressway in Austin, Texas, since tolled lanes opened in October, per information presented at the most recent Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority meeting. The authority agreed to assess how a discount program for qualified veterans would affect revenues.

4/26/2018

A $1.8 billion natural gas-powered electrical plant is slated for New Jersey and is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs. It's unclear when construction would begin at the 15-acre site, but the work should be finished in 2022.

4/26/2018

A $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 70% complete, and work should wrap up in February. About 880 construction workers are on-site daily, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials toured the 972,000-square-foot project Wednesday.

4/26/2018

The $430 million I-15 Technology Corridor project in Utah will add four lanes to Interstate 15 and improve interchanges. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert flew a drone equipped with a camera over the area to help celebrate the start of construction.

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4/26/2018

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is planning a 12-story building that will contain concert halls, a recording studio, apartments and a restaurant. Construction will start this summer on the $185 million facility, which will open in 2020.

4/26/2018

Construction costs increased for the 18th month in a row in April, according to the IHS Markit PEG Engineering and Construction Cost Index, and steel tariffs have created further uncertainty in the industry. Labor costs increased in all regions of the country.

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