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US Department of Transportation adds NXP Security Technologies to Smart City Challenge

AUSTIN, Texas—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will expand its partnership with NXP Semiconductors to include secure authentication and identification solutions in the Smart City Challenge.…

Esri Announces Winners of the Visualize Your Water Quality Challenge

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Sensors, Water

Redlands, Calif., April 26, 2016—Esri joins the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey in congratulating the winners of the…

Penske Truck Leasing Captures Fourth Straight SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Transportation

READING, Pa., April 22, 2016—Penske Truck Leasing is celebrating Earth Day this year with its fourth straight SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. The…

Winners Announced in Visualize Your Water High School Citizen Science Challenge

April 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Water

In January 2016, U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenged high school students in 13 states to create compelling and innovative visualizations of nutrient data from open government data sources. Students from across the…

Oversite: No Shortage of Challenges

April 3, 2016 - in Column

One of the more-fulfilling, although certainly sometimes frustrating, aspects of engineering is the endless array of challenges. This relates to new projects where site, budget and even regulatory constraints might call for a creative solution. It also relates…

Final Four Announced for 2016 Hines Student Competition

March 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Four university teams—including two from Harvard University, one from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and one from the University of Miami—have been selected as the finalists for the 14th annual Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition, an ideas…

Chambly Canal’s Bridge No. 09, First of Its Kind in North America

January 14, 2016 - in Bridges, Projects

The Chambly Canal has been considered a national historic landmark since 1929. This waterway, located along the Richelieu River in the Montérégie region of Quebec, links Lake Champlain and the Chambly Basin. With 10 bridges and 9 locks, the site is now ideal…

U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Smart City Challenge to Create a City of the Future

December 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a Smart City Challenge to create a fully integrated, first-of-its-kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.  The winning…

Addressing Nutrient Pollution with “Visualize Your Water” Challenge

October 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Water

Nutrient pollution is one of the nation’s most difficult environmental challenges. While nutrients are essential compounds for functioning ecosystems and the production of food, fiber, and livestock feed, excessive nutrient levels can dramatically alter…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Over 85 Cities Have Signed Up for “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets”

February 24, 2015 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 24, 2015—Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that more than 85 cities have signed up so far to participate in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets.”…