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The Big U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Projects to Watch in 2016

From New York’s Second Avenue subway to Cleveland’s Public Square to L.A.’s light rail line.
Construction workers in New York make progress at the Second Avenue subway's 86th Street cavern in late 2013.
Construction workers in New York make progress at the Second Avenue subway's 86th Street cavern in late 2013.MTA / Flickr

Infrastructure fans across the U.S. had plenty to enjoy in 2015. New York got its first new subway station in a quarter-century, Portland, Oregon, gave the U.S. a major bridge that bans cars, Houston showed how to reimagine a bus system for the 21st century—all of it punctuated by the passage of the first long-term federal highway bill in about a decade. That’s a tough list to top, but 2016 will give it a run for its taxpayer money.

Here are some of the key city transportation projects to keep an eye on in the coming year.