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  • HRBT expansion: How officials are avoiding disrupting the shipping industry, national security

    07/28/2019 9:32:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily ^ | June 25, 2019 | Sarah Fearing
    In the next year or two, the seabed between Hampton and Norfolk will start to change. Mud and sand will slowly move as a custom-built boring machine tunnels alongside the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Travelers funneling through the existing HRBT may not notice the adjacent construction just on the other side of the tunnel wall. Cargo ships and Navy vessels, carrying thousands of containers and sailors, may pass over the project’s construction completely undisturbed. And that’s the way Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization officials want it to stay. “It’s something we’re really proud of,” said Robert Crum, executive director for the...
  • Where New York stands on 5 big transportation projects

    05/09/2018 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    City & State ^ | April 29, 2018 | Rebecca C. Lewis
    Getting from point A to point B should, theoretically, be a relatively simple task. But in order to travel, the transportation infrastructure needs to be in place and up to par. Across the state, major projects are underway to repair and update that infrastructure so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go – whether that’s through the air, over land or over water. Though some may be on track to be completed while others wallow in planning, here are five major projects underway that should make it easier for New Yorkers to get around.Gov. Mario M. Cuomo...
  • TxDOT getting the word out on public-private partnership program

    05/18/2006 8:11:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 229+ views
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | May 17, 2006 | Dallas Business Journal
    The Texas Department of Transportation will hold its second workshop in June on its public-private partnership programing and upcoming project development and financing opportunities. The June 5 workshop in New York City will feature Texas Secretary of State Roger Williams and Transportation Commissioner Ted Houghton, who will talk about Texas' priority for a strong transportation program and the need for partnerships with the private sector. Texas already has selected its first long-term partner -- Cintra-Zachry for the Trans-Texas Corridor 35 project, which widens and expands Interstate 35 into a mega-trade corridor. Cintra-Zachry represents a coalition of companies. Zachry Construction Corp....
  • CA: Better bonds

    02/18/2006 10:55:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 227+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 2/18/06 | Editorial
    California taxpayers, perhaps poised to spend billions of dollars on new public works projects, deserve to get the most for their money. But that won't happen without changes in state law to speed up construction and hold down costs. Gov. Schwarzenegger's proposed $222 billion Strategic Growth Plan has focused the state on the need for highway, school, water, prison and court projects. But the debate about what should be included and how much the state can afford should also involve changes in how projects are delivered. AB 2025, by Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Fair Oaks, would allow the use of the...
  • CA: Republicans propose bills they say will improve public works

    02/15/2006 6:27:21 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 176+ views
    AP - Contra Costa Tiems ^ | Feb. 15, 2006 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO - Assembly Republicans proposed legislation Wednesday that they said would streamline public works projects, but Democrats quickly criticized the bills as unnecessary obstacles to a series of bond measures being debated in the Legislature. The infighting raised doubts about whether lawmakers can agree this year on a major spending package to build and strengthen highways, levees, dams, schools, prisons and government buildings. Passing such a program is the centerpiece of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election year policy goals. The GOP legislation includes a bill by Assemblyman Roger Niello, R-Fair Oaks, that would allow the Department of Transportation to use so-called...
  • CA: Built for speed, not for savings ("design-build" method)

    01/16/2006 2:01:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 1/16/06 | Phil Pitchford
    Gov. Schwarzenegger, eager to see his proposed transportation plan carried out quickly, is turning to an approach to construction that proved disastrous for Riverside County. The governor is pushing for the state to embrace the "design-build" method that typically enables contractors to finish projects quicker by handling both design and construction. The traditional construction model calls for an architect to design the project and a contractor to build it, which takes longer. Riverside County used design-build to construct a complex of courthouses, jail cells and a juvenile hall near Murrieta. The Southwest Justice Center was expected to cost about $50...
  • California Powers Up With Private Financing [Path 15]

    10/08/2004 4:28:24 AM PDT · by snopercod · 31 replies · 428+ views
    Engineering News Record ^ | October issue | Paul Rosta
    Design-build delivery rightfully has earned credit for unclogging many congested highways. But in a remote, rugged stretch of central California, design-build now is about to clear a different sort of traffic jam. In an innovative partnership teaming the U.S. Dept. of Energy, a private developer and an investor-owned utility, a contractor is completing an 84-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line in the San Joaquin Valley that will relieve a longtime bottleneck on a grid segment called Path 15. The line’s 1,500 megawatts of additional transmission capacity will provide flexibility "to move generation up and down the state to meet the load demands,"...