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Electric roads pave the way for smaller car batteries

March 28, 2023 - in Roads, Transportation

When vehicles can be charged dynamically while driving, the battery size can be reduced and still meet all travel demands. This results in lower environmental impact and costs, according to new research from Chalmers. In Sweden, the first electric road will…

Connected Vehicles the Latest Tool To Give Engineers Real-Time Insight Into Highway Traffic Congestion Issues

March 23, 2023 - in Roads, Technology, Transportation

Purdue civil engineering is reaching beyond the view of highway cameras in Indiana and across the nation with research into using vehicle internet connections…

Federal Highway Administration Announces New Efforts to Improve Road Safety, Advance Complete Streets That Serve All Road Users

February 1, 2023 - in News, Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced two new efforts that will help States,…

Norwegian Public Roads Administration Selects Trimble for Asset Lifecycle Management

January 12, 2023 - in News, Roads, Technology, Transportation

The E18 motorway, which covers 415 km in Norway and is a key traffic corridor in greater Oslo, is part of the NPRA-managed road network.     Technology Ecosystem Connects Data Across the Asset Lifecycle for More Efficient Maintenance, Informed Decision-Making…

Novel Road Surfaces Could Be Key To Living With Climate Change

December 15, 2022 - in News, Roads, Transportation

Long-life road surfaces could provide more durable highways and value for money in low-income countries   University of Birmingham experts are working with the Ethiopian Roads Administration (ERA) to develop ways of future-proofing the country’s road…

New Mini Guide Focuses on Coordinated EV Infrastructure Planning and Implementation among State Officials

December 2, 2022 - in Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON — The National Council on Electricity Policy announced the release of a new publication, Mini Guide on Transportation Electrification: State-Level Roles and Collaboration among Public Utility Commissions, State Energy Offices, and Departments…

Video: Vermont’s First Diverging Diamond Interchange

October 28, 2022 - in Multimedia, Roads, Transportation, Videos

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is improving the roadway along the U.S. Routes 2/7 (U.S. 2/7) corridor, in the vicinity of Interstate 89 (I-89) Exit 16, to enhance mobility and safety in Colchester, Vt.

Mandatory Minimum Retroreflectivity Standards For Pavement Markings On US Roads

September 6, 2022 - in Roads, Transportation

After a long period of consultation and assessment the Federal Highway Administration has announced the standards required in maintaining minimum levels of retroreflectivity for pavement markings to all roads open to public travel in the United States.  This…

Biden-Harris Administration Announces All 50 States, DC and Puerto Rico Have Submitted Plans for National Electric Vehicle Charging Network

August 3, 2022 - in News, Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON – In keeping with President Biden’s commitment to build out a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 2030, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy today announced all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto…

HNTB Selected to Develop Statewide Lane Closure Management System for Iowa DOT

July 12, 2022 - in News, Roads, Technology, Transportation

Digital innovation initiative will increase work zone safety and automate lane closure processes.   DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Transportation selected HNTB to assist in the development and deployment of a statewide lane closure management…