Traffic Management

News April 25, 2016
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to implement overdue security standards for train and bus systems in the country.   Transit mega-hubs in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities obviously need strong security, he said,...
News April 20, 2016
NYDOT is getting $27.14 billion across fiscal years 2016-2020 for capital improvements under the recent 2016-2017 state budget agreement.   Of this total, $21.1 billion is for capital improvements of highways, bridges, rail, aviation infrastructure, transit (other than Metropolitan Transit...
News April 19, 2016
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) visited the proposed future light rail stop in Hopkins, Minn., Sunday morning to warn that nearly $900 million in federal funding for the Southwest Corridor light-rail line will be lost if state legislators don’t fund the state’s smaller share this year.   Standing in...
News April 18, 2016
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has issued its notice to proceed to North Perimeter Contractors to begin work on the $800 million I-285/SR 400 Improvement Project in Atlanta.   According to GDOT, the corridor handles 420,000 vehicles. As of now the notice authorizes right of way...
News April 15, 2016
Nebraska this week saw passage of the Transportation Innovation Act (L960), a bill that increases funding for Nebraska transportation projects and authorizes design-build project delivery, Construction Manager/General Contractor delivery, and the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) for...
News April 14, 2016
A Kansas State University researcher is partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to develop a state-specific crash prediction model for rural multilane highways.   “Saving even a single life would be important for Kansas as well as for the U.S.,” said Syeda Rubaiyat Aziz, who...
News April 12, 2016
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a plan to build 50 miles of "better bike lanes" throughout Chicago over the next three years, a strategy that Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said will strengthen the "quality and connectivity of our bike network" by creating...
News April 05, 2016
According to Mississippi House Transportation Committee Chairman Charles Busby (R-Pascagoula) who was working during the past week on a broad-based plan to increase revenue for an infrastructure plan, members want to look for additional “efficiencies” in the Department of Transportation during the...
News April 04, 2016
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing an Intelligent Traffic System in Jackson County. The $10 million project got underway this week with crews laying fiber-optic cable along I-10.   The purpose of the system is to deliver a modern driving experience that uses smart...
News March 31, 2016
Sunnyvale's traffic lights will receive a software update thanks in part to Google. Traffic lights around the city of Sunnyvale, Calif., will be installed with new advanced traffic management central software, as a result of Google’s donation of $250,000 to help fund the project.   The city...
News March 29, 2016
Commuters can now keep tabs on the reliability of Boston-area MBTA's subways and buses via a new at-hand web-based tool to keep the public aware of the transit agency's health.   The MBTA launched "Dashboard," a new website at mbtabackontrack.com, that for the first time enables riders to do their...
News March 28, 2016
The following is an edited version of a release issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.   A growing number of state departments of transportation are leveraging innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to creatively improve safety, reduce traffic...
News March 25, 2016
The federal government today charged seven Iranians with using a cyberattack to try to take over a New York dam. The Iranian hackers also allegedly targeted 46 of the nation's largest financial institutions, causing disruption to online services and making hundreds of thousands of Americans unable...
News March 21, 2016
Los Angeles Metro unveiled a $120 billion spending plan over the next 40 years on the city’s transportation infrastructure. The proposed measure and project list will be presented to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June.   Initial projects included in the plan are...
News March 18, 2016
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff announced a partnership that will deploy the tech firm's new Flow transportation platform in the city that wins the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge.   The platform will collect data from mobility apps to help...
News March 17, 2016
Every 1,118th intersection in the U.S. is a roundabout, compared to France where at every 45th intersection motorists can expect to encounter the curved intersection. Research by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that roundabouts reduce injury by 75%.   The Washington...
News March 15, 2016
A new report by INRIX, a road traffic data company, revealed U.S. cities led the world in having the worst traffic congestion—making up 50% of the top 10 metros areas with highest amount of traffic.   The cities are rated based on the average time wasted per commuter, and cities such as Los Angeles...
News March 14, 2016
At least 29 people have been taken to the hospital following an Amtrak train derailment in southwest Kansas. According to a statement, the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kan.   Kansas Highway Patrol communication...
News March 11, 2016
A report released from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) showed that the implementation of a Road Condition Reporting Application by the Wyoming DOT was successful.   Weather Responsive Traffic Management (WRTM) involves implementation of traffic advisory, control and treatment strategies...
News March 09, 2016
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new data showing that nine of 20 Milwaukee area freeway segments are so congested that motorists must allow more than twice as much time to consistently complete their trips during peak travel times as they would under uncongested...
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