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FutureStructure

Coverage of efforts to develop smart, connected and integrated infrastructure that makes more efficient use of resources and improves citizen quality of life. This includes topics like connected infrastructure and self-driving cars, as well as the policies that surround them.

Research has shown that the Citi Bike bike-share program in New York City is predominantly used by men. How can local areas ensure a public transit system serves everyone? Experts weigh in.
Thanks to a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Springfield, Ohio, will see the construction of a National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence at its municipal airport.
The plan includes a terminal for hyperloop, vehicles for vertical takeoffs and landings, and high-speed trains; aerial trams linking neighborhoods; and new bridges for motorized vehicles as well as bikes and pedestrians.
A self-driving tech company, a truck manufacturer and FedEx have teamed up to test autonomous vehicle deliveries between Dallas and Houston in Texas. The tests will have human safety drivers.
A survey of transit riders illustrates some of their concerns around the cleanliness of vehicles, on-time performance and the technology that seeks to improve engagement and the overall experience.
The Charleston airport is also moving forward with plans to extend its existing runway to 7,000 feet, with 1,000-foot overrun areas added at each end, to better accommodate future airline, military and cargo flights.
Michigan and Indiana are in a contest of sorts. Both states want to become the first in the nation to have wireless charging infrastructure on a public road so that electric vehicles don't have to plug in for power.
The university is one of the latest schools in the country to deploy a fleet of semi-autonomous delivery robots called Kiwibots. The robots are available through an agreement between food-service provider Sodexo and Kiwibot
From May 2016 to March 2020, Maryland has overcharged drivers in the thousands via its cashless tolling system, according to a legislative audit. The state now exclusively uses cashless tolling.
The Cuyahoga County Council has approved the creation of a county-run utility, which will be a first in Ohio. The council sees this move as the first step in establishing a microgrid system.