Transportation

From highway, rail and airport projects to transportation advancements, such as the Hyperloop, CEG's Transportation page gives you the news you need about these important projects.


Georgia's Port of Savannah is a major East Coast shipping and receiving center, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America. The port is made up of two modern, deep-water complexes: The Garden City Terminal and the Ocean Terminal.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), together with the dozens of industry partners, sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging passage of a one-year extension of the current surface transportation law, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, before it expires on Sept.

Work continues on a $2.3 billion construction project designed to convert Northern Virginia's Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor. The undertaking will reportedly move more people, provide reliable trips and offer new travel options. "The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project is needed to address existing and future transportation problems within northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C.

City of Aventura, Fla., Mayor Enid Weisman called the construction of the $76 million Brightline train's Aventura Mall station a "gamechanger" during a groundbreaking on Sept. 3. "It's a gamechanger for northeast Dade, not just for Aventura," Weisman said.

Construction of the $177 million, I-820 East Loop project in the Greater Fort Worth Area has made significant progress since the project broke ground in late July 2018 as part of the state's Texas Clear Lanes initiative to alleviate traffic congestion in a heavily traveled part of the Dallas-Fort Worth roadway system.

A new collective purchasing agreement for bus and bike lane road markings to help accelerate multimodal infrastructure was announced Sept. 2 by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The agency's partners are the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), along with the city of Boston and 12 other municipalities in the metropolitan area.

The Border West Expressway (BWE) has been recognized for improving transportation in the El Paso area. The $640 million, 7.4-mi. roadway that runs along the U.S.-Mexico border and completes a loop around El Paso is one of 11 transportation projects that earned regional recognition as part of America's Transportation Awards.

Virginia's Dulles International Airport will rebuild one of its four runways and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland will get additional funding to purchase land in the airport's noise zone to ease complaints — two big projects given the green light through new federal funding.

The Trump Administration announced a total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri and New Jersey.

Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of I-70 in Kansas on Aug. 20 at the Kanorado weigh station near the Kansas/Colorado state line. A replica of signs located on eastbound I-70 highlighting this accomplishment was unveiled at the event.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has awarded nearly $9 million in grants that will serve as the final piece of funding for 16 transportation projects worth more than $110 million across the 10-county region. Some of the money is for planning or feasibility studies, but the bulk of it will allow projects to begin construction, the commission said.