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U.S. Department of Transportation 2019 Budget Highlights
March 13, 2019
Under Secretary Chao’s guidance, DOT is leading the development and deployment of innovative practices and technologies that improve the safety and performance of the Nation’s transportation system, this paper highlights of efforts supported by the President’s FY 2019 Budget request.
Bill Gates Spends $80 million to Create a “Smart City”
November 17, 2017
An investment firm run by Bill Gates has put down $80 million to develop a planned community in Arizona, the community will integrate technology and high-speed data into its "smart city" infrastructure.
Smart City Challenge: Lessons Learned
November 5, 2017
The response to the challenge was unprecedented - we received 78 applications. Cities from Albuquerque to Anchorage and Providence to Portland took the Challenge as an opportunity to create blueprints of their cities’ transportation futures.
A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure
May 1, 2017
The Senate Democrats’ “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” would make a historic $1 trillion federal investment to modernize our crumbling infrastructure and create more than 15 million jobs that our economy desperately needs.
Smart Mobility: Shaping the Future of Logistics
April 14, 2017
By challenging American cities to use emerging transportation technologies to address their most pressing problems, the Smart City Challenge aimed to spread innovation through a mixture of competition, collaboration, and experimentation.
Accelerating the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety
April 13, 2017
Technology in transportation is not new, in fact, the airplane, the automobile, the train and the horse-drawn carriage all introduced new opportunities and new complications to the safe movement of people and goods.
Trump’s $1T Infrastructure Plan Still ‘Up in the Air’
April 12, 2017
Over 10 years, President Trump has promised to generate $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, and with two of his other top campaign pledges in trouble, infrastructure appeared to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise, so we thought!
Hyperloop Commercial Feasibility Analysis
April 7, 2017
This report provides a high-level evaluation of hyperloop in terms of its commercial potential, environmental impact, costs, safety issues, and regulatory issues and to identify hurdles to its commercial and/or operational feasibility.
FedEx’s Fred Smith Again Leads Push for Twin 33s
February 20, 2017
Truckload carriers typically use 53-foot single trailers, have no operational need for the twin 33s and view FedEx CEO Smith’s efforts to allow twin 33s as a waste of valuable political capital in the lobbying arena.
The Senate Democrats $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
January 26, 2017
Senate Democrats say their plan is expected to create 15 million jobs, with $210 billion allocated towards repairing aging roads and bridges and $200 billion for “a vital infrastructure plan” to finance transportation projects of national significance.”
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