Tuesday , 22 October 2019

International

Dura-Line Holdings Inc. acquires Nextube

Dura-Line Holdings, Inc. the parent company of Dura-Line India, has completed the acquisition of Nextube, a manufacturer of high density polyethylene industrial products. Nextube is the second company acquired by Dura-Line since January 2012 when CHS Capital’s investment in the company. The acquisition of Johannesburg based Nextube will increase Dura-Line’s capacity, penetration and diversification in South Africa. Nextube manufactures a ...

IRD Inc delivers customised weight enforcement solution for Washington DOT

A customised weight enforcement and commercial vehicle inspection station built by IRD Inc for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) was opened for operations recently. The station is located at the Spokane Port-of-Entry (POE) on the I-90 interstate. This is the twelfth weight enforcement site in Washington for which IRD has supplied components and systems. The customised solution integrates ...

EU cars may cost less

Cars imported from the European Union could be available at prices just a tad bit higher than those in Europe. A free trade agreement to this effect is under negotiation between the Indian government and the EU, under which the government will charge a 10% duty on 2.5 lakh cars imported from the EU, instead of the normal 60%. This ...

A series of bridges across Sweden

Stockholm based Erik Andersson Architects won the invited competition to design a new bridge over the river Motala Ström in the City of Norrköping, a city known for its man-made waterfalls. The bridge will be constructed of steel plates, welded together to create a highly polished exterior with no visible seams. In the competition design, there was a sensor-driven waterfall ...

Coventry student’s design project tackles water transport in Africa

A final year Transport Design student from Coventry University has created an innovative final year degree project looking at how transport can play a key role in providing portable drinking water to communities in rural Africa. Umair Uddin Qazi, 26, from Leicester, came up with the idea for his Degree Show 2012 project after being inspired by a previous Coventry ...

Transition – world’s first flying car completes first test flight

Transition – the first flying car being developed by US-based Terrafugia Inc – has undergone its inaugural test flight. The test saw the car flying for eight minutes at an altitude of about 1,400 feet. The car can run 70mph on the road while in the air it can fly at 115mph. The car, which runs on normal automotive fuel, ...

Singapore to encourage public transport

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) in Singapore is working on plans to encourage the travelling public to use public transport more often, reduce the use of cars, and travel more during off-peak hours. As a part of the initiative, the agency has appointed a consultant to design workplace-based travel plan programmes for three organisations, and to assist three others with ...

New global database on Bus Rapid Transit launched

A comprehensive, public and global database of BRT systems in the world was recently launched by three global organisations – Embarq, Across Latitudes and Cultures – Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT CoE) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). BRT systems have been implemented in about 134 cities all over the world ranging from Beijing to Bogota, and serve ...

“Decade of Action” must also be a “Decade of Change”

The International Road Federation (IRF) has called for discontinuing the use of dangerous guardrail terminal treatments such as turned-down ends, fishtails and spoons which have been documented to cause unnecessary deaths and injuries. Studies have indicated that the turned down guardrail ends, which were introduced in the 1960s, increase the odds of a vehicle rolling over a railing significantly. Advances ...

Santiago Metro to get 11 new stations

Metro de Santiago in Chile has awarded a contract to UK based Arup to design 11 stations on two of its new lines which are being built for Chile’s capital. Arup will build new interchanges with existing lines on the metro network. The contract also includes station planning, tunnel and station ventilation, fire engineering and passenger movement analysis. The new ...

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