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Trimble and Bentley Accelerate Information Mobility with an Integrated Workflow for Road and Site Construction

Trimble and Bentley Systems announced today the next advance of information mobility between project design and field construction. Using Bentley’s ProjectWise collaboration servers and services, along with its i-model technology for the open exchange of…

Driverless Cars Can Hit the Streets in the UK in January

July 31, 2014 - in Roads, Transportation

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. It also invited cities to compete to host…

AutoTURN 9.0 Continues to Build on its Reputation for Trust and Innovation

Transoft Solutions, Inc., a global leader in transportation engineering design solutions, recently announced a major upgrade to AutoTURN, its flagship…

Tower Hamlets Take Street Works Management Online with Yotta’s Mayrise Software

Tower Hamlets Council is implementing the latest computer software to improve the management and coordination of street works.  The Internet hosted Mayrise Street Works system from Yotta will enable the East London borough to respond to changes in street…

Regional Planning in Dallas to be Informed by Cycling Data

July 23, 2014 - in Planning, Roads, Sensors

As more North Texas cities try to make streets and trails friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is working to help quantify their efforts. The regional planning organization is teaming up with cities to provide…

A Temporary Transportation Bill is Expected to Pass

July 21, 2014 - in Roads, Transportation

The Senate is expected to vote on a temporary transportation spending bill later this week — with an emphasis on the word temporary. The bill would keep highway funding flowing through May of next year, and avert a looming infrastructure crisis. Without…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…

Caltrans Commits to Civil 3D as their Roadway Design Standard

Starting today, Caltrans has made the commitment for all projects to be designed using Autodesk's AutoCAD Civil 3D software. All new projects will be required to be designed in the software, and any existing projects that are not already 30% underway with…

COM.* 2014 USDOT Keynote Outlines Federal Government’s Vision and Potential Roadmap for Self-Driving Cars

Mr. Tim Schmidt, Senior Technology Advisor at FHWA-TFHRC, U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), will deliver a keynote "How Talking Cars Will Transform the Way We Travel" at COM.* 2014 conference which will be held on August 4-6, 2014, Washington,…

New Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Details 125 Recommendations to Advance Energy Efficiency

June 24, 2014 - in Energy, Roads, Transit

With the release today of the Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, U.S. industry, government, standards developing organizations (SDOs) and other energy efficiency stakeholders now have a national framework for action and coordination…