Tag: Transportation

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What is the best way to integrate community needs and civil rights into an infrastructure project?

The recent reconsideration of a major interstate expansion project in Texas has reignited conversation around the ways civil rights and community needs intersect with infrastructure.

What skills will transportation engineers need in the future?

Researchers at Ohio State collected views from a balanced panel of experts from academia, the private sector, and the public sector, in order to address three questions specific to transportation engineers in next 5-10 years.

FHWA invokes Civil Rights Act to suspend Houston interstate expansion

A massive infrastructure project planned for Houston is in limbo while the Federal Highway Administration investigates potential Civil Rights Act violations. The outcome could have implications for future projects.

Shenzhen, China, transportation hub inspired by mangrove’s root structures

With transit connectivity inspired by the root structure of mangrove trees, the new transit hub in Shenzhen, China, will link air-, land-, and water-based transit.

Civil Engineering Almanac – The Lincoln Highway Association is established

Reuben Hull's Civil Engineering Almanac travels back to the establishing of the Lincoln Highway Association.

First Step: Internship and interview practice pay off

A childhood spent playing with Legos and Tinkertoys evolved into a college experience that included ASCE’s concrete canoe competition and more, helping Garrett Brogdon, A.M.ASCE, land his first job.

What’s next for America’s inland waterways

In this episode of ASCE Interchange, Janey Smith Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, discusses what’s next for America’s inland waterways.

FHWA grants help steer discussion of mileage-based tax

The Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives grant program is helping Ohio, Texas, Washington, D.C., and seven states along the Eastern Seaboard — among others — explore alternatives to the gas tax.

New paper investigates the effects of roadway travel on spread of COVID-19

Can we extrapolate how roadway travel in the U.S. affected the spread of COVID-19? A new paper in the "Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems" does just that.

Transit project extends rail to Silicon Valley

The $2.3-billion Berryessa extension project overcame site challenges to bring heavy-rail passenger trains to Northern California’s Santa Clara County.