Transportation

From highway, rail and airport projects to transportation advancements, such as the Hyperloop, follow these important projects locally and internationally.



New Train Station in Coatesville, Pa., May Help Boost City West of Philadelphia

The long-planned effort to build a new $65 million train station in Coatesville, Pa., took another step forward Oct. 22 when federal, state and local officials broke ground on a project that will seek to revitalize the Chester County city....


New Division Will Look at 'Big Picture' Construction

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is in the middle of a process to consolidate some of the functions it shares with the state turnpike authority and aeronautics commission, and ODOT is making some internal changes as well....


California High-Speed Rail Authority Board Approves Latest Portion of 500-Mi. Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) board of directors approved the Final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the approximately 80-mi. Bakersfield to Palmdale project alignment section....


Construction Starts On $50M Butte County Highway Job

In a major milestone, Caltrans has started construction on a safety and passing lanes project on State Highway 70 in southern Butte County. Teichert Construction of Sacramento and MCM Construction of North Highlands are the contractors on the project....


NCDOT Calls On Lane Construction to Improve I-440 With $365M Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is overseeing a $365 million undertaking known as the I-440 and Blue Ridge Road project. The improvements to I-440, between just south of Walnut Street in Cary and north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh, are being made to improve traffic flow, access and efficiency....


The $415M I-15 Technology Corridor Project Has Earned UDOT Award Honors

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently announced the Top 12 finalists in the 2021 America's Transportation Awards competition. Work on I-15 — known as the Technology Corridor —Lehi Main to SR 92, has earned the Utah of Department of Transportation the selection of Quality of Life/Community Development in the competition....


Charlotte Airport Building Latest Facility Upgrade at a Cost of $608M

As part of Charlotte Douglas International Airport's multi-billion-dollar Destination CLT capital investment program, a $608 million construction project is approaching the two-year mark to expand the North Carolina facility's terminal lobby....


USDOT to Provide $628M for I-405 Construction Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced its Build America Bureau has provided a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act TIFIA direct loan in the amount of up to $628.93 million to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for the I-405 Improvement Project....


Deal Reached on $400M Plan to Renovate Philly's 30th Street Station in 2022

Amtrak and Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP) reached a deal Sept. 15 on a lease and development agreement for the restoration and renovation of the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, multiple news sources reported....


Six State DOTs Win Regional Transportation Project Awards

State departments of transportation in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin earned regional recognition in the America's Transportation Awards competition for eight projects that quickly restored safe access to a fire-damaged bridge; used drones to increase staff safety while also improving travel efficiency; and expanded a picturesque pedestrian and bike path to improve community connections, among others....