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Canadian Pacific Chooses Thermo King’s New SLXi-DRC Refrigeration Unit


Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP) has selected Thermo King's, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, SLXi-DRC units to fulfill its largest, single domestic reefer container (DRC) order in Canadian history. CP is the first Thermo King customer to purchase the SLXi-DRC unit in North America.

Learn more about the SLXI-DRC, and the CP and Thermo King collaboration: 

Utilities Key to Powering the Future of Mass Transit EVs

Local utility companies will play a critical role in enabling the future of cleaner transit

What will mass transit look like in the future? Earlier this year, California announced an ambitious plan to reduce emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, setting the state on a path to achieving 80-percent reduction by 2050. Although satisfying these goals will require contributions from all sectors of the economy, the transition to zero- and near-zero emission vehicles will play an outsized role — particularly when it comes to mass transit. 

Managing Water Supplies Through Innovation in Southern California

Tetra Tech helping the City of Lakewood, California, design their water capture system project to improve local water quality
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The City of Lakewood, California, hired Tetra Tech to design a new stormwater capture project that will improve water quality in the Los Cerritos Channel by removing pollutants conveyed within stormwater. The project consists of an air-inflated rubber dam diversion system to re-direct all runoff from the channel through a pre-treatment system to remove trash, debris, and sediment.

SCE Uses Innovation to Improve the Power Grid

New projects will create a safer and more reliable system while reducing greenhouse gases to meet California’s clean energy goals

It seems like a simple enough idea — Why can’t the power company identify the place on an electrical circuit that caused an outage so fewer customers are affected and it takes less time to fix?

Until recently, Southern California Edison found the origin of an outage just like it has done for more than 100 years — dispatch a troubleman to patrol the entire circuit until the cause could be identified. 

Autonomous Cars Poised to Transform, Connect Smart Communities


A future where driverless cars are roaming city streets may be closer than you think. Quickly moving past test and pilot phases, autonomous vehicles are now hitting the road in business parks and on limited fixed routes, bringing the promise of increased safety, reduced emissions and the potential for streamlined public transportation.

Data As the New Infrastructure

Data plays foundational role in enabling smart cities

For decades, the definition of “infrastructure” has remained unchanged and was used to define roads, bridges, electricity and water delivery systems, among other examples. But as cities continue to build upon smart city efforts, the concept and very definition of infrastructure is changing.

Black & Veatch Center of Excellence in Houston Drives Tunneling, Flood Control Options

Team delivers innovative tunnelling solutions for areas challenged by heavy rain events and stormwater system shortfalls
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HOUSTON, March 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and construction management of large-diameter, deep-tunneling projects, announced today it has created a Center of Excellence in its Houston office to deliver sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions. With extensive background in large-scale tunneling projects across Texas, the U.S. and globally, Black & Veatch is uniquely positioned to help clients deliver challenging conveyance and storage projects with an eye to economic, environmental and community benefits. 

Expert Interview With Leslie Turner, Drinking Water Expert

Providing alternative supplies to help municipalities deliver clean drinking water

Leslie Turner has more than 20 years of experience in planning, permitting, design, project management, and construction management for water programs throughout the Southeastern United States. She has served in a senior management role for numerous engineering programs including water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, reclaimed water, and aquifer storage and recovery. She has extensive experience assisting clients with utility master planning and developing funding and capital improvement programs.

Smarter, Safer Cities: Smart City Thinking Can Improve Public Safety

Smart city elements have the potential to enable safer cities

Smarter, Safer Cities: Improving Public Safety

Smart cities also can be “Safe Cities” through the integration of smart city and public safety initiatives. An estimated 20 Safe City pilot programs are underway across the United States, in addition to programs on nearly every continent, in cities such as Dubai, Singapore and London.

Are Smart Cities Real?

Has the smart city hype cycle finally run its course?

Is the smart city hype cycle over? Have concerns about cost, security and public skepticism finally won out over the benefits of efficiency, sustainability and public safety? It is fair to consider whether the futuristic visions of hyper- connectivity and advanced livability, enabled by accessibility to vast streams of data, can withstand the very real concerns that municipalities cannot afford the technologies behind smart city projects. 


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