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Alex Garcia and John Dewar​, Transportation, Fort Worth, hosted a tour and presentation about the Panther Island Bridges in April for the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers University of Texas at Arlington.

This project will fundamentally change the City of Fort Worth by rerouting the Trinity River and virtually doubling the size of Downtown Fort Worth. A new river bypass channel, linking two portions of the river, will allow floods to pass better through...

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Between the 2015 and 2016 baseball season, the Texas Rangers installed a state-of-the-art LED lighting system in place of their existing metal bulb field lights. With the installation of this lighting system, Globe Life Park located in Arlington, Texas, will decrease energy usage by up to 60 percent and use 40 percent fewer fixtures than the previously installed system. This lighting system transition has a long-term economic benefit and it demonstrates the ball club’s...

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TagsEnergy Efficiency, Sustainability,

Chief Information Officer ​Gary Soward, CAD Coordinators Mike Gardner and David Thompson and 3D Visualization Coordinator Claudio Branch​ visited the University of Texas at Arlington's FabLab on Wednesday, June 3. UTA opened the facility last fall, located on the first floor of the campus central library. The lab offers 3D printing capabilities for students, faculty and the public, and an expansion is already underway...

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Tags3D Printers, Virtual Reality, 3D Scanning, Laser Cutting, UTA, University of Texas at Arlington, UTA FabLab,

A recent study in the Journal of American Planning shows that the number of students walking and biking to school has increased 30% due to programs like Safe Routes to School (SRTS). The study was conducted from 2007 to 2012, with data from 801 schools in Florida, Oregon, Texas and the District of Columbia.

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TagsSafe Routes to School, urban planning, School Safety,

A press conference was held last month in Dallas announcing the City’s plans to boost the aesthetic feel of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard corridor. The City plans to accomplish this by installing a series of Freese and Nichols-designed towers and streetscape improvements along the intersections of Atlanta Street and MLK, Malcolm X Boulevard and MLK, and also from the DART Station to Fair Park. The design monuments will include illuminated panels and artistic images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

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Tagsurban planning, architecture,

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