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Americans Ready to Open their Wallets for Better Roads, Interstates

September 12, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

As transportation industry experts from around the world gather in Austin for the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s 82nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Sept. 14-17, infrastructure solutions firm HNTB Corporation announces the results…

Review Identifies Systematic Problems Leading to Lac-Mégantic Train Accident

August 20, 2014 - in Analysis, Projects, Rail, Transportation

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation into the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train derailment in Lac-Mégantic,…

Railway Sensor System Monitors Wheels for Less Expensive Repairs and More Reliable Service

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it's too late and service trains only when they…

ARUP Reveals a Vision of the Future of Rail

June 25, 2014 - in Corporate, Transportation

The Future of Rail 2050 unveils a vision of the future of rail travel in light of trends such as urban population growth, climate change and emerging technologies. The report foresees predictive maintenance of rail lines by robot drones; driverless trains…

South Africa’s Long-distance Rail Network to be Fitted with Siemens Signaling

December 5, 2013 - in Rail, Sensors, Transportation

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has commissioned Siemens to provide new rail signaling systems and overall train protection systems for the regions surrounding Johannesburg and Pretoria (Gauteng Province). The order is worth a total of some…

Vermont Agency of Transportation Implements ArcGIS Online for Rail Asset Management and Emergency Response

October 31, 2013 - in Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Rail Section recently implemented ArcGIS Online to manage state-owned rail assets and improve emergency response. In addition, the agency uses the Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS apps…

Orbit GT Releases Clearance Checker to Aid Tramway and Railway Maintenance

October 8, 2013 - in Maintenance, Transportation

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies today announces the presentation of the Clearance Checker for Mobile Mapping at this year’s INTERGEO in Essen, Germany. “The Clearance Checker is an automatic detection tool that uses any mobile mapping lidar data to check…

Oil and Gas Boom is Straining the Country’s Infrastructure

July 19, 2013 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

Over the past few years, the U.S. fracking boom has taken a great many people by surprise. Companies have been producing so much oil and gas that it’s now putting a strain on America’s energy infrastructure. Case in point: The Energy Information Administration…

Brazil Unveils Infrastructure Funding Plans for Road and Rail Projects

August 16, 2012 - in Transportation

Brazil's government on Wednesday unveiled measures to lure up to $133 billion reais in private investment for road and rail projects, part of a new state-led effort to improve the country's aging and overburdened infrastructure. The stimulus measures, the…