NYC unveils 2016 subway-shutdown schedule for repairs, upgrades

Crews with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) have scheduled weekend shutdowns to make improvements to the Flushing 7 Subway Line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square/42nd Street in both directions, as well as complete the Steinway Tunnel fortification project, part of infrastructure repairs from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Read More »

Seasonal Nostalgia Train draw large crowds

MTA New York City Transit recently hosted its seasonal Nostalgia Train rides, drawing large crowds who watched the ride and participated in the trips. For the last four weekends, thousands of train riders traveled between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza platforms. The final weekend had record-breaking crowds, with more than 1,000 people entering the Nostalgia Train. Read More »

Projects, upgrades finished on 55th Street and Sunnyside

Two projects and upgrades were recently completed on East 55th Street in Manhattan and in Sunnyside, Queens. A subterranean ventilation facility is now located underneath East 55th Street. This new construction has slip-resistant surfaces that will help keep people safe. There are also openings measuring a half-inch wide among the cross-bars that will benefit high-heel wearers. Read More »

FMCSA officials to evaluate large truck crash fatalities

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials will hold a webinar to evaluate the large truck fatalities of bicyclists and pedestrians. The webinar is designed to improve safety and involve new stakeholders by evaluating these accidents and will feature case-study examinations as well as outline community resource opportunities that may help improve safety on the roads. Read More »

American Airlines announces September capacity, traffic and load figures

American Airlines Group recently announced the figures from September of this year as well as the results from its year-to-date traffic; the group’s sum revenue passenger miles (RPMs) amounts to 18.1 billion, which is an increase of 7.2 percent when compared to September of last year, and the airline’s sum capacity amounts to 21.9 billion available seat miles (ASMs), which shows a rise of 3.7 percent compared to Sept. 2014. Read More »

Texas awards $265,000 grant for Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport

The Texas Transportation Commission, which governs the Texas Department of Transportation, designated approximately $265,000 for improvements at West Texas’ Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. The grant will fund the engineering design for new asphalt, two taxiways and rehabilitation of a runway while helping maintain the multimillion-dollar air transportation facility business. Read More »

Federal task force finds ET Plus System W-beam terminal guardrails safe

The ET Plus System, an extruding W-beam guardrail terminal system manufactured by Trinity Highway Products, has been found to be safe and without performance limitations by a joint task force that included Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) officials. Read More »