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From highway, rail and airport projects to transportation advancements, such as the Hyperloop, CEG's Transportation page gives you the news you need about these important projects.

In Chicago, Ill., work continues on the final phase of a project that will create a new road between the Loop and Chinatown. Section 3 involves construction of a segment of Wells Street extending from Roosevelt Road to 16th Street, resulting in a new north-south through-street between Clark Street and the South Branch of the Chicago River.

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) voted to advance the transformative Traffic Relief Plan to ease traffic congestion for hundreds of thousands of commuters every day, and dramatically improve quality of life in the Washington capital region region for decades to come.

Rhode Island DOT is starting two big projects within the host communities of Cumberland, Pawtucket and Central Falls — the Broad Street Regeneration Project and the Transit Emphasis Corridor. Here's a round-up of what the DOT also has been up to lately.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate said Jan. 13 he doubts a transportation bill that includes tolls can be passed in the General Assembly, despite optimism expressed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, of North Haven, told reporters that tolls have been "talked about forever" at the state Capitol, and a bill still isn't ready for a vote.

The Baker-Polito Administration announced that $20 million in additional funding will be provided to cities and towns in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) for road construction and transportation improvement projects. This funding was included in a supplemental budget recently signed by Gov.

Last year was one of significant success for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in northwest Ohio. "From major construction in partnership with our contractors to significant improvements on our highways by our own workforce, 2019 has been the year we hoped for," said Chris Hughes, deputy director of the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, headquartered in Lima.

Massachusetts and 11 other states across the Northeast and the District of Columbia announced the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) draft agreement would generate $1.4 billion to $7 billion per year regionally for transportation-related investments and about $500 million per year in Massachusetts to enhance transit system infrastructure, reduce roadway congestion and deliver more resilient, efficient transportation programs.

Did you know that Atlanta's metropolitan area is the third largest and fastest growing in the country? And not only that, its growth rate is consistently in the top five? Now that you do, what does all of that mean? Improving the city's infrastructure is a necessity.

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved three new construction and five professional engineering services contracts totaling $183.4 million at its December meeting, including contract awards to three firms working as primes with the Tollway for the first time.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Trump Administration will invest $900 million in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Gov. Ned Lamont officially unveiled his latest transportation improvement plan Nov. 7, expressing a willingness to compromise, but noting an urgency to finally address Connecticut's long-standing transportation challenges. The Democrat acknowledged his earlier proposal, which included dozens of tolls on highways throughout the state, was a "bridge too far" for many state lawmakers.