Traffic Management

News September 22, 2016
Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing staff, consulting and operational support to the Kansas and Missouri bi-state traffic management system known as Kansas City Scout, continuing...

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News September 21, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along 30 miles of the Route 24 corridor, from Fall River to Randolph.  This expansion will include 9 signs, providing travel times to 20...
Case Studies September 14, 2016
Situated between San Francisco Bay and Northern California, Sonoma County is home to almost half a million residents. The county is over 1500 sq miles of natural resources, wineries and tourist destinations. Over 26 departments provide a full range of services to the community.   The county manages...
News August 23, 2016
New data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 1.58 trillion miles in the first six months of 2016, beating the previous record of 1.54 trillion miles set last year.   The new data, published in...
News August 16, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced an opportunity to apply for $7 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to improve safety for public transportation workers and passengers. The Safety Research...
News August 15, 2016
Virginia recently took a step toward integrating communication between the state’s five traffic management centers.   Along with creating a more cohesive traffic and emergency communication network, the upgraded Advanced Traffic Management System at some point is supposed to allow for automated,...
News August 12, 2016
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) put out the call Thursday morning for private partners to help develop the Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) managed lane project—new toll lanes from Bolingbrook to Chicago designed to alleviate congestion.   The project, which recently received...
Article August 11, 2016
Active traffic management (ATM) strategies have been deployed in cities all over the world to deal with roadway congestion and safety concerns.   The common goal of all of these strategies is to improve the efficiency and safety of the transportation network by influencing driving behavior. Traffic...
News August 11, 2016
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials announced yesterday that the 200,000th emergency responder has completed the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) responder training. The life-saving training is part of a national effort to improve the safety of first responders and others on the scene...
News August 08, 2016
In New Jersey, the hammer might well be coming down on distracted driving swift and soon.   A bill being sponsored by State Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) and Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Hudson), which is modeled after a law in Maine and is, according to legislators, intended to educate,...
News August 05, 2016
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has decided to investigate the plausibility of employing solar panels on its roadways with a pilot project that will convert a section of sidewalk at the historic Route 66 Welcome Center off I-44 in Conway.   “We want to start kind of smaller and...

Florida’s priced managed I-595 corridor. Photo: Paul Morris, courtesy HNTB

Article August 03, 2016
Americans have long paid a premium for reliability. When we want to ensure an important package arrives at its destination by a certain date and time, we pay extra to get it there overnight. If we do not want a layover or the risk of arriving late for an appointment in another city, we pay extra...
News August 03, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has created a new web application with a pre-populated database that consolidates information about 8,700 traffic signals located on state routes.   The one-stop electronic information warehouse will make it easier for PennDOT, municipalities...
News August 01, 2016
A 9-mile stretch of managed toll lanes along Interstate 30 running from Grand Prairie to Dallas will open to commuters this morning, Texas highway officials announced Friday.   Motorists wanting to drive in the managed toll lanes from President George Bush Turnpike to Westmoreland Road will be...
News July 28, 2016
With buses, ferries and travel lanes all clogged along the Bay Bridge corridor, Bay Area transportation officials are hoping a $40 million suite of programs, approved Wednesday, can offer commuters some short-term relief.   The Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) plan focuses on...
News July 28, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is working with the El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to help traffic flow in West El Paso during highway closures.   During the closure of I-10 between Executive Center and Sunland Park on Sunday, officers were...
News July 26, 2016
The Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City reopened to traffic in both directions on Saturday, four days after a construction crane collapsed on the span, blocking all seven lanes of traffic.   N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the bridge reopened around 6 p.m. EST Saturday. Cuomo said state employees...
News July 18, 2016
A San Mateo Highway 101 carpool study jeopardized by a lack of state funding is expected to move forward as regional transportation officials seek federal dollars to fill in the gap.   Express lanes are being eyed to ease the commute on the San Mateo County stretch of the increasingly clogged...
News July 15, 2016
As traffic worsens in east Orange County, Fla., the region's two biggest road-building agencies are quarreling over how to address the problem.   The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), which is currently widening a 5-mile stretch of State Road 50 between Dean Road and Old Cheney Highway,...

Photo: Jonathan Bloom, ABC7 News Bay Area

News July 12, 2016
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently tested a new system in Berkeley to help keep traffic moving on Interstate 80 as part of the I-80 SMART Corridor Project, which aims to improve traffic in one of the most congested locations in the Bay Area.   The electronic signs have...
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