Traffic Management

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News November 30, 2016
A $6 billion project aimed at enhancing the environment and reducing traffic congestion along the I-5 corridor between Solana Beach and Carlsbad in California kicked off Tuesday.   The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), along...
News November 22, 2016
Developers of what is billed as a world-class testing facility for driverless vehicles, along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, are breaking ground on the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. The new facility will test new automotive technology, including driverless cars.   “Michigan...
News November 21, 2016
Startup company nuTonomy, which has already hit public streets with robot taxis, will begin trying out autonomous vehicles in the city of Boston by year’s end.   The company, financed in part by Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford’s venture fund, announced a deal with the city of Boston and...

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News November 18, 2016
Two special-assignment teams at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) that have focused on providing outstanding customer service, keeping customers and MoDOT workers safe, and preparing for the transportation network of the future have won prestigious national awards from the American...
News November 17, 2016
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is testing technology to make the tracks safer for its workers who fix and maintain the system.   Track workers will wear a band that alerts them when a train is approaching a work zone too fast. It is a system that is expected to give workers on...
News November 16, 2016
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has begun installing some components of a new $1 billion crash-prevention system before a full design is complete in an effort to meet a 2018 federal deadline, railroad officials said.   Designing and installing positive train control (PTC) technology at the same...
News October 18, 2016
Technology engineers are installing digital signs along the Jane Addams Tollway in the Chicago area that will give drivers speed and accident information in real time.   As construction on the tollway finishes, crews are installing gantries every half-mile between O'Hare International Airport and...

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News October 14, 2016
Six states will have extra money to expand freight corridors and implement connected vehicle technologies with the help of $56.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced this week.   Officials in Denver will receive $6 million to enact efficiencies in their...
News October 14, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) would need to accelerate at least $899 million in Las Vegas freeway improvements if a new stadium opens by 2019 at either of the two sites under consideration by the dome’s developers, according to a report released Thursday by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s...
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...
News October 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is continuing to press forward in its statewide application of GO Time Intelligent Transportation signs, which are being installed in areas of traditionally high traffic.   The system will operate, once all signs are placed and networked, by...
News October 10, 2016
Transportation Management & Engineering (TM&E) is devoted to providing in-depth, thought-provoking content on traffic management and safety, ITS, the advent of automated and autonomous vehicles, signal development and work-zone safety developments—but our editors don’t do it alone. The...
News October 10, 2016
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Article October 07, 2016
Across the globe, over 600,000 road users are killed every year in road incidents, many of which involve collisions with larger vehicles.   From time to time, such collisions occur between transit buses and pedestrians or other road users, transpiring more often than not as a result of blind spots...
Article October 07, 2016
Oregon Rte. 217 (OR 217) has always been a nightmare for drivers on Portland’s west side.   The limited access highway runs north-south for 7.5 miles through the western suburbs of Beaverton and Tigard between U.S. 26 and I-5. Traffic on this highway has more than doubled over the last three...
News October 07, 2016
Hurricane Matthew’s expected arrival on the southeast Atlantic coast late Thursday and early Friday has scrambled travel patterns throughout the region.   Flights have been canceled at major airports from Miami to Jacksonville. Amtrak has canceled long-distance trains south of Washington, D.C., to...

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News October 05, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has substantially completed a project to enhance traveler safety and roadside water quality on U.S. 50 in the Cave Rock area of Lake Tahoe nearly one month ahead of schedule.   All U.S. 50 travel lanes through Cave Rock are now open. Since the project'...
Article October 04, 2016
Innovation is necessary for any organization to survive and even more importantly, to thrive. Frequently, innovation is viewed as a singular event or a standalone process. But for a healthy government agency to deliver the best possible service at the lowest possible cost to its constituents,...
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...
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