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Emerging Transportation Technologies Can Provide a Sustainable Future

By |2018-11-02T09:13:25-04:00June 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

As we continue to see the many new advances that are being made in the area of transportation technology, we cannot help but wonder what the transportation and tolling industry will look like in 10 to 15 years. Will the current business models for tolling agencies be the same? Will the need for [...]

P3 Case Study: Florida’s I-595

By |2018-12-13T15:08:50-04:00May 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last month, we discussed how some states have been successful using Public-Private Partnerships (P3) as a tool to deliver transportation projects. South Florida’s Interstate 595 P3 project is one such project, finishing years ahead of schedule and achieving superior results for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) because of this alternative solution.

Toll System Integration Project Documentation – What’s the Right Balance?

By |2018-11-02T09:14:10-04:00May 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Tolling agencies have adopted a fairly liberal approach to documentation requirements when sourcing new systems – the more documents, the better. But what is the right balance that protects the owner while allowing contractors to deliver projects in an efficient manner?

Could changes in Washington affect Section 404 permitting?

By |2018-11-02T08:21:49-04:00April 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Getting Section 404 permit approval from US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a process that can take up to 3 years. A process that requires federal and state interagency coordination to review hundreds of pages of permit applications that are opened for public comment, all while running on lousy coffee. Now, imagine the process with 20 percent less staff.

Finding Your First Job at an AEC Firm

By |2018-09-11T20:04:46-04:00April 5th, 2017|Tags: , , |

As a college graduate, landing your first job is a big to-do. There’s the hassle of filling out redundant application information for multiple companies, the exciting initial phone screenings, and (with any luck) a few in-person interviews. But the path to a great first position is not traveled by the seat of one’s pants. So how do you ensure that you are hitting the mark when beginning your search?

ENR Webinar: RS&H’s Tim Witsil presents the latest on visualization

By |2018-08-03T17:31:29-04:00March 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The challenge architects and engineers often face is how to thoroughly present plans that show their vision. For years, designers, contractors and owners had to rely on two-dimensional drawings to convey their ideas. Everything changed with the arrival of three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided design (CAD). Even today’s 3D renderings come up short when trying to [...]

Preparing Your Tolls Infrastructure for an Uncertain Future

By |2018-08-03T14:20:46-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

There are many current initiatives driving technological advancements in the tolling industry that will affect the future of toll technology infrastructure, such as Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I). It’s imperative that transportation authorities design and implement infrastructure that will accommodate future advancements. If agencies don’t plan properly, they will be at risk of losing time and money, as well as not improving congestion within their communities.

Screening to Pick the Right Project Delivery Method

By |2018-12-13T15:14:50-04:00February 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

While conducting the high-level screening, public agencies should review key criteria and questions related to the scope and nature, risk levels, value to the agency and the financial/technical feasibility of the candidate project.