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autonomous tech program for buses
Technology News May 07, 2019
New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the largest bus manufacturer in North America, recently announced the launch of their Autonomous Technology Program.    This program includes development and deployment of technology for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and...
UAS drone technology
Technology News May 06, 2019
Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota recently announced the state's $33 million investment in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, in partnership with the North Dakota Dept. of Commerce.   According to a report from Business Facilities, a majority of these investments will be used to build out...
artificial intelligence mobility solutions
Technology News April 30, 2019
Officials in the city of Henderson, Nev., are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) technology with the aim of alleviating traffic crashes at specific intersections.   The Nevada DOT recently found success with an AI pilot program in partnership with the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)...
Maine DOT real-time traffic signage

Image: Maine DOT

Signage News April 18, 2019
As the peak summer travel season approaches, the Maine DOT and Maine Turnpike Authority are working to help members of the traveling public make good decisions based on real-time data.   According to a news release from Maine DOT, the two agencies are collaborating to install new travel signs along...
advanced transportation, congestion management technologies
Technology News April 02, 2019
The U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that aim to improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the...
Rhode Island DOT begins testing autonomous vehicle technology
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News February 21, 2019
Rhode Island DOT (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, this week hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The vehicles being tested on low-volume roads in the Park are the initial phase of a pilot...
intelligent transportation systems
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News February 14, 2019
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will install 17 miles of fiber optic cable to connect U.S. 24 between Woodland Park and I-25/Cimarron Street in Colorado Springs.    The $2.5 million fiber optic project will be part of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in Colorado and is...
White House is expected to address 5G for transportation
Technology News February 07, 2019
According to sources at The Hill, the White House is expected to address the deployment of the 5G network, as well as artificial intelligence, as regards technological advancement and application to the national transportation network.   The plan will offer the "first deliverables" of the National...
Under a legislative bill introduced by Nebraska State Sen. Suzanne Geist (R. - Lincoln), the manufacturer of self-driving technology in use in vehicles on public roadways would be liable in a crash involving a vehicle that was capable of “the entire driving task” and operating in autonomous mode.
Law News January 31, 2019
The question of liability in the event of an accident or incident involving driverless vehicles or vehicles equipped with semi-autonomous technology is one that presently puzzles members of government and concerns both vehicle manufacturers and technology developers alike. There is one state,...
intelligent transportation systems
Technology News January 21, 2019
The city of Montgomery, Ala., is trying out new technologies in its Smart City Living Lab, including new intelligent streetlights, free Wi-Fi, app-based parking management and more.   According to Future Structure, the project is a public-private agreement known as the Montgomery Smart Community...
Walmart expands its driverless car delivery testing
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 10, 2019
Walmart is now piloting a program to use Udelv autonomous-driving vans to deliver fresh groceries to its customers in Surprise, Az.   “We want to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of grocery delivery by exploring what’s new and next,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of Walmart’s digital...
The University of Arizona (UA) is partnering with state and local government agencies to form Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation (SVIT), a P3 devised in effort to help Southern Arizona become an industry leader in smart-vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 31, 2018
The University of Arizona (UA) is partnering with state and local government agencies to form Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation (SVIT), a P3 devised in effort to help Southern Arizona become an industry leader in smart-vehicle and intelligent transportation technologies.   Partners in...
NYSDOT bringing ITS to Hudson Valley
Technology News November 30, 2018
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced that construction is underway on two projects in the Hudson Valley. The first project will install intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment on roadways in the Hudson Valley, while the second...
KU research grant

Researchers hope the one-year, $100,000 project might result in the establishment of an Engineering Research Center at KU to advance basic science that will underpin next-generation transport technology. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Technology News October 16, 2018
Headquartered at the University of Kansas (KU) School of Engineering, a research team is envisioning what U.S. roads, highways, bridges and supporting infrastructure could look like in coming decades—a time when autonomous vehicles, more traffic and harsher weather driven by climate change could...
smart cities work
Technology News October 09, 2018
The Greater Phoenix Smart Region Initiative, a new public-private nonprofit partnership created to grow smart city projects, is taking hold in the Phoenix metro region.   The coalition includes the Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Smart Cities and Regions (CSCR), the Arizona Institute for...
Detroit smart intersections

Photos courtesy of Miovision

Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article October 05, 2018
Everyone knows about the hard times that hit Detroit a few years ago. The auto industry was struggling. The local economy collapsed. The housing market imploded, and homes were selling for a couple thousand dollars at auction. Crime was out of control because there were not enough police to keep...
Illinois DOT may add EV charging to I-294
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News October 04, 2018
The Illinois Tollway has begun to examine the addition of embedded equipment on the I-294 corridor that would enable electric vehicles (EVs) to charge on route. At present the interstate is undergoing a $4 billion reconstruction, which includes the widening of a 22-mile stretch of the roadway.  ...
innovative highway projects
Funding News September 11, 2018
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced $8.4 million in Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration awards to the state transportation agencies in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Utah.   Projects will soon be under...
WSDOT traffic management centers

The Washington State DOT operates six regional traffic management centers, which provide 24/7 real-time information

Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article August 07, 2018
Technology is central to all we do in transportation and its importance is only growing in our changing transportation landscape.   From roadway sensors to entire traffic management systems, technology has been key to both our urban and rural transportation systems for quite some time. As...
smart road extension
Highway Construction News August 01, 2018
Montgomery County, Va., officials have crafted a proposal to extend the Virginia Smart Road to I-81, creating a new highway link to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.   The $215 million plan, which now goes before Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for consideration, would more than...
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