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.
Shirley Dimon, CPSM will officially begin her term as SMPS Tampa Bay Chapter President Sept. 1. Dimon is a senior marketing coordinator at RS&H’s Tampa office, working with the Transportation-Infrastructure Practice to lead pursuit efforts and support the group’s business development and sales goals. While she has only been at RS&H for a little over a year, she is a veteran of the industry, starting both her career and her SMPS membership in 1999.
The tolling aspects of operations and maintenance are usually a high priority during pre-procurement and procurement. Through all the ups and downs of procurement there is not much time for owners to plan their management of the implementation, let alone the operations and long term maintenance. The details of the owner’s management processes, staffing and resources typically don’t get developed until sometime during construction when the operating period starts to become a reality. As the project moves forward and milestones are reached in both design and construction, the owner is able to take a step back and ask the question, “Now what?”
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 [...]
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 [...]
For the residents of Clay County, there’s no place they’d rather live. The area is close to the St. Johns River, making it great for outdoors activities. The communities are safe and friendly – exactly what families want, and need, in order to thrive. But, with many of the residents commuting to Jacksonville for work, traffic congestion is one of the few problems at the front of everyone’s minds.