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Infrastructure, Vehicles

How to set up a public electric vehicle charging station, the high-end hotel edition

October 11, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Part of Tesla’s destination charging network, The Mayton Inn confirms how uncomplicated hosting a charging station can be. When I wrote about how to set up a public electric vehicle charging station, one of the central learnings was this: It […]


Infrastructure, Vehicles

Key considerations for electric bus fleet infrastructure

October 9, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Across the country, transit agencies face a growing need to adopt more sustainable operations and maintenance practices, including the use of environmentally friendly products and transportation methods. Air pollution in major cities from Los Angeles to New York, caused in […]


Infrastructure

Monetizing time savings makes toll roads financially stack up

September 27, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily

Putting a dollar value on the savings from traffic congestion, noise and air pollution as a result of toll roads and tunnels will make large infrastructure projects more cost effective, according to a new study by QUT. Sae Chi, from […]


Infrastructure

Trump Urges Congress to Reform Tax Code

September 1, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The marching orders to Congress from President Donald Trump in a fiery speech in Missouri Aug. 30 were clear: reform the country’s tax code. Calling it a once-in-a-generation opportunity, Trump told lawmakers on Capitol Hill, urging them to simplify tax […]


Infrastructure

Surface Transportation Board to Examine CSX Service Woes

August 28, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The Surface Transportation Board will hold a special session to listen to CSX Corp. and railroad shippers discuss service disruptions since May that have ratcheted up the animosity between the sides in a public war of words. Hunter Harrison, CEO […]


Infrastructure

‘Summer of Hell’ begins as Amtrak begins Penn Station track work

July 10, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and MTA passengers are bracing for the kickoff of what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called “the summer of hell” at Penn Station as Amtrak, its owner, embarks on emergency repairs, NBC Newsreports. More than 1,300 […]


Infrastructure

Port of Long Beach to Continue Modernization Works

June 29, 2017

Via: World Maritime News

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved a USD 748 million budget for the Port of Long Beach in the next fiscal year, with more than 60 percent set aside to continue its modernization program. The budget will […]


Infrastructure

New York Speeds Up Road Projects Ahead of Penn Station Work

June 13, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accelerating construction on New York bridges and tunnels so the work is complete before Amtrak begins emergency repairs at Pennsylvania Station in July. The order will ensure that all major commuter crossings can be used without […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

So What’s the Deal With Air Traffic Control Reform?

June 6, 2017

Via: Wired

THE FIRST PART of President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan took flight Monday when the president called for the privatization of the country’s air traffic control system. “We’re still stuck with an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work,” Trump […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Overhead signs on freeways: Are drivers being told too much?

June 1, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily

The growing trend to install multiple road signs at the same location along Australian freeways might be practical and cost-effective but is it safe? A new QUT study, published in Transportation Research has looked at the impact of locating up […]