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DOT Opens Funding Opportunity for University Transportation Centers

Bridge construction in the Miami area Bridge construction in the Miami area. Accelerated bridge construction has been one of the topics researched by DOT's University Transportation Centers. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a competitive grant solicitation that makes nearly $5 million available as part of its University Transportation Centers program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Transportation Leaders Officially Kick Off Volpe Center Construction

rendering of the new Volpe center A rendering of the new Volpe building as seen from Binney Street looking west. (Image courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a construction project for the agency’s new John A. Volpe Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Mass.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Business, Technology

US Fleet Concerns Research Study 2018

MiX Telematics surveyed 145 fleet professionals across the US in 2018. The aim of the survey was to see the telematics concerns of fleets and the ELD mandate’s impact. This white paper gives an in-depth overview of the results.

August 24, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety

Virginia Tech Vehicle Test Track System to Include Rural Road Simulation

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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is in the midst of a major expansion of its vehicle test track system in Blacksburg, Va., as it works to complete this fall a simulated rural road system covering 120 acres.

April 17, 2018
Technology, Equipment

Researchers Studying Wireless Transfer of Electricity to Vehicles

Stanford research Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy

Scientists at Stanford University have succeeded in wirelessly transmitting electricity to a nearby moving object, the wide-ranging implications of which could affect the recharging of electric cars and trucks, robots and cellphones.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 29, 2017
Business

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on HOS, Detention Time

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The American Transportation Research Institute launched two online surveys targeting commercial truck drivers’ input on critical operational issues.

April 9, 2014