At a time when both funding and demand for infrastructure improvements are booming, the number of qualified contractors interested in performing work on large-scale infrastructure projects seems to be shrinking. The transportation industry has increasingly relied on mega-project design-build (D-B) and public-private partnerships (P3) contracts to implement critical corridor and long-span bridge projects, but [...]
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 [...]
The need for increased investment in the nation’s infrastructure has been well documented. A 2016 infrastructure report prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers assigned failing grades to virtually every category of public infrastructure in the US.