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Interdisciplinary UTA team developing transportation models for a futuristic Texas

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A civil engineering professor at The University of Texas at Arlington is leading an interdisciplinary project to develop a comprehensive vision of what the Texas transportation system should look like in 25 years.

The two-year, $298,503 project, funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), includes faculty members from UTA’s College of Engineering and School of Social Work.

“With this project, we believe Texas will be better equipped to proactively prepare for emerging technologies and plan for a preferred vision of the future, rather than just react to new technologies and disrupted markets,” said Steve Mattingly, professor of civil engineering. “We want to identify a vision for the future that the public values

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Bicycle Organizations Team To Flag British Bike Shops Open During Lockdown

Two bicycle organizations once at loggerheads have cooperated to compile data populating a live online map showing which bike shops are open during the current U.K. lockdown.

Out of more than 3,300 U.K. bicycle retailers nearly 220 are listed as fully or partially open, with more expected to be so listed soon. This information will “enable key workers and others who need their bikes fixed for essential journeys, or for exercise, to quickly locate retailers and repairers who are open for business,” says a rare joint statement issued by the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) and the Bicycle Association of Great Britain (BAGB).

The ACT, a body representing bike shops, has previously had a rocky relationship with BAGB, which mainly represents manufacturers and

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