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Traffic Management News March 03, 2015
In effort to instill more efficiency, dependability and predictability into the bus service portion of its overall transit system, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced its intention to begin work on a project that will effectively double the present 3-mph average bus speed in a pre-...
Highway Construction Article March 02, 2015

The new “Twins” offer three 12-ft driving lanes, a 4-ft inside shoulder and a 10-ft outside shoulder, as well as portal extensions beyond the rock face.

Colorado. Hearing the name of this great state brings to mind images of snow-capped peaks, clear mountain water used to brew Coors beer and the soft melody of John Denver’s timeless song, “Rocky Mountain High.”   One of the primary benefits of living in Colorado is the availability of so many...
Traffic Management News February 25, 2015
Miovision, a Canadian tech startup provides automated traffic data that seeks to decongest jam-packed roadways in major metro areas. After raising $30 million in financing, the startup is looking to expand beyond just car-counting and into a go-to traffic management system for commonly-named “smart...
Traffic Management News February 24, 2015
Funding for Amtrak rail services will see a $16 million cut in spending under Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget. This budget is among billions of dollars in cuts designed to relieve state debt.    This cut in spending is a somewhat unanticipated move considering it follows a unanimously...
Traffic Management Article February 19, 2015
To assist the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in meeting the challenges of a $2 billion reconstruction of I-35 in central Texas, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) has designed, deployed and implemented an advanced construction traveler information system to keep the public...
Traffic Management Article February 19, 2015
We’ve all heard the saying a picture is worth 1,000 words, even if it’s unclear who determined that value proposition. No one has determined the universal value of a video yet, but for the Melrose Park (Ill.) Police Department, it’s apparently $100.  That was the price of the ticket I got for...
Traffic Management Article February 19, 2015
2014 has seen a government and auto industry cooperative effort to develop connected vehicles (CV), which may well lead to an explosion in public attention to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). According to Thomas Kern, interim president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of...
Traffic Management News February 13, 2015
Railroads looking for an extension on the Dec. 31 deadline to install positive train control (PTC) will not get their wish, according to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx. The federal government is contemplating a series of measures to help railroads implement the technology in the near-term.   PTC...
Traffic Management News February 12, 2015
A new wrong-way driver alert system in Florida has already helped improve safety in its first three months of operation, detecting six incidents in that timespan with no crashes reported.   The pilot project, deployed by the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), employs a ramp-based detection and...
Traffic Management News February 12, 2015
In a recent survey taken by Transportation Management & Engineering (TM&E), congestion relief was cited as a major factor in both 2014 state-level DOT spending and anticipated 2015 spending. And yet the dissemination of funds, over which most lawmakers are alternately brash and hedging, has...
Traffic Management News February 10, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is looking to move its wealth of transportation data into the cloud to allow greater access for commercial and government groups, and is searching for potential technology partners to facilitate the transition.   The agency issued a request for information...
Traffic Management News February 09, 2015
The Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) received a major boost for its planned modernization of the Blue Line last week, gaining approval for a $120 million federal loan for the project.   The Blue Line is one of the most popular in the city’s elevated train system, carrying 80,000 passengers...
Traffic Management News February 05, 2015
A new report from the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) assesses the use of advanced transportation technology in 70 cities across the U.S., with Austin, Texas, leading all others in adopting new resources.   The PIRG report focuses on 11 up-and-coming technologies changing public...
Traffic Management News February 03, 2015
Truckers traveling I-75 in eastern Tennessee will be able to spend less time searching for places to park and rest thanks to a new smartphone-based technology being built by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).   The SmartPark pilot program is the brainchild of TDOT and the Federal...
Traffic Management News February 02, 2015
Crowdsourced traffic app Waze has come under fire from police forces across the country for a feature that lets drivers report when they’ve spotted an officer on the roadways. Several law enforcement organizations are calling for the app to remove the feature completely, citing safety of their...
Traffic Management News January 30, 2015
As Oregon prepares to launch the nation’s first large-scale road usage charge (RUC) program, the state DOT announced Verizon, Azuga and Sanef as its primary vendors on the project. All three companies must still receive official ODOT certification before the project gets underway.   Sanef, a French...
Traffic Management News January 27, 2015
Transportation research companies received a total of $5.7 billion in venture investments in 2014, eclipsing the combined 2012 and 2013 totals by more than double, according to Forbes. Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, Brook Porter, Michael Linse and Zach Barasz—investors with the Green Growth Fund...
Traffic Management News January 26, 2015
New smart parking meters coming to the streets of Sacramento, Calif., will allow drivers to pay for their spots via smartphone. Deployment has already begun in Old Sacramento, according to Government Technology, and will expand into downtown and midtown through the month of February.   The upgrade...
Traffic Management News January 23, 2015
Chicago-area transit agency Pace sent a proposal for a $2.3 billion regional bus rapid transit (BRT) system to Congress this week in the hopes of securing federal funding for the ambitious project.   The central idea behind the Rapid Transit Network is faster, uninterrupted travel in Chicago and...
Traffic Management News January 19, 2015
Members of Congress are scheduled to speak with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week about its investigation into the deadly smoke release in a Washington, D.C. Metro tunnel last week that killed one passenger and hospitalized dozens more. The incident has raised questions...

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