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BTS Releases the Rail Network Spatial Dataset

May 16, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Rail

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released the rail network and rail nodes portion of the 2016 National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD). These datasets are available for download as a zipped shapefile. Due to high public demand, BTS is…

NACTO Releases New Guidance on Bike Share Station Placement

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

Bike share has rapidly emerged as a convenient, low-cost transportation option that can not only bolster public transit usage and increase cycling, but…

The Size of City Parks Can Predict Residents’ Well-Being

April 19, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

CLEMSON — Rapid expansion of cities around the world has raised concerns about deteriorating quality of life in urban areas. Lincoln Larson, assistant…

Seattle Continues Design and Planning Work for Multimodal Ferry Terminal

April 11, 2016 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

SEATTLE – In the near future, Seattle ferry riders can look forward to a new terminal complete with more efficient operations, viewpoints and amenities. Washington State Ferries is continuing design and planning for the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman…

Restoring Ecosystems—How to Learn From Our Mistakes

April 11, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Renewal/Retrofit

In a joint North European and North American study led by Umeå researcher Christer Nilsson, a warning is issued of underdocumented results of ecological restorations. The researchers show that continuous and systematic evaluations of cost-efficiency, planning,…

Las Vegas Valley Water District Selects InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution

April 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Broomfield, Colo., April 5, 2016 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) has chosen industry-leading InfoMaster…

Tennessee Releases Transportation Improvement Plan for 2017-2019

April 4, 2016 - in Financial, Planning, Transportation

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released TDOT’s annual three year transportation program, featuring approximately $2 billion in infrastructure investments for 79 individual…

Esri Becomes AICP Training Provider to Enhance Planners Use of GIS

March 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

CHICAGO – The ongoing partnership between the American Planning Association (APA) and Esri has been illustrating how the use of GIS enhances planning decisions. Now the partnership brings a greatly expanded array of GIS training opportunities to certified…

New Maps of 2015 Floods Help S. Carolina Plan for the Future

March 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The U.S. Geological Survey has created 20 new flood inundation maps that can help South Carolinians take steps to prevent or reduce future flood damage in the areas affected by the widespread floods of October 2015. The maps, which document the extent and…

Michigan Governor Creates Commission to Guide State’s Infrastructure

March 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

LANSING, Mich. – The 21st Century Infrastructure Commission will identify long-term strategies to help ensure Michigan’s infrastructure remains safe and efficient now and into the future, under an executive order signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Executive…