Traffic Control

autonomous vehicles; self-driving trucks
News May 14, 2019
Testing of autonomous trucks is occurring this week along the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida.   The self-driving trucks will be tested on the elevated reversible lanes of the expressway from Monday through Wednesday of this week between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, according to a...
V2X cybersecurity
Article May 08, 2019
Traffic signals are among the most popular targets of hacking in fiction. In a number of movies, TV shows and video games, traffic signals are manipulated to let the hacker and his/her friends make their escape from police pursuit. These scenes may not be realistic now because existing...
UAS drone 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...
wrong-way vehicle incident detection systems
News May 01, 2019
The Connecticut DOT (CDOT) is planning to test technology designed to combat wrong-way vehicle incidents.   CDOT had initially announced back in February 2017 that the same technology could be installed on state roadways within that same year, but the department has faced a few challenges in...
Tuscaloosa I-20/I-59 Smart Work Zone
Case Studies April 29, 2019
State DOTs have been increasingly deploying intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in work zones over the last 10 years with the goal of improving traffic operations and safety by providing real-time information to the traveling public.   After the widening of I-20/I-59 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., began...
Maine DOT real-time traffic signage

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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...
New York City traffic congestion Manhattan
News April 03, 2019
New York City is set to become the first major metropolitan area in the nation to implement a fee for motorists entering the city's most traffic-congested roadways.   According to a report from NPR, state lawmakers approved the plan earlier this week, and the new tolls are expected to take effect...
traffic congestion study
News February 12, 2019
INRIX Inc., the world leader in mobility analytics and connected car services, recently published the company's 2018 Global Traffic Scorecard that identifies and ranks congestion and mobility trends in more than 200 cities across 38 countries.   According to INRIX data, Americans lost an average of...
Georgia DOT’s Smart Signal System key to moving Super Bowl traffic

Source: Wikipedia

News January 31, 2019
Super Bowl LIII traffic is descending on metro Atlanta, and the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) traffic management team is readying to tackle the challenge.   Matthew Glasser, Regional Traffic Operations Program (RTOP) manager, and his team of engineers at GDOT’s Transportation...
NYSDOT bringing ITS to Hudson Valley
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...
Real-time adaptive signals aiding traffic flow in Pima County, Az.
News November 15, 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) installed an adaptive signal timing system this past summer in Pima County to improve traffic flow on S.R. 77 (Oracle Road), the primary north-south route connecting Tucson and Oro Valley, which handles about 60,000 vehicles per day.   Thus far,...
tolling
News June 22, 2018
Toll lanes along U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder and a nearby segment of I-25 in Colorado will get a high-tech upgrade starting this fall as part of a test to more effectively relieve traffic tie-ups and provide more reliable travel times for motorists.   If it works in those heavily traveled...
wrong-way crashes
News May 30, 2018
The state of Arizona is investing in a potential high-tech solution to instantly alert police and motorists to the presence of a wrong-way driver on a roadway.   The state is the first in the nation to test thermal cameras to combat the rate of wrong-way collisions. The number of Americans killed...
Active traffic management signage debuts on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas
News March 06, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most congested urban areas in the nation. But Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials hope to crack the traffic crunch with a series of digital active traffic management signs, which are set to go live today.   Some 300,000 vehicles travel through the U...
X2X communications
News March 01, 2018
The city of Marietta, Ga., has entered the deployment and public testing phase of the TravelSafely smartphone app that offers smart city services through everything-to-everything (X2X) communications.   Now available to citizens using mobile devices, the Marietta TravelSafely app is designed to...
traffic signal systems
News February 07, 2018
The city of Dallas recently signed an agreement with Ericsson, a provider of communications and Internet of Things infrastructure, to provide hardware and software upgrades for its traffic management systems.   Improvements to the traffic signal infrastructure in Dallas could pave the way toward...
Leonia, N.J., is going to extremes to avoid navigation app-derived traffic jams
News December 26, 2017
The extreme always seems to make an impression, and town officials in Leonia, N.J., are banking on it being just that.   According to a recent piece in the New York Times, the roads cutting through the Jersey borough of less than 10,000 souls are a regularly suggested alternate route on popular...
wrong-way traffic sign
News December 14, 2017
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is launching a pilot program this winter that will help harness the technology already available on the Triangle Expressway (SH 540 in western Wake County) to curb wrong-way crashes.   According to NCDOT, there were more than 500 wrong-way...
traffic monitoring
News October 30, 2017
The Newport Beach, Calif., city council agreed last week to buy a traffic-monitoring system to be placed in several locations in the area that will ping signals off Bluetooth-enabled equipment to build a real-time profile of motorists’ routes and travel times.   Generally when the city wants to...
North Avenue Smart Corridor
News September 14, 2017
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed along with other Georgia officials will celebrate the launch of the North Avenue Smart Corridor Demonstration project today.   The North Avenue Smart Corridor Demonstration project, funded by the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, leverages multiple “smart” technologies...
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