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$3.6 Billion Pledged to Make Transit Systems More Resilient in New York, New Jersey, and Beyond

September 23, 2014 - in Financial, Planning, Projects, Transit, Transportation

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 23, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that 40 projects have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas…

New York Gains Greater Tide Sensor Coverage

July 30, 2014 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

Vital coastal storm-tide information needed to help guide storm response efforts following major storms affecting New York will be more accessible than…

New York and New Jersey Get Funding for “Rebuild by Design” Projects as Part of Post-Sandy Hardening

June 10, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Featured, Projects

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced HUD funding for projects in New York and New Jersey, along with Mayor De Blasio, Governor…

What if we mapped cities by how hard it is to get to work?

April 30, 2014 - in Analysis, Transportation

We tend to talk about transportation as if the ultimate goal were mere movement, measured in speed, time and capacity. We build roads to carry as many cars as quickly as possible (safely, that is). We measure a highway's rush-hour performance in miles per…

Con Ed Agrees to Climate Change Plan

February 25, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

In a groundbreaking agreement, Consolidated Edison, one of New York’s major utility companies, will incorporate plans to protect the power system from the effects of climate change as part of a new multi-year rate plan. The settlement, reached Feb. 20 with…

Over $886 Million Awarded to the MTA to Rebuild Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

January 27, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Transportation

The Metropolitan Transportation will finally be reimbursed for damages from Hurricane Sandy, and will also be given additional funding to rebuild even stronger infrastructure designed to withstand what the MTA calls “the new realities of extreme weather.”…

New York City Releases a New Street Design Manual

October 22, 2013 - in Design/Engineering, Transportation

On Friday, during a keynote address at the MAS Summit, NYC's Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, unveiled the second edition of the city's Street Design Manual -- a living guidebook on how to design New York's streets, based on the…

New York City Expands Sewer Monitoring Devices

August 30, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Last year, the New York Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) installed 21 remote sewer monitoring devices at strategic locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The DEP recently installed 25 additional devices throughout the city and is preparing…

New York Utility Starts Three-Year Smart Grid Pilot

August 22, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Pearl River, N.Y.-based Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. (O&R) has begun a three-year, $7.3 million smart grid pilot program. According to the company, the program is designed to improve overall electric system reliability for more than 25,000 O&R…

3D Laser Mapping’s StreetMapper Takes to the Railway with Terrametrix

August 7, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

The world’s most accurate mobile mapping system StreetMapper has been used to collect design grade 3D data for a rail improvement project in New York.  Supplied by 3D Laser Mapping, StreetMapper uses a series of vehicle mounted laser scanners to collect…