Centennial reflections January 17, 2014

Centennial reflections

HNTB Corporation has been shaping America’s transportation network for more than 100 years. (more)
Streetcars as economic development tools February 7, 2014

Streetcars as economic development tools

The streetcar is back and in big demand for its ability to stimulate economic development, as well as enhance mobility. HNTB takes a look at how the modern version of this vintage transit mode is bringing downtowns back to life. (more)
Moving toward a modern, resilient transportation system February 4, 2014

Moving toward a modern, resilient transportation system

HNTB Corporation research shows an overwhelming majority (95 percent) thinks it’s important to rebuild physical infrastructure so it survives increasingly intense weather patterns. (more)
Mobility options for long-term transportation needs February 3, 2014

Mobility options for long-term transportation needs

Northern California faces a daunting challenge to provide reliable transportation alternatives. Exacerbating the situation is the phenomenon known as mega-commuting. One example of using technology to maximize usage of the network and provide a temporary fix to our congestion problems is the implementation of priced managed lanes, also known as express lanes. (more)
Tracking four P3 trends in the U.S. transportation infrastructure industry January 31, 2014

Tracking four P3 trends in the U.S. transportation infrastructure industry

As U.S. transportation agencies continue to integrate public-private partnerships into their existing delivery systems, new trends are emerging. Increased experience with, and use of, different types of deals (not just toll P3s), more diversity in the firms competing for projects and a greater focus on asset performance are just some of what’s in store for 2014 and beyond. (more)
April 23, 2014

HNTB to kick off centennial celebration in Oakland

Bay Area transportation officials commemorate firm’s contributions to Northern California. (more)

April 23, 2014

Infrastructure experts Fred Ochoa, PE, and Martin Marquez, PE, join HNTB Corporation’s growing transportation and structures practice

New hires will help firm expand presence in Florida and address state’s transportation demands. (more)

April 22, 2014

Best practices for major infrastructure programs

For decades, American cities managed transportation infrastructure improvements project-by-project. But in the late 1980s, a stark realization that infrastructure as a whole was decaying gave rise to planning that looked at comprehensive programs, rather than individual, localized projects. Today, managing these complicated programs, their numerous restrictions and stakeholders, and competing priorities is a formidable challenge. Here’s how a program manager applies best practices to help owners navigate these challenges, mitigate risk, accelerate timeliness, access innovative ideas and get the most value from their available budgets. (more)

April 18, 2014

Fish Finder nets dramatic savings for project owners

Unique process for vetting conceptual design helps public agencies land big infrastructure projects better, faster and cheaper. (more)

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SHRP 2 Innovative Bridge Design: I-84 in Putnam County, N.Y.

The New York State Department of Transportation - Region 8 replaced the twin 135-ft-long, three-span steel-and-concrete structures along I-84 over Dingle Ridge Road using accelerated bridge construction techniques. Two closures of the roadway for 18 hours each allowed for the rapid demolition of existing bridges and slide-in of the new superstructures, saving $2 million and two years of related closures. This SHRP2 demonstration project was designed by HNTB.

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    In its annual rankings of the Top 500 Design Firms based on 2013 revenue, HNTB has held its overall ranking position at No. 21. Also, HNTB Corporation CEO Rob Slimp was among a number of industry leaders who cited the value public-private partnerships and alternative delivery methods can provide public agencies looking for ways to adequately respond to declining federal and state gas-tax-funded revenues.
  • Baton Rouge-New Orleans passenger train would serve 1.4 million
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    A study by HNTB for regional transit organizations and mayors in Louisiana says that a new passenger train service linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge on existing freight trackage would offer “a convenient alternative for the 1.4 million people who live in the booming parishes along the rail line.”
  • Putting smarter cars to the test
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    The daily newspaper reports on Connected Vehicle and autonomous vehicle testing in Florida. According to HNTB’s George Gilhooley, many current ITS projects are the result of a concerted effort to attain better, more efficient use of existing highways.

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