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Global Traffic Scorecard

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Worldwide Traffic Study - Global Traffic Scorecard - INRIX research

The INRIX 2017 Traffic Scorecard is the largest and most detailed study of congestion to date. It includes data on 1,360 cities in 38 countries covering more than 100,000 square miles (250,000 square kilometers) of road and focuses on congestion across all times of the day and week. It confirms, as previous INRIX Traffic Scorecards have found, that congestion is a significant and growing burden on our cities. It is clear that congestion is a global phenomenon, and impacts businesses as well as commuters, small cities as well as large ones and developing as well as developed economies.

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The Future of Infrastructure: Expert Opinions from Around the World

Monday, February 5th, 2018
The future of infrastructure - key findings

We find an industry that is unified in its belief that infrastructure will play an important role in shaping the society of the future. Over 80 percent of the more than 500 professionals surveyed agree that national prosperity depends on civil infrastructure

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Wall Street Journal Video: How a Steel Box Changed the World

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

As the container shipping industry continues to boom, companies are adopting new technologies to move cargo faster and shifting to crewless ships. But it’s not all been smooth sailing and the future will see fewer players stay above water.

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Filling the Gap: A Realistic Look at Today’s Challenges and Opportunities in U.S. Infrastructure

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Survey of Infrastructure Executives - respondents

Developing nations aren’t the only ones with poor infrastructure. Across the U.S., examples of citizens, government officials and the press criticizing the condition of their roads and bridges, airports, schools or other infrastructure are easy to find. This should come as no surprise, says Scott Pattison, CEO of the U.S. National Governors Association (NGA), “because as a nation, we are critically underinvesting in our infrastructure.”

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ACEC’S ENGINEERING INC. — Withstanding the Immense Power of Wind

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Engineering, Inc. - November/ December 2017

Engineering wind-resilient structures and spaces is a complicated endeavor that relies on both human ingenuity and science. Projects must also mesh with other environmental factors, including falling snow and ice, snow loads and solar conditions. Consulting firms tap detailed climatological data, local wind data and more to grasp how wind affects a structure in a particular spot. But that’s only a start.

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How National Governments Can Help Smart Cities Succeed

Monday, November 13th, 2017

CENTER FOR DATA INNOVATION By Joshua New, Daniel Castro, and Matt Beckwith Cities around the world are undergoing two important transformations. First, they are growing. For the first time in history, a majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Second, they are beginning to evolve into “smart cities”—cities capable of collecting and analyzing […]

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Engineering: Why the Netherlands Isn’t Under Water

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Following World War II, when the Netherlands was still reeling from five years of German occupation, a massive storm hit the small coastal nation. The flooding that ensued caused thousands of fatalities and incalculable property losses. But Dutch engineers weren’t going to let nature have her way that easily. Their storm-surge barriers, a modern marvel of engineering, serve as an excellent example for coastal areas around the world.

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Sustainable Cities Mobility Index 2017: Bold Moves

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Arcadis - pillars of sustainable mobility

ARCADIS Executive Summary Mobility systems are key to the everyday functioning of a city. Arcadis’ 2017 Sustainable Cities Mobility Index, compiled in partnership with research firm, Cebr, tracks the overall performance of the mobility systems in 100 cities around the world. The Index is built from 23 individual indicators, each reflecting a component of urban […]

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Toll Excellence Awards, Student Scholarships Spotlight Innovation in Global Tolling Industry

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
IBTTA Awards

Originally posted on the blog of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) Written by Bill Cramer, Communications Director, IBTTA The tolling industry’s top innovators and some of its most promising future leaders were in the spotlight in Atlanta last month during IBTTA’s 85th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta. On the Monday morning […]

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America’s Clean Energy Frontier: The Pathway to a Safer Climate Future

Friday, October 6th, 2017
America

NRDC’s groundbreaking analysis demonstrates clearly that with bold action on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electrification of vehicles and buildings with clean power, and electric grid enhancements, the United States can reach its 80 percent by 2050 climate goal. Moreover, we can get there at a much lower cost than any comparable study predicts.

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