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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Clean, State-of-the-Technology Buses to Hit the Streets

Clean, State-of-the-Technology Buses to Hit the Streets | Department of Transportation At the Federal Transit Administration, we’re always looking for ways to encourage innovation in transit. New technologies are not just the latest shiny new toys; when tested and demonstrated properly, they can help solve critical issues facing our communities, our nation, and even the

Monday, April 11th, 2016

What does the consortium model of HERE tell us about the future of mapping?

The continuing evolution of HERE maps under the consortium of automakers AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG promises the accelerated deployment of real-time maps. This new group took ownership in early December, and they have been actively recruiting technology companies such as Amazon and Microsoft to partner and invest in a next-generation mapping platform.

Monday, March 28th, 2016

State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data and Cut Costs

WASHINGTON – A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative drone technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and save money. According to a March 2016 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 33 state departments of transportation have or are exploring, researching, testing or using unmanned

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Keeping Transport Systems on Track

Feb. 29, 2016—Operators of UK transport networks are the first who are set to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through ESA. Transport operators across the UK face significant challenges in monitoring and detecting landslides and subsidence across their networks. Incidents in the vicinity of roads and railways, resulting from such

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

PTV Group Brings New GIS Tool to Market

The scale and availability of historical data has grown exponentially within the last few years. At this year’s Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), PTV Group introduces a smart visualisation tool that is specialized for Big Data in traffic related projects. PTV Visum Data Analytics is a powerful GIS tool aimed at supporting GIS specialists and

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Orbit GT Provides Solution for Countrywide 24 Million-imagery Mobile Mapping Portal

Orbit GeoSpatial Technologies  announces that is has delivered the technological solution for a county wide Mobile Mapping portal. The Orbit Mobile Mapping Publisher will host 24 million 360 degree images as well as pointclouds covering the whole territory. 

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Integration of National-Level Geospatial Ecological Tools and Data for Transportation

TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Capacity Project C40A has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of a report that documents the development of an integrated, geospatial ecological screening tool for early transportation planning to help inform the environmental review process.

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

BNSF To Spend $3.9 Billion On Rail Network

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad plans to invest $3.9 billion in upgrades to its network this year. The railroad said Wednesday that its capital spending plan is $400 million bigger than its 2011 budget of $3.5 billion. Overall, the nation’s major freight railroads, which include BNSF, plan to spend about $13 billion this year, up

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Bombardier Grows from ‘zero’ to a Leader in Trains and Planes

Bombardier China, a branch of Canada‘s Bombardier, a manufacturer of rail equipment and aircraft, is one of the most successful foreign companies in the rail business in China, it did notget there overnight, according to its chief executive. “We went through a step-by-step process in China, not a leapfrog process,” said ZhangJianwei, its president, describing how they went from one person and zero business. Read More

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Building America’s Future Aims to Reinvigorate Investment in Infrastructure

PR — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a new coalition, “Building America’s Future,” which will rally support for a renewed federal commitment to funding America’s infrastructure needs with state partners.   “Building America’s Future” is a not-for-profit organization that will be made up