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Mass transit, aviation, water and wastewater receive early attention in Congress

As President Joe Biden’s cabinet begins to take shape, Congress takes steps to address early infrastructure priorities of the new administration.

Slideshow: ‘Train Station in the Forest’ nears completion in China

The project includes three elements: a large underground transit hub, expansive plazas and parkland amenities, and a faithful reconstruction of the site’s historical train station.

New hall opens at Las Vegas Convention Center

With a new expansion, the Las Vegas Convention Center boasts an additional 1.4 million sq ft of space and will eventually be served by an innovative, under-construction people mover.

Penn Station expansion creates new ‘grand entrance’ to NYC

New York City’s new Moynihan Train Hall was constructed within a historical post office building, across from Penn Station and directly above many of the station’s platforms and tracks.

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Josh Giegel, CTO of Virgin Hyperloop, talks technology and transportation

Josh Giegel, the chief technology officer of Virgin Hyperloop, chatted with Civil Engineering magazine about the technology and future implications of hyperloop travel.

Swiss Alps resort plans upgraded mountaintop station, new cable car

The Titlis resort area in Switzerland has big plans, including a new, larger mountaintop station, a repurposed telecommunications tower with new levels for public use, and a second cable car.

Arizona train derailment and fire damage historical bridge

A Union Pacific Railroad cargo train crossing a historical bridge in Tempe, Arizona, derailed and caught fire on July 29, causing a portion of the north–south bridge to collapse, sending several railcars toppling off the bridge and onto the ground below.

Accelerating through adversity

Some critical civil engineering projects have been completed faster than expected during the pandemic. The culprit? Fewer people on the roads.

Policy Briefing: Coronavirus Relief Bill Provides Billions for Infrastructure

LOOKING TO BOOST the sagging fortunes of three U.S. infrastructure sectors hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress and the Trump administration provided billions in new federal funding for transit, passenger rail, and airports as part of legislation finalized in late March to offer economic relief in the wake of the pandemic. Signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, the $2-trillion...