With new bridge toll, Hwy. 101 project fully funded

Argus Courier » Money from the $4.5 billion measure is earmarked for Bay Area transportation projects including $120 million to widen Highway 101 from the Sonoma-Marin county line to Novato and $100 million to improve Highway 37, although officials are unclear on those projects’ timelines.

2018-06-18T09:58:16+00:00June 17th, 2018|Bridges, California, Highways, Tolling|

Army Corps to fund additional $1.8B in projects with new work plan

Better Roads » The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2018 Work Plan includes an additional $1.772 billion provided in Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package enacted March 23. Of that amount, $956 million will go to navigation projects; $541 million for flood risk management; and $275 million for other projects.

2018-06-18T10:05:59+00:00June 15th, 2018|Funding, U.S. News|

Oregon on the road to freeway tolling

Portland Tribune » Oregon transportation officials will ask the federal government’s permission by year-end to impose tolls on some or all of I-5 and I-205 in the Portland area. The tolls would be designed to raise money for highway improvements and encourage some motorists to drive at less-busy times, alleviating congestion.

2018-06-18T10:36:53+00:00June 14th, 2018|Highways, Oregon, Tolling|

FTA issues decision for $4.7B California BART extension

Construction Dive » The Federal Transit Administration has issued a Record of Decision for the $4.7 billion, six-mile BART Silicon Valley Phase II extension into downtown San Jose and Santa Clara, allowing the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority to start engineering work for the project and to apply for a $1.5 billion New Starts FTA grant.

Feds issue rule to promote private-sector participation in transit projects

Construction Dive » The Federal Transit Administration has announced its intention, through a notice in the Federal Register, to implement a new rule meant to remove any barriers that might be preventing private-industry investment in U.S. public transportation infrastructure projects. The new rule, dubbed Private Investment Project Procedures, will go into effect June 29.

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