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Traffic Management News August 03, 2015
According to the Wall Street Journal, Germany’s biggest auto makers have clinched a deal to buy Nokia Corp.’s digital mapping business, beating out rival bidders for some of the vital technology for self-driving cars in a $3.1 billion acquisition. BMW AG, Daimler AG and Audi AG are confirmed as the...
Safety News August 03, 2015
Every officer in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority” (SEPTA) Transit Police Department will soon be equipped with a body camera. The agency intends to spend some $300,000 on the cameras in order to equip more than 270 officers by the end of this calendar year.   “Cameras will make good...
Safety News July 30, 2015
In an announcement made this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx granted more than $7.1 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration program to fund nine projects in Florida, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island...
Traffic Management Article July 27, 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 July 27, 2015
While Phoenix-area residents eagerly await the completion of a major extension of the city’s light-rail system, known as the Northwest Extension, they can use an application developed by the project’s joint venture contractors to stay connected with local businesses and get project updates.    The...
Traffic Management Article July 27, 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...
Safety News July 21, 2015
The New Jersey Center for Automated Road Transportation Safety at Fort Monmouth was announced this week after more than three years of planning and organization. The (501(c)(6)) nonprofit New Jersey Corporation’s mission is to substantially improve safety on existing conventional roadway...
Traffic Management News July 13, 2015
When the evening commute begins today, riders in select Colorado areas will have a new option to travel between some of Colorado’s biggest cities.  Bustang is a newly launched bus service aimed at connecting major cities and employment centers in the state. The service, which is Colorado’s first...
Smart & Resilient Cities News July 09, 2015
Google-owned traffic-monitoring app Waze has aided the city of Boston in cracking down on double parking and now it seems that city officials are hoping to leverage their data to tweak traffic lights and road signs in order to ease chronic traffic jams.   Waze monitors traffic problems by...
Safety News July 08, 2015
I-10 between Casa Grande Valley and the Phoenix metropolitan area has recently been outfitted with a new series of camera towers—but it is not the speed-demons that they are looking to capture.   According to Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman Harold Sanders, the cameras are designed to...
Funding News July 07, 2015
The Georgia Department of Transportation announced awards for three improvement projects under the Transportation Investment Act (TIA). The awarding of these projects signifies the major push the TIA Program and Georgia DOT are making towards letting all Band 1 projects.   TIA is a $1.6 billion...
Traffic Management Article June 19, 2015
In an effort to combat congestion in our country’s urban areas, the U.S. DOT launched the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) program in 2007. The program infused nearly $900 million into transportation-related projects in four cities nationwide, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  ...
Law News June 18, 2015
A top official at the ride-sharing service Lyft and Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, say Tennessee’s new law, which allows car-booking companies such as Lyft and Uber to operate statewide, has been applauded by both officials at Lyft and Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), as a model for other states looking to...
Smart & Resilient Cities News June 02, 2015
In a project that will, once opened, run 43 miles of track from the industrial parks near Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport to a transit station in downtown San Rafael, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit project looks to be passenger-ready late next year.   This stretch of track accounts for...
Traffic Management News May 28, 2015
The Southeastern Pennslyvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) plans to spend $154 million on 18 new regional rail locomotives; replacing eight aging engines currently in operation.   If the purchase is approved by SEPTA’s board, the locomotives will be delivered by 2018. The new engines will...
Traffic Management News May 27, 2015
The Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) Southwest region has announced its intent to apply for federal grant subsidies in order to boost the intelligent transportation system (ITS) operations on three interstates.   ALDOT has been plain about its efforts to improve interstate safety and...
Traffic Management News May 06, 2015
There has been much vaunted conversation these last few years regarding the feasibility and potential application of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology on U.S. roads. Thus far strides in this regard could best be described as baby steps. But one state is now looking to take a great, big stretch...
Traffic Management Article May 05, 2015
Adaptive signal-control technology (ASCT) describes any system that collects traffic detector data, evaluates traffic-signal performance and then updates signal timing in response to that evaluation.   As part of the Every Day Counts initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) actively...
Traffic Management News May 04, 2015
The Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill that will allow citizens to vote on the use of red light cameras. House Bill 207, sponsored by State Rep. Paul Curtman, was constructed behind the congressman’s belief that the use of red light cameras should banned in Missouri, erring toward...
Maintenance News April 16, 2015
The Nebraska State Department of Roads (NDOR) released its annual report recently, in which the agency outlined performance measures and ancillary initiatives in its “Toward Zero Deaths” safety program.   According to the report, the mission statement of the safety push is characterized as: “To...

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