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New York Pedestrian Maps Are Coming as Part of WalkNYC Initiative

June 25, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today announced the initial installation WalkNYC, the agency’s comprehensive wayfinding sign system starting in Chinatown, the first step towards a citywide pedestrian information…

Putin Pledges $43 Billion for Infrastructure

June 23, 2013 - in Transportation

President Vladimir Putin pledged on Friday that Russia would invest at least $43 billion to upgrade the country's roads and railways to help spur growth…

Shanghai Invests in Vehicle Monitoring Infrastructure

June 23, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Shanghai will invest 190 million yuan (US$30.65 million) to build infrastructure for China's homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System that can be…

The MAP-21 Change to Bridge Guidelines Holds Promise to Correct a Grave Deficiency

June 19, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Transportation funding is at the core of the problem with deficient bridges throughout the United States. The Government Accountability Office understands that there is a problem, and have issued reports in the past about the country's bridge safety program.…

GeoJot+ iPad App Facilitates Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

June 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

DLZ Corporation of Columbus, Ohio, has deployed an automated method of mapping sidewalk and curb ramp accessibility as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The digital mapping technique utilizes a GPS-enabled Apple iPad 2 tablet and the GeoJot+…

Optech Announces Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper

June 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

Optech announces the imminent release of the Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper (Survey Grade), which replaces the Lynx M1 as the flagship model of Optech’s mobile product line. Lynx SG1, a 600-kHz dual sensor head system, raises the bar for mobile surveying by collecting…

The UK Looks to Innovation for Energy Efficient and Low-Carbon Shipping

June 17, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, has visited the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) £2m marine technology project in London which seeks to increase the efficiency of British shipping by more than 30%. The project is being…

Seattle Breaks New Ground with Bicycle Master Plan

June 14, 2013 - in Transportation

Already considered among the leading U.S. cities for “bikeability” the city of Seattle has recently taken strides to accelerate its plan to triple bicycle usage and improve bike safety in the city. Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation made…

Sensors Help LA Create Demand-based Parking Pricing

June 13, 2013 - in Sensors, Transportation

Los Angeles drivers competing over limited parking spaces are no longer paying the same rate for every space. With the help of a $15 million federal grant, the city rolled out LA Express Park in May 2012 – a program that utilizes sensor technology in parking…

Google Maps and Waze, Outsmarting Traffic Together

June 11, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

We’ve all been there: stuck in traffic, frustrated that you chose the wrong route on the drive to work. But imagine if you could see real-time traffic updates from friends and fellow travelers ahead of you, calling out “fender bender...totally stuck in…