TME Transportation Management

Welcome to the Transportation Management Channel, a special section that provides the user an in-depth look at the multiple aspects of traffic management — straight from sources of Roads & Bridges magazine and our Transportation Management & Engineering supplement.  Topics covered include intelligent transportation systems, traffic signals, traffic monitoring, intersection safety, traffic design software, electronic tolling and congestion pricing.

News August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing whether it should move ahead with new performance standards that would require transportation projects to track, measure and reduce carbon pollution.   In tens of thousands of public comments delivered last week, environmental groups, business...
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 18, 2016
A report issued Wednesday by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project and the CoPIRG Foundation calls for the state of Colorado to invest $1.05 billion annually in transit, bicycle and pedestrian improvements for the next quarter century.   The recommendations in the report include spending more...
News August 18, 2016
With lawmakers in New Jersey at an impasse over transportation funding, Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday ordered officials to use the state’s general fund to pay for “essential” transportation projects until the crisis is resolved.   In an executive order, Mr. Christie said the state’s...
News August 16, 2016
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has a plan with the ultimate goal of eliminating fatalities and injuries on Montana highways. As a response to the hundreds of traffic deaths per year in the state, the department is implementing the Vision Zero campaign, which is part of a nationwide...
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 08, 2016
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News August 05, 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator Mark Rosekind announced this week that in light of the fact that the development of autonomous vehicles has grown more pervasive and that such vehicles are now being tested and in some cases employed on national roadways, the need...
News August 04, 2016
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Dangerous Combinations campaign is a statewide effort to educate Coloradans on the dangers of driving while high on marijuana. To demonstrate what can happen if you get behind the wheel when impaired, a giant three-dimensional billboard has been...

The Jane Byrne flyover will rise above the interchange and intersect with westbound I-290 just past Halsted Street.

Article August 03, 2016
Chicago natives are no strangers to traffic. Growing numbers of cars and trucks throughout the region have caused an increase in traffic delays, leading to excessive travel times and congestion. That’s why the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) had to think boldly and reach deep in...
Article August 03, 2016
In cities across the nation, Americans are increasingly choosing to relocate to the urban core for smaller spaces, convenience, entertainment options, proximity to nearby restaurants, shopping and employment opportunities. A critical challenge for urban living spaces in many cities is...

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...
Article August 03, 2016
The term Big Data (BD) has become ambiguous, confusing and often misused in the transportation industry. It is a broad term that has become as much a marketing strategy and industry buzzword as anything else. There’s big money in BD, but what’s all the hype about? Is it really something that the...
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 02, 2016
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Miami), who serves as the chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee, announced last week a $2.35 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the low-emission or no-emission vehicle program for...
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