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U.S. DOT Proposes New Rules for the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil, Flammable Materials

July 24, 2014 - in Oil & Gas, Projects, Rail, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation today released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail - particularly crude oil and ethanol - in the form of a Notice of…

Tower Hamlets Take Street Works Management Online with Yotta’s Mayrise Software

Tower Hamlets Council is implementing the latest computer software to improve the management and coordination of street works.  The Internet hosted Mayrise…

A National Vision is Needed for Comprehensive Coastal Risk Management

A national vision for coastal risk management that includes a long-term view, regional solutions, and recognition of the full array of economic, social,…

Greenville Uses GIS-Centric Solutions Citywide, Seeing a Big Boost in Work Output

July 23, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Wastewater, Water

At the City of Greenville, South Carolina, Cityworks is being used in nearly every operational department for public asset management. The scalability and flexibility of Cityworks allows city employees to work together, coordinating time and efforts to accomplish…

Woolpert to Provide Aerial Photography and Mapping Services for West Virginia

Woolpert, a national geospatial, infrastructure management and design firm headquartered in Dayton, announced that it has been awarded a one-year contract with the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways to provide on-call aerial photography…

Urban Heat Study Quantifies the Cause of the “Urban Heat Island” Effect

July 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

A new Yale-led study quantifies for the first time the primary causes of the “urban heat island” (UHI) effect, a common phenomenon that makes the world’s urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside and may increase health risks…

Acoustic Design Makes for a More Livable City

The sound quality of urban environments is an important consideration for people’s health and well being. The World Health Organisation notes that one in five Europeans are regularly exposed to noise levels at night that could significantly damage their…

ONE DROP and Rotary Launch the “2020 Water Partnership” to Provide Sustainable Water and Sanitation to Communities in Need

July 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Water

ONE DROP is pleased to announce the launch of the "2020 Water Partnership", a joint sustainable water and sanitation program with Rotary, one of the world's largest investors in this area, to deliver unique and sustainable benefits in Africa, Latin America…

Caltrans Director Named President of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO)

July 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty on Wednesday stepped into the role of president of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) at the organization's annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M. He previously served as vice president.…

Central Hudson Selects Ubisense Location Intelligence Solution to Improve Response Time and Customer Service during Severe Storms

July 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Emergency, Energy

Ubisense, a market leader in location intelligence solutions, announced today that Central Hudson, a New York State regulated electric and gas utility, has selected Ubisense myWorld and Ubisense Damage Assessment to dramatically improve response time following…