August 30, 2019

It’s business as usual for transportation providers and freight hubs serving the Southeast market, but as Hurricane Dorian approaches they are quickly implementing contingency plans for safety and post-storm recovery.

Ports, airlines, railroads and relief agencies say they are monitoring the storm while taking steps to prote...

August 30, 2019

Today’s transportation industry workforce faces a myriad of challenges. Infrastructure is aging and funding to maintain and replace it is insufficient. Our transportation network is evolving before our eyes – from autonomous vehicles to incorporating resilience and sustainability measures as we design, build, and maintain o...

August 30, 2019

Like many towns across America, Harrison, New York is desperate to revitalize its downtown. The same old grocery stores and nail salons have made up most of the retail landscape for years. “If you look at a picture from the 1950s and ’60s, it looks the same today as it did then, with the same places,” says Ron Belmont, the...

August 30, 2019

Autonomous vehicle (AV) tech developer Waymo is bringing its Chrysler Pacificas and a Jaguar I-Pace to the state of Florida to begin self-driving vehicle trials in heavy rain conditions.

According to a blog post, the company will begin the tests by spending several weeks driving on a closed course in Napl...

August 30, 2019

American Airlines is now using facial recognition to board passengers on the carrier's international flights out of DFW International Airport.

The technology matches a scan of the passenger's face taken at the gate with a passport photo on file with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

American tested the program last year on...

The 2019 Urban Mobility Report presented a troubling finding that commuters across the nation already know too well — traffic congestion in the United States is at an all time worst.

The recently released report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute was based off hundreds of speed data points for every 15 minutes of the...

August 30, 2019

Missouri Governor Michael Parson visited the Mississippi River town of Herculaneum, August 12 to find out more about statewide efforts to deliver a new option to transport freight along the inland waterways and what role an innovative waterway vessel could play in moving larger volumes of goods and commodities along both th...

August 30, 2019

There will be some hiccups on our path to a more environmentally-friendly future. Some hiccups, like exploding electric cars, will be bigger than others. So, I’m willing to excuse France for the very, very predictable failure of their solar panel road.

On the off chance you have not been thinking about the solar panel road—c...

August 21, 2019

It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi film, or perhaps hearkens back to flying cars and The Jetsons: In your aircraft you approach a high-rise in the sky, your Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) vehicle hovering over the 60th-story rooftop pool. A hydraulic lift raises the floor of the pool above, as water drains down the e...

August 21, 2019

Boundary Layer Technologies is a new startup that wants to build small, fast hydrofoil cargo ships to compete with airplanes in the transport of high value, time-critical cargo. They are a new company that just launched this year but they have already built and operated their first hydrofoil containership!

(Well, actually it...

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