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TME Traffic Management

Welcome to the Traffic Management Channel, a special section that provides the user an in-depth look at the multiple aspects of traffic management — straight from sources of Roads & Bridges magazine and our Transportation Management & Engineering supplement.  Topics covered include intelligent transportation systems, traffic signals, traffic monitoring, intersection safety, traffic design software, electronic tolling and congestion pricing.

News October 17, 2014
Officials in the city of Jacksonville, N.C., began operation of a new $5 million intelligent transportation system (ITS) Oct. 16, with 210 traffic detectors, 41 traffic cameras and nine digital-message signs. Operations will be handled remotely until the brand-new Center for Public Safety is ready...
News October 16, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels (MTA B&T) has selected TransCore to deploy the agency’s first all-electronic tolling (AET) system. This system will be implemented on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge.   Built in 1936, the Henry Hudson Bridge provides passage for...
News October 09, 2014
London’s Tube system is set to undergo a renaissance with the debut of designs this week for new automated underground trains. The city expects the first of the new trains to go into service on four lines  in 2020, with a full automated fleet by the middle of the decade.   The new trains come...
News October 08, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a gathering of state transportation officials at its Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory in Tallahassee in October to demonstrate its latest vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.    FDOT staff performed two V2V...
Article October 08, 2014
    You may never have to stand on a street corner again.   Not with the way the public transportation industry has been transforming over the last several years thanks to technological advances that make hailing a cab or catching a bus as simple as tapping your phone screen. This new wave of on-...
Article October 08, 2014
In spite of limited new federal funding in recent years, high-speed rail (HSR) projects are moving forward in many of the nation’s 11 designated HSR corridors as states are using a mixture of existing federal funding and state and private funding sources in order to advance projects.   While there...
Article October 08, 2014
    At signalized intersections, daily fluctuations in demand can be handled by the amount of green time allocated to the movement.   As traffic increases over time and the demand cannot be handled by signal-timing changes, the resulting congestion can be handled by adding lanes to the problematic...
News October 07, 2014
With the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) market growing exponentially around the world, a new guide released in October highlights some of the latest high-tech solutions being tested across the United Kingdom.   The document, titled Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology,...
News October 06, 2014
The number of crashes on coastal road A719 in Ayrshire County, Scotland, has dropped to zero since deployment of new solar-powered LED road reflectors in July. It is the first deployment of the technology in the United Kingdom.   Rennicks U.K. is the manufacturer of the SR-15 Active Road Studs,...
News October 03, 2014
The 2015 Honda CR-V will be the first car in the company’s lineup to feature the Honda Sensing safety technology package, which will add several vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V)-based safety features. Honda said it hopes to eliminate all fatalities in its vehicles by 2030 and all crashes by 2040.   Several...
News October 02, 2014
Following a groundbeaking ceremony Sept. 30, work is underway on the $1.4 billion Regional Connector Light Rail project in downtown Los Angeles. Upon completion in 2020, the new extension will fill a gap in the existing light-rail system.   The project consists of a 1.9-mile-long connector tunnel...
News October 02, 2014
Mercedes-Benz now has a place to test its autonomous vehicles and related infrastructure after reaching a deal allowing them to operate on the Concord (Calif.) Naval Weapons Station beginning in October.   The 2,100-acre site—which had been closed down until recently—is currently owned by the U.S....
News September 26, 2014
Those in Pinellas County, Fla., hoping to bring mass transit to the area had their cause bolstered this week when State Sen. Jack Latvala publicly announced his support for the Greenlight Pinellas proposal. Latvala is the first politician to openly support the plan at the state level.   Greenlight...
News September 23, 2014
A $10.1 million TIGER grant announced in mid-September will help launch eight intelligent transportation system (ITS) projects in Washington County, Ore., over the next two years, according to state and local officials. If these measures prove successful, the county could pursue as many as 60...
News September 19, 2014
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are taking a different approach to connected-vehicle technology, currently testing a smartphone app that uses GPS coordinates and a virtual token system to regulate traffic.   The RoadRunner program is facilitated through a smartphone...
News September 18, 2014
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) broke ground Sept. 17 on an $834 million project that will create 30 miles of dedicated managed toll lanes on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Construction will commence at four separate locations next month.   GDOT is teaming up with...
News September 16, 2014
Visitors to downtown Walnut Creek, Calif., have been getting parking tickets for expired meters when they have already paid in full. City officials say the sensitivity of the sensors connected to the meters was set too high and that they are already fixing the problem. The new smart meters were...
News September 12, 2014
Continuing the transformation of Michigan into the national hub for connected-vehicle research, the Michigan DOT announced it is working with automakers and the University of Michigan to deploy more than 120 miles of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) corridors in the metro Detroit area. The...
Products September 12, 2014
The Avery Dennison TrafficJet inkjet printing system features the TrafficJet 1638, an eight-color inkjet printer. Specially formulated eco-solvent inks in red, green, blue and black for the traffic sign industry are available, providing reflective sign-makers and government agencies the opportunity...
News September 11, 2014
With 22 bridge strikes by truck drivers so far in Westchester County, N.Y., in 2014, the New York state Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will deploy new “over-height detection systems” along Hutchinson River Parkway to determine if these systems can help reduce crashes.   The devices project...
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