RIDOT Promises On-Time, On-Budget Project Reporting (8/10/16)
Talking generally, the state leaders noted they are now prioritizing projects in the state’s infrastructure program with real data every year.
Augmented Reality Could Speed Up Construction Projects (8/10/16)
Construction firms like Gilbane are experimenting with augmented-reality computers as a way to spot issues early in the construction process, to save time and money.
Commuter Rail Would be a Catalyst for Economic Growth (8/9/16)
Thanks to a $13.1 million federal grant to RIDOT, the plan to build a commuter rail station in Pawtucket appears to be moving from an idea to reality.
Federal Funding Won’t Help All Airport Neighbors (8/8/16)
After nearly $9 million in federal funding was announced to buy several homes near T.F. Green Airport and soundproof many others, some neighbors learned their street still doesn’t make the cut.
Dexter Street Restoration Wraps Up Early, Under Budget (8/5/16)
Nearly a mile of the roadway was resurfaced, curbing and sidewalks were replaced, traffic lights and roadway signs were upgraded, and new trees were planted.
First ‘Neo-Panamax’ Ship Arrives In RI (7/18/16)
It is the first vessel to arrive in Rhode Island after having passed through the newly widened Panama Canal, which opened June 26.
How Bicycle Design Led To The Invention Of The Airplane (7/8/16)
Solar Impulse 2 Takes Flight for Europe (6/20/16)
NASA’s Newest X-Plane has 14 Electric Motors (6/20/16)
e-Go Aircraft Lands with First Buyer (6/15/16)
Drums Beat for Concrete Canoe Victory (6/12/16)
Solar-Powered, Autonomous Boat is Crossing the Atlantic (6/8/16)
Connecticut Bridge Replaced In Just 9 Days (8/11/16)
Underwater Bridges Might Soon Become a Reality (8/10/16)
9 New Bridges and Tunnels That Could Unite Countries (6/22/16)
Building Bridges from the Ground Up (6/7/16)
Streets Without Sidewalks Are Killing Florida Pedestrians (8/9/16)
Will Delivery Robots Push Pedestrians Off the Sidewalks? (7/7/16)
Even Drivers Prefer Protected Bike Lanes (8/12/16)
Now This is How You Design a Freeway Underpass (8/11/16)
Big Cities Move Away From Car-Based Planning (8/11/16)
How City Planning Can Prevent Obesity (8/9/16)
High-Tech Parking Lots for Autonomous Cars May Change Urban Planning (8/8/16)
What’s a Parklet and How Can it Boost Business? (7/26/16)
Can Urban Highways Solve Problems Instead Of Causing Them? (7/22/16)
Turning Vacant Lots Into Sponges for Stormwater (6/24/16)
Toronto Fights Fare Dodging (7/7/16)
Step Into the Factory Forging America’s New Trains (6/17/16)
Study of Self-Driving Car Crash Rates Suggests They are Safer (1/11/16)
Sharing the Road with Large Trucks and Buses (8/11/16)
Safety? There’s an App for That (8/10/16)
The Future of Work Zone Safety (8/5/16)
FRA Requires Rail Programs to Identify, Reduce Safety Risks (8/5/16)
Three Ex-Apple Engineers Want To Make You A Safer Drive (6/21/16)
Waze Puts Safety Over Speed by Minimizing Left Turns (6/20/16)
MassDOT Hires New Director of Sustainable Mobility (8/9/16)
Sweden’s Electric Highway Goes Live (7/11/16)
L.A. Architect Proposes a Greener Highway (7/8/16)
Bike Lanes Can Fight Climate Change (7/8/16)
Three Keys to Success for Women in Civil Engineering (7/22/16)
Engineers and Imagineers Inspire Each Other (7/22/16)
Coming to a Screeching Halt at the Workforce “Cliff” (6/14/16)