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transportation

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.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in Washington D.C., is beginning a new public outreach campaign entitled "The Benefits of Transportation: The Solutions State DOTs Bring to People and Their Communities." Designed to increase public awareness about the multitude of benefits transportation investment provides, this new national campaign uses an interactive map to link website visitors to transportation projects across the country — eight projects in Nebraska — that are reducing travel times, improving safety, protecting the environment, and boosting the economy.

In an effort to accelerate funding and construction on I-35 through Central Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission discussed a proposed plan at its meeting last month to add an additional $4.3 billion to build new lanes on I35 through Austin. The funding would be in addition to already approved amount, bringing the total investment on the I-35 Capital Express Project to $7.5 billion.

It's business as usual in the paving industry — almost. Construction and infrastructure work, which includes paving, have been classified as essential services. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Washington, have put this work on hold. In other states, work goes on while emphasizing federal, state and local guidelines including social distancing, sterilizing work surfaces and keeping meetings to 10 people or less.

The second-most populous state in the country continues to grow by an average of 1,100 per day, with state demographers predicting that the populations in five metropolitan areas (Austin, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio) may double by 2050.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a $28.22 million grant to the city of El Paso for the Montana Rapid Transit Service (RTS) Corridor project. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service to important destinations in downtown El Paso, the El Paso International Airport and the Far East Transfer Center.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) In a chilly breeze under a warm sun, officials and onlookers gathered at the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park last week for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a project to extend Historic Battlefield Trail from Palo Alto nearly all the way to Los Fresnos to the north.

Construction crews drilled the first shafts last fall for the $1.2 billion phase one of the Chicago Transit Authority's $2.1 billion Red-Purple Modernization Program, the largest capital improvement project in the agency's history. The program will modernize train service on a 9.6-mi.

The Baker-Polito Administration filed an "An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges," which seeks $200 million in Chapter 90 funds to support local transportation infrastructure projects in all 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

During the last two weeks in August each year, the population of Williamsport, Pa., doubles as fans flock from across the country — many from outside the United States — to see the Little League World Series. The roads that carry the throngs of visitors need to be clear and drivable to avoid creating backups.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced 20 proposals have been selected for funding in the fourth round of the County Bridge Match Program (CBMP). The program was created as a result of the 2016 Transportation Innovation Act (TIA), signed into law by Gov.

Officials ceremonially shoveled dirt in Austin last July to launch the latest rendition of an interchange design called a "diverging diamond interchange." Commonly referred to as a DDI, the design is a relatively new wrinkle in highway architecture. It continues to find favor in the United States for the simple reason that it moves traffic safely.