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As Highway Trust Fund Nears Collapse, Poll Shows a Majority of Americans Worry About Unsafe Conditions

June 18, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

As the Highway Trust Fund nears collapse, a new national random-sample survey released today shows that a majority of Americans are worried about unsafe conditions on roads and highways. Nearly three in ten say poor road conditions have contributed to an accident…

Autodesk Hits the Road with InfraWorks 360, Sharing How it Accelerates Work through Visualization and Automation

Autodesk is on the road with a series of Autodesk 360 events to show users and prospects the power of InfraWorks software. The Denver stop took place…

Transmap Assesses Killeen’s Roadways and Signs and Provides Pavement Planning

Transmap Corporation has successfully inventoried 522 centerline miles of roadway in the City of Killeen using its ON-SIGHT™ mobile-mapping vehicle…

Innovation Hubs Center on Broadband and Transit

June 17, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Roads, Transit

The geography of innovation is changing: from spread-out and isolated to concentrated and connected. Today’s innovative firms and workers seek proximity so that ideas and knowledge can be transferred more quickly and seamlessly. And as the geography of innovation…

The Flemish Roads and Traffic Agency Purchased the ARAN 9000 Data Collection System

The Flemish Government Roads and Traffic Agency’s Department of Road Engineering in Belgium recently purchased Fugro Roadware’s innovative ARAN 9000 data collection system, an upgrade from the previous ARAN 4900 series. The new ARAN 9000 has been retooled…

Crossrail Tunneling Provides Opportunity for Underground Sensing Study

June 13, 2014 - in Projects, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Twenty-five metres beneath central London is the world’s first ‘smart tunnel’, where ground-breaking new sensing technologies are providing massive amounts of information about the UK’s aging infrastructure, and how best to maintain and protect it…

New TomTom Traffic Research Reveals Shortcuts Are Actually ‘Longcuts’

June 11, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in traffic, today published its 4th annual global traffic index. The results revealed that shortcuts drivers take to avoid congestion are actually ‘longcuts’, adding 50% more travel time to journeys. TomTom’s traffic data…

Netherlands Smart Road Safety Solution Built Upon TatukGIS

VIA is a Netherlands-based ICT (Information Communications Technology) company focused on solutions that provide insight into road safety, stimulate efficient work processes, and bring together people and knowledge. VIA has used TatukGIS SDK products for its…

Oregon Investigates Infrastructure Resilience

Oregon seriously lags behind Washington in preparing its infrastructure to withstand such an event, state officials told lawmakers. Since the mid-1990s, only 355 bridges have been retrofit to avoid falling off their supports during a major earthquake, said…

I-495 Bridge Closes in Delaware Due to Shifting Support Columns

June 6, 2014 - in Analysis, Transportation

Delaware officials on Monday ordered the emergency closure of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington after discovering that four support columns are tilting. The 4,800-foot bridge normally carries about 90,000 vehicles a day on I-495,…