Traffic Control

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...
crosswalk traffic signal
Article September 11, 2017
According to the World Health Organization, in 2013 nearly half of all fatalities in traffic crashes involved pedestrians, cyclists or people using motorized two-wheeled vehicles. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.   Many of...
I-90 SmartRoad

View of an overhead SmartRoad sign along the Jane Addams Tollway from inside a Pace bus

News September 05, 2017
The Illinois Tollway in partnership with Pace Bus Service activated the new I-90 SmartRoad in the northwest Chicago suburbs that provides real-time traffic and travel information to drivers and allows Pace buses to travel on the inside flex lane during traffic congestion.   On the I-90 Jane Addams...
traffic light
News August 30, 2017
New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2017, continuing a streak of steadily increasing vehicle miles travelled (VMT) that began in 2011.   The...
Hurricane Harvey aftermath in Houston
News August 29, 2017
The catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey and continued rainfall over the past few days has most modes of transportation in Houston and a larger region of the state at a standstill.   State highway conditions consist of road closures because of flooding all along the Texas coastal area...
Solar-powered traffic pads will manage traffic at Florida intersections
News August 04, 2017
Solar-powered traffic pads have been added on Lake Mary Boulevard in Lake Mary, Fla., and are about to be tested at a couple other intersections.   The traffic pads made by a Sanford company are designed to keep track of traffic and talk to traffic engineers in real time. The designers said more...
Traffic management digital messages displayed on I-90

Image source: Daily Herald

News May 18, 2017
The Illinois Tollway has completed traffic management installation and testing of 29 digital message signs between Barrington Road and O'Hare International Airport.   The traffic management displays will provide real-time traffic updates and safety advisories, and will direct drivers to shift lanes...
Seattle deploys adaptive traffic-control system along congested corridor

Image source: Seattle Department of Transportation

News May 02, 2017
As part of its intelligent transportation systems program, the city of Seattle has introduced a UK-developed adaptive traffic-control system to help reduce congestion along one of its busiest corridors.   The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has introduced the new Split Cycle Offset...
Traffic sensors to aid traffic flow during I-15 construction in Idaho

Image source: Idaho Transportation Department

News March 22, 2017
To aid traffic flow for tens of thousands of drivers during upcoming construction on I-15 in eastern Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is turning to new Bluetooth-based roadway sensors that will be present on the I-15 median. These sensors will provide real-time travel information...
Ohio looking to implement variable speed limits on certain highways
News February 01, 2017
Gov. John Kasich is asking the Ohio Legislature to permit variable speed limits that change based on how congested the roadway is.   If legislators allow it, the program would be piloted as early as summer 2018 on I-670 in Columbus. If successful, it could expand.   Currently the limit on the...
ATRI releases 100 worst truck bottlenecks in the U.S.
News January 25, 2017
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has, for more than a decade, collected and processed truck GPS data in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, a program that maintains and monitors a series of performance measures related...
Oregon DOT testing variable speed signs on I-84
News October 13, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has begun testing new variable speed signs to provide a greater margin of safety during winter weather on I-84.   Over the past several weeks, crews from ODOT have been installing variable speed signs along a 30-mile section of I-84 from Ladd Canyon to...
question mark sign
News October 10, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which looks ahead to winter and considers what protocols ought to be top-of-the-pile for agencies.
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