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FTA Successfully Partners with States to Strengthen and Certify All Rail Transit State Safety Oversight Programs Before Deadline

March 20, 2019 - in News, Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced it has successfully partnered with 30 states with rail transit systems to strengthen and certify 31 State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs in advance…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $85 Million Funding Opportunity for Technologically Advanced Transit Buses

March 20, 2019 - in Transit, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity for eligible applicants to apply for up…

Modular Steel Structure from Acrow Bridge Minimizes Work Zone Impact During Highway Construction in Tate County, Mississippi

March 19, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

Prefabricated modular steel bridge maintains traffic flow and provides enhanced safety (Parsippany, New Jersey) – Acrow Bridge, a leading international…

FHWA Lacks Adequate Oversight and Guidance for Engineer’s Estimates

March 18, 2019 - in News, Transportation

What We Looked At Each year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) oversees more than $40 billion in Federal funding for highway and bridge projects across the United States. For each project, a State Department of Transportation (State DOT) develops a…

Teleste Continues Cooperation with Alstom by Delivering its Integrated On-board Solution to Coradia Stream Trains in Italy

March 18, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

TURKU, FINLAND – Teleste Corporation is pleased to continue cooperation with Alstom, a leading provider of integrated transport systems, by delivering its on-board solution to Coradia Stream trains designed for public transport operators in Italy, and operated…

Heat Transfer on a Disk: A Closed-Form Solution for Suspension Bridge’s Main Cables Exposed to Fire

March 14, 2019 - in Bridges, Transportation

Despite the danger of collapse that fire poses to a suspension bridge, it has been an understudied area of bridge engineering. A new study in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics shows you how to calculate the potential effects of heat transfer on a suspension…

Oxford Direct Services Assists Persimmon Homes with Highways Adoption at Seven Development Sites Across Oxfordshire

March 14, 2019 - in News, Roads, Transportation

March 14, 2019 - Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has assisted Persimmon Homes, one of the UK’s most successful housebuilders, with Highways Adoption at seven of its development sites around Oxfordshire over the past 18 months. The experience of ODS’s Highways…

Rail Museum Turns Spotlight on Role of Fugro’s Geotechnical Expertise in HS2

March 14, 2019 - in News, Rail, Transportation

Credit: courtesy the National Railway Museum Soil samples in the laboratory may seem a world apart from the gleaming high tech of the high speed train. Yet both share the spotlight in a current exhibition at the National Railway Museum in York giving a rare…

Video: Crews Clear Massive Avalanche Slides from Highway

March 11, 2019 - in Roads, Transportation, Video

Idaho Transportation Department crews continue to excavate, blow, and plow snow off Idaho Highway 21 between Lowman and Stanley following historic avalanches. The 11-mile stretch of road, known as Canyon Creek, is prone to avalanches, with nearly 60 typical…

New TEXRail Commuter Line Opens with Golden Ticket Fanfare

March 8, 2019 - in News, Roads, Transportation

Hundreds of special invitees got to experience a “Wonka-esque” inaugural ride on North Texas’ new commuter rail line, complete with golden tickets and enthralling views from the line’s 27 miles – nine stops and three cities – from Fort Worth, North…