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University of Delaware team aims to commercialize structural health monitoring systems

An entrepreneurial team based at the University of Delaware is working to commercialize a system that could make infrastructure such as bridges and pipelines safer.

AI-equipped robots develop situational awareness to inspect underwater infrastructure

Researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology are developing algorithms that teach robots to adapt to the constantly changing dynamics of the sea in order to address one of our nation’s greatest concerns: protecting and preserving our aging water-rooted infrastructure

UMaine to form Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected the University of Maine (UMaine) to lead creation of a highly competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center.

Using fungi to fix bridges

Binghamton University researchers have been working on a self-healing concrete that uses a specific type of fungi as a healing agent.

Pennsylvania increases funding municipal road projects

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the distribution of nearly $489 million in 2018 liquid fuels payments to municipalities through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to help them maintain local roads and bridges.

Prestressed concrete could create stronger bridges with longer spans

The state of Texas has more bridges than any other state in the nation, with more than 50,000 total. Maintaining structurally sound, shorter- and longer-span bridges was the driving force in two collaborative projects recently completed by Texas A&M University professor Mary Beth Hueste and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

AT&T offers structure monitoring for railways and roadways

AT&T is testing a new structure monitoring solution that will help improve the safety of roadways and railways. This comes in addition to its smart cities work with several U.S. spotlight cities and its recently launched digital infrastructure solution.

UTA civil engineer earns patent for soil stability sensor system

Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a civil engineering professor, recently was awarded a patent for developing a sensor system with an algorithm that will expedite field assessment of stabilization of high sulfate soils near bridges and roads.

Voters overwhelming support transportation investment

Voters in 20 states approved more than 80 percent of 215 transportation investment ballot measures Nov. 7, mostly at the local level, according to analysis conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Center. Nearly 90 percent of public transportation initiatives were approved by voters across the United States this year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
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