The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has given the final approval for funding the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro rail link.
The Australian government said that it will invest A$2bn ($1.4bn) in a fast rail project between Geelong and Melbourne, which will reduce the journey time on the 80km route in half to 32 minutes.
British smart infrastructure solutions company Costain has been appointed by Highways England to deliver major upgrades on the A19 as part of the government company’s Regional Investment Programme (RIP).
Desarrollo Vial al Mar (Devimar), the concession holder for the 176km Autopista al Mar 1 highway project in Colombia, has secured $713m financing for the public-private partnership (PPP) toll road project.
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) will provide £54m for the construction of the North West Relief Road, between Battlefield Link Road and Oxon Link Road, which will provide a new, single-carriageway route taking traffic out of the town centre.
Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced plans to invest around C$370m ($277m) across Alberta in 2019 to expand the company’s rail network throughout the province.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and airline officials broke ground on the first phase of a $1.2bn expansion of Terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport.
A consortium consisting of Spanish companies Ferrovial, Acciona and Lopesan has won a €153m contract to build a stretch of highway on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.
Canaveral Port Authority and cruise partner Carnival Cruise Line have broken ground on Port Canaveral’s new $163m Cruise Terminal 3 complex, called Launch Pad, in Florida, US.
Cube Highways and Infrastructure III, an affiliate of Cube Highways and portfolio company of I Squared Capital through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund II, has entered into an agreement with Reliance Infrastructure to acquire DA Toll Road (DATRPL), a toll road in the state of Haryana/Uttar Pradesh, India.
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has won a contract from Flinders Ports, the owner and operator of the Port Adelaide Outer Harbor shipping channel in Australia, for the widening of the shipping channel.
Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Spanish construction company Sacyr, has won a €44m contract from Aena for a building joining terminals T1 and T2 of the Tenerife Sur Airport in Spain.
Engineers developing the HS2 super-hub at Old Oak Common in North West London are planning to tap heat from the brakes and engines of high-speed trains to heat water and power central heating of up to 500 new homes that could be built nearby.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) board of directors has approved funding of €2.4bn to improve public services, upgrade infrastructure and strengthen private sector investment.
Network Rail has announced the final preferred bidder for track upgrade works, includes track, points, and associated overhead lines and signalling, worth approximately £1.5bn for the next decade in Central England.
LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) has broken ground on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) in California, US.
Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL) is set to become a reality, with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews signing the Heads of Agreement on the strategic objectives, governance arrangements and information-sharing processes for the A$10bn ($7bn) joint commitment.
A joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) and South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction (SK E&C) has secured a contract for Package A of Etihad Rail in Abu Dhabi.
The board of directors of Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has approved a recommendation to select Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) via a loop of underground express-route tunnels.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Colombo to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to JPY30.04bn (£204m) for the construction of light rail transit (LRT) system in the national capital.