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Enterprise Risk Management in Infrastructure – Part 1

By John Brown Miller, Ph.D. Over the last decade, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has emerged as an impressive, $22 billion market segment, along with a...

FHWA announces Resilience Webinar Series

FHWA is holding seven webinars on the results of four different resilience-focused projects conducted in cooperation with its state and local partners. FHWA has developed information, examples, and lessons learned on integrating resilience concerns into planning, project development and project engineering.

WSP USA awarded Illinois Tollway consulting engineer contract

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority awarded a contract to WSP USA to serve as the agency’s independent consulting engineer for engineering projects associated with the Illinois Tollway.

Hyperloop One Global Challenge winners announced

Hyperloop One announced the winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge to identify the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. Following a close assessment of the proposals by a panel of experts in infrastructure, technology and transportation, 10 teams from five countries were chosen from among hundreds of applicants.

U.S. DOT announces $500 million funding opportunity through TIGER program

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

Public transportation organizations recognized for sustainability accomplishments

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized eight of its member organizations for continued achievements in sustainability.  Public transit agencies and businesses voluntarily choose to join the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.

Online voting begins for America’s best transportation projects

State department of transportation projects that revolutionized the way tolls are collected across the state; using high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer; and improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors are among the 12 finalists announced in the 2017 America's Transportation Awards competition

VDOT launches SmarterRoads data portal

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) launched “SmarterRoads” (www.SmarterRoads.org), a cloud-based data portal initiative that provides free, widespread access to a wealth of VDOT information

City of Houston, Texas Central sign high-speed rail agreement

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Texas Central railroad company reached agreement to work together on an economic development and jobs-creating plan for a bullet train that will revolutionize travel in the state.
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