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New Report Outlines 11 Emerging Technologies that could Impact Transportation

February 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

A recent report by Volpe experts identifies emerging technologies and innovative applications that may have significant impacts on our transportation systems within three to five years. The resource, 2015 OST-R Transportation Technology Scan: A Look Ahead,…

Inaugural Imagine H2O Water Policy Challenge Aims to Drive Water Tech Adoption

January 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Water

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2016—Imagine H2O today announced the results of its inaugural California Water Policy Challenge. The initiative, which…

ASCE Innovation Contest to Bring Winners’ Ideas to Disney, Other Major Firms

January 18, 2016 - in Corporate

Safe to say the “Imagineers” of the Walt Disney Company know innovation when they see it. Now, thanks to the ASCE Innovation Contest, they might consider…

DHS S&T and USCG RDC Launches Prize Competition for Environmentally Friendly Buoy Mooring Systems

January 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (USCG RDC), launched the “Environmentally Friendly Replacement…

Dr. Ralph Paroli of the National Research Council of Canada Begins Term as ASTM International Board Chairman

January 6, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, People

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 5, 2016—Ralph M. Paroli, Ph.D., of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Ottawa, Ontario, has started his term as 2016 chairman of the ASTM International board of directors. ASTM’s board is made up of 25 leaders from…

SITRI and Accelink Partner on Opto-Electronic Communication

December 28, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors

Wuhan, China and Shanghai, China— SITRI, the innovation center for accelerating the development and commercialization of “More than Moore” solutions to power the Internet of Things,and Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd., the leadingopto-electronic components…

Winning Ideas Chosen in CalTrans $25K Innovation Contest

SACRAMENTO—Caltrans today announced the winners of its Innovation Contest, awarding a total of $25,000 to four individuals. Three first place winners will be awarded $7,000 each for their Advance Directional Sign suggestion to enhance safety and efficiency…

ITIF Welcomes ‘Mission Innovation’ Initiative as Important Step Forward, but Urges Further Clean Energy Investment Worldwide

November 30, 2015 - in Design/Engineering, Energy

WASHINGTON—The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today welcomed a joint initiative by 20 of the world’s largest economies to scale up investments in clean energy research and development in an effort to curb global climate change.…

Milton-Madison Bridge is Complete

November 11, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects

Construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion. Painting was finished this past week and all traffic controls have been removed.  The only thing left to do is restripe the pavement and conduct minor corrective work. Ground was broken for…

Road Innovations Improve Productivity, Increase Efficiency, Reduce Risk and Add Value

October 21, 2015 - in Announcement, Corporate, Roads

Road networks globally continue to require substantial investment in order to maintain safe passage for the traveling public. Funding continues to be an issue, so the industry is responding by improving process and leveraging innovation to deliver projects.…