Each year, AGC of America conducts a survey of members involved in highway construction work to evaluate the state of highway work zone safety. We want to collect information on the number, severity, impacts and potential solutions to highway work zone crashes. Our intention is to use the information we collect from this survey as the main focus of a media and public education campaign we will launch the week before Memorial Day and the traditional start of the summer driving season. Please take this important highway work zone safety survey by May 11.
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An administrative law judge has recommended that Enbridge Energy follow an existing pipeline route for a crude oil pipeline replacement. The existing line crosses two Ojibwa reservations, and the decision could lead to further litigation.
The Trump administration is proposing a 29% cut to the US Army Corps of Engineers' civil works program in its 2019 budget, a proposal Democrats and Republicans strongly criticized during a recent subcommittee hearing. But R.D. James, the Army assistant secretary who oversees the Corps of Engineers, said the proposal "reflects the administration's priorities and [is] focused on investments that will yield high economic and environmental returns or address a significant risk to public safety."
Concrete foundations that anchor the world's tallest wind turbines in Germany also serve as reservoirs for a connected hydropower energy project. It's part of a pumped storage system designed to provide consistent power inputs to the grid when the wind isn't blowing.
Doug Gransberg, lead instructor of ASCE's construction engineering certificate program, is president of a project construction management firm and a former professor. Read his advice to construction engineers.
Toll revenue exceeded $1 billion at five of the top 10 US managed lanes agencies in 2017, per information from Fitch Ratings' Global Infrastructure & Project Finance Spring 2018 report and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority had 2017 toll revenues of more than $1.91 billion.
The Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu toll road and the Bogor Ring Road in Indonesia are expected to be completed in 2018, and 15 more toll roads are scheduled to be completed in the country in 2019. In total, 38 projects will be available to the public by 2019.
The Maryland Transportation Authority has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom a $67 million contract to upgrade the agency's toll collection system. The system will be able to classify vehicles by type in order to calculate toll charges.
Traffic volume and revenue increased at the APRR and Adelac tollways and the Warnow Tunnel in the first quarter, Macquarie Atlas Roads reports, adding that quarterly revenue across road assets was up 5.4%. Revenue was down at the Dulles Greenway toll road in Virginia, but up at Macquarie's toll roads in France and Germany.