Electric Vehicles And The Impact On Infrastructure

As electric vehicles gain popularity on public roads, our infrastructure is met with new challenges—and not the problems you regularly hear about like creating new charging stations and energy grid enhancements. Rather, the mere weight of these vehicles will lead to rapid degradation of our roads. Electric cars weigh considerably more than gas-powered cars. For…

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AI And The Future Of Government Work

The government workscape is changing rapidly. This major shift is multifaceted with jobs switching to remote, an overall struggle to fill roles, budget cuts and the automation of many tasks. However, one thing is clear: Government agencies are being forced to do more with less. People are fleeing the public sector for private-sector jobs. In…

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Brighter Lanes And A Bright Opportunity To Drive Innovation

Roadway markings keep drivers safe, and it’s as simple as that. That’s why we have government agencies whose jobs are to manage and allocate resources to stripe roadways. However, the methods for collecting this data and finding areas of concern have become outdated and ineffective. According to the Federal Highway Administration, “From 2016 to 2018 an…

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Autonomous Vehicles Require Autonomous Roads

Whether it’s barrels blocking lanes or paint lines that aren’t visible, we’ve been building and managing roads for humans who can guess and anticipate intricate situations on the roads in ways machines never will. With the impending shift to self-driving vehicles motivated by the demand for shipping in the online economy, increasing labor and cost…

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What Digital Twins And The Metaverse Mean For Our Infrastructure

Suddenly, the metaverse and digital twins are hot topics of conversation in our day-to-day lives. These conversations usually spark either excitement or fear and discomfort, all while some don’t even know what the metaverse is. There’s no denying that science and technology are accelerating at unprecedented rates, but it’s important to understand the implications of…

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How Technology Can Help Us Achieve Zero Roadway Fatalities

In a country where technology is advancing at a rapid pace, it seems like roadway fatalities should be a thing of the past. However, the reality is that tens of thousands of drivers die on American roads every year. For decades, the cause of most of these roadway fatalities boiled down to one thing—driver error.…

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The Impact Of Climate Change And How AI Can Help

As California experiences an unprecedented wildfire season and the East Coast is battered by stronger hurricanes, it’s no secret that the realities of climate change are becoming direr than ever. This year is already on track to be between the fifth and seventh hottest year on record.  The phrase “if we don’t take immediate action, then…

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Shifting Populations And The Implications For Transportation

As states across the nation see significant population shifts due to the pandemic, transportation technology has never been more vital. Whether it’s the Sun Belt states that are experiencing large population growth or the Northeast that saw an out-migration trend, smart technologies on roadways matter. As populations change, the way their roadways and infrastructure are managed must…

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A Day in the Life at WASHTO Conference

Monday: September 13th, 2021 7am – Exhibit Hall open Matt Graney, our Operations and Sales Support Manager, and I met at the office bright and early to gather our conference materials and head into the convention center to set up our booth. When we first got there we had to check in for the conference…

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