2015 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards

Each year the  American Society of Civil Engineers honors the top engineering projects that contribute significantly to the civil engineering progress and society.  The 2015 Outstanding Civil...

Top 10 Engineering Projects in the World

Exploring the 10 biggest engineering projects in the world is a study in enormous ideas ranging from transportation solutions to an oasis paradise in...
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The Hovenring Cycling Bridge

  The Hovenring is a suspended circular bicycle bridge commissioned by the Dutch city of Eindhoven.  This ele­vated 360-­degree bike circuit is Eindhoven's answer to traffic...
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Google’s Self-Driving Car

The Google self-driving car navigates some common scenarios on city streets near the Googleplex.

Federal Government to spend $2 billion on Los Angeles ‘Subway to...

(Reuters) - The federal government will spend $2 billion to extend a subway line under Los Angeles' storied Wilshire Boulevard, an effort to ease congestion in...

Los Angeles Ranks High In Pedestrian Deaths

Los Angeles had the second-most traffic-related pedestrian fatalities in a new report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The following are a...

Major Improvements are Coming to the Streets of LA

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recently released a report that outlines its strategy for making Los Angeles streets safer and it includes the following...

California Eyes Plan to Speed Bullet Train

Excerpts Taken From The Wall Street Journal: Five months after a judge in Sacramento halted state financing for California's bullet train dead in its tracks, Democrats...

The Future of Los Angeles Union Station

Union Station is the region’s primary transit hub, connecting Southern California counties whose combined population totals more than 17 million.  Metro purchased the iconic...

The Cost of Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructure on the LA Driver

A new report from TRIP, a Washington, D.C. transportation research group, finds that Los Angeles motorists are each spending an extra $2,458 per year...

Revamping Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles

Broadway, in Downtown Los Angeles boasts twelve historic theater buildings within six blocks.  Yet, despite its rich cultural offerings, it lacks a pedestrian friendly environment.   Now...

City of Los Angeles Identifies “Great Streets”

In an effort to create safer, more accessible thoroughfares for all modes of transportation, the City of Los Angeles has identified the first 15 streets to receive major...

Caltrans to Add Toll Lanes on 405 Freeway

State transportation officials are moving forward with a controversial plan to add toll lanes to a busy stretch of the 405 Freeway in Orange...

Car System That Locates Vacant Parking Spaces

Two Korean engineers have developed a technology that allows a vehicle to locate vacant parking spots. The system combines the car's ultrasound sensors, cameras...

The Austin Urban Rail Project

The Austin Urban Rail Project is a proposed light-rail transportation venture aimed at introducing high-capacity transit in the Central Texas area.   It consists of a 9.5-mile track...