Traffic Management

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,...

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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...
News July 12, 2016
The state of Illinois has given the green light to a new toll bridge linking Interstate 80 to the CenterPoint intermodal facility in Joliet and Elwood.   The Houbolt Road bridge agreement, announced Monday, is designed to alleviate traffic congestion on local roads and fuel continued growth for the...
News July 01, 2016
A new tool from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) can help commuting Ohioans reduce traffic anxiety on a daily basis.   ODOT has launched a new app, called OHGO, that provides drivers with location-based traffic alerts, construction information and delays.   Unlike social traffic apps...
News June 30, 2016
The town of Wiscasset, Maine, has voted to support a plan by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) to help reduce summertime traffic backups.   Wiscasset residents approved the plan by a wide margin, after which several selectmen added their support. MDOT says the way to control traffic is...
News June 24, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Thursday announced a slew of traffic restrictions and alternate plans for the Philadelphia region as a result of security concerns for the Democratic National Convention in July.   Most notably, the state agency announced that commercial...
News June 23, 2016
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning to put between $4.2 billion and $4.5 billion toward easing traffic on the highly congested Interstate 35.   At this stage, however, only $300 million has gone to the project.   Seven of the new I-35 projects are already funded, and two...
News June 22, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently selected HERE, the location cloud company, as the provider of probe-based, real-time traffic services to enhance driver safety and improve traffic congestion and corridor management for big construction projects.   HERE is providing...
News June 17, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced Thursday that the agency is partnering with Waze, the Google-owned app that provides users with real-time traffic conditions, in order to ease congestion on the state’s roadways and bridges by tapping data.   The data-sharing...
News June 13, 2016
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that signs warning motorists not to text while driving are being installed this week along I-95 and State Route 1. Strategically placed near the rest areas, they encourage drivers to wait until they get to the rest stop before reading or...
News June 10, 2016
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) plans to carry out crossing upgrades this year as it prepares to provide high-speed rail passenger service between Chicago and St. Louis by 2017.   About 20 crossing safety upgrades between East St. Louis and Carlinville are planned. Among the...
News June 08, 2016
In a move to make travel on Interstate 10 safer and more efficient, the transportation leaders in four states have created a coalition supporting innovation along the corridor.   An agreement establishing the voluntary I-10 Corridor Coalition, proposed by Arizona Department of Transportation...
News June 07, 2016
Texas A&M University Transportation Institute (TTI) announced Monday one of the first uses of its new RELLIS campus will be a partnership with companies to test, design and develop more efficient intersections.   Future intersections go beyond the sequenced traffic signals common on many city...
News June 06, 2016
Rather than viewing companies like Uber and Lyft as competition, several Bay Area bus agencies are looking to partner with the ride-hailing services instead.   Bus operators are hoping to solve what they call the first- and last-mile problem: getting riders, especially ones in more suburban...
News June 06, 2016
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News May 26, 2016
A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will be cruising Interstate 69 in Michigan’s St. Clair and Lapeer counties in late June to test driverless and connected vehicle technology.   The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the Michigan Department of...
News May 25, 2016
For too long, congestion and gridlock have been the norm for the one million cars and 150,000 commercial trucks that use San Bernardino’s Devore Interchange weekly. During peak times, it’s not uncommon for traffic to exceed five miles.  Bumper-to-bumper traffic conditions on the interchange...
News May 18, 2016
Siemens announced Seattle, Wash. will implement Concert, an integrated traffic management platform that connects both Siemens and third-party systems across the city including traffic control centers, intersection controllers, and parking guidance systems.   The software will link these traffic...

I-564 is an increasingly clogged corridor into and out of Hampton Roads.

Article May 16, 2016
Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) is located in the heart of Hampton Roads, occupying over 3,400 acres.   Home to over 300 commands, NSN serves as the deep-water homeport for 75 warships and submarines, including five of the U.S. Navy’s 12 aircraft carriers. On any given weekday, approximately 60,000...
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