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Epiroc becomes fully independent company 19 June, 2018
US – The shares of Epiroc AB, a manufacturer for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, have started trading on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden, it announced Monday, June 18. This marks the start of Epiroc as a fully independent company following its separation from the Atlas Copco Group.
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New senior hire in Schnabel’s Seattle office
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 US – Glen Frank has joined Schnabel Engineering as a senior vice president specializing in underground construction, the company announced Friday, June 15.
Rahm Emanuel selects Elon Musk's high speed rail bid
Friday, June 15, 2018 US – Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced June 14 The Boring Company, founded by Silicon Valley's Elon Musk, will build and operate the Chicago express service between downtown and O'Hare Airport.
Senate committee approves funds toward Gateway Tunnel
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 US – The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a FY2019 transportation and housing bill on June 7, which provides funding to a variety of transportation infrastructure, including the Gateway program.
Leighton Asia awarded North-South Transportation Corridor contract
Monday, June 11, 2018 Singapore – A joint venture of Leighton Asia and Yongnam Engineering and Construction has been awarded the USD 410M tunnel contract N103 for the North-South Transportation Corridor project.
LTA treads carefully for Cross Island Line
Monday, June 11, 2018 Singapore – The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in June that it had completed the SI work for two alignment options for its proposed 50km-long Cross Island Line (CRL). The field work took place in a nature reserve between May 2016 and September 2017.
MTA reveals plan for massive overhaul of the New York subway
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 US – MTA New York City Transit president Andy Byford announced May 23 its plan to “completely modernize every major aspect of the organization and its services, from subways to buses to accessibility to corporate culture.”
Perth Airport Link TBMs intermediate break through
Friday, June 01, 2018 Australia - The two TBMs boring the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth have broken through to the Airport Central Station. Salini Impregilo-NRW was chosen to build the 8.5km line, of which 8km is underground, with a 7m diameter. So far, some 2km have been bored and the TBMs will undergo servicing for a month before continuing.
Leeds University seminar on geo-risk
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Great Britain – The University of Leeds hosted a seminar on geo-risk, rock behaviour and underground space last month. Presented by Chrysothemis Paraskevopoulou, Leeds University and Mark Diederichs, Queens University (Canada), the day-long event was also supported by the BTS Young Members.
Stantec/Hatch/Tetra Tech to study third link
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Canada - The Groupement mobilité inter-rives―a joint venture composed of Stantec, Tetra Tech, and Hatch―has been chosen by the Quebec Ministry of Transportation, Sustainable Mobility, and Electrification of Transport (MTMDET) to prepare an opportunity study related to the new transportation link between Quebec City and Lévis. This link aims to improve the flow of trips on the Greater Quebec City territory.
Metrolinx awards Finch West contract
Friday, May 11, 2018 Canada – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx announced May 7 that Mosaic Transit Group (Mosaic) has signed a contract valued at $2.5 billion to design, build, finance and maintain the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Mosaic's successful proposal will deliver the LRT by 2023.

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