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Transit Delivers More Than $3 Billion in MO According to 2019 Impact Study

October 30, 2019 - in News, Transit, Transportation

Citizens for Modern Transit reported the findings of a six-month study designed to quantify the economic impact of public transit services in the state of Missouri to area leaders today at its quarterly “Talking Transit “ event held at the St. Louis Regional…

Application of Microbial Facilitated Stabilization for Sustainable Improvement of Expansive Pavement Subgrades

October 29, 2019 - in News, Transportation

Expansive soils, also known as swell-shrink soils, have been a problem for civil infrastructure such as roads and foundations since ancient times. These…

AASHTO Releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Enhancement and Support of AASHTOWare Bridge Design & Rating

October 29, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

A Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive proposals for professional services to complete the development and delivery of the first release…

Video: Ford’s Don Butler Focuses on Future of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Connectivity

October 28, 2019 - in Roads, Technology, Transportation, Video

In a speech at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2019 annual meeting in St. Louis, Don Butler, executive director for Connected Vehicles and Services at Ford Motor Company, stressed that reserving the 5.9 GHz wireless…

Load, Capacity Calculation Errors, Inadequate Peer Review Led to Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

October 24, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board determined, during a public board meeting held Tuesday, that load and capacity calculation errors made by FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc., are the probable cause of the fatal, March 15, 2018, Florida International…

Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced funding approval for U.S. Highway 169 widening

October 22, 2019 - in News, Transportation

Owasso : This week, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced funding approval for U.S. Highway 169 widening. ODOT officials met with Owasso City and Chamber representatives on Thursday to confirm the funding in the 8-year plan. The approved…

Engineers Put Leonardo da Vinci’s Bridge Design to the Test

October 21, 2019 - in News, Transportation

Recent graduate student Karly Bast shows off the scale model of a bridge designed by Leonardo da Vinci that she and her co-workers used to prove the design’s feasibility. Image: Gretchen Ertl   Proposed bridge would have been the world’s longest at…

LMN Architects Designs New Bridge in Everett Washington

October 16, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

Seattle - LMN Architects is pleased to celebrate the design and construction of the new Everett Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge in Everett, Washington. The bridge is a unique piece of public infrastructure that will provide a vital new link between the city…

FRA Opens Up $396M Pool of New Capital Rail Grant Funds

October 16, 2019 - in Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity on October 8 that offers $396 million worth of grant money through its Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair program to fund a variety of capital rail projects. [Above…

Dynamic Infrastructure implements deep AI technology to prevent bridges and tunnels from collapsing

October 16, 2019 - in News, Technology, Transportation

The New York and Tel Aviv based startup Dynamic Infrastructure is implementing the world's first deep-learning solution which allows bridge and tunnel owners and operators to obtain visual diagnosis of the assets they manage. The system provides live, cloud-based,…