FHWA announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure guidance

FHWA announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure guidance

January 20th, 2017 by

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems.

Brno, Czech Republic Takes First Step to Create European Hyperloop Connecting to Slovakia

Brno, Czech Republic Takes First Step to Create European Hyperloop Connecting to Slovakia

January 19th, 2017 by

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop system for the city.

U.S. DOT report on highway, transit conditions reveals $926 billion infrastructure investment need

U.S. DOT report on highway, transit conditions reveals $926 billion infrastructure investment need

January 17th, 2017 by

A new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure — 2015 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance — confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation’s highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.

U.S. DOT grants $1.07 billion to improve rail transit service in Chicago

U.S. DOT grants $1.07 billion to improve rail transit service in Chicago

January 10th, 2017 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project.

Danielle Kleinhans joins NSBA as managing director

Danielle Kleinhans joins NSBA as managing director

January 10th, 2017 by

Danielle D. Kleinhans, Ph.D., P.E., joined the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), as its new managing director.

BTS releases U.S. Transportation wall map

BTS releases U.S. Transportation wall map

January 9th, 2017 by

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) released a newly updated double-sided wall map, Transportation Geography of the United States. The front of this map features a reference map of select U.S. transportation infrastructure and connections, including the National Highway System (NHS), class I railroads, airports with at least 750,000 enplanements, major ports with a commodity tonnage total of 10 million or more, and border crossings on the NHS.

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

PANYNJ board issues draft $32 billion, 10-year capital plan

January 6th, 2017 by

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners issued an unprecedented $32 billion draft 2017-2026 Capital Plan for public comment and review.

New York governor proposes transforming JFK International Airport for the 21st century

New York governor proposes transforming JFK International Airport for the 21st century

January 6th, 2017 by

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century and worthy of the State of New York.

TxDOT and TTI sign MOU to test Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

TxDOT and TTI sign MOU to test Connected and Automated Vehicle Technologies

January 6th, 2017 by

A framework is now in place between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to begin testing connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) technologies on the state highway system.

RFP part of corporate effort to unlock value of Amtrak assets

RFP part of corporate effort to unlock value of Amtrak assets

January 5th, 2017 by

Amtrak issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) in December seeking partnership opportunities to leverage up to 725 miles of track right-of-way and other real estate across the country for telecommunications, energy distribution, and associated activities considered appropriate by Amtrak.

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