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UMaine to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected the University of Maine (UMaine) to lead creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center.

Research program makes plans for more resilient linear infrastructure

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced a new £4.8 million engineering research program, led by Newcastle University, that will examine how long linear infrastructure assets, such as road and railway slopes, pipeline bedding and flood protection structures, can be better maintained and monitored to make them more resilient

At least $125 million available to Indiana communities for rail overpass projects

The Indiana Department of Transportation will make available at least $125 million for high-priority railroad safety projects on local roads statewide through the agency’s new “Local Trax” matching grant program.

Illinois civil engineers grade state’s infrastructure a C-

The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released the 2018 Report Card for Illinois’ Infrastructure, giving 10 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of C-.

TAMC selects LAN as part of construction management team for Salinas Rail Extension

The Transportation Authority of Monterey County (TAMC) selected civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as part of the construction management team for the initial phase of Salinas Rail Extension.

U.S. DOT to issue $100 million grant MBTA Green Line Extension

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will issue $100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for its Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.

Amtrak selects development team to partner in Baltimore Penn Station redevelopment

Amtrak selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.

Bentley’s new OpenRail advances BIM for full rail and transit life cycle

At The Year in Infrastructure Conference, Bentley Systems’ CEO Greg Bentley introduced the OpenRail solution, comprising applications and services for the comprehensive planning, engineering, project delivery, and operations of rail and transit infrastructure.
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Amtrak unveils ‘Ready to Build’ campaign

Amtrak unveiled the “Ready to Build” campaign, which includes a series of short films showcasing five critical investments that are vital to the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system.
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