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Seven Western States Claim National Awards for Outstanding Transportation Projects

WASHINGTON – Today seven western state departments of transportation claimed awards in a national competition highlighting excellence in projects that have improved travel safety, reduced roadway congestion, and provided more mobility options. The Western…

Development Underway on a Global Standard for Car-to-Cloud Data Exchange

June 30, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Sensors

BERLIN, June 29, 2016—HERE, the location cloud company, today announced a significant step forward in efforts to drive a global standard for vehicle-to-cloud…

Interstate Highway System Turns 60, Facing Increased Travel and Insufficient Maintenance

June 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Washington, DC – As the U.S. Interstate Highway System turns 60 years old this week, it faces increasing congestion, unprecedented levels of travel…

Researchers Try to Cut Costs to Control Aquatic Invasive Plants in Florida

June 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Of all the invasive plants in Florida’s waterways, hydrilla costs the most to contain -- $66 million over a seven-year period, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. But UF/IFAS researchers…

Gannett Fleming Prepares for National Tunnel Inspection Deadline with 12 Certified Inspectors

June 27, 2016 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance

Harrisburg, Pa.—Twelve Gannett Fleming engineers became Nationally Certified Tunnel Inspectors after passing a national certification program developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The firm hosted…

Listening Technique Effectively Finds Underground Water Leaks

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Montreal, June 22, 2016 — The world is approaching a water crisis. According to the International Water Management Institute, 33 percent of the world’s population will experience water scarcity by 2025. One main cause are leaks. Twenty to 30 percent of…

Tracking the Aluminum Used to Purify Tap Water

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

A Kobe University research group including Associate Professor Maki Hideshi (Center for Environmental Management), PhD candidate Sakata Genki (Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, currently employed at Central Glass…

Invasive Asian Carp Respond Strongly to Carbon Dioxide

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Adding carbon dioxide gas (CO2) to water, a process similar to making carbonated soda water, could help control the movement and behavior of invasive carp in the Great Lakes basin, according to a recent study. Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and Silver…

El Niño Caused Tidal Flooding in Many U.S. Cities

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, according to a NOAA report released on June 8, 2016. In some cities, the days of nuisance flooding exceeded trends and broke records, especially…

Clean Water Technology Center Proposes Replacement for Cesspools

June 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Stony Brook, N.Y., June 20, 2016 – The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University today issued a white paper introducing a potential replacement for Long Island cesspools that has shown an ability to remove high amounts of…