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[Video] N.Y. MTA's New South Ferry Station

Rail| July 13, 2017

The South Ferry Terminal Complex, which was completely destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, was completely overhauled and now features retractable flood doors at station entrances and 6,000-pound steel marine flood doors throughout the station, as well as hardening of other entry points for water including vents, manholes, hatches, conduits, and air ducts. 

Sears to manage Northwest Pacific Region at WSP USA

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

Sears is responsible for oversight of the firm’s operations in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Rail| July 5, 2017

[Video] Time Lapse: Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station

During the weekend of June 16-19, 2017, Amtrak engineering forces work to replace three full track panels (ties, rail and switches) in "A" interlocking, an area of tracks and switches that serves as the crucial sorting mechanism routing trains that enter Penn Station from the Hudson River tunnels and the Long Island Rail Road’s West Side Yard to the various tracks and platforms in the station. This time-lapse video captured just over 22 hours of a 55-hour work period.

Government Issues| May 24, 2017

APTA displeased with Trump budget proposal to cut key public transit funding programs

In addition, while APTA officials appreciate the Administration putting forth an outline of an infrastructure proposal, they noted that public transit must be a significant part of any proposed infrastructure initiative.

Government Issues| May 2, 2017

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans see benefits of public transportation

Increased mobility for more people, jobs and cleaner air most frequently cited benefits, according to a new HNTB survey.

Government Issues| February 23, 2017

Pittsburgh Mayor announces hire for new mobility and infrastructure dept.

The department will work with residents and external stakeholders on multi-agency projects; integrate technology into transportation initiatives; and further prepare the city for "shared mobility" options.

Government Issues| January 25, 2017

Senate Dems propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

They pitched their plan to President Donald Trump and asked for his support.

Rail| January 4, 2017

China to spend $500B to expand rail system by 2020

The high-speed rail network will span more than 18,650 miles under the proposal, which is about 6.5 times the length of a road trip between New York and L.A.

Rail| November 22, 2016

Running public transportation using the Swiss watch approach

Transportation agencies get too focused on vehicle types and moving trains and forget that the customer just wants to get where they want to go, easily, consistently, and quickly, an expert says.

Sustainability| May 12, 2015

Smart infrastructure investment linked to economic development, jobs

Evaluates broader economic impact totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales and several thousand jobs through public transportation and energy efficiency building upgrades in two U.S. cities – Louisville and Salt Lake City.

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