Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS

News June 20, 2017
A U.S. House Republican proposal revealed last week would bar states from setting their own rules about the designing and testing of self-driving vehicles.   The proposal also would block federal regulators from demanding pre-market approval for autonomous-vehicle (AV) technology.   The draft...
News June 19, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses principles laid out for bipartisan legislation on self-driving vehicles.
News June 14, 2017
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will soon begin testing the use of autonomous buses.   The department will be issuing a request for proposals seeking technology partners to help safely demonstrate how autonomous technology works in a colder climate.   Testing will start with warm...
Article June 12, 2017
Roadway construction already is a dangerous working environment with over 700 fatalities annually in work zones alone. With connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) beginning to launch on our roadways, workers and motorists will have even more dangers facing them each day. Because the majority of...
News June 07, 2017
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) began installing 35 miles of fiber-optic cable underground this week along U.S. Rte. 33 to aid in the testing of smart vehicles.   The $4.8 million project, which is to run between Dublin and East Liberty, is slated to be finished by October, and most of...
News June 05, 2017
U.S. military-style vehicles will cross over the Blue Water Bridge in the eastern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this coming September and October as part of autonomous-vehicle testing.   The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) signed an agreement...
Article May 31, 2017
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) along with New York City (NYC) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT) were selected by the U.S. DOT to implement, deploy, operate and maintain a connected-vehicle (CV) pilot deployment focusing on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)...
News May 26, 2017
Michigan road agencies and General Motors' (GM) Research & Development are collaborating to showcase the state's leadership in the connected and automated vehicle environment by successfully demonstrating smart signal technology.   Successful demonstrations were recently conducted in Macomb...
News May 23, 2017
Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected-vehicle technologies along more than three miles of I-75. Using roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four...
News May 22, 2017
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which discusses the future of vehicle-to-vehicle technology.
News May 11, 2017
Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state of New York is now accepting applications for companies that are interested in testing autonomous vehicles on public roads.   A measure to allow the testing and demonstration of self-driving vehicles was included in last month's state budget. Testing...
Article May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...
News May 08, 2017
In Roads & Bridges first podcast of the year, Editorial Director Bill Wilson talks about raising the federal gas tax, self-driving cars at Disney World and the reconstruction of the Piscataqua River Bridge. To listen to the podcast, click here.
News May 05, 2017
The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Uber's use of a secret software that was used to evade authorities in places where its ride-hailing service was banned or restricted, according to a person familiar with the government's probe, the Washington Post reported.   The...

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News May 02, 2017
As part of its intelligent transportation systems program, the city of Seattle has introduced a UK-developed adaptive traffic-control system to help reduce congestion along one of its busiest corridors.   The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has introduced the new Split Cycle Offset...
News April 13, 2017
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is rolling out a fleet of “talking” buses to serve the state’s communities.   The new technology allows the buses to alert pedestrians and motorists with an automated announcement through a “Safe Turn Alert” system that voices messages such as “...
News April 12, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has launched a project to install enhanced roadway signage, ramp meters, wrong-way driver detection systems and more to help improve traffic safety and mobility on U.S. 395 in the North Valleys.   Beginning Monday, April 10 through early 2018, periodic...
News April 11, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has operated the Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) for decades, and the recent technological advances in vehicle connectivity and smart infrastructure design have led to a number of programs adaptable for state and...
News April 10, 2017
Public highways in the state of New York will soon be open to testing self-driving cars over the next year.   Tucked into a state budget bill approved by lawmakers this week is a measure allowing autonomous vehicles on New York's highways, but it is limited to testing or demonstrations.   A decades...
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