Pushing the Envelope

Mdot and Its Work to Rebuild and Reinvent Michigan’s Roadways By James Martinez  In February, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Electreon was selected to build a public wireless in-road charging system on a one mile of road in Detroit within …

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Out of Sight, Top of Mind

Leaders Pushing to Create More Resilient Underground Infrastructure By Karen Dybis  When it comes to Michigan’s aging underground infrastructure, state leaders such Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller knows there’s a temptation to ignore the problem.   But she also …

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Less Accidents, More Lanes

Autonomous Vehicles Likely to Improve Efficiency of Existing Infrastructure By James Martinez  The way University of Detroit Mercy civil, architectural and environmental engineering professor Utpal Dutta Ph.D., P.E., sees it – autonomous vehicles dominating the roadways one day will expand …

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Highways in the Sky

Air Taxis May Be Closer than You Think By James Martinez  With the proliferation of drone technology and e-commerce, there’s an effort to build highways in the sky – a system of lowaltitude flight routes at between 40 and 400 …

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From the President

To Build a Better Michigan, We Need to Build Michigan Better Infrastructure. We’ve been talking about the issue at the national and state levels for over a decade. Everyone is unhappy with the state of our physical public infrastructure. Everyone …

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Fragile and Constrained

Infrastructure’s Ability to Bring the Economy to a Halt By John Gallagher  To weigh the importance of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure to keep the American economy humming, look no further than the trucker blockade that shut the Ambassador Bridge …

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Flexible Innovation

The Infrastructure Automobility Needs to Thrive By Paul Eisenstein  General Motors wants to take autonomous driving to the next level, petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to permit the launch of commercial ride-sharing services using the new Cruise Origin …

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Equity in Architecture

Transportation Professionals Work to Deliver More Equitable Infrastructure By James Martinez  Infrastructure provides the basic physical and organizational structures and framework for society to function – meaning society cannot truly operate equitably if infrastructure is designed and built without diverse …

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