September 1, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Earthquake Sensors on San Francisco Bridges Measure the Napa Quake

As the Earth shook Marin awake early Sunday morning, dozens of sensors mounted on the Golden Gate and Richmond-San Rafael bridges,…
August 29, 2014 - 11:04 am

Contract for Indianapolis Transit Center Awarded

The IndyGo Board of Directors awarded the contract for construction of the agency's Downtown Transit Center to Bloomington-based…
August 29, 2014 - 10:00 am

EPA Blocks Delta Water Tunnel Based on Environmental Harm

In a sharp rebuke of state plans for a massive water tunnel system in Northern California, federal environmental officials say that…
August 29, 2014 - 7:47 am

Arlington Heights Approves Tax Hike to Pay for Water Infrastructure

Water and sewer rates for Arlington Heights residents will be going up each year over the next five years -- including a 19 percent…

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September 1, 2014 - 4:54 pm in Analysis, Maintenance, Roads, Top Stories, Transportation

New Data Show U.S. Driving at Highest Level in Six Years

New estimates released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that American driving between July 2013 and June 2014 is at levels not seen since 2008, fueling calls for greater investment in highways that must bear growing volumes…
August 29, 2014 - 9:54 am in Design/Engineering, Top Stories, Transit, Transportation

Federal Officials Approve Plans for Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Replacement

The 60-year-old Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is one step closer to replacement. On Friday, Aug. 22 the Federal Transit Administration signed a record of decision allowing the Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division to design and construct a new ferry terminal…
August 29, 2014 - 7:42 am in Bridges, Maintenance, Sensors, Top Stories, Transportation

Swiss Robot Automates Bridge Inspection and Fights Corrosion

Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even in places that people cannot reach. We rely on Switzerland’s 3,500 motorway…