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Rhode Island DOT begins testing autonomous vehicle technology
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News February 21, 2019
Rhode Island DOT (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti, Jr., along with state and local officials, this week hosted a demonstration of autonomous vehicle technology at the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown. The vehicles being tested on low-volume roads in the Park are the initial phase of a pilot...
NYSDOT bringing ITS to Hudson Valley
Technology News November 30, 2018
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced that construction is underway on two projects in the Hudson Valley. The first project will install intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment on roadways in the Hudson Valley, while the second...
Leaders from both transit agencies and transportation network companies were on-hand at the APTA Annual Meeting to discuss present and future operations
Ridesharing Services News September 25, 2018
An increasingly important (and somewhat treacherous) topic in the transportation world is the question of whether mass transit and transportation network companies (TNCs) can operate in conjunction with one another, or, failing that, in, at least, something like mutually exclusive harmony.   In my...
Infrastructure and its need for upgrade are the theme at a recent California technology summit
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News June 29, 2018
The state of this country’s infrastructure is truly something of a paradox. Its desperate need for upgrade is one of the few things that members of both major political parties can agree upon. It is an issue that affects literally every U.S. citizen, and yet action on it seems to be repeatedly...
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News April 19, 2018
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida. Tampa Bay officials signed a memorandum of understanding with USF as an initial step...
Road crews recently completed the installation of fiber-optic cable on US 160 in Colorado.
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News September 20, 2017
Crews have completed a five-month project on U.S. 160 / Wolf Creek Pass on which 95,000 ft of fiber-optic cable was installed.   Other work on this $4.5 million project included: installing 54 manholes; milling and repaving; striping; and seeding along the 16-mile stretch of the U.S. 160 mountain...
The queue and flow measurement system makes every driver an information source
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News February 27, 2017
The city of Stockholm has adopted BlipTrack queue and flow measurement technology from Denmark-based BLIP Systems. The system provides the city with travel times and flow data to help alleviate congestion and provide road users with real-time traffic information.   It is a passive form of traffic...
Virginia DOT to partner with Waze
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News December 30, 2016
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is partnering with the crowd-sourced navigation app Waze to offer more real-time information to drivers.   VDOT recently announced in a statement the partnership in which the private and public entities will share app and website data. Waze apps...
The startup is financed by Ford Motor Company chairman venture fund
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS 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...
Missouri DOT wins two national awards for innovation and technology

Photo source: MoDOT

Transportation Management 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...
Oregon DOT testing variable speed signs on I-84
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS 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...
MassDOT partners with Waze to ease traffic in state
Telematics in Transport News June 17, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced Thursday that the agency is partnering with Waze, the Google-owned app that provides users with real-time traffic conditions, in order to ease congestion on the state’s roadways and bridges by tapping data.   The data-sharing...
 MassDOT and MBTA launch Dashboard
Intelligent Transportation Systems Software 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...
Report finds successful implementation of road condition reporting app in Wyoming
Transportation Management 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...
Transportation Management News March 19, 2014
A new tool designed by the University of Minnesota is making it easier for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to gather and analyze traffic data from sensors across the Twin Cities.   Funded by MnDOT and developed by the University of Minnesota Traffic Observatory, the Highway...
Transportation Management News July 31, 2012
The Los Angeles metropolitan area recorded the longest Friday afternoon commute times in the nation in a recent study by Governing magazine. According to the data, commuting times increase 44 percent from normal operation during those peak hours.   San Francisco was next, with commute lengths...
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