OHL-Posillico-SELI Overseas has been awarded a $187.78 million contract to construct a wastewater tunnel to accommodate a new outfall pipe under the Great South Bay on New York's Long Island. The tunnel will replace aging sewer pipes, and site work should begin in March.
Voters in California three years ago approved a ballot measure that provided $7.5 billion for water-storage projects, but staff at the state's Water Commission rejected many of the proposed projects, saying they had no public benefit. Project supporters have three weeks to appeal the decision, but many in the state's water community "were shocked" by the decision.
Chaos Group's global survey of thousands of professionals in architecture and architectural visualization points to a vibrant state of affairs for those in the AEC sector willing to adopt new technologies. Topping the list of recent advances noted by respondents was the growing use of building information modeling and virtual reality.
Employees often lose momentum when new leadership and its new directives come on board, so take the time to learn about each team's recent activity, writes Elizabeth Doty. "By taking the time to uncover what is happening on the ground now and affirming explicitly what you want to continue, stop, or start anew, you can dramatically reduce the reset effect," she writes.
A consortium wants to privatize the New Hampshire Turnpike System and build and operate several rest area plazas along the roadway. The Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Oversight Commission is to discuss the proposal at a meeting today.
States have increasingly turned to tolls to raise revenue, and that could increase if the Trump administration puts more emphasis on local revenue for its infrastructure legislation. "I think 2018 is going to be a very good year for tolling," says Pat Jones, executive director of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.
Some drivers without E-ZPass transponders say they haven't received bills for using the thruway in New York, and the New York State Thruway Authority is working with its vendors to remedy the situation. The problem has also led the authority to offer an amnesty program that begin Monday.
The State Road and Tollway Authority in Georgia won the 2017 Georgia Transit Association performance award. The authority opened the state's first reversible toll lane on Interstate 75 last year and played a role in helping to reopen Interstate 85 after a section of it collapsed.
The Cobequid Pass in Nova Scotia was created 20 years ago to reduce traffic deaths, and people testifying at a public hearing praised the success of the only toll road in the province. Tolls have helped maintain the road, which will be paid off in 2019-20, years ahead of schedule.
Traffic in Vancouver, Canada, is some of the worst in North America, and a new plan to impose fees and tolls on the area's roadway could help fix the problem, this editorial states. However, politicians lack the will to impose fees, despite the fact that mobility pricing is a proven way to reduce congestion.