Transportation + Infrastructure

Transportation news including bridges and roads, micro-mobility, autonomous vehicles, parking garages, airports, FAA, etc.…

Also includes: Smart Cities

Proposed budget invests more than $10 billion in Florida’s transportation and infrastructure

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will receive $10.8 billion in the recommended FY 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide.

AEC TECH NEWS: DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America partner to provide new smart...

DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America announced a new partnership to join efforts in offering new services that integrate DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings with iSoftStone’s smart city solutions. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end‐to‐end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan form ‘Smart Belt Coalition’ to collaborate on...

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have formed the Smart Belt Coalition – a first-of-its-kind collaboration – with transportation agencies in Ohio and Michigan that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

BTS releases U.S. Transportation wall map

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.

HNTB compiles America THINKS 2016 survey results discussing Americans’ views on transportation

HNTB Corporation released a new compilation of America THINKS 2016 survey results. It highlights Americans’ views on U.S. transportation through three national surveys in 2016 that studied issues associated with funding and mobility, transit oriented development, congestion and tolling.

JTA selects Pond | Michael Baker International JV team’s design for regional transportation center

Michael Baker International, as part of the Pond | Michael Baker International JV, was selected by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to design a state-of-the-art regional transportation center in the LaVilla area.

UTCs receive $300 million for research on emerging transportation issues

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.

ARTBA 2017 Forecast: Modest growth in transportation construction market

Total transportation construction and related market activity is expected to grow 1.3 percent in 2017, driven largely by increases in highway and bridge private construction activity supporting residential and commercial developments, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) chief economist.

ARTBA Foundation announces 2016 Transportation Development Hall of Fame Honorees

The 34th President of the United States, one of the “fathers” of the Interstate Highway System, and the iconic founders of Caterpillar Inc., have been selected into the 2016 American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Hall of Fame.”

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