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New Bill Aims to Give Local Communities Greater Access to Federal Transportation Funds

May 25, 2014 - in Financial, Projects, Transportation

The Innovation in Surface Transportation Act (HR 4726), introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives by Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Dina Titus (D-NV), would provide improved decision-making, responsibility and greater access to federal transportation…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Set to Address Data Conference

When transportation data collection, management and visualization professionals gather for their three-day annual meeting in Crystal City June 2-4, they…

Senate Passes $12.3 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill

May 23, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The Senate on Thursday voted 91-7 to pass a $12.3 billion bill that approves infrastructure projects and aims to boost U.S. ports and waterways. the Water…

Brookhaven Lab Smart Grid Workshop Focuses on Resiliency During Emergencies

May 23, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Emergency

With extreme weather events on the rise, electric utilities in our region have learned that careful strategic planning is essential to providing reliable power to their customers, including those who provide critical services to others. The Department of Energy’s…

Stephen Ross Makes Over $30 Million Gift to Advance Sustainable Cities

May 23, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

Stephen M. Ross, a world-recognized business leader, real-estate developer, and philanthropist announced today a $30.5 million contribution to the World Resources Institute (WRI) to galvanize action that will help cities grow smarter and more sustainably in…

Ventyx Joins Swedish Utility to Create One of the World’s Smartest Electricity Networks

May 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Sensors

Ventyx, an ABB company , today announced it is joining an innovative initiative to create one of the world's smartest electricity networks, part of a development project entitled Smart Grid Gotland . As part of the project, Ventyx will deploy a comprehensive…

The American Planning Association Board Selects James M. Drinan, J.D. as New Executive Director

May 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

The Board of Directors of The American Planning Association (APA), a nonprofit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities, has selected James M. Drinan, J.D. as the new Executive Director of APA and the American…

The Volvo Group Studies Potential to Test Electric Roads in a City

May 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Roads, Transit, Transportation

The Volvo Group is now taking the next step in the development of sustainable transport solutions. In collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration, the Volvo Group will study the potential for building electric roads, where city buses can be charged…

Siemens Equips Three Sections of Track in Hungary with ETCS Train Protection System

May 20, 2014 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Siemens has received three orders from Hungary to supply signaling and control technology. The company will equip two sections of the line between the Budapest suburb of Ferencváros and the small eastern town of Gyoma with ETCS (European Train Control System)…

Ubisense Named Google Enterprise Maps Authorized Partner

May 19, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate

Ubisense, a market leader in location intelligence solutions, announced today it has become an Authorized Partner of solutions based on Google’s Enterprise Maps for Business technologies. This new designation from Google enables customers to more easily…