Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

North Texas, Start Your (Electric) Engines

Posted by Dave Moore

Political and policy leaders are hoping that some of Texas’ $209 million Volkswagen so-called “Dieselgate” settlement can be used to help move drivers away from internal combustion, and toward electric-powered vehicles.

“We have an opportunity to make a …

Dallas’ Transplace Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance, Gains Board Seat

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Transplace, a Dallas-based transportation management services and logistics company with offices across North America, announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).

Its chief technology officer, Mike Dieter, will sit on the group’s Standards Council Board of Directors.…

TSA Names DFW Airport Innovation Test Site for New Security Ideas

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been assigned an active role in the future of the nation’s transportation system. 

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration announced the world’s fourth-busiest airport in terms of operations has been designated as an official …

Bullet Train Terminal Would Put Dallas’ The Cedars on Track to Economic Boon

Posted by Lance Murray

The Cedars neighborhood south of downtown Dallas is one of the city’s first and most-historic areas, one that has suddenly been thrust into a highly visible, prominent place in the city’s future.

Monday’s announcement by Texas Central Partners that it …

Fast Company Searching For World Changers to Honor

Posted by Heather Noel

Fast Company is seeking to honor people making a difference in its World Changing Ideas Awards. 

The second annual awards will highlight ideas, projects, or products that “have the potential to alter the lives of people and the direction of …

Dallas Car Lending Nonprofit Shifts into Fast Lane With National Growth Plans

Posted by Heather Noel

Owning a car has given Jessica Wu a freedom she’d never had before.

When the native of Hainan, China first arrived in the U.S., she had no personal income, no driver’s license, nor friends to call her own. Her now …

Q+A: Dallas-led AECOM Group Named Winner in Hyperloop Contest

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)Want to turn that hours-long commute into mere minutes?

That’s the promise of a futuristic mode of travel sending passengers gliding at speeds up to 700 mph through a reduced pressure tube via magnetic levitation. Current estimates would cut travel …

Planning to the People:
How CityMap Democratized Urban Design

Posted by Dave Moore

It’s been 60 years since President Dwight Eisenhower launched an interstate highway system that connected cities while bisecting neighborhoods across the country. These highways have encircled downtowns across America for decades, providing a means of escape or entry for cars

Texas’ First Smart City Traffic Signal System Coming in May

Posted by Dave Moore

smart citiesSystems are “go” for a mid-May launch of Texas’ first Smart City system that will allow drivers to anticipate stop lights, and tell them how long they’ll have to wait for them to change.

Highway engineers got a firsthand peek …

How Will DFW Embrace Driverless Cars? New Study Says 1M Could Make Switch

Posted by Julia Batlle

A new study has revealed that one million Dallas-Fort Worth drivers could opt for autonomous vehicles and ride-sourcing services for their transportation in the next 15-20 years. 

The study, “Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,” was …