transportation

Jacobs Chair and CEO Steve Demetriou

Jacobs Executive Chair Joins Arcosa’s Board as Independent Director

by | Feb 2, 2023

Well-known North Texas business executive Steven J. Demetriou has been elected as an independent board member by Arcosa Inc., a Dallas-based provider of infrastructure-related products and solutions.

Demetriou is executive chair of the board of Jacobs Solutions Inc., a Dallas-based global professional services company that designs and deploys technology-centric solutions for many of the world’s most complex challenges....

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Greyhound’s Parent Flix SE Plants North American Operations in Dallas, Makes C-Suite Moves
by | Jul 21, 2022
Germany's Flix SE acquired Dallas-based Greyhound bus lines last year for $172 million, with a goal of applying pricing, routing, and timing algorithms to bus travel to appeal to travelers as an innovative, affordable, and environmentally friendly mode of travel. Now it's formed Dallas-based Flix North America to oversee operations of both Greyhound and FlixBus across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico—and it's announced C-suite moves to help roll its mission forward.
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Smart City Boost: Agency Adds Broadband to its Transportation Solutions Toolkit
by | Apr 13, 2022

Most anyone who has been commuting to work over the past two years has likely noticed a decrease in traffic.

Brookings Institution noted that metro traffic congestion was cut in half after COVID-19 hit in 2020, attributing it largely to employees working virtually from home, and more flexible work schedules (though government stay-at-home orders figured prominently as well)....

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‘Driving Nannies’: Tech-Enabled Rideshare Service for Kids Ramps Up in Dallas
by | Feb 14, 2022
FamTech entrepreneur Rebecca Lock is bringing Kidcaboo to Texas. Designed for busy parents, the children's transportation service has expanded to Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
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Meet AECOM’s Dev Rastogi, the Local Exec Spearheading Infrastructure Projects That Could Redefine Transportation

by | Feb 23, 2021
To Rastogi, a high speed rail and the Texas Hyperloop aren’t the only exciting transportation technologies on the horizon. The VP at AECOM is part of gamechanging ideas—like electrifying roadways and automated/connected vehicles—that could soon transform our day-to-day lives.
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Southern Dallas County’s IPTMA Appoints an Executive Director
by | Jan 19, 2021
Laura Freeland will lead the membership organization that works to address transportation issues affecting employers and employees in the Southern Dallas County Inland Port.
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S.M. Wright Project in South Dallas
Dallas’ First Test Bed for Smart‑City Transit Tech Receives Funding Through $4M Federal Grant
by | Jan 12, 2021
Dallas' S.M. Wright Highway is being rebuilt into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, complete with advanced smart-traffic capabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation grant was key in getting the tech added to the highway.
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Dallas-Based Arcosa Makes $87M Acquisition That Could Reduce Transportation Costs, Carbon Footprint
by | Oct 12, 2020
The acquisition, a follow-on to another one Arcosa made in January, will expand the company's recycled aggregates platform into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
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New Fort Worth Chamber CEO Aims for Growth, Innovation, and Development

by | Sep 22, 2020
CEO Brandom Gengelbach says he’s doing business differently in the fast-growing city “where the West begins.”
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Dallas Startup Week Panelists: How Dallas Is Becoming A Hub for Autonomous Transportation
by | Sep 1, 2020
The virtual panel of leaders from Ericsson and Kodiak discussed Dallas' growth and how startups can seek funding and partnerships from large corporations.
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How North Texas Dispatchers Tapped Waze Data to Speed 9-1-1 Response Times
by | Aug 28, 2020
Every day, Wazers alert their peers of highway incidents and hazards—with more than 10,000 reports in DFW alone. Waze analysis shows, about 40 percent of the time, user reports of crashes to its app are almost five minutes faster than traditional 9-1-1 calls.
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Tech-Focused On the Road Garage Gets $3M Seed Funding From Perot Foundation to Rebuild More Than Cars
by | Jul 21, 2020
Founded by social entrepreneur Michelle Corson, On the Road Garage intends to fix cars affordably, while tackling underemployment and transportation challenges among vulnerable populations. The first location in Irving is now open, and applications for technology-forward apprenticeships and training are online.
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Transplace Acquires Leading Parcel Management Provider to Expand its Logistics Platform

by | Jun 3, 2020
The strategic move will add seamless parcel and eCommerce capabilities to Frisco-based Transplace's multimodal platform.
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Discovery: UTSW Scientists Use AI to Improve Radiation Therapy, UTD Prof Gets $2.7M in Grants for Protein Research
by | Jan 31, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find out about DART receiving a federal grant to help in the fight against human trafficking.
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Lyft per scholas
Lyft Partners with Per Scholas Dallas to Give Free Rides for Training Sessions, Site Visits, and Employment
by | Nov 26, 2019
The Lyft Jobs Access Program will provide Per Scholas members with rides in order to close short-term transportation gaps through Dec. 31.
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[AI concept: ValeryBrozhinsky/istockphoto. Ashim Bose Photo: Omnitracs.]
New Omnitracs Exec Takes the Wheel of its Data, AI, and Machine Learning Operations
by | Sep 19, 2019
Ashim Bose has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and says that digital transformation is rapidly reshaping the transportation industry.
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