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National Transit Database Provides Key Stats on Public Transportation in the U.S.

January 22, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Did you know that Americans took 10.2 billion trips on public transportation in 2016 and that transit ridership has increased 26 percent during the last 20 years? These facts come from the National Transit Database (NTD), a trove of statistics and information…

BTS Releases Updated National Transit Map

January 19, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released version two of the National Transit Map, a geospatial…

Michael Baker International Awarded $6.1 Million Contract to Help Reduce Congestion Along Major Dallas Freeway

January 17, 2018 - in Corporate, News, Roads, Transportation

Pittsburgh (January 17, 2018) - Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that it…

State Agency CEOs Say DOTs Evolving Into Providers of Various Mobility Options

January 17, 2018 - in Transportation

Today's state departments of transportation are focused less on building highways and more on safely moving people and goods by various modes, according to a group of state transportation department chief executives. Leslie Richards, secretary of the Pennsylvania…

BTS Releases Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2017

January 11, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report (TSAR) 2017. The 22nd edition of this congressionally mandated report presents key transportation indicators along…

HDR to plan Tacoma Dome Light Rail Extension, New Maintenance Facility Project Will Complete Sound Transit Service Between Seattle and Tacoma

January 11, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

(OMAHA, Neb. ) — HDR will support the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) in planning the final extension needed to complete light rail service between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. The Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE) project…

EPA Awards Grants to Help NHDOT, Other Clean Diesel Projects in New England States

January 10, 2018 - in Transportation

The EPA said last month it awarded $3.1 million to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to help curb diesel emissions, including a competitive grant to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Of the…

Wisconsin DOT Program Disburses $4.5M for Transportation of Seniors, Disabled

January 10, 2018 - in Transportation

Gov. Scott Walker announced last month that 52 agencies in Wisconsin's urban and rural areas will receive awards of about $4.543 million in state and federal funds to enhance and support local transportation options for Wisconsin seniors and individuals with…

Bus Rapid Transit Represents Increasingly Important Component of Transit Networks

January 9, 2018 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new HNTB Corporation white paper discusses the expanding use of bus rapid transit in cities across the U.S., citing its emerging role as an important component in overall transit networks. The white paper, “Expanding the use of BRT,”…

Should Airports Use Circular Runways?

January 8, 2018 - in Transportation, Video

Henk Hesselink is collaborating with Valkenburg airport, a disused naval base near The Hague, which has ambitions to become a drone innovation centre. His design for circular runways at passenger airports captured global attention last year, in aviation circles…