July 19, 2016
Dr. Peter Sweatman
This October 10–14, thousands of transportation leaders from around the world will descend on Melbourne, Australia for one of the most exciting and prestigious gatherings of the year, the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems.
Among those leaders will be Dr....
July 18, 2016
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said its preliminary data for 2015 show that motor vehicle traffic deaths increased 7.7% from 2014, resulting in an estimated 35,200 deaths last year.
NHTSA said although the data is preliminary and requires additional analysis, its early...
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...
July 18, 2016
Visit our homepage to take this week's poll question, which questions the value of driver-assist technology in light of new NHTSA fatality data.
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,...
July 12, 2016
Photo: Jonathan Bloom, ABC7 News Bay Area
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...
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...
July 05, 2016
U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7% in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government's preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.
The report was compiled by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and...
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...
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...
June 27, 2016
Service improvements are on the way for commuters on the L.A. Metro Gold Line starting today as Metro makes key schedule changes as a result of requests from the riding public.
All Gold Line trains will now run to the APU/Citrus College station every seven minutes in the morning and afternoon...
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...
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...
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...
June 21, 2016
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) launched Express BusLink yesterday as the first new offered service to be part of BaltimoreLink. Governor Larry Hogan announced the $135 million transit improvement plan in October 2015 to create an integrated transit system that is easy to use and better...
June 20, 2016
As part of its campaign to build economic development through better mass transportation, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's administration is giving about $6.4 million to 11 state communities to spur residential or commercial growth near transit hubs.
Most of the grants are intended to attract...
June 14, 2016
A recent study by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Western Michigan University shows new signs and signals make roads safer for older drivers. Michigan’s aging population has resulted in an increase in the number of older drivers involved in traffic crashes. The number of...
June 13, 2016
The time has come to submit nominations for the Top 10 Bridge projects for 2016.
Created in 2000, Roads & Bridges' Top 10 Bridges awards recognize the top bridge projects in North America each year. Nominations are submitted to the R&B editorial staff, who determine the Top 10 list based...
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...
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...