VIDEO: Conveyor bridge transporting materials over roadway on Cal. Route 180 project

Equipment World » In the video below, Sam Yniguez, a public information officer with Caltrans, highlights a conveyor system bridge that will be used on the Kings Canyon Road (State Route 180) project in eastern Fresno County.

2018-01-17T15:51:56+00:00 January 17th, 2018|California, General Interest, Highways|

Cost climbs by $2.8 billion for California bullet train

ABC7 » The estimated cost for the first phase of California’s bullet train climbed by 35 percent on Tuesday to $10.6 billion, the latest increase for the ambitious project to run a high-speed rail line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The $2.8 billion price hike for a 119-mile segment in the Central Valley puts the entire cost of the project at roughly $67 billion, although officials said they hope to recover the newly announced costs later. It was projected to cost $40 billion in 2008 when voters approved bond financing.

2018-01-17T15:28:53+00:00 January 16th, 2018|California, California High Speed Rail, Design-Build, High-Speed Rail|

With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

Governing » The idea of charging drivers for the miles they drive instead of the gas they burn is not new. But states are still sorting out how it might work. After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

2018-01-17T15:45:28+00:00 January 16th, 2018|California, Fuel Tax, Oregon, Road Usage Charge, Vehicle Usage Fees|

Virgin Hyperloop One built a trip-planning app for a transportation method that doesn’t exist yet

Curbed » One of the leaders in the tubular transport system, Virgin Hyperloop One—recently renamed after a substantial investment by Richard Branson—has debuted an app that illustrates how easy it might be to travel from, say, Vegas to LA. Hey, don’t worry about the fact that the actual hyperloop isn’t real yet!

2018-01-10T13:13:49+00:00 January 8th, 2018|California, High-Speed Rail, Nevada|

VIDEO: An exclusive look at the new Hwy. 1 over Big Sur’s massive landslide

The Tribune » As Caltrans workers and private contractors work seven days a week to rebuild Highway 1 at Mud Creek, they’ve learned to watch for water coming at them from two directions: the surf below and the sky above.

2018-01-10T12:04:51+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Bridges, California, Highways|
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