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Transportation Management News April 12, 2016
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a plan to build 50 miles of "better bike lanes" throughout Chicago over the next three years, a strategy that Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said will strengthen the "quality and connectivity of our bike network" by creating...
Highway Maintenance Article April 08, 2016
Among the public trusts that touch the lives of pretty much every American, by either circumstance or necessity, the highway and road infrastructure system is arguably the most crucial.   Its maintenance is therefore of the utmost importance to each state-level department of transportation. As such...
Funding News April 05, 2016
According to Mississippi House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby (R-Pascagoula) who was working during the past week on a broad-based plan to increase revenue for an infrastructure plan, members want to look for additional “efficiencies” in the Department of Transportation during the...
Transportation Management News March 23, 2016
Construction started in 2014 on a $1.2 billion light-rail project near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Track work will begin in late May to early June and will run nearly 20 miles once the 9.3-mile extension is open by August 2017   The Blue Line Extension includes 11 new bridges and...
Transportation Management News March 22, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is launching a three-part “safety blitz” on D.C.’s Metro rail system.   “Starting today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) WMATA Safety Oversight Office is launching a three-part safety blitz focused on key areas of safety concern: red signal overruns...
Funding News March 21, 2016
Los Angeles Metro unveiled a $120 billion spending plan over the next 40 years on the city’s transportation infrastructure. The proposed measure and project list will be presented to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June.   Initial projects included in the plan are...
Transportation Management News March 18, 2016
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff announced a partnership that will deploy the tech firm's new Flow transportation platform in the city that wins the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge.   The platform will collect data from mobility apps to help...
Transportation Management News March 17, 2016
Every 1,118th intersection in the U.S. is a roundabout, compared to France where at every 45th intersection motorists can expect to encounter the curved intersection. Research by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that roundabouts reduce injury by 75%.   The Washington...
Transportation Management News March 16, 2016
A new 3-mile segment of Seattle’s Link light rail is set to open Saturday, adding service from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac airport. Named the “University Link”, the extension opens six months ahead of schedule and $200 million under budget.   The line service will...
Transportation Management News March 15, 2016
A new report by INRIX, a road traffic data company, revealed U.S. cities led the world in having the worst traffic congestion—making up 50% of the top 10 metros areas with highest amount of traffic.   The cities are rated based on the average time wasted per commuter, and cities such as Los Angeles...
Transportation Management News March 14, 2016
At least 29 people have been taken to the hospital following an Amtrak train derailment in southwest Kansas. According to a statement, the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kan.   Kansas Highway Patrol communication...
Transportation Management News March 11, 2016
A report released from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) showed that the implementation of a Road Condition Reporting Application by the Wyoming DOT was successful.   Weather Responsive Traffic Management (WRTM) involves implementation of traffic advisory, control and treatment strategies...
Transportation Management News March 10, 2016
Delaware Beaches will soon have a new transit hub that will allow DART to provide expanded bus service to the surrounding community.   The first phase of the project at 17616 Coastal Highway includes a 248-space park-and-ride lot. The lot is expected to open in summer 2017. The project also calls...
Transportation Management News March 09, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new data showing that nine of 20 Milwaukee area freeway segments are so congested that motorists must allow more than twice as much time to consistently complete their trips during peak travel times as they would under uncongested...
Safety News March 08, 2016
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) selected five winning messages out of 3,000 entries to appear on the state’s overhead Dynamic Message Signs.   The top five messages include:   1. “Turn signals, the original instant messaging.” 2. “Get the cell off your phone and drive.” 3. “...
Transportation Management News March 08, 2016
Kansas City launched a one-year pilot program, which is a mix bus and ride sharing services. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) merged with urban technology company Bridj to create a faster and customized mode of transportation.  KCATA is using 10 locally made Ford vans to...
Transportation Management News March 01, 2016
The New Hampshire House of Representatives’ Public Works and Highway Committee is presently pulling together the details of its 10-year highway plan, and there has been a suggestion, resulting from data derived from an earlier study, that a good amount of dollars be pushed toward investigating the...
Transportation Management News February 29, 2016
SEPTA revealed a finalized plan to extend regional rail service to King of Prussia, Penn., with the construction of the Norristown High Speed Line. The $1.1 billion high-speed rail line would be an elevated four-to-five-mile-spur along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It would carry 8,500 passengers...
Transportation Management News February 26, 2016
Ride-sharing firm Uber said it will add to its advanced technologies center in Pittsburgh with a second facility to increase research and development of self-driving and other vehicle technology.   "Self-driving technology has the potential to drastically cut down on accidents and congestion while...
Transportation Management News February 26, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) unveiled TexasClearLanes.com as a tool to keep Texans informed of the agency’s efforts to address traffic congestion. The website comes at a time when the agency is most focused on improving travel times for drivers as the state’s population continues...
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