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Aecon/Traylor to build Second Narrows Tunnel
05 November, 2018
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.
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WSP announces new appointee in Chicago office
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 USA — Chris Ferguson has been appointed central region transit and rail market lead for WSP USA, the company announced October 22.
WSP to lead high speed rail study for Portland-Seattle-Vancouver
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 US - The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) selected WSP to prepare a business case analysis for an ultra-high speed ground transportation system connecting Vancouver, British Columbia, Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, the consultancy announced July 30.
New York announces 2-mile water tunnel
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 USA – The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced plans for USD 1.2bn tunnelling project in Westchester County on 12 July.
TTC announces new underground facility
Thursday, July 05, 2018 US – TTC honors the past while driving the future through the establishment of the Barbera Underground Infrastructure Research and Training (BUIRT) Facility.
Epiroc becomes fully independent company
Tuesday, June 19, 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.
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.
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.”
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.
Dugway tunnel makes breakthrough
Friday, April 06, 2018 USA - Salini Impregilo and its U.S. subsidiary The Lane Construction Corporation announced April 4 they have completed the excavation of the Dugway Storage Tunnel (DST), a USD 153M project in Cleveland, Ohio, to help reduce the flow of raw sewage into Lake Erie.
Boring Company releases east coast proposal
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 USA – Elon Musk's Boring Company has released an outline and alignment for a proposed project on the East Coast to build Loop, "a high-speed underground public transportation system."
Enterprise group sells Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal Augering
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Canada - Enterprise Group, announced March 26 that it has closed the previously reported sale of the assets of its trenchless solutions business unit, Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal Augering (CTHA), to a private arm’s length purchaser.
BC to fund high speed rail study with Washington and Oregon
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Canada/US – The B.C. government will help fund a study of a potential ultra-high-speed corridor service connecting Vancouver with Seattle, Portland and beyond, the office of the premier said on March 16.
Black & Veatch adds to Houston office
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 US – Black & Veatch announced March 5 it has created a center of excellence facility in its Houston office to deliver "sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions."
Los Angeles breaks ground for Purple Line Phase 2
Friday, March 02, 2018 US – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) held a ground breaking ceremony on February 23 for the second phase of its Purple Line extension Purple Line Phase 2, which will add 2.6-miles (4.2km) of new subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.
BNSF invests in Flathead Tunnel work
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 US - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced February 13 that its 2018 capital expenditure program in Montana will be approximately USD 135M with a component for improving the seven-mile Flathead Tunnel.
Port Authority approves Holland Tunnel rehab
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 US - The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved on February 15 a major rehabilitation and resiliency project for the Holland Tunnel to repair and restore critical mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems caused by Superstorm Sandy, and to install protective measures to mitigate future flooding in the facility.

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