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Transit Agencies Get Creative with Real Estate Development

July 30, 2014 - in Land Development, Planning, Transit

Transit agencies in the U.S. looking to expand rail lines are getting into the real-estate-development business to raise revenue. In Atlanta, the regional transit agency is considering three possible expansion plans for its rail line, which opened in 1979…

U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Grand Opening of Tucson Streetcar, Further Expanding Regional Transit Choices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the grand opening of the Sun Link Streetcar line.…

Adding Value to Transit by Increasing Speeds

July 21, 2014 - in Transit, Transportation

Residents of the Twin Cities greeted the opening of the new Green Line light rail link last month with joy and excitement, finally able to take advantage…

Caltrans Commits to Civil 3D as their Roadway Design Standard

Starting today, Caltrans has made the commitment for all projects to be designed using Autodesk's AutoCAD Civil 3D software. All new projects will be required to be designed in the software, and any existing projects that are not already 30% underway with…

COM.* 2014 USDOT Keynote Outlines Federal Government’s Vision and Potential Roadmap for Self-Driving Cars

Mr. Tim Schmidt, Senior Technology Advisor at FHWA-TFHRC, U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), will deliver a keynote "How Talking Cars Will Transform the Way We Travel" at COM.* 2014 conference which will be held on August 4-6, 2014, Washington,…

New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Energy Efficiency

June 24, 2014 - in Energy, Roads, Transit

With the release today of the Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, U.S. industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs) and other energy efficiency stakeholders now have a national framework for action and coordination…

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 today with presentations from Rob Rasnic, product specialist, and James Wedding, P.E., Sr. Technical Specialist,…

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 with Ultra HD imaging and vehicle-based LiDAR, as well as conducted thorough MUTCD nighttime sign assessments.…

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…