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Manhattan’s St. John’s Park is reimagined for recreational use

Architecture studio Ballman Khapalova has created a park design for the traffic circle that acts as the Holland Tunnel’s terminus in Manhattan.

Oakland, San Francisco, and Seattle open streets to pedestrians during pandemic

Lighter than usual traffic prompts West Coast cities to convert streets for increased use by pedestrians and cyclists.

Dodge construction forecast outlines road to recovery

The forecast projects that the pandemic-related recession should be short-lived, but future construction spending will remain stagnant if there is no vaccine or infrastructure stimulus package.

Street smarts

Thanks to the use of sensors, cameras, connected devices, and other data-gathering technology, the streets and their surrounding infrastructure can collect valuable information to help city leaders, urban planners, transportation department officials, and various types of engineers provide myriad benefits to the public.

Multidisciplinary course addresses tomorrow’s smart cities

Transportation systems are changing rapidly and engineering colleges need to keep up with those changes.

Efficiency, speed the hallmarks of Genoa bridge replacement

The Morandi Bridge was a vital transportation link in Genoa, Italy. When it collapsed, officials moved quickly. Its replacement, the Genoa-Saint George Bridge, has set new standards in efficiency.

Yearlong extension of surface transportation program prompts funding concerns

Congress and the White House extended funding for the surface transportation program at a flat rate for one year. The move offers certainty — but there are concerns.

Smart tech streamlines intersection timing

Smart tech updates intersection timing.

Engineers’ professional opinions must be grounded in observation and analysis

Perhaps unique among all learned professions is the extent to which an engineer’s services affect a multitude of interest groups.

FHWA proposes 10-year debarment for FIGG Bridge Engineers

A partially constructed reinforced-concrete pedestrian bridge collapsed during a post-tensioning operation. The bridge designer contests the government's findings.