The odds of cyberattacks are increasing as transportation systems become more connected, experts say. Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said traffic signals, variable message boards and trains are among areas of high concern for transportation officials nationwide.
How will a tall building respond to wind? A paper in ASCE's Journal of Engineering Mechanics offers a new way to estimate that combines a virtual dynamic shaker with a simple mathematical model. Read the paper free for a limited time, courtesy of ASCE Library.
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Traffic has increased on the MoPac Expressway in Austin, Texas, since tolled lanes opened in October, per information presented at the most recent Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority meeting. The authority agreed to assess how a discount program for qualified veterans would affect revenues.
BMW has announced plans to work with lidar startup Innoviz Technologies on autonomous-vehicle development. BMW plans to integrate Innoviz's solid-state lidar sensors in its vehicles as it targets a 2021 launch of self-driving cars.
A $1.8 billion natural gas-powered electrical plant is slated for New Jersey and is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs. It's unclear when construction would begin at the 15-acre site, but the work should be finished in 2022.
A $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is 70% complete, and work should wrap up in February. About 880 construction workers are on-site daily, and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other officials toured the 972,000-square-foot project Wednesday.
The $430 million I-15 Technology Corridor project in Utah will add four lanes to Interstate 15 and improve interchanges. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert flew a drone equipped with a camera over the area to help celebrate the start of construction.
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is planning a 12-story building that will contain concert halls, a recording studio, apartments and a restaurant. Construction will start this summer on the $185 million facility, which will open in 2020.
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