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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. Reveals Vibranium Skin Material for Capsule Safety

VIENNA, May 25, 2016—Jumpstartfund's Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT) announced today a base technology of the Hyperloop System: Vibranium, a smart material specifically developed for the Hyperloop application, which it showed live during…

USDOT Releases Failure Investigation Report for May 2015 Plains All-American Pipeline Spill in Santa Barbara, California

May 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Pipelines

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced today that it has completed its…

Denver’s Graywater Program Supports the City’s 2020 Community Sustainability Goal for Water Quantity

May 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

Denver, May 12, 2016—Water reuse advocates celebrated this week as Denver City Council took the first step in creating a local program to help oversee…

FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Rail Infrastructure Safety Upgrades

April 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety.…

FRA Releases List of Railroad Crossings with Most Incidents over Last Decade

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

WASHINGTON — As the next step in its ongoing efforts to increase safety at railroad crossings, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a list of railroad crossings in the United States where multiple…

New Law Adds Protection for Utility Linemen and Women

April 21, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Maintenance

Utility linemen will join the ranks of law enforcement,  public safety and transportation personnel who will be better protected under a new law signed today by Gov. Nathan Deal. “I was proud to sign the Move Over for Linemen bill this morning,” said…

Federal Highway Administration Calls for Safer Construction Season

April 13, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Transportation

TOLEDO, Ohio – Deputy Federal Highway Administrator David Kim joined federal, state and local transportation officials, and highway safety advocates, today to kick off National Work Zone Awareness Week. The annual event coincides with the start of the 2016…

“Don’t be THAT Driver”: Slogan for the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week Campaign

April 11, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON—Every year at the start of the highway construction season the goal of the National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign (April 11–15) is to save lives by urging motorists and workers to take basic steps to prevent crashes and occupational injuries…

FRA Announces $25 Million Available for Positive Train Control Implementation

April 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Sensors

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transporation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funding available to railroads, suppliers, and state and local governments…

Survey Gives Clearer View of Risky Leaks From Gas Mains

March 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Oil & Gas, Surveying/Mapping

BOSTON, March 28, 2016—Precise measurements of leaks from natural gas pipelines across metropolitan Boston have demonstrated that almost a sixth of the leaks qualified as potentially explosive, and that a handful of leaks emitted half of the total gas lost.…