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1/18/2019

Uncertainty over federal funding due to the partial government shutdown has caused transportation officials in Oklahoma and New Mexico to delay seeking construction bids for upcoming projects. State agencies can still access funds from the Highway Trust Fund during the shutdown, but the agencies say operating in the current funding environment is "a very risky thing."

1/18/2019

Ewa Bauer-Furbush is implementing a retrofit that will make the engineering icon last for decades to come. Discover the impressive achievements of the 2019 ASCE Outstanding Projects And Leaders award-winner in management. Celebrate all five OPAL winners and see the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement winner revealed at the 20th annual OPAL Gala, March 14. Order your tickets.

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1/18/2019

How will engineers satisfy the transportation needs of the future? Leading planners, researchers, and policymakers will discuss innovative solutions at ASCE's International Conference on Transportation & Development, coming to suburban Washington, D.C., June 9-12. See the program and register.

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1/18/2019

Advanced urban-mobility technology could support 30% more customer traffic while reducing travel time by 10%, according to a McKinsey report. More seamless mobility can occur with the growth of ride-sharing, electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles.

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1/18/2019

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will spend $350 million on three concurrent efforts to add travel lanes, upgrade bridges and resurface pavement on a 39-mile stretch of Interstate 94. Construction is expected to begin this summer and last through 2021.

1/18/2019

The Port of Alaska has begun work on the first phase of a $1 billion upgrade that entails building a $150 million to $200 million dock that will be supported by an underwater concrete block. Ships will use the dock to drop off fuel and cement.

1/18/2019

Officials revealed five proposed renderings for the planned $8.5 billion 3.4 million-square-foot expansion of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Workers will build an international terminal and two passenger concourses.

1/18/2019

An AECOM-led consortium lost out on a bid for a terminal at the Kansas City International Airport, but consortium representatives now say they can do the proposed work for about $1.1 billion less than the winning bidder. The city does not appear to be interested in making any changes to the project, saying it is only working with one developer.

1/18/2019

The California State Water Resources Control Board will not issue the necessary permits for a project to raise the height of the Shasta Dam, citing a law preventing agencies from involvement in planning of projects that compromise free flow of the McCloud River. Congress approved $20 million for preconstruction and design work for the $1.4 billion effort last year, but with a new Congress in place, the project could face new funding hurdles.

1/18/2019

The International Code Council and the Alliance for National and Community Resilience have developed the first resiliency guidelines, which local communities can use to improve buildings codes. "These benchmarks provide a standard for local and state governments to follow ensuring they are well prepared for the next disaster," ANCR Executive Director Ryan Colker says.