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Cuts in Federal Highway Funding Come at High Travel Time

July 1, 2014 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today sent letters to state transportation departments and transit agencies outlining steps the Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon be forced to take to manage the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust…

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…

Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros

Walkable real estate development projects and places are on the rise nationwide, but certain metro regions are progressing faster than others, according…

Smart Planning Needed for California Cities to Become More Walkable

July 1, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

When it comes to the Millennial generation in many cities, walking more and getting into a car less appears to be driving demand for cities to plan for infrastructure and housing that makes metro areas more “walkable." The Millennial generation, ages 18…

Autodesk Acquires David Benjamin’s Architecture and Design Studio to Create a new Autodesk Studio

Autodesk continues to expand the boundaries of design tool capabilities with close collaboration with designers that are pushing the use of computer hardware, software and materials exploration. Continuing along this path, the company announced the acquisition…

Getting Out of a Jam – Geoinformation for the Mobility of the Future

June 30, 2014 - in Announcement, Projects, Transportation

There are many places on Germany’s approximately 650,000 kilometres of road that are on the verge of a traffic meltdown – and it really is no wonder considering the over 52 million vehicles that clock up a total daily mileage of more than 2.5 billion kilometres.…

Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

June 30, 2014 - in Energy, Projects, Water

As the Energy Department pursues our important mission areas of climate change, energy security and environmental responsibility, we must take into account dynamic interactions among our energy system, the population, the economy, other infrastructure systems…

Smart Street Lighting

June 30, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Falling prices for light-emitting diode (LED) street lights have spurred a global transition from older lamp technologies to the newer, more efficient, and more controllable lamp technology. Prices for LED street lighting have come down to the point where…

Leica GeoMoS Now! with Real-time Access for Informed Decision Making

June 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

Leica Geosystems launches Leica GeoMoS Now!, a new web-based application that is part of the Leica Geosystems monitoring solution and enables on-the-go visualization and analysis of structural and ground movement monitoring data. Large amounts of geodetic…

Toyota Previews Mobility’s Future at 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival

June 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

Driving helps make lives safer, greener and more convenient at Toyota’s “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit, open now at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Toyota is staging the North American debut of its “Car of the Future” at the annual conference.…