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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State Agencies: Implement ADA Transition Plans or Risk Funding

by Mike Mack March 2, 2016

For more than 30 years, federal and state laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its predecessor, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, have been in place to protect people with disabilities by providing equal access to any programs, services and activities available to the general public. For the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), that […]

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Rising Demand for Emergency Infrastructure Repairs

by Jugesh Kapur November 24, 2015

When it comes to maintaining its roads, bridges and other infrastructure, how does the United States rate? A dismal D+ according to the infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The organization estimates that a $3.6 trillion investment is necessary over the next five years to catch up. Globally, the World Economic […]

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