Transportation

Kansas City Airport Runway Project Paves the Way for Smoother Landings

by Jason Fuehne March 23, 2017

Airports depend on safe facilities and operations to help deliver convenient and efficient services for passengers, cargo and other critical components in the air transportation business. But with things like pebbles, potholes and other pavement problems standing in the way — foreign object debris (FOD) damage estimates are estimated to be $4 billion a year […]

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How a Roundabout Solves Traffic Challenges in Kane County, Illinois

by Matt Papirnik February 27, 2017

Although roundabouts have been increasingly common in the U.S. since the 1990s, Illinois has lagged behind its neighbors in implementing this proven concept. But now that’s changing — in part due to a project designed by Burns & McDonnell. A new roundabout at the Kane County intersection of Burlington Road and Illinois Route 47 opened […]

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Transportation Innovation Lab: A Launching Pad for the Future

by Julie Lorenz February 14, 2017

Technology is accelerating at a pace faster than we’ve ever seen — and it’s having a significant impact on all aspects of our society. Futurist Ray Kurzweil — who’s been quite successful foreseeing innovations like smartphones, cloud computing and self-driving cars —  predicted that “We won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century […]

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Using ITS Technology for Transportation Safety

by Andrew Reid April 13, 2016

There’s a growing trend in the transportation industry as it shifts toward using more intelligent transportation systems (ITS) — the advanced technology applications used to provide innovative services for transportation and traffic management. Across the country, construction companies and transportation agencies are using ITS to provide motorists and workers alike with safer, more efficient work […]

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Three Steps for Creating an ADA Transition Plan

by Mike Mack March 8, 2016

As we discussed last week in State Agencies: Implement ADA Transition Plans or Risk Funding, many communities are at risk of losing federal funding due to noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). And, as a result, organizations like the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) have dedicated its efforts to better serve these communities […]

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