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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.…

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…

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,…

Rebuilt Monroe Street Bridge Now Open to D.C. Traffic

October 15, 2019 - in Bridges, News, Transportation

The new Brookland area railroad overpass eliminates bridge deficiencies and improves vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian safety.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Replacement of the deteriorated Monroe Street Bridge, NE, which connects the neighborhoods of Brookland…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $40.4 Million for Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project in Reno, NV

October 11, 2019 - in News, Transit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $40.4 million grant to the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County for the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) Extension project…

IBI Group-Designed Confederation Line LRT Downtown Tunnel Opens to Public

October 8, 2019 - in News, Transit, Transportation

TORONTO - Global design and technology firm, IBI Group (TSX:IBG), completed the station design of the downtown tunnel portion of Ottawa’s Confederation Line – a 13-station, 12.5km light rail transit line with a 2.5km underground segment beneath the city…

Alabama DOT, University of Alabama Aim to Create Connected Road

October 8, 2019 - in News, Technology, Transportation

Researchers at the University of Alabama are embarking on a three-year $16.8 million project to transform the roads and highways in the Tuscaloosa area into a “smart transportation network” that is safer, less congested, and more environmentally friendly.…

National Freight Report Highlights Growing Capacity Challenges

October 8, 2019 - in News, Transportation

The growth in commercial truck freight could be put at risk by inadequate highway capacity; lack of funding for improving the freight network and a shortage of truck drivers. [Above photo by the Virginia DOT.] That’s according to a new 37-page report issued…

Fluor Joint Venture Breaks Ground on Chicago Transit Authority’s Red and Purple Line Modernization Program

October 7, 2019 - in News, Transit, Transportation

Fluor CEO Carlos Hernandez (center) at Chicago Transit Authority's Red & Purple Line groundbreaking today along with Greg Amparano, senior VP (right) & Dago Beek, project director (left) (Photo: Business Wire)   IRVING, Texas & CHICAGO- Fluor…