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Trimble to Acquire North American Trucking Industry Enterprise Software Leader TMW Systems

August 28, 2012 - in Corporate, Transportation

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held TMW Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise software to transportation and logistics (T&L) companies. TMW's transportation software…

Brazil Unveils Infrastructure Funding Plans for Road and Rail Projects

August 16, 2012 - in Transportation

Brazil's government on Wednesday unveiled measures to lure up to $133 billion reais in private investment for road and rail projects, part of a new state-led…

Android Use Improves Google's Traffic Surveillance System

August 15, 2012 - in Transportation

Google continues to increase the number of cities that it provides live traffic data for, based on increasing use of mobile phones that run on the Android…

Android Use Improves Google’s Traffic Surveillance System

August 15, 2012 - in Transportation

Google continues to increase the number of cities that it provides live traffic data for, based on increasing use of mobile phones that run on the Android platform. With more than 400 million smartphones that use the mapping function, and send anonymous data…

Plans Come Together to Turn Washington's Union Station Into a Transmodal Hub

August 13, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects, Transportation

Amtrak recently released a master plan, developed with HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff, to revitalize Washington Union Station. The plan envisions a vibrant intermodal center with increased capacity and renewed commercial activity. It was developed in collaboration…

Plans Come Together to Turn Washington’s Union Station Into a Transmodal Hub

August 13, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects, Transportation

Amtrak recently released a master plan, developed with HOK and Parsons Brinckerhoff, to revitalize Washington Union Station. The plan envisions a vibrant intermodal center with increased capacity and renewed commercial activity. It was developed in collaboration…

Roadway Sensors Provide Real-Time and Historic Data

August 9, 2012 - in Featured, Interview, Transportation

Robert Bray is a senior software architect at Autodesk, Inc., a computer aided design firm that readers may have heard about. He recently sat down with Informed Infrastructure to discuss his view of sensored roadways, and the uses of the information they develop.…

Esri Selects New Global Industry Manager for Logistics and Supply Chain Management

August 7, 2012 - in Corporate, Transportation

Wolfgang Hall, a longtime transportation and logistics professional and former business development manager of the solutions group at Esri, has been appointed as Esri's global industry solution manager for logistics and supply chain management. With more than…

Finding the Cure for Traffic

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

For the price of a large cup of coffee, Sweden’s capital turned the typical Monday rush-hour traffic snarl into the equivalent of a calm Saturday stream of cars. Six years after the city imposed a congestion fee on drivers coming into the urban core, the…

Drought Takes Toll on River Shipping

August 6, 2012 - in Transportation

There's more sun and heat in the forecast for St. Louis. Not great for a region that's in the midst of the worst drought in decades. Now, we've heard about the effect the drought is having on on farmers -- but it turns out it's also shrinking the shipping…