New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International Feds announce money for new Calgary LRT line CANADA Federal funding of CAD 1.53bn (USD 1.18bn) will go towards the proposed Green Line in Calgary, Alberta, approximately one-third of the money needed for the CAD 4.6bn (USD 3.55bn) project. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:09:33 GMT FHWA launches new tunnel inspection program USA - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published the final rule for national tunnel inspection standards that will serve as the foundation of the nation’s first standardized tunnel inspection program on July 14. It will be modeled after the FHWA’s bridge program established nearly a half-century ago to ensure the safety of the nation’s bridges. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:10:16 GMT Blue Plains tunnelling completed USA - The TBM mining the 4.5-mile-long Blue Plains tunnel completed her dig earlier this month and on Thursday, July 23 her cutterhead was extracted from a 100ft-deep shaft near DC Water’s Main Pumping Station in Southeast Washington, DC Water announced yesterday. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:08:46 GMT Record breaking year for BTS D&C course GREAT BRITAIN - 88 people attended this year’s Tunnel Design and Construction (D&C) Course, in June - July at the University of Warwick. The five day course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of tunnelling. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:51:10 GMT Arup director leads BTS Young Member workshop in the Midlands GREAT BRITAIN - David Twine, director at Arup, has led a contract management and procurement workshop in Birmingham for the BTS Young Members. The workshop, which took place in June this year, was aimed at soon-to-be or newly chartered engineers. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:48:59 GMT STP says tunnelling starts in November USA - Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) submitted a new schedule to Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the client announced on July 17, with tunnelling expected to resume in late November. The Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:49:13 GMT Cutterhead arrives in Mexico for Guadalajara light rail MEXICO - The TBM cutterhead for the tunnel on Guadalajara, Mexico’s, Light Rail Line 3 project arrived at the Port of Manzanillo, Colima, on July 18, announced light rail operator Siteur. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:47:59 GMT TBM removed from Port Mann tunnel CANADA - Tunnelling for the new Port Mann water main deep below the Fraser River is now complete, and the joint venture of McNally International and Aecon Constructors removed the TBM on July 17. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:45:05 GMT Second Seattle TBM completes drive USA - The second TBM for the Northgate Link light rail extension reached the wall of the future Roosevelt light rail station on July 13 in Seattle, Sound Transit announced. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:30:48 GMT Midtown marks milestone USA - The Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project Team, comprised of Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo, LLC (ERC), SKW Constructors, JV (SKW) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), announced the immersion of the final Midtown Tunnel element in the Elizabeth River, connecting the shorelines of Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia, for July 14. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:29:14 GMT