Construction Industry News: Feb 27, 2019

Duke University’s snub a ‘major setback’ to $3B North Carolina light rail project

The Research Triangle Regional Public Authority (GoTriangle), which serves Wake, Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina, said its plans for the $3.3 billion Durham-Orange Light Rail Project had suffered a ‘major setback’, after Duke University officials refused to sign a critical agreement that would move the project forward.

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Houston-Dallas high-speed rail construction may begin in late 2019

Texas Central, the company behind the proposed high-speed train that would take passengers between Houston and Dallas in less than 90 minutes, may begin construction in late 2019 or early 2020.

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House Transportation Leader DeFazio Offers Infrastructure Legislation Road Map

Facing pressure during a high-profile conference with leaders from most state departments of transportation, the top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House said lawmakers are considering a two-pronged approach to getting infrastructure policy moving.

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Musk almost ready to unveil new tunneling machine

Elon Musk said his Boring Co. venture is about a month or so away from unveiling its new tunnel boring machine (TBM), the Line-Storm, according to a post to Musk’s Twitter account.

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