Posts Tagged ‘transportation’

Lyft Challenges DFW Residents to Ditch Their Cars for 30 Days, Announces “CAR-nival” Rides For State Fair

Posted by Alex Edwards

Between the dreaded commuter traffic, hassles of parking, and fluctuating gas prices, driving in DFW can sometimes be a headache. We’ve all been there (some of us with more road rage than others), but given the opportunity, would any Dallasites

Follow the Money: Select Milk Nets $12M, Actuate Therapeutics Raises $4M, Valify Acquires Tech Firm

Posted by Lance Murray

What companies are finding funding or having a big exit?  From startup investments to acquisitions, Dallas Innovates rounds up what’s happening in North Texas money every Thursday. Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the loop.

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Oil & Gas Tech Firm Geoforce Moving, Expanding HQ to Plano

Posted by Lance Murray

Geoforce, an oil and gas technology company that operates on the philosophy that the “chaos and pain of field operations could be alleviated with technology,” announced Tuesday that it is moving and expanding its headquarters from Coppell to the 12-story

DFW Transportation Group Says it’s Exploring Hyperloop as Option to Connect Area Cities

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

Ultra-high speed hyperloop transportation technology is on the table for a high-speed corridor connecting Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth per the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Council.

“The RTC is all about bringing innovation to the transportation system in the Dallas-Fort

Business as Mutual: Leaders Talk Collaborations in Social Innovation, Blockchain & AI

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Collaboration and partnerships are the lifeblood of business and innovation, and the Dallas-Fort Worth region has diversity that drives collaboration from a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to a strong enterprise base to wide-ranging educational opportunities.     

“Business as usual” represents the status …

Stan Deal on Why Boeing Global Services Chose Plano in its ‘Quest to Disrupt’ Aerospace

Posted by Lance Murray

Boeing Global Services opened its headquarters in Plano last year with a lot of media attention, and a focus on meeting the needs of government, space, and commercial customers around the globe. President and CEO Stan Deal took time from

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 …

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 …