In the latest saga to introduce a high-speed, public transportation network in Texas, the developers of one proposal have secured backing from an overseas investor — which is causing a stir among other high-speed rail players. Last week, Texas Central Partners, the private company behind constructing the first bullet train line in the U.S. from Dallas to Houston, tapped Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corp. for Transport & Urban Development, or JOIN, and the Japan Ba
At the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, ZF, the German automobile supplier showcased its intelligent logistics technology that would make loading and unloading processes at depots more efficient and safer. One of the visible themes around the IAA event this year has been about intelligent mobility, and ZF’s Innovation Truck and routing systems were no exception to the rhetoric. The logistics industry is under constant pressure to innovate and improve efficiency, leading to manua
A pavement with tiles that can recycle water has been installed on a street in Nørrebro in Copenhagen to test a new “climate adaption” technique. The 50-metre-long pilot stretch contains “Climate Tiles” with holes that channel water to surrounding plants, with excess water stored until it evaporates. Tiles can also be used on roofs, where water is transferred to water tanks.
With more rain expected in Denmark as the climate changes, the idea is to cut the amount of water go
TuSimple, a self-driving truck solutions company, has been testing its Level 4 Class 8 autonomous trucks in Arizona for more than a year and recently began hauling freight for-profit with commercial carriers in the state. Earlier this year, TuSimple expanded its testing facilities in Tucson from 6,800 to 50,000 square feet, and in 2019 the company plans to further expand their footprint. To support its growing development program, TuSimple projects it will create 500 new jobs
The improved access will help open up the 2,700-acre park for development. Photo – savannahgatewayindustrialhub.com Construction is underway to improve access to the Savannah Gateway Industrial Hubnear the Port of Savannah, Georgia.
McCall Road, which provides access to the eastern portion of the industrial park, will be widened from Highway 21 toward the park. Completion is expected by March 2019, said Mike Martin, vice president of development at OmniTRAX Inc., the park's
The agreements outline collaborative opportunities geared toward Avondale's development as a "vibrant maritime and logistics hub," port officials said. Photo – portnola.com The boards of the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corp. last week approved separate resolutions that authorize nonbinding cooperative endeavor agreements between the port, the short line, Jefferson Parish and Avondale Marine LLC to facilitate the proposed redevelopment of the forme
KCS President and CEO Patrick Ottensmeyer (fourth from the right) helped open a secondary exam station in Laredo Aug. 10. In August, Kansas City Southern and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials officially opened a secondary examination station in Laredo, Texas, that’s part of a larger strategy to better secure crossborder cargo and boost rail traffic throughput in the area. Located at the Class I’s yard in Laredo, the station is a permanent and secure structure
Courtesy of Dahir Semenov (Facebook) The future of rail transportation literally may be up in the air. Entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world have proposed radical concepts for hauling freight and passengers, including a multistory flying train that is pulled through the air by an electric-powered boom. Russian inventor Dahir Semenov says his flying train concept could carry up to 2,000 passengers (or cargo) and travel at nearly twice the speed of China’s Fuxing, t
By now, innovations like smart metering and smart lighting have become familiar tools in an urban leader’s belt. The Smart City movement has reached municipalities big and small across the country, streamlining services and increasing efficiency. Smart Cities are about more than just technology, though. To progress beyond the benefits of a few ad hoc solutions, municipal leaders will have to rethink the way cities are run. This is no small task, but aspiring Smart City leader
Getting smart about energy is, seemingly, one of the more straightforward projects a jurisdiction can undertake. Smart metering, for instance, has been adopted by major cities around the U.S. and can quickly deliver a tangible ROI. Now, as this smart grid technology gains traction around the world, governments and utilities must reckon with new energy models in order to reap the most savings. Distributed energy resources (DER) are just one disruptive element in the smart grid