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How technology can help infrastructure owners to fly

February 22, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

In Summer 2023, a billboard ad was wrapped around a construction site in Antwerp, Belgium. “Hey ChatGPT,” it read, “Finish this building…” The ad – which went viral and notched up thousands of approving comments – continued: “AI can do […]


Infrastructure

USDOT offers $1.256 billion grants to boost roadway safety

February 22, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a significant opportunity for communities nationwide to enhance roadway safety through the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant programme. With $1.256 billion in funding available, the initiative, established under the […]


Infrastructure

RATP Dev awarded contract for operation of Saintes Grandes Rives public transit network

February 21, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

The municipal authority of Saintes Grandes Rives (Charente-Maritime, France) has awarded the contract to operate and maintain the BUSS public transit network to RATP Dev for a period of seven years. The goal of this new contract is to offer […]


Infrastructure

Tennessee communities receive more than $46M through three state grant programs

January 17, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently awarded more than $46 million through three grant programs to communities statewide to support multimodal investments in walking, biking, and transit. “Increasing safety, promoting healthy lifestyles, and providing improved access to our cities […]


Infrastructure

Novel railway point switching technology, inspired by aircraft control systems

January 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., are working on Repoint, a new cutting-edge railway switch (points) technology to improve upon the traditional design, which has been in use for over 200 years. While conventional railway switches guide trains from […]


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An AI model to predict parking availability

January 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

In the ever-changing landscape of smart city innovation, researchers have introduced the Residual Spatial-Temporal Graph Convolutional Neural Network (RST-GCNN), which could help users find an on-street parking space more efficiently. The work is published in the International Journal of Sensor […]


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Texas cargo bridge projects could be expedited under new law

January 8, 2024

Via: FreightWaves

Several Texas-Mexico border infrastructure developments recently received a boost after a new law took effect that speeds up the federal approval process for international cargo bridge projects. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, led the […]


Infrastructure

Iowa seeking electric vehicle infrastructure proposals

December 27, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and its partners recently issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for electric vehicle charging infrastructure along interstate alternative fuel corridors. “Releasing this funding opportunity is a key milestone for Iowa DOT,” Garrett Pedersen, Iowa […]


Infrastructure

Tennessee reveals 10-year, $15B plan

December 20, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently revealed a proposed 10-year, $15 billion fiscally-constrained project plan. This is the first such plan released by TDOT. “TDOT is proud to establish this fiscally responsible infrastructure investment program for the state of […]


Infrastructure

New York to invest $100M for roadway repaving, resiliency enhancements

November 30, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Wednesday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her state would release $100 million to support repaving and improvements to state roadways impacted by the extreme weather. Hochul said the state would fund repaving projects in 66 locations covering nearly […]


Infrastructure

Electric fleets made possible through innovative infrastructure partnerships

November 28, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Transportation companies across the globe have increased their focus on sustainability in recent years. This eco-friendly push can largely be attributed to emerging government regulations and growing consumer concerns. In an effort to clean up their acts, many fleet owners […]


Infrastructure

Rail development and mega facility planned for Savannah

November 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Capital Development Partners, a Georgia-based industrial real estate and infrastructure developer, announced last week that it plans to build a nearly 1 million square foot rail development and mega facility in Savannah. The $155 million infrastructure and facility, the Central […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces $16B investment in 25 rail projects along Northeast Corridor

November 8, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it had awarded more than $16 billion to 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor between Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C. The funding, part of the Bipartisan […]


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FAA awards more than $201M in airport Infrastructure grants

September 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded 82 airports nationwide with more than $201 million in airport infrastructure grants for airfield lighting systems. The airports will purchase and install lighting for runways and taxiways with the goal of keeping operations […]


Infrastructure

$1.4 Billion Committed to Rail Safety, Supply Chain Boost

September 25, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration announced Sept. 25 that it has awarded more than $1.4 billion to projects that improve railway safety and boost capacity, with much of the money coming from the 2021 infrastructure law. “These projects will make American rail […]


Infrastructure

Investment firm building cargo facility at Philadelphia International Airport

September 22, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Bristol Group, Inc., a privately-owned real estate investment and development firm, recently announced plans to build a approximately 261,000-square-foot climate-controlled cargo facility at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The facility, which is designed to accommodate single or multi-tenant occupancy with flexible […]


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Federal Railroad Inspectors Find Defects at Union Pacific

September 11, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Federal inspectors said they found an alarming number of defects in the locomotives and railcars Union Pacific was using at the world’s largest railyard in western Nebraska this summer, and the railroad was reluctant to fix the problems. Federal Railroad […]


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Electric ship-to-shore cranes arrive at Port of Savannah

August 29, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Friday, the Port of Savannah announced it had received four Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, upgrading its crane fleet to 34 machines.Electric ship-to-shore cranes arrive at Port of Savannah Four older cranes were retired and recycled, port officials said, to […]


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Connecticut applying Complete Streets design criteria to new projects

August 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) recently implemented that Complete Streets design criteria must be incorporated into all projects. Complete Streets Policies ensure the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit customers, improve safety and create a stronger transportation network. […]


Infrastructure

Recharge Maine to award more than $6M in infrastructure grants

August 3, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

Recharge Maine, a statewide initiative to expand the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on Maine’s highways and within communities, will be awarding more than $6 million in National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program funds. Grants will support the […]