Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

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 …

TEX Rail Project Gets Boost With Federal Grant

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

The 27-mile TEX Rail project could be operating from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport by 2018 thanks to a $499 million federal grant, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The remaining funding for the $1 billion …

TxDOT Awards UTA Prof $743K for Geothermal De-Icing Project

Posted by Rachel Hawkins

University of Texas at Arlington researcher Xinbao Yu, assistant professor of civil engineering, and his team have been awarded $734,000 from the Texas Department of Transportation to start the second phase of their bridges and overpasses de-icing project using geothermal …

Contest: Student Architects Get Shot at High Speed Rail Station Design

Posted by Nealie Sanchez

Texas college students will have the opportunity to leave their architectural mark on stations for one of the first high speed rail systems in the nation.

Texas Central Partners, the Dallas-based private company that will build the proposed Dallas-to-Houston bullet …

Dallas Startup Week: Is Transportation Up to Speed?

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

SENSORS, SELF-DRIVING CARS WILL CHANGE HOW WE GET AROUND


Roads and ground transportation are primed for rapid innovation and disruption, according to experts who spoke at the Dallas Startup Week seminar Wednesday afternoon.

“We’re traveling the same speed as your …