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GLS Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Grand Opening of New Seaway Visitor Center in Massena, New York

MASSENA, NY — U.S. Department of Transportation officials were recently on hand as the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) celebrated the grand opening of its new visitor center at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock in Massena, New York. The center will welcome visitors to the Seaway and provide …

Shapiro Administration, Federal, Local Partners Celebrate I-95 Repair Completion Less Than a Year After Collapse

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll was joined by Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt, and other officials to commemorate the completion of the permanent repairs to I-95 in northeast Philadelphia, less than a year after a fire last June caused the roadway to collapse. …

New York Governor Announces Award of Third Construction Contract for I-81 Viaduct Project in City of Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the award of the third construction contract for the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project. The project, the largest in New York State Department of Transportation history, will replace an elevated highway in Downtown Syracuse with a Community Grid that will reconnect neighborhoods, improve mobility, …

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New York Governor Announces Advancement of Kensington Expressway Project to Reconnect East Buffalo Communities

BUFFALO, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a major milestone in the Kensington Expressway Project, which will reconnect neighborhoods within East Buffalo that have been divided for generations, while providing green space and a new vibrancy to the community. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a “Finding of No …

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New Jersey Governor Announces O’Connor to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announces his intention to nominate Francis (Fran) K. O’Connor as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). O’Connor’s nomination follows the transition of current NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti to her new role as Murphy’s Chief of Staff.

“With more than four decades …

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Delaware DOT Nears Completion on the BR 1-159 Bridge Project, Overcoming Complex Site Constraints

Throughout their career, construction personnel engage in projects of various difficulty levels. On the surface, the BR 1-159 on James Street over the Christina River is a simple project. However, a deeper look at the details reveals the complexity of Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) project constructed by Mumford …

Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

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Pennsylvania DOT’s South Atherton Street Project to Improve Infrastructure and Safety Around Penn State

In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) grew concerned about the drainage system around State College, Pennsylvania. They studied the system and determined it needed to be replaced due to the aging infrastructure that included pipes from the 1950s. Some parallel pipe, which ran from the curb line to …

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USACE, ECHDC Celebrate First Phase of Construction on Buffalo Outer Harbor Wetland

BUFFALO, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) celebrate completion of the 2023 construction season’s work on a new wetland ecosystem being built in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

USACE and its contractor, Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Co., placed bedding …

New York Governor Announces more than $483M in BRIDGE NY Funding to Rehabilitate and Replace Local Bridges and Culverts

ALBANY, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that $483 million in assistance to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts will soon be available to local governments across New York in the latest installment of the state's BRIDGE NY initiative. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will work through …

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Federal Railroad Administration Invests $16B in America’s Busiest Corridor

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces it has awarded $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), a railroad line running between Boston and Washington, D.C. This particular line is one of the highest volume passenger rail corridors …

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Route 18, East Brunswick Drainage and Pavement Rehab Project Upgrades 60-Year-Old Utilities and Roadway

On Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the highway that saw its last major improvement in 1960 now suffers from flooding issues and deterioration, but heavy commuter and commercial traffic complicates work.

To solve those problems, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) included strict provisions for small, spread-out …

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New York Governor Announces Completion of Phase Two of the $1.7B Hunts Point Access Improvement Project

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a major milestone in the state's $1.7 billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project. Phase Two of the project, which rehabilitated key sections of the Bruckner Expressway and Bruckner Boulevard to create a more direct route to the Hunts Point Market, will be …

New Jersey Governor Announces FHWA Approval of $425M in Additional Federal Fiscal Year Funding for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT Projects

LONG BRANCH, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announces that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded an additional $425 million in federal transportation dollars to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for transportation projects. This is the highest amount New Jersey has ever received, and the fourth-highest award nationwide, …

New York Governor Announces Major Construction Complete on $121M Project to Reconstruct Section of Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that major construction is complete on a $121 million project that reconstructed the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) in both directions between West 161st Street and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. This significant construction project will improve traffic flow, enhance safety, and encourage economic …

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Flatiron’s E.E. Cruz to Deliver Bronx River Parkway Bridge Replacement

NEW YORK, NY — The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has selected Flatiron’s E.E. Cruz subsidiary for the $137.7 million best-value bid-build project to replace the Bronx River Parkway Bridge. The complex infrastructure project will require ongoing collaboration with Amtrak, CSX, MTA, and the current Penn Station …

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Executive Order Creating New, First-in-the-Nation Workforce Training Program to Take Advantage of Historic Federal Infrastructure Funding

PITTSBURGH, PA — Governor Josh Shapiro recently signed an executive order creating the Commonwealth Workforce Transformation Program (CWTP), a first-in-the-nation job training program that provides workforce development grants to ensure companies, contractors, unions, and others who are working to build Pennsylvania’s infrastructure have the skilled workforce they need.

The program …

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New York Governor Joins Federal, State, and Local Officials to Break Ground on I-81 Viaduct Project in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul recently joined federal, state, and local officials to officially break ground on the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project in Syracuse, formally launching one of the largest and most ambitious construction projects ever undertaken by New York State, in partnership with the federal government. Overseen by …

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New York State DOT Improves the Resilience of the Bridges of Westchester County

Located directly north of New York City, Westchester County is a dynamic and highly populated area. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is in the middle of the Lower Westchester Bridge Bundle project, which is impacting multiple bridges in the area. The project will help keep traffic flowing …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a …

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Oakland Avenue/Route 286 Reconstruction in Western Pennsylvania Adds Capacity and Enables Further Development

Located in western Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, Indiana County has had a great deal of commercial growth and local infrastructure needs to be improved to keep up. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 10 has nearly completed the Oakland Avenue/Route 286 Reconstruction Project, which will help …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Progress on Hudson River Tunnel Project

NEWARK, NJ — The Biden-Harris Administration is taking a critical step forward on one of the largest infrastructure projects in American history: the revitalization and expansion of the Northeast Rail Corridor, specifically the Hudson River Tunnel (HRT) project between New York and New Jersey. Thanks to the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $150M Grant for Bus Rapid Transit in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $149.9 million construction grant award to Pittsburgh Regional Transit for the new Downtown-Uptown-Oakland bus rapid transit (BRT) line. Funded by the President's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland BRT project will provide fast, convenient transit for …

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PA Turnpike Celebrates Construction of Next Mon/Fayette Expressway Phase

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and elected officials recently broke ground, signifying construction is underway for the Mon/Fayette Expressway PA Route 51 to I-376 Project’s southern section. Decades ago, Pennsylvania state legislators entrusted the PTC with building the Mon/Fayette Expressway (PA Turnpike 43), and in 1988 the …

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Governor Shapiro, Pennsylvania DOT, Local and Federal Partners Announce I-95 Reconstruction Plan to Safely and Quickly Reopen Roadway

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Governor Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Mike Carroll, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, U.S. Department of Transportation Under Secretary for Policy Carlos Monje, Ryan Boyer from the Philadelphia Building Trades Council, and contractors recently announced that the demolition of the damaged section of I-95 is …

New Jersey DOT Announces Grand Opening of Transportation Training Facility in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces the opening of a transportation training facility in Bordentown, Burlington County.

The facility previously served as the New Jersey National Guard Bordentown Combined Support Maintenance Shop. NJDOT acquired the property from the New Jersey Department of Military …

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Delaware DOT Breaks Ground on I-95/896 Interchange Improvements Project

NEWARK, DE — Governor John Carney, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, and state and local officials from Newark joined Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski for a groundbreaking event to mark the start of the Delaware Department of Transportation's I-95/896 interchange improvements project.

“There’s nothing more …

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Extra Lanes Reduce Congestion on SR 72 in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is in the middle of a project in Bear, which is approximately 10 miles south of Wilmington. The work is occurring on State Route 72, which runs through the city and New Castle County. Upon completion, area residents will experience more reliable travel times …

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Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project is Underway

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announce the start of construction work for the Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project.

A formal press event was held at the site with …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $21M to Fund the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge Project in New York

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

Delaware DOT Marks End of I-95 Restore the Corridor Project

WILMINGTON, DE — Governor John Carney and Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski were joined by the state’s congressional delegation, Mayor Mike Purzycki, and representatives from the contracting community to celebrate the completion of the $200 million I-95 Restore the Corridor project. The project began in February 2021 and major construction …

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Kiewit Partnered with Delaware DOT to Quickly Restore I-95 Through Wilmington

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 led to the construction of many highways in the United States in the 1950s and 60s. Some sections of Interstate 95 – a main north-south highway that runs from Florida to Maine and into Canada – were constructed during the 1960s, including the portion …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

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USDOT Awards Mega Grants to Hudson Yards Concrete Casing Project in New York, Roosevelt Boulevard Multimodal Project in Pennsylvania

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

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Route 70 Road and Utility Upgrades Provide Better Connectivity in Southwest New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is in the middle of a major capital project on Route 70. The long-term project, located in southwest New Jersey across the river from Philadelphia, was identified in 2011. Upon completion, the corridor will be modernized and safer for drivers and pedestrians.

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New York Governor Announces Third and Final Phase of $1.7B Hunts Point Access Improvement Project Now Underway

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the latest milestone in the state's $1.7 billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project. A $446 million contract has been awarded for the third and final phase of the project, and work is now getting underway. This new phase of the project includes …

Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make Available Nearly $9B to Modernize Busiest Passenger Rail Corridor in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available nearly $9 billion in funding to upgrade and expand passenger rail services along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). These funds will be issued through the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program …

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HRI, Inc. Completes Phase One of I-80 Project

There’s often great excitement when infrastructure projects begin. There may be speeches and pictures with various politicians and other bigwigs as they put shovels in the ground. However, projects can’t move forward or get to the opening stage without proper funding. An important and needed infrastructure project in Centre County, …

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Revitalization Begins with New Commuter Rail Station

As municipalities strive to encourage people to use public transport, it’s helpful to have train stations that are aesthetically pleasing and easily accessible. The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is in the middle of a development project for the Claymont Train Station.

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New York Governor Announces $230M to Lift Nine Upstate Airports to New Heights

ALBANY, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces $230 million in awards to nine upstate airports for revitalization projects that reimagine and further modernize airports across upstate New York. This funding comes from the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition, a competitive solicitation which aims to promote, revitalize, and accelerate …

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I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Project Wins Grand Prize in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Project, which reconnected a community of color in downtown Pittsburg, has earned the national Grand Prize in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), …

New York Governor Announces Major Milestone on Conversion of State Route 17 into Interstate 86

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a major milestone in the long-awaited conversion of State Route 17 into Interstate 86 in Orange and Sullivan Counties. Work has begun on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the upgrade of the roadway to interstate standards, with public outreach and involvement …

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New York Governor Accelerates Projects to Improve Access to Buffalo's Waterfront

BUFFALO, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the acceleration of several significant projects along Buffalo's waterfront. Advanced funding from the New York Power Authority to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) will jumpstart four major projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside. These projects complement recreation and transportation …

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Pennsylvania Governor Celebrates Biden Infrastructure Law Investments with White House Infrastructure Coordinator

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Wolf was joined by White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu to celebrate federal investments in Pennsylvania thanks to the Biden Infrastructure Law.

"Infrastructure affects everything we do, from where we live and work, to how we visit our family and friends, to the food we …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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New Jersey DOT Reconstructs Route 35 Bridge in Perth Amboy

Imagine the immigrants who came to the United States on boats from around the world. One of the first glimpses of the United States that the anxious and excited immigrants saw may well have been Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The city is in northeast New Jersey and is on the …

Biden Administration, USDOT Announce Over $233M in Grants to Upgrade Intercity Passenger Rail Service

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Department of Transportation awards over $233 million to 11 projects in eight states to improve and modernize vital intercity passenger rail service. Funded by the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program), these investments will help replace bridges and tunnels along …

Governor Hochul Announces $21.1M Project Underway to Replace Adirondack Northway Bridges in Warren County

LAKE GEORGE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that a $21.1-million project is underway to replace the bridges carrying the northbound and southbound lanes of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) over U.S. Route 9 in the Town of Lake George, Warren County. The two-year project will replace the twin spans …

Walnut Street Extension at Greenfield Lancaster to Improve Traffic Flow, Preserve Farmland, Create Jobs, Expand Recreation for Community

EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, PA — High Real Estate Group LLC (HREG), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), county and township officials, and local stakeholders broke ground on a multimodal transportation project that will alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety on a key highway corridor in Lancaster County. The multimodal transportation …

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New York Governor Announces Groundbreaking for Regeneron's $1.8B Expansion in Westchester County

TARRYTOWN, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the groundbreaking for Regeneron's previously announced $1.8-billion research, preclinical manufacturing, and support facilities at the company's Westchester County campus in Tarrytown. The company, a biotechnology leader that invents and manufactures medicines for people with serious diseases, committed to creating at least 1,000 new …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

Three Projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a …

More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

New York Governor Announces Construction of $9.5B New Terminal One at JFK Airport Will Begin This Summer

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that construction of a $9.5-billion, world-class New Terminal One at JFK International Airport will move forward this summer now that financial and environmental approvals have been secured, including the recent financial close for the first phase of the project.

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New York Governor and New Jersey Governor Announce Major Step Toward Modernization of Penn Station

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announce that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in partnership with Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT, is requesting proposals from architecture and engineering firms to guide the Penn Station Reconstruction effort recently outlined in the Penn Station Master Plan …

Hill International Awarded CM Contract for PennDOT’s I-95 Central Access Philadelphia Project at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hill International announces it was awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 6-0 to provide construction management for the Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project, which will replace and expand the existing cap/bridge structures over Interstate 95 (I-95) and Christopher Columbus Boulevard along the …

New York Governor Announces Start of $83M Safety Enhancement Project on Section of Eastbound Long Island Expressway in Queens

QUEENS, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that construction has begun on an $83-million project in Queens to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion on the eastbound Long Island Expressway (I-495) between the entrance ramp from the southbound Clearview Expressway to the Exit 29 ramp to Springfield Boulevard. The project …

Pennsylvania DOT and South State, Inc. Rehabilitate US 1/Roosevelt Expressway Viaduct

Departments of Transportation across the country aim to do bridge repairs in a low-key manner and keep them safe for motorists. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is in the middle of a project focused on repairing a couple of bridges in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia.

U.S. 1, the …

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New York City Mayor Announces Agreement to Transform South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into Offshore Wind Hub

BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announces an agreement that will transform the city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) into one of the largest offshore wind port facilities in the nation. The agreement will help establish New York as a leader in offshore wind and help the …

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$26M Beach Renourishment Project Works Around Challenges

MANASQUAN, NJ — Every few years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges sand from the Atlantic Ocean and pumps it to a 21-mile stretch of beach from the Borough of Sea Bright to Manasquan, New Jersey. This coastal storm risk management and erosion control project aims to reduce hurricane …

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New York Governor Opens Taystee Lab Building

NEW YORK, NY — The new Taystee Lab Building, an asset repositioning project that transformed an existing Taystee Bakery facility, recently celebrated its grand opening by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by New York Governor Kathy Hochul. The building anchors the burgeoning Manhattanville Factory District in West Harlem, a master-planned …

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ACCNJ CEO Kocsis Appointed to New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund

EDISON, NJ — Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) CEO Jack Kocsis, Jr. has been appointed to the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority (TTFA). Governor Phil Murphy and Legislative Leadership approved his appointment, which takes effect immediately.

“I am very pleased to serve as a member of the …

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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts Provides Pittsburgh District More Than $881.9M in Supplemental Funding

PITTSBURGH, PA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District recently released its Fiscal Year 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) supplemental funding for Construction, Continuing Authorities Program, Environmental Infrastructure, and Operations and Maintenance.

Through the IIJA, Pittsburgh District will receive more than $881.9 million in supplemental funding …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Additional $246M Investment at Port of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announces a $246-million state investment into the Port of Philadelphia to continue modernization efforts and improve regional economic stability. This funding builds upon the governor’s comprehensive $300-million Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia announced in 2016.

“The port is an economic driver, …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

ALBANY, NY — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

“U.S. maritime ports play a critical …

New Jersey Governor and NJ Transit Award First Contract for Newark Penn Station's Modernization

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT’s Board of Directors recently approved a first-of-its-kind all-inclusive professional services contract to perform master planning, design services, and construction support services as part of a long-term project for the major restoration and renovation of historic Newark Penn Station. In addition, the Board of Directors …

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Historic Cinema Transformed into Modern Office Space in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Box Office is a new 77,000-square-foot anchor for the SouthSide Works live-work-play-stay development on Pittsburgh’s South Side. HOK worked with commercial real estate investment and development firm SomeraRoad to design Class-A office space that will attract tenants looking to find a new or expanded home in …

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Delaware DOT Upgrades SR 24 Corridor for Greater Safety

Concerned about safety along State Road 24 in southeastern Delaware, the Department of Transportation has embarked on the series of projects to address problem spots.

“The Route 24 Corridor is one of the few major east/west connector roads for local and beach traffic moving across the state,” says Kathryn Beasley …

USDOT Announces up to $606.7M TIFIA Loan for the Farley Building Transportation Project in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a direct TIFIA loan in the amount of up to $606.7 million to the New York State Urban Development Corporation, doing business as Empire State Development, for the construction of the Farley Building …

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New York Governor Announces Construction Start at Largest Green Hydrogen Plant in North America

ALABAMA, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that alternative energy technology provider Plug Power has begun construction on a $290-million electricity substation and green hydrogen fuel production facility at the Western New York Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) located in the Town of Alabama, Genesee County.

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New York Governor Unveils Commuter-First Vision for Penn Station and Revitalized Surrounding Neighborhood

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Hochul recently unveiled her vision for a new commuter-first Penn Station and revitalized surrounding neighborhood that reflects the community's needs and focuses on public transit and public realm improvements. The plan prioritizes the reconstruction of the existing station while the station expansion and the Gateway …

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Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative Wins Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative as the 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes exemplary civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects which exemplify state-of-the-art engineering skill and provide …

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Pennsylvania DOT Updates US 1 to Improve Mobility Near Philadelphia

U.S. 1 is a major north-south highway that traverses the entire east coast of the United States. A section of U.S. 1 is undergoing construction in Bucks County, just outside of Philadelphia. Known as the U.S. 1 Improvement Project, the project aims to update and improve the section of the …

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New York Governor Announces Completion of $425M Mixed-Use Development in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the completion of The Fountains, a major $425-million transformative project on the state's former Brooklyn Developmental Center site in East New York. This redevelopment of a six-acre complex includes 1,163 affordable homes across several buildings, nearly 22,000 square feet of commercial space, …

Route 1 Congestion Relief Project Named Finalist in America’s Best Transportation Project Competition

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces that the Route 1 Permanent Hard Shoulder Running Project, which uses the shoulder as a travel lane during peak commuting times to relieve congestion and improve safety, has been named a finalist in AASHTO’s 2021 America’s …

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Pennsylvania DOT Improves PA 18 Corridor with Long-Awaited Reconstruction

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) $10 million PA 18 Improvement Project is enhancing the local road network under and surrounding Interstate 70 Exit 17 at Jefferson Avenue in Washington County, southwest of Pittsburgh.

“The project corridor’s aging infrastructure and effects from years of heavy traffic congestion resulted in …

Two New Jersey DOT Projects Earn Regional Recognition in AASHTO’s 2021 America's Transportation Awards

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announces that two NJDOT projects have been named regional winners in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. NJDOT received awards for two small category projects: Route 1 Permanent Hard Shoulder Running Project (Operations Excellence category) and Transportation Asset Management System …

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New York Governor Announces Completion of Pudding Street Bridge and Intersection Reconfiguration in Putnam Valley

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that work is complete on the $28.9-million project to construct a new bridge over the Taconic State Parkway at the Pudding Street intersection in Putnam Valley as well as new ramps to better enable motorists to get on and off the …

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New York Governor Announces Construction Completion and Opening of Under The K Bridge Park in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the completion of construction and official opening of Under the K Bridge Park, which will utilize land occupied by the former Kosciuszko Bridge to transform nearly seven acres beneath the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn into open space for the North Brooklyn …

New York Governor Announces Nearly $42M in Repavement Projects for Key Interstates in Finger Lakes Region

ROCHESTER, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that work has begun on two projects totaling nearly $42 million to restore the riding conditions and enhance safety along two key stretches of interstates in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region: I-390 from Route 5&20 (Exit 10) in Avon to the Thruway (Exit …

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PennDOT to Rehabilitate 232-Year-Old Trinity Lane Bridge Over Gulph Mills Creek in Upper Merion Township

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announces that construction has begun on a project to rehabilitate the 232-year-old bridge carrying Trinity Lane (Route 320) over Gulph Mills Creek in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County. During the three-month rehabilitation project, PennDOT’s contractor will utilize original salvaged …

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New York Governor Announces Niagara Falls State Park to Build $46M Visitor Center

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the design for a new, $46-million visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. The new facility will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River Corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, increasing the length of visits within the …

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Pennsylvania DOT Upgrades the Connection Between I-80 and I-99

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is in the midst of a three-phase project in Centre County. Upon completion, the project will build local access, create a high-speed interchange connection between I-99 and I-80, and make improvements on a local road.

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New Jersey DOT Replaces Wittpenn Bridge with State’s First Orthotropic Spans

Work is progressing on the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) $495 million Wittpenn Bridge replacement, the state’s first orthotropic bridge, over the Hackensack River.

“The new bridge offers operational and safety improvements,” says Nick Dogias, Project Manager for NJDOT.

The new structure replaces a bridge built in …

New York Governor Announces $48.9M for Clean Water Systems and Local Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects Statewide

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved more than $48 million in grants, interest-free loans, and low-cost loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York state. The FY 2022 Enacted Budget …

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Pennsylvania DOT Tackles Major Harrisburg Bottleneck on I-83

A bottleneck for years, the beltway around Harrisburg – Pennsylvania’s state capital – is receiving $1 billion upgrades from the state’s transportation department.

“We have capacity needs, old pavement needs and some of the ramp designs are outdated, and they are related to safety,” says John M. Bachman, Senior …

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Skanska Completes Transformation of the James A. Farley Building into New York City’s New Moynihan Train Hall

NEW YORK, NY — Construction and development firm Skanska announces that it has completed the significant transformation of the James A. Farley Post Office Building into the new 225,000-square-foot, 21st century Moynihan Train Hall for Empire State Development. The mixed-use Moynihan Train Hall increases total concourse floor space in …

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Stantec-Designed One Vanderbilt Avenue Transit Improvements Open for Public Use

NEW YORK, NY — The completion of One Vanderbilt Avenue, which is the second tallest office tower in New York City at 1,401 feet, marks a significant milestone for the Midtown transit system. All components of One Vanderbilt’s $220-million transit improvement project, designed by a Stantec-led team and funded …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

U.S. DOT Announces $766.5M Grant Agreement to New Jersey Transit for the Portal North Bridge Project in Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $766.5-million Capital Investment Grant (CIG) agreement with New Jersey Transit Corporation (New Jersey Transit) for the Portal North Bridge Project in Hudson County, New Jersey. The project will improve the reliability of commuter rail …

New York State DOT Announces Major Construction Complete on Freemans Bridge Rehabilitation

SCHENECTADY, NY — New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announces that major construction has been completed on the rehabilitation of Freemans Bridge over the Mohawk River in Schenectady County. The project eased travel and enhanced safety along a heavily traveled connector between the City of Schenectady …

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Delaware DOT Continues Improvements to US 40

Another piece of the Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) improvements along the U.S. 40 corridor, the intersection with SR 72 in Bear, nears completion and will reduce congestion.

“The intersection has been operating beyond its capacity with an increase in northbound and southbound demand,” says Todd Oliver, with …

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Two New Jersey DOT Projects Win 2020 America’s Transportation Awards

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces that two NJDOT projects have been named regional winners in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards Competition.

New Jersey received honors for the following projects:

  • Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project Contract 4, which was named best Quality …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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New York Governor Announces $20M Available for Airport Modernization and Safety Enhancement Projects

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that $20 million in new state funding is available for airports across New York State to support safety improvements, modernize operations and increase general and business-related aviation capacity. The Airport Capital Grant Program, which is 100 percent state-funded, is part of the …

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Delaware DOT Announces Coté as Director of Planning Division

DOVER, DE — Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan announces Marc Coté has been selected as the new Director of Planning for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

During his 30-year career with the department, Coté has worked in road design and served as a Project Manager for corridor management, quality …

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New York Governor Announces Approval of $300M in Funding for Reimagine the Canals Initiative

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees has authorized a five-year funding plan for the Reimagine the Canals Initiative, first announced in a Governor's 2020 State of the State proposal, which will help expand tourism, boost economic development and reduce …

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Gov. Wolf to Nominate Gramian to Serve as Secretary of Pennsylvania DOT

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announces his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Executive Deputy Secretary Yassmin Gramian, PE, to serve as Secretary of the department.

"Yassmin Gramian has proven herself a capable leader and knowledgeable infrastructure planner in her more than 30 years of …

Pennsylvania DOT P3 Board Approves I-81 Project to Address Safety and Mobility Needs

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Public-Private Transportation Partnerships (P3) Board approved a proposed P3 project to reconstruct a 4.5-mile section of I-81 near Wilkes-Barre.

The P3 Board originally approved the project in late 2018 as a bundling of 15 bridge replacements along I-80 and I-81 in …

New York Governor Announces $1.5B Javits Center Expansion to be Substantially Complete by March 2021

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that the historic $1.5-billion expansion of the Javits Center will be substantially complete by March 2021. The massive project, which will add 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space on Manhattan's West Side, is moving toward an on-time, on-budget completion …

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Governor Cuomo Cuts Ribbon on New Albany Airport Transportation Corridor

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently cut the ribbon on the completed Albany International Airport Transportation Corridor. The northbound Exit 3 flyover ramp, as well as newly configured Exits 4 and 5 off and on ramps are now open. The new Exit 3 and the upgrades to Exits …

Delaware DOT Announces Brown as New Director of Maintenance & Operations

DOVER, DE — Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan announces Anne Brown as the new Director of Maintenance & Operations (M&O) for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Brown is the first woman to lead Maintenance & Operations, and succeeds Mark Alexander, who retired from the department on September 30, …

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USDOT Announces $157M in Infrastructure Grants to 34 Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to 34 airports in 19 states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is the sixth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation …

New Jersey DOT Announces More Than $5.6M in Federal Grants to Improve Local Transportation

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announces the awarding of more than $5.6 million in 10 federal grants under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA Set-Asides) programs.

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New Jersey DOT, NJTPA Announce Nearly $20M in Federal Grants to Improve Local Transportation

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) announces the awarding of nearly $20 million in 27 federal grants under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA Set-Asides) programs.
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U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …

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