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Roadway Sensors Provide Real-Time and Historic Data

August 9, 2012 - in Featured, Interview, Transportation

Robert Bray is a senior software architect at Autodesk, Inc., a computer aided design firm that readers may have heard about. He recently sat down with Informed Infrastructure to discuss his view of sensored roadways, and the uses of the information they develop.…

Esri Selects New Global Industry Manager for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

August 7, 2012 - in Corporate, Transportation

Wolfgang Hall, a longtime transportation and logistics professional and former business development manager of the solutions group at Esri, has been appointed…

Finding the Cure for Traffic

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

For the price of a large cup of coffee, Sweden’s capital turned the typical Monday rush-hour traffic snarl into the equivalent of a calm Saturday stream…

Drought Takes Toll on River Shipping

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

There's more sun and heat in the forecast for St. Louis. Not great for a region that's in the midst of the worst drought in decades. Now, we've heard about the effect the drought is having on on farmers -- but it turns out it's also shrinking the shipping…

Tunneling Below Second Avenue

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

In Manhattan, where street traffic tends to stall, only one subway runs the length of the East Side. Every weekday, 1.3 million passengers — more than are carried in 24 hours by the transit systems of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco combined — cram onto…

Tunneling Below Second Avenue

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

In Manhattan, where street traffic tends to stall, only one subway runs the length of the East Side. Every weekday, 1.3 million passengers — more than are carried in 24 hours by the transit systems of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco combined — cram onto…

High-tech Sensors Track Performance of 35W Bridge

August 2, 2012 - in Transportation

Five years after the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring 145, officials say the new replacement bridge is performing well. They can say that with confidence because the bridge is fitted…

Metro Atlanta Voters Defeat Tax to Ease Traffic

August 1, 2012 - in Transportation

Unofficial returns show metro Atlanta voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum that would have helped pay for billions in transportation projects over the next decade. With 93 percent of precincts reporting, 63 percent of voters rejected the tax,…

Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling

July 26, 2012 - in Maintenance, Transportation

From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms. On a single day this month…

London Metropolitan Police Invests in Laser Scanning Technology to Reduce Congestion

July 23, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Traffic congestion caused by collisions on London’s roads is set to be significantly reduced following the delivery of two additional state of the art laser scanners. Purchased by the Metropolitan Police the RIEGL laser scanners will be used to rapidly collect…