Highways Commuting

Active traffic management signage debuts on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas
News March 06, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most congested urban areas in the nation. But Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials hope to crack the traffic crunch with a series of digital active traffic management signs, which are set to go live today.   Some 300,000 vehicles travel through the U...
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to open up its US 23 Flex Route system.

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News November 14, 2017
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to open up its U.S. 23 Flex Route system.   Flex Route is a lane-control system that employs cameras and electronic dynamic message signs to keep drivers abreast of morning and afternoon peak travel times and the availability of an additional...
Oregon DOT testing variable speed signs on I-84
News October 13, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has begun testing new variable speed signs to provide a greater margin of safety during winter weather on I-84.   Over the past several weeks, crews from ODOT have been installing variable speed signs along a 30-mile section of I-84 from Ladd Canyon to...
News November 24, 2015
A new study released this week by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America’s 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, Ill. Los Angeles, Calif., owns the next six of the top 10.   Speaking at the American Highway Users...
News August 14, 2015
The dream of solar-based, renewable energy driven mass transit may be taking a leap forward for select east coast cities. According to a recent report by the Boston Globe, city officials are considering the adoption of something called JPods, an above-ground rapid transit system that acts not...
Article May 14, 2015
Priced “managed lanes” (MLs) are one of the great transportation success stories of the past decade, with such lanes now in operation on expressways in many metro areas and new megaprojects adding such capacity in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Miami and Washington, D.C., areas. Because the ML concept has...
News May 07, 2015
This week, the Mississippi Transportation Commission authorized the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to change signage along U.S. Highway 78 to I-22 once federal application procedures are completed.   U.S. Highway 78 connects Memphis to Birmingham via New Albany, Tupelo and Fulton....
News October 16, 2013
Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) is considering adding another lane to I-94 between St. Cloud and Rogers to help clear congestion between Rogers and the junction of I-94 and I-694, which sees up to 75,000 vehicles a day.   However, MnDOT and other transportation experts believe such an expansion will only...
News December 08, 2011
Tampa, Fla., is considering the idea of “managed lanes” on some of its highways in which motorists would pay for an alternative to traffic jams, Tampa Bay Online reported.   Motorists would pay for the speed, convenience, and cost of building and controlling these lanes, which can be designed in...
Article November 08, 2011
  Next Monday, Chicago’s Pace express buses will start operating on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55)’s newly widened shoulders in an effort to cut congestion and improve service, the Chicago Tribune reported.Pace's bus-on-shoulder pilot program is the first of its kind in the Chicago area....
News November 02, 2011
  The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) does not want a repeat of last winter’s nightmare, when hundreds of vehicles were stranded for hours on Lake Shore Drive during a record snowstorm Feb. 1-2, according to the Chicago Tribune.   Work has begun on an emergency escape route that will...
Article September 09, 2008
Israel’s Highway 6 has never lacked for adjectives to describe it. Also known as the Trans-Israel Highway, the Cross-Israel Highway and the Yitzhak Rabin Highway, Highway 6 is the largest infrastructure project and the first major build-operate-transfer (BOT) project in the country’s history. The...
Article October 01, 2005
 
Article October 04, 2001
The month of September means the height of hurricane season for those who live along the coastal areas of the Southeast and theThe month of September means the height of hurricane season for those who live along the coastal areas of the Southeast and the Gulf of Mexico—the time when a major storm...
Article December 28, 2000
A new report on national commuting patterns, which received a lot of air play on radio stations across the country in August, verifies what many in the highway industry have known for some time: job creation in the suburbs and a need for more flexible mobility are drawing American commuters away...
Article December 28, 2000
Written in stoneWritten in stoneWhen three children in Virginia carved their first names into freshly laid cement, they landed in more than just hot water. They wound up in court.The 11-year-old girl, and 12- and 13-year-old boys were charged with unlawful destruction of city property and face a...
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