Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology will ultimately reshape our entire transportation industry. The change is already happening — 41 states have either introduced or enacted autonomous vehicle legislation since 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. But, to move to widespread adoption of CAVs and the smart infrastructure needed for [...]
The tolling industry has a lot to gain - or lose - from technology's rapid advancement. While the macro-effect on the tolling industry from some of the newer technologies (e.g. connected and autonomous vehicles) will not be fully understood for quite some time, there are other advancements currently being implemented that will have a more immediate effect.
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has awarded the RS&H-designed Rogersville Project Freeway its 2017 National Award for Excellence in Transportation. Not only did the Missouri highway project earn the DBIA’s top transportation award, but it was also given the inaugural DBIA Chairman’s Award for Community Impact and Social Responsibility. “You can’t believe how [...]
Does the use of wetland mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts to wetland resources always result in no net loss? The initial consensus is, generally, yes. However, I would argue to a large degree this is not the case. But, before we delve further into the question, let’s first continue with a brief history. [...]
Has the American public become a society of shunpikers? Chirstine O'Laughlin explores toll road avoidance and how to positively affect overall public opinion on tolling.
There are many tools in the congestion relief tool box that agencies around the country are using to address the problem. A key approach that addresses congestion while also serving the desire of people to use their vehicles is the development of managed lanes.
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.
3D technology is pushing the transportation industry to the brink of major transformation. In the midst of the most significant transition since the advent of Computer Aided Drafting, the industry is becoming faster and more cost-effective thanks to the ability to communicate in 3D. Presenting projects in 3D is no longer just an artistic concept; it is now a tool used to develop the actual design.
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 [...]
Each year, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recognizes one project that exemplifies the value that public-private partnerships (P3) bring to U.S. transportation development. As a P3 between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and I-595 Express, LLC, this year’s recipient was the I-595 Corridor Improvements project.