New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http// California votes to retain transportation fees designated for road repairs US – The midterm elections saw California voters defeat ballot measure Proposition 6, which would repeal the 2017 transportation laws taxes and fees designated for road repairs and public transportation. The fiscal impact concerns ongoing revenues of USD 5.1bn from state fuel and vehicle taxes that mainly would have paid for highway and road maintenance and repairs, as well as transit programs. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:02:19 GMT PJA appoints Jim Kirby as chair <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6840925/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – Jim Kirby is the new chair of the Pipe Jacking Association (PJA). Appointed at the association’s AGM on 17 October, Kirby is the first consulting engineer in the 45-year history of the PJA to hold the position. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:09:00 GMT Aecon/Traylor to build Second Narrows Tunnel Canada – Aecon Group announced November 1 that a joint venture between Aecon (40 per cent) and Traylor Bros Inc. (60 per cent) has been awarded a CAD 267M (USD 203M) contract by Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Water District) for the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:27:40 GMT Twin tunnels supplement Singapore canal Singapore – Herrenknecht recently released a report on the successful completion of a drainage tunnel in Singapore. The project, which broke through in December 2017, required the construction of 1,000m-long twin tunnels with an excavated diameter of 5,250mm. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 10:26:28 GMT Epiroc invests in mining business US – Epiroc Drilling Solutions announced October 30 it has acquired part of ASI Mining, LLC, a U.S.-based company that provides technology solutions for the autonomous operation of mining vehicles. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 04:51:31 GMT UK prepares for fourth National Tunnelling Day Great Britain – The National Tunnelling Day will take place once again this December. This year it will fall on Thursday 6 December, two days after Saint Barbara’s Day. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 04:50:31 GMT Agua Sur TBMs ready <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6833788/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Argentina – Two Terratec TBMs bound for the Río Subterráneo a Lomas tunnel have undergone factory acceptance. The 13.5km tunnel will form part of the Agua Sur potable water supply system. Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:43:28 GMT Driller Mike breaks through on Bellwood tunnel <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6823249/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>USA – The TBM excavating a new water supply tunnel in Atlanta, Georgia has broken through. The 3.8m Robbins hard rock machine named Driller Mike after local rapper Killer Mike finished excavation of the 8km tunnel on 3 October. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:17:28 GMT Sirius Minerals awards Lockwood Beck geotechnical contract Great Britain – Sirius Minerals has awarded another geotechnical contract for the York Potash project. Bachy Soletanche won a GBP 4M contract for geotechnical work associated with the intermediate shaft at Lockwood Beck, which will provide access to the tunnel that will contain the Mineral Transport System. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 05:47:29 GMT WSP announces new appointee in Chicago office USA — Chris Ferguson has been appointed central region transit and rail market lead for WSP USA, the company announced October 22. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 05:42:59 GMT