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Americans overwhelmingly support government funding for public transportation

86% of Americans support government funding for public transportation, while 52% believe helping those who cannot drive is the most important benefit of public transportation, according to a new [...]

How Atlanta is deploying smart tech to reduce traffic snarls

Sensored streetlights. High-definition cameras.  Alexa alerts for motorists to jam-causing traffic incidents. These are some smart tech deployed by Atlanta to increase road efficiency and safety.

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Shaping Smarter Cities: Is Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) Data Collection a Near-Term Practical Fleet Management Tool?

Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communication and data collection could cut fleet costs by creating more data for route optimization, increased safety, and fuel optimization.

Kansas City Southern Orders 50 GE Locomotives

In a boost to GE Transportation, Kansas City Southern has ordered 50 of its advanced locomotives to be delivered in 2019.

Smart Cities: Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

Smart Cities are partnering with utilities and vendors to adopt innovative solutions to provide more efficient and improved services.

Rethinking Our Century-Old Approach to Paying for Infrastructure

Our crumbling infrastructure can be fixed if we change how we fund capital investments and maintenance.

Tariffs Add 1,500 Steel Jobs in a Week, As Trade Wars Loom

American steel factories to add 1,500 jobs since President Trump authorized tariffs on imports last Thursday, even as trade wars loom.

Top Trump Aide to Resign Amid Tariff Dispute As Stocks Dive

Top Aide Gary Cohn is set to resign as debate over President Trump’s tariffs heats up sending ripples across markets.

Here’s What Analysts Say About Trump’s Tariffs

Here’s what some analysts say about the potential impact on sectors as a result of President Trump’s proposed steel and aluminum tariffs.

Hudson Tunnel Requires Committed Cash, Transportation Secretary Tells Senators

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told US Senators that federal loans shouldn’t count towards the states’ share of funding a proposed tunnel connecting New Jersey with New York.

Trump Public-Works Plan Gets Nudge From $2 Trillion Pension Pool

At the White House this week, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will propose using a chunk of Australia’s $1.99 trillion pension savings pool to help funding for President Trump’s [...]

Private Capital Trumps Federal Money in Infrastructure Plan

The Trump Administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan announced Monday lays out a framework for private capital to work with local and state resources to fund projects.

Trump Urges Congress to Pass $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill to help rebuild the nation's crumbling roads and bridges during his first State Of The Union address on Tuesday.

What’s In the Trump Infrastructure Plan for Cities?

At a White House meeting Wednesday (Jan. 24) where President Donald Trump highlighted his infrastructure plan, Mesa, Ariz., Mayor John Giles...

Will Trump Use P3 to Help Infrastructure Take Off?

President Trump’s first State Of The Union address next week will introduce his plans to upgrade our nation’s aging infrastructure.

How The US Can Avoid the Looming Deficit in Infrastructure Spending

To maintain and improve its public infrastructure, the US needs to take action now and follow the example of countries that have strong governance and long-term plans that provide a framework to [...]

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