KVIA reports, “The City [El Paso} has released a handful of emails related to the phishing scam that resulted in the misdirection $3.2 million in funds, most of it related to the streetcar project. The City said it redacted the names...Show More Summary
Semi portable equipment was developed by NDT Technologies to inspect ultrasonically hollow rail wheel axles as required by AAR S-659 standard.
UpNorthLive.com chats up a Mackinac Bridge Authority employee whose job is to drive anxious or fearful travelers across the bridge. The report adds that, “About 100,000 people cross the Mackinac Bridge every month, but according to the Mackinac Bridge Authority, about five people a day need to be driven across by one of [the authority’s employees]. Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) looks at the surge in construction materials and infrastructure construction stocks precipitated by expectations of a Trump revitalization program but cautions that the “math doesn’t add up” and raises a red flag on P3 projects, reporting that, “Such projects have fared poorly in the past. Show More Summary
The French Government and Alstom have set-out new plans for maintenance of rail and industrial activities at the company’s Belfort site to protect 400 jobs.
Finnish companies YIT Construction, VR Track and Pöyry have signed an agreement with the City of Tampere for implementation of the €238.8m Tampere light rail project.
WFYI reports, “Indiana’s roads task force may recommend the state begin tolling interstate highways. Previous debates over how to pay for Indiana’s infrastructure needs focused on fuel taxes, alternative fuel vehicle levies, and fees based on the number of miles someone drives. Show More Summary
Cranston Herald publishes an op-ed by State Rep. Blake A. Filippi, an independent from Block Island, who hammers the state’s truck tolling program, arguing that, “Although our current leaders promise passenger cars won’t be tolled, their commitment isn’t binding on future leaders. Show More Summary
Whenever I visit Portland, about 10 minutes before arrival I always by a Trimet Day Pass for $5 on my phone. This enables occasional users like me to use transit at will without giving a second thought to fare media. Well, Seattle is finally catching up. On Thursday, King County Metro and Sound Transit […]
WWLP reports, “Governor Charlie Baker is calling the Mass Pike’s transition to all electronic tolling a success. Now people are questioning whether it should or would be implemented on other highways in the state.” The report adds that...Show More Summary
KXAN reports, “The agency that runs the MoPac Expressway is out with new numbers showing the opening of the northbound express lane in mid-October is speeding up travel times for commuters headed to north Austin. When Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority reviewed traffic data from Oct. Show More Summary
The Plain Dealer reports, “The state is investing $15 million in a 35-mile stretch of road outside of Columbus that will act as a testing ground for autonomous and connected vehicles. Dubbed the Smart Mobility Corridor, the stretch of road on U.S. Show More Summary
Windsor Star reports that predicting the Gordie Howe International Bridge’s opening date is a ”mug’s game” according to Windsor-Detroit bridge authority interim chairman Dwight Duncan. In remarks made after a November 30 chamber luncheon speech, Duncan said a completion date estimate will be easier to make after a contractor is selected in 18 months. Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal reports that a Bergen County superior court judge heard argument on November 30 about whether to appoint a special prosecutor to handle an official misconduct complaint against Governor Chris Christie stemming from the George Washington Bridge lane closures incident. Show More Summary
WAVE reports that the Ohio River Bridges project’s joint tolling authority learned on November 30 that there is still no firm date for the start of tolling. “‘The live testing of the system is still underway,’ INDOT’s Clint Murphy told the panel.” The station adds. Show More Summary
Moody’s Investors Service announces the release of a new research report, “Tolls Roads – US: 2017 Outlook – Strong Traffic and Revenue Growth Support Positive Outlook” (subscription required). Moody’s concludes that the 2017 outlookShow More Summary
Los Angeles Times reports, “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority [LA Metro] has agreed to pay nearly $300 million more to [Omaha-based Kiewit Corporation,] the contractor of the 405 Freeway widening project, capping a years-long dispute over responsibility for schedule delays, design changes and cost overruns. Show More Summary
Long Island Press reports that FHWA “suspects New York State may have broken federal law when it recently opened a store at the Long Island Expressway rest stop in Dix Hills.... [NYDOT] officials maintain that the new rest area — and...Show More Summary
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will keep a seat open and the headlights shining on its entire fleet on Thursday, December 1, 2016, to honor the life of Rosa Parks and her contribution to equal rights.