Tag: Transportation

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Penn Station expansion creates new ‘grand entrance’ to NYC

New York City’s new Moynihan Train Hall was constructed within a historical post office building, across from Penn Station and directly above many of the station’s platforms and tracks.

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Converting infrastructure systems to geographic information systems

Geographic information systems’ ability to effectively manage and analyze spatial data makes it an ideal means for cities to manage their infrastructure systems.

Josh Giegel, CTO of Virgin Hyperloop, talks technology and transportation

Josh Giegel, the chief technology officer of Virgin Hyperloop, chatted with Civil Engineering magazine about the technology and future implications of hyperloop travel.

Swiss Alps resort plans upgraded mountaintop station, new cable car

The Titlis resort area in Switzerland has big plans, including a new, larger mountaintop station, a repurposed telecommunications tower with new levels for public use, and a second cable car.

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.

Bridge consultant and past National Capital Section president dies at 90

Roland "Buzz" Berger Jr., an expert in the field of bridge and highway design and former president of the ASCE National Capital Section, has died. He was 90. Among several activities with the Society, he served on the ASCE Task Committee for the Update of Manual 45, How to Work Effectively with Consulting Engineers, of the Committee on Practice Guidelines. Berger, P.E., F.ASCE, was born in...

Dallas-area transportation engineer and former ASCE branch president dies at 91

Arthur "Fritz" Beck, a transportation engineer, professor, and former ASCE Dallas Branch president, has died. He was 91. For more than 50 years, every motorist in the Dallas–Fort Worth area and elsewhere in North Texas has driven on roadways, highways, interchanges, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure touched in some way by his engineering talents. Beck, P.E., F.ASCE, whose career spanned 67 years, was a past ASCE...

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.

What lies ahead?

ASCE introduces the research behind its Future World Vision initiative and the outlines of the worlds it envisions.