Despite recent heavy opposition, including a court-ordered temporary restraining order, California’s Dept. of Transportation and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority have awarded a public-private partnership contract to their selected bidder for the second phase of the $1-billion Doyle Drive replacement project, known as Presidio Parkway, in San Francisco. Photo: Courtesy Caltrans As work nears completion on the first half of a new $1-billion parkway, court allows concessionaire contract to move forward. Photo: Courtesy Caltrans Caltrans announced the agreement on Jan. 3, just hours after an Alameda County Superior Court judge dissolved the restraining order the court granted on Dec.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan