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Smart & Resilient Cities News February 04, 2016
Urban Engines, a Google Ventures-backed startup in based in Los Altos, Calif., is trying to go large with its software, called the “Space/Time Engine,” which aggregates real-time traffic data and feeds it into predictive models. The goal of the software is to give users the ability to see what...
Traffic Management News February 03, 2016
According to a study released by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, expansion of the Atlanta, Ga., area’s MARTA rail system, tagged at $8 billion, could provide new access to transit for nearly 600,000 workers and simultaneously inject $5.2 billion into the region’s economy.   The study, conducted by...
Funding News January 28, 2016
The Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) unveiled a $1.3 billion plan this week targeted at reducing traffic congestion on some of the most clogged corridors in the state.   The plan calls for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to direct funds for 14 roadway projects specifically...
Traffic Management News January 27, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is asking the Commonwealth Transportation Board for $900,000 to install high-tech detection systems on westbound I-64 to warn trucks of height restrictions on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT).   Drivers currently have to pull over to an...
Traffic Management News January 25, 2016
New data released by the U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that U.S. driving reached 2.88 trillion miles by the end of November, making it likely that U.S. drivers will make 2015 the most heavily traveled year in history.   The new data, published in FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume...
Snow and Ice Removal News January 25, 2016
A snowstorm dumped as much as 20-30 in. of snow in some states like New York, Maryland and Virginia this past weekend shut down major roadways and public transit for much of the weekend.  Snow plows are still working to clear and deice roadways, and transit is slowly returning to normal operation...
Traffic Management News January 21, 2016
The Iowa DOT opened a new traffic management center in Ankeny to track traffic conditions and accidents statewide.   Prior to the new traffic center there was a smaller traffic center located in the basement of the DOT’s headquarters in Ames.   Installed for $257,000, the center can display 48...
Traffic Management News January 19, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is exploring a road user charging (RUC) system as an alternative to the gas tax.   HDOT awarded a contract to D’Artagnan to conduct a state-wide feasibility study of RUC. D’Artagnan will research and assess the current road finance situation and trends...
Traffic Management News January 13, 2016
President Obama spoke about building a 21st-century transportation infrastructure system in his final State of the Union address. A plan that will have to be backed by the $305 transportation billion bill passed by Congress in December, which also adheres to Obama’s sentiments on limiting the...
Traffic Management News January 06, 2016
Preliminary plans for an $11 million “superstreet” project along U.S. Route 35 in Greene County, Ohio, are underway. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) says the measure would be a less costly alternative to the initial $120 million highway redesign project planned for the area.  ...
Safety News December 31, 2015
According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the number of crashes on Highway 217—which stretches from Beaverton to Tigard, connecting drivers from Highway 26 south to I-5—has dropped significantly since new variable speed-limit signs and other electronic signs began operating more than a...
Safety News December 31, 2015
According to a press release issued by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the agency will replace its current traffic data capturing equipment to better collect information and digital images on the state highway system, the funds for which will be provided by a grant from the...
Traffic Management News December 17, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration this week ordered Washington D.C. Metro to address a list of more than 200 safety issues, some of which date back to 2000, that agency officials were aware of but may not have resolved. Such issues range from the small (out-of-date fire extinguishers) to the...
Traffic Management News December 17, 2015
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released a set of proposed guidelines that could put ordinary people behind the wheel of autonomous vehicles, a move those in the business of developing driverless technology are concerned will hamper AV development and initiative within the state...
Smart & Resilient Cities News December 16, 2015
Bus rapid transit (BRT) will arrive in downtown Chicago just a day before the official start of winter. Dubbed the Loop Link, the city’s first BRT corridor will skirt both Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center, describing a route east on Washington Street to Michigan Avenue and then back...
Safety News December 15, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s investigative section launched an audit to determine if the Federal Transit Administration has the tools and personnel to carry out its new role overseeing the safety of Washington D.C. area Metro’s rail operations.   Previously, a 2012 audit looked broadly...
Traffic Management News December 11, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) believes traffic congestion along a stretch of I-80 that runs through the Poconos will improve once a new traffic management system goes online between the Tannersville exit and the New Jersey state line.   A series of new poles are presently...
Traffic Management News December 09, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is considering creating managed lanes on I-55 in Cook and DuPage counties. Plans include building another lane in each direction of the 25-mille stretch I-55 between I-355 and the I-90/94 junction in Chicago.   The plans aim to reduce congestion on...
Smart & Resilient Cities News December 08, 2015
Bicycles are gaining ground in the state of Iowa after six complete street projects were awarded a combined $75,000 in grants. The complete street projects and the amount of funding received by each, administered through the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, breaks down as follows...
Traffic Management News December 07, 2015
The New Haven-to-Springfield commuter rail line system, it was announced, will now take about a year longer that scheduled to reach operability, and cost $135 million more than expected. State officials, however, maintain that they have secured a crucial commitment from Amtrak that will keep work...

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