Category: Travel

Los Angeles-to-Las Vegas high-speed rail could break ground next year

Las Vegas residents could hop on a train after lunch and step off in downtown Los Angeles before dinner in only a few years, according to a progress update from the company seeking to make the rail trip a reality. Brightline, a Florida-based company focusing on city-to-city light rail, is working with the U.S. Department […]

NJ Transit approves contracts for Trenton, Newark station projects

NJ Transit is moving forward with a pair of station overhauls on the busy Northeast Corridor. Last week, the agency’s Board of Directors approved contracts for work at the Trenton Transit Center and historic Newark Penn Station. The $1.9 million Trenton Transit Center contract to AECOM Technical Services includes construction support and design services for […]

Interborough Express Plows Through Past Opposition to Rail Line Reactivation

The presidents of Brooklyn and Queens have linked up behind Gov. Kathy Hochul’s push to bring public transit service to an underused freight line in the heart of their boroughs — but not every official on the 14-mile route is cheering. On Thursday, Hochul revealed the findings of a fast-tracked feasibility study that found bus […]

MTA Looking for High-Tech Ideas to Keep Subway Tracks Clear

The MTA is looking for high-tech ways to spot people and objects in the path of trains  — in hopes of cutting down on both deadly collisions and frustrating delays stemming from track intruders. Following a months-long surge in the number of people trespassing on the tracks, the MTA last week issued a request for […]

Federal government sends North Carolina $26M for storm-related road repair

North Carolina will receive more than $26 million in federal aid to repair roads and highways damaged by storms and other natural disasters. North Carolina is among 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that will benefit from $1.39 billion in Emergency Relief grants the U.S. Department of Transportation […]

Louisiana to receive $1 billion for bridge improvements

Louisiana is set to receive $1 billion over the next five years to improve 400 bridges throughout the state as part of the Bridge Formula Program included in the bipartisan infrastructure package. Gov. John Bel Edwards last week announced the funding for Louisiana, which includes $202.6 million this fiscal year. In total, the bridge program […]

Arkansas to get $287.7M in federal funds for bridge repairs

Arkansas will receive $287.7 million over the next five years to repair the state’s 663 bridges that are in poor condition, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money for the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program – or Bridge Formula Program – comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by […]

Alaska to receive $225M in federal funds for bridge repair

Alaska will receive $225 million over the next five years to repair the state’s 141 bridges that are in poor condition, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The money for the Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program – or Bridge Formula Program – comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by […]

Gov. Newsom budget proposal doubles down on high speed rail, electric vehicles

Gov. Gavin Newsom reiterated a commitment to supporting the development of high-speed rail projects on Thursday, highlighting a $9.1 billion transit package to support transportation projects statewide. The governor presented his $286.4 billion budget proposal on Monday. The spending plan includes billions for transportation projects across the state. The proposed $9.1 billion plan would spend on projects […]

Tennessee highways rank 10th nationally in condition, cost-effectiveness

The cost-effectiveness and condition of Tennessee’s highways ranked 10th in the nation in the Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report. Tennessee ranked seventh in last year’s report. Tennessee’s worst rankings came in fatality rate (40th) and urban fatality rate (46th). “Tennessee’s 1.37 overall fatality rate is 20% higher than peer state Missouri’s rate, but slightly lower than […]