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Transportation officials work to connect I-10 and I-19 south of Tucson

Inside Tucson Business » Government officials working on a study of the Sonoran Corridor Project say it would be “a regional economic catalyst,” noting that hooking up I-10 and I-19 near Tucson International Airport would be a “multilevel, multistep, multiyear economic development initiative” for Pima County and Southern Arizona.  The report on the project suggests that the new travel route ultimately chosen would significantly transform the regional economy, “adding billions of dollars (their estimated annual impact would be $32 billion) and tens of thousands of jobs (their estimate is 200,000 jobs) to the Tucson valley.”

October 12th, 2018|

USDOT providing nearly $64B for transportation investments

Transportation Today » The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will make available more than $63.9 billion in multimodal discretionary and formula transportation investments by the end of fiscal year 2018. DOT will also make available $1.6 billion in FY 2017 discretionary funds.

October 12th, 2018|

Candidates for governor eye Georgia’s transportation needs

Politically Georgia » The candidates for Georgia governor say more must be done to tackle traffic and improve transportation across the Peach State. But Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp offer different visions of what should be done and how to pay for it.

October 11th, 2018|

Gavin Newsom says he would scale back the bullet train and twin tunnels if elected

Los Angeles Times » If Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is elected governor as expected, he’ll keep building the state’s two contentious public works projects: the bullet train and twin water tunnels. But he’ll scale back both. Newsom will concentrate on completing a high-speed rail line from the San Joaquin Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area. As for the beleaguered water project in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, Newsom will try to reduce its size to one tunnel.

October 11th, 2018|

Bridge shake test is part of earthquake engineering research for Caltran

Nevada Today » The massive “shake table” at the University of Nevada, Reno, symbolizes a partnership with Caltrans that tests innovative bridge designs that are quick to construct, stand up better to big earthquakes and, when damaged, can be easily repaired.

October 11th, 2018|

Midterms 2018: A Look at Top Republican Transportation Policymakers

Transport Topics » With the midterm elections less than a month away, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will begin next year with a new leader.  But, before they figure out who the next chairman of the committee will be, Republicans must first retain control of the chamber. And from the looks of it, their grip appears to be slipping.

October 10th, 2018|
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