transportation

Smart Moves: Arlington Expands Use of Israeli AI-Enabled NoTraffic Platform Across More City Intersections

by | Apr 10, 2024
After a successful pilot, Arlington aims for smoother drives by using a high-tech traffic management system at more key intersections. NoTraffic said the system offers improved safety, reduced traffic times, and fuel cost savings.
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Amazon Hiring 13,000 New Workers in DFW for Coming Holiday Crush
by | Sep 20, 2023
The DFW hires will be part of the 250,000 employees the company aims to bring on board throughout the U.S. in full-time, seasonal, and part-time roles across its operations network. Amazon has roughly 20 facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and said that more than 28,000 of the new workers will be in Texas.
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J.B. Hunt To Acquire North Texas-Based BNSF Logistics’ Brokerage Ops
by | Sep 18, 2023
Fort Worth-based BNSF has fostered a partnership with J.B. Hunt over the past three decades. The industry giants announced a deal that consolidates their market-leading positions in the logistics landscape.
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Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem to Lead NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council
by | Jun 9, 2023

Fort Worth Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens will lead the 45-member Regional Transportation Council for the next year after being elected chair on Thursday.

She takes over for Collin County Commissioner Duncan Webb, who led the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) through the recently concluded 88th Texas Legislature, the council said....

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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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A NASA illustration depicts the idea of a future air taxi hovering over a municipal vertiport. [Rendering: NASA/Lillian Gipson and Kyle Jenkins]
‘Checkmate’ on Highway Congestion? Planning Agency, NASA Team Up To Introduce Airborne Drones, Taxis To Relieve DFW Traffic Jams
by | Jun 14, 2021
The North Central Texas Council of Governments and NASA are working on long-term transportation plans, from delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis.

The Advanced Urban Air Mobility NASA partnership is one of many irons NCTCOG has in the fire to improve traffic flow in one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.
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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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Eye on the Future: Planned Developments Keep DFW On the Forefront of Industry and Livability
Pandemic or no, commercial real estate developers are forging ahead on plans that ensure Dallas-Fort Worth will remain an innovative, forward-thinking place for generations to come.
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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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Q+A: DART’s Chief Innovation Officer on Putting the Agency’s Capacity to Work During COVID‑19
by | Jul 20, 2020
CIO Grergory Elsborg, who has been dealing with fallout from the pandemic for about a quarter of his year-long tenure, talks about his role and how it has shifted to help the community. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit system has helped school districts deliver meals to kids, completed grocery deliveries for paratransit riders, and has multiple partnerships in development—all in the midst of a pandemic.
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