Former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has produced a 45-page task force report on ways to improve transportation in Chicago, and it encourages the city to use a multiapproach strategy. The report uses the example of managed toll lanes in Northern Virginia as an innovative approach to reducing congestion.
Congress will return from its spring recess to continue the search for a sustainable funding source for a long-term infrastructure bill, which could include a program to assess the viability of a vehicle-miles-traveled fee system. Meanwhile, House leaders will meet with Trump administration agency chiefs, who are expected to defend a fiscal 2020 budget proposal that includes a 22% decrease in discretionary funding for the Transportation Department.
The Nevada Department of Transportation has applied for a $60 million federal grant for its planned $200 million Interstate 15-Tropicana Avenue interchange that could improve access to the city's new stadium. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and last three years.
Citing a major opportunity to enhance Florida's port business, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is seeking $140 million in federal funds to bolster the infrastructure and security of the state's ports. Earlier this week, the Canaveral Port Authority broke ground on a new terminal for Carnival Cruise Line.
The final steel beam was lifted into place Tuesday, topping off the north concourse of the $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport expansion. The first phase will open in next fall.
Within the next 60 days, Alaska's gas line team anticipates wrapping up analyses that will inform the next steps on an estimated $43 billion liquefied natural gas project. However, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says it isn't top of mind for potential investors at the moment.
President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2020 budget includes $111 million for the Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District's Lower Monongahela River Project, which includes river dredging and construction of locks in Charleroi, Pa.
Overlapping construction, design and business processes can make coordination challenging, but business intelligence tools can help companies grasp a project's moving parts, Steve Sanda writes. Firms can optimize business intelligence by posing process-centric questions, leveraging existing data and identifying data gaps.
In 1999, a fire broke out in the Mont Blanc Tunnel in the Alps, killing 39 people. The size of the tragedy alarmed civil engineers and changed the way the profession approaches fire protection in tunnels, including the recently opened State Route 99 Tunnel in Seattle.
Construction is to begin on the $33.4 million Illinois Route 23 Interchange Project, as traffic will shift for a work zone starting Monday. The project will establish a partial cloverleaf interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 23.
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