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.


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.


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.


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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