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State DOTs Call for Increased Roadway Design Flexibility, Bikes and Walkers in Focus

State DOTs Call for Increased Roadway Design Flexibility, Bikes and Walkers in Focus

| May 31, 2016

A committee of top engineers representing state departments of transportation has adopted a resolution directing the development of more flexible highway and street design guidance — with a clear recognition that biking is booming. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Standing Committee on Highways approved the resolution during the association’s annual spring […]

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PennDOT Goes  Transparent: Opens Transit Data to the Public

PennDOT Goes Transparent: Opens Transit Data to the Public

| May 31, 2016

Less than a month after Governor Tom Wolf announced steps to make Pennsylvania’s data more transparent and accessible to the public, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched an Open Data portal housing data ranging from roadway pavement conditions to rail facility locations. The portal leverages a GIS platform used in several states and […]

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Can Driverless Cars Solve “Last Mile” Challenge and Spur Train Usage?

Can Driverless Cars Solve “Last Mile” Challenge and Spur Train Usage?

| May 24, 2016

So here’s an interesting question: Could driverless cars increase train travel and other efficient means of commuting? In Germany, which has one of the most developed transportation systems in the world, the “last mile” of a commute — getting from train or bus to home or business, remains a formidable challenge. Last week however, railway […]

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PennDOT Seeks Bids for CNG Fueling Station Projects

PennDOT Seeks Bids for CNG Fueling Station Projects

| November 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania State’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office (PennDOT) is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the opportunity to develop clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be available for use by the public. “Natural gas is a valuable resource that […]

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Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

| November 19, 2014

According to new data just released, bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, with hundreds of systems in dozens of countries qualifying as true BRT. Noted the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, while costs vary across nations, “BRT capital costs are generally less than ten percent of the […]

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Dallas Transit Selects Natural Gas, Seeks $120 Million Savings

Dallas Transit Selects Natural Gas, Seeks $120 Million Savings

| July 23, 2014

As transit ridership continues to rise and fuel costs stretch budgets, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), serving a population of 1.2 million, has opted to transition its entire bus fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG). This decision was made after careful analysis which included comparing and contrasting numerous alternative fuel options including “clean diesel” which, […]

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