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NY/NJ create Gateway commission
28 June, 2019
USA – The state legislatures of New York and New Jersey passed identical bills creating a bi-state commission charge with the financial oversight of the Gateway Tunnel project on June 20.
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Site C breaks through
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Canada – BC Hydro announced June 24 it has reached a major milestone on the Site C project with a breakthrough on the excavations of the first of two diversion tunnels on June 22.
Environmental assessment released for Alexandria sewer tunnel
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 USA – Alexandria, Virginia, announced its preferred alignment for a deep tunnel sewer, excavated by TBM, on June 19, releasing an environmental assessment for comment through July 19.
Metro unveils Purple Line phase 2 TBMs
Friday, June 21, 2019 US - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) joined elected officials and community members in Century City for a ceremonial naming and unveiling of its second set of TBMs that will dig twin subway tunnels between Beverly Hills and Century City, on Monday. Subway tunnelling is expected to begin in early 2020.
Brokk appoints business development manager
Friday, June 21, 2019 US - Brokk announced June 19 it has appointed Jeff Keeling as its first business development manager. Keeling transitioned from the role of Brokk’s midwestern regional sales manager to the new position earlier this year.
Final breakthrough at Emisor Oriente
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Mexico – The final breakthrough was celebrated at Lot 4 of Mexico City’s Túnel Emisor Oriente (TEO) in May after marking the completion of ten years and 62.1km of tunnelling. The contractor, Carso Infraestructura y Construcción (CARSO) completed the drive with the last of six 8.93m diameter Robbins EPBs.
LA Purple Line celebrates halfway milestone
Thursday, June 06, 2019 US – Los Angeles' Purple Line Extension project celebrated a major milestone on June 2—the halfway completion mark for construction on Section 1, the first four-mile subway section between Koreatown and Beverly Hills, Stantec announced on June 4.
Sound Transit includes tunnel option for West Ballard link
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 USA - The Sounds Transit board identified its preferred options, including a second tunnel, for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions, in a vote held May 23.
Metro board approves Purple line contract
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 USA – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) board approved a USD 1.36bn contract with Tutor Perini/O&G to build stations, track, systems and testing for Section 3 of the Purple Line Extension between Century City, the Wilshire/Westwood Station and the Westwood/VA Hospital Station.
LVCVA approves contract with The Boring Company
Monday, May 27, 2019 USA – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors on May 22 approved a USD 48.7M contract with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design and construct a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center that could rapidly and safely carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles via a loop of underground express-route tunnels.
ACEC names SR 99 Tunnel the 2019 "Grand Conceptor"
Friday, May 10, 2019 US – The State Route 99 tunnel has been honored with one of the nation’s top engineering achievement awards for 2019: The 2019 Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced May 8.
Eastside Interceptor Rehabilitation phase 2 begins
Thursday, May 09, 2019 USA – The Eastside Interceptor Rehabilitation Project in Renton, Washington has begun. The project will clean, improve and extend the life of approximately 1 mile (1.6km) of 96in (2,400mm) aging sewer pipe that carries 45M gallons (204M litres) of wastewater per day.
Behrman Capital acquires Waterline
Friday, April 12, 2019 Illinois--Waterline Renewal Technologies, provider of engineered products used in the trenchless rehabilitation of wastewater infrastructure for municipal, commercial, industrial and residential applications, has been acquired by private equity investment firm Behrman Capital.
Dempf joins McMillen Jacobs Associates
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 USA – McMillen Jacobs Associates appointed Mark Dempf as its vice president for construction management in its New York office. In this role, Dempf will support existing tunnel and underground design and construction projects and participating in new project pursuits, including projects for existing clients.
CATT opens 2019 award of excellence nominations
Friday, March 15, 2019 Canada – CATT, a leading organization for the trenchless industry in Canada and focused on recognizing outstanding people, organizations, technologies and projects that are instrumental in advancing our industry locally and internationally, invites submissions for the 2019 CATT Award of Excellence (AOE). The AOE may be awarded to any of the following who have made a significant contribution to the trenchless industry in the preceding year: Individuals, Companies, Organizations, and Projects. For more details, check out the guidelines. The deadline for submissions is May 31st.
Breakthrough at Emisor Oriente
Friday, March 15, 2019 Mexico – A breakthrough ceremony was held at Lot 5 of the Emisor Oriente project in February. The contractor, Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) completed the 6km drive with an 8.93m-diameter Robbins EPBM. The drive required excavation through mixed face conditions, notably containing abrasive basalt.
Sika to acquire King
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
HRBT team to build Virginia extension
Monday, February 18, 2019 US – Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced February 15 that the Commonwealth of Virginia has selected Hampton Roads Connector Partners, a design-build team, to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project. The fixed price (USD 3.3bn) and fixed completion date (November 1, 2025) contract is expected to be executed in April.
California bill would reduce impact statements
Friday, February 01, 2019 US – California senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation last week that would allow more California transportation projects to bypass federal regulatory requirements, a move meant to reduce costs and shorten construction timelines.
Sandvik acquires Californian electric vehicle supplier
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 USA – Sandvik has acquired Artisan Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of battery-powered underground mining equipment. Artisan is based in California and its main competence is battery packs, electric motors, power electronics, software and control systems.

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