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Big Data: the Transportation Planning Revolution

While technology is often synonymous with automation, improved human connection and convenience, new technology and the sharing economy are changing and impacting many aspects of our daily lives. The way we travel – from planning a vacation to driving to work – can be enhanced with a large amount of data, apps, and friendly assistants like Siri, Alexa, and now Bixby.

Technology advances are occurring so quickly that ideas often go from fantasy to reality to dependency in only a few years, rather than decades. The evolution of smartphones within the past 10 years alone is a testament to the rapid pace of our advancing technology.

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3D: A Unifying Way to Design

With a typical roadway project including half a dozen different disciplines, trying to decipher a set of plans can be overwhelming, even for an engineer.

Up until recently, roadway plans have been a sea of information to sift through. Content is crammed into various views across several disciplines that make it challenging to ensure all of the puzzle pieces fit together properly.

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The Road Ahead: How Connected Vehicle Technology Will Make Our Streets Safe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been reminding us that the primary reason for deploying autonomous, connected vehicles (AV/CV) and connected automated vehicles (CAV) technology is to increase public safety. While system capacity, efficiency, reduced fuel consumption and increased sustainability are all secondary benefits, the federal agencies regulating the technology are predominately concerned with public safety and loss of life.

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RS&H’s Shirley Dimon Named SMPS Tampa Bay Chapter President

A self-described “doer,” when Shirley Dimon, CPSM saw there was a need for a President-Elect for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Tampa Bay Chapter, she seized the opportunity.

Dimon accepted the president elect position in April of this year. She and 23 other board members met Friday, Aug. 18, to kick off the new fiscal year before her one-year term officially begins Sept. 1.

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RS&H Transportation Projects Earn Design-Build Honors

Rogersville Project Freeway

Two RS&H design-build transportation projects have earned National Awards of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

These two projects – the Sisters Creek Bridge replacement in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Rogersville Project Freeway in Greene and Webster Counties in Missouri – are now eligible to win DBIA’s Project of the Year and Excellence Awards, which will be announced in November.

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