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U.S. DOT opens competition for transportation research grants

University| March 7, 2016

UTCs selected through this competition must address: improving mobility of people and goods; reducing congestion; promoting safety; improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure; preserving the environment; and preserving the existing transportation system.

SmartDrive's Assurance solution wins innovation award

Security and Safety | February 5, 2016

The BIG Innovation Awards recognize organizations and people that bring new ideas to life and the program’s selection of Assurance 360 reaffirms SmartDrive’s commitment continually seeking ways to deliver actionable insights across safety, operations and maintenance that materially improve fleet efficiency. 

Motorcoach| January 12, 2016

Arrow Stage Lines named 2016 Innovative Operator of the Year

Norfolk, Neb. operator relies on customer feedback, diversification to help the company stand out from the rest.

Government Issues| October 29, 2015

Ala., Wash. among 39 to receive TIGER Grant funding

The U.S. DOT received 627 eligible applications from 50 states and several U.S. territories, including Tribal governments, requesting 20 times the $500 million available for the program, or $10.1 billion for needed transportation projects.

Government Issues| August 13, 2015

Finland introduces multi-city transit fare card

Even before reaching its full extent, the single payment card pieces together an urban transit zone that contains more than 700,000 people, a substantial number in a country of less than 5.5 million inhabitants, according to the report.

Government Issues| July 29, 2015

Civic action, leadership key to transportation innovation, reform, study says

The report studied recent innovations in transportation practice in New York City, Portland, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Charlotte and found that local advocacy and civic engagement were a necessary prerequisite for revitalizing urban transportation.

Rail| May 29, 2015

[Photos] Hyperloop concept images

The Hyperloop concept, developed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, is a mass-transportation system that can transport passengers between San Fransisco and Los Angeles in less than 40 minutes. Passengers would ride in aluminum pods in sealed tubes, traveling at speeds of up to 800 mph.

Government Issues| May 22, 2015

[Video] Innovation That Matters: How Civic Innovation Happens

How can a city attract the entrepreneurs who tackle those important challenges and give the local economy a shot in the arm? 1776 and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce set out to identify a framework that gives our cities a path forward to build something that works. Published on May 15, 2015 by 1776.dc

Sustainability| March 31, 2015

Video: L.A. and N.Y. DOT chiefs discuss transportation infrastructure innovations

Seleta Reynolds and Janette Sadik-Khan discuss innovative changes for transportation infrastructure in major cities, including ways to make urban streets more friendly for people who walk, roll, bike, ride transit and drive. Seleta Reynolds is general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, where she oversees an annual budget of $526 million and leads the day-to-day operations of 2,000 employees managing more than 6,500 miles of streets, 35,000 parking meters, and the most advanced traffic signal system in the country. Reynolds is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles, a plan to reduce traffic fatalities, double the number of people riding bikes, and expand access to integrated transportation choices. Janette Sadik-Khan served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) from 2007-2013, where she implemented an ambitious program to improve safety, mobility and sustainability, and ensure a state of good repair on the city’s roads, bridges and ferries. At Bloomberg Associates, she works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities with innovative projects that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.

Management & Operations| March 6, 2015

Internet of Things Transforms Bus Passenger Experience in Rome

To maintain its leadership in public transportation, Cotral, the Italian-based bus service deployed an Internet of Things architecture with geospatial, mobility, and analytics. This IoT platform transformed 120,000 passenger experiences and 1,600 vehicle maintenance programs.

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