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Detailed Report Shows Most Railroads Will Miss Positive Train Control Deadline

August 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Rail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2015—The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today sent its Status of Positive Train Control Implementation report to Congress. The report is mandated by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee and shows that after seven…

Mott MacDonald and GSI Make the Case for Building Climate Resilience

June 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

LONDON, June 3, 2015—Mott MacDonald and Anglia Ruskin University's Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) have published a report making clear that building…

Infrastructure Week: Siemens Study Links Intelligent Infrastructure Investment to Economic Development and Job Creation

May 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

WASHINGTON—Spending on energy-related, building equipment and sustainable transportation can stimulate regional economic activity and new business development,…

Report Examines Privatization of Air Traffic Control, Roads, Bridges and Infrastructure Funding

May 14, 2015 - in Financial

In Reason Foundation's new Annual Privatization Report, Robert Poole, transportation advisor to three previous presidential administrations, details national and global privatization developments in surface and air transportation. In the aviation chapter,…

Public Transport for Rural Areas: Fighting the vicious circle of rising costs, reduced service

May 11, 2015—Analysis of international experiences points to ways of ensuring public transport access for declining, ageing rural populations Providing good public transport services for rural areas has become a challenge for public authorities in many countries.…

Building for the Future: A New Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design

May 6, 2015 - in Corporate

The White House just released a comprehensive Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design. This Guide incorporates programs and opportunities from ten federal agencies and lays out a new set of principles to inform the work of utilities, local governments,…

Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering From Disasters

April 15, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015—U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts – something that rarely happens now, says a new report from the Institute of…

AGA Launches Updated Life-Cycle Cost Calculator and Releases Costs Less, Lasts Longer Publication

April 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Structural components

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 2, 2015—The cost of corrosion protective coatings is always a concern when specifying steel exposed to the atmosphere.  Economics is also one of the key tenets within sustainability.  With that in mind, the American Galvanizers…

More than 61,000 U.S. Bridges Need Structural Repair, New Analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation Data Finds

April 2, 2015 - in Analysis, Bridges, Corporate

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2015—An analysis of the recently-released 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) National Bridge Inventory database finds good news and bad news when it comes to the most heavily traveled U.S. bridges.  The good news…

Autonomous Vehicles Are Everywhere

March 19, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

March 19, 2015—Autonomous vehicles are successful here and now but you are unlikely to meet one because the successes are in the upper atmosphere, open cast mines, nuclear power stations, underwater and in other relatively inaccessible places. As the new…