Understanding plastics: Single-use vs. engineering plastics

January 5th, 2023

For decades, the global production of plastics has grown yearly by an average of 9% (1). Plastic production was reported as 1.7 million metric tons in 1950 (2), and this value reached 360 million metric tons worldwide in 2018 (3). The MacArthur Foundation estimated plastic production to double again over the upcoming two decades (4). […]

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Transportation groups reaffirm backing for V2X

January 4th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently joined nine other transportation organizations in support of a joint statement issued December 14 “reaffirming” their belief that deployment of vehicle-to-everything or V2X technologies will save lives and that removing “regulatory uncertainty” will help achieve that goal. The statement’s signatories all believe that 2023 will be […]

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Rail infrastructure resilience starts with a geogrid-stabilized track

January 3rd, 2023

Imagine hauling the Great Pyramid of Giza once a month across the same track over 32 years. That is how much weight has crossed a Tensar geogrid-stabilized segment of railbed in Mobile Bay, Ala., during that time. To translate into today's terms, that's 40-foot intermodal containers packed to capacity, stacked four-high, lined up end-to-end and […]

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GAI Consultants names director of transportation

January 2nd, 2023

GAI Consultants, Inc. (GAI) has announced that Steven Walls has joined the firm’s Midwest transportation division as Indiana Director of Transportation. Bringing over 30 years of industry experience to GAI, Walls previously held various roles for both the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). He serves GAI’s clients from the […]

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