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Minnesota Governor Announces $70 Million Investment in 13 New Transportation Projects

Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the acceleration of 13 more transportation projects in addition to the 14 prior to date. In 2014, Governor Dayton and the Legislature invested in the Corridors of Commerce initiative, which will be funding twelve of these…

Yotta Software to Underpin Key Highway Maintenance and Improvement Works in London

October 7, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Transportation

Leamington Spa, UK, Oct. 7, 2014—Software from Yotta is to be used to help deliver a multi-million pound program of highway maintenance and capital…

Kampala Undertakes a Pavement Management Project for its 1700 km Road Network

Fugro is leading a highways team on a pioneering project to build a pavement and asset management system for the road network of Kampala, Uganda as part…

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority Plans Next-Generation Road Pricing System

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has called a tender today to develop Singapore’s next generation electronic road pricing system. The new system will be based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology. New Road Pricing System will be Satellite-based…

New ASCE Report Details Life Cycle Cost Analysis to Maximize Transportation Project Funding

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014—Despite the majority of transportation industry practitioners’ agreement that the full cost of a project—including long-term operation and maintenance—should be considered in decision-making, only 48 percent of practitioners…

HERE Receives BMW Supplier Innovation Award

October 2, 2014 - in Corporate, Roads, Transportation

HERE, a leader in location and mapping, has received the BMW Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for its work in the area of connected driving. This coveted award is based on our expertise and innovation in the automatic delivery over cellular networks…

“Big Three” Highway Safety Challenges Top State Safety Chief’s Agenda

October 1, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Roads, Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2014 – Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, was re-elected for a third term as chairman of the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), at the association’s Annual Meeting, held earlier…

Most Americans Still Driving, but New Census Data Reveal Shifts at the Metro Level

September 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Roads, Transportation

Driving to work has been a staple in the American commute for decades, but it appears the country’s love affair with cars is stalling in many places. After years of sustained growth, driving levels are flat-lining, while more young people are opting for…

TomTom and Bosch SoftTec Team Up to Deliver Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

September 30, 2014 - in Corporate, Roads, Sensors, Transportation

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 29, 2014—TomTom (TOM2) has today announced a partnership with Bosch to integrate its navigation technology and maps into Bosch’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This partnership will enable Bosch to develop more advanced applications…

Michael Baker International Acquires Two Optech Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper Systems

September 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Roads, Sensors, Transportation

VAUGHAN, Ont., Canada, Sept. 26, 2014 — Optech and Michael Baker International are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for the delivery of two new Lynx SG1 Mobile Mapper™ Systems, the latest model of Optech’s industry-leading line…