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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...
Utah DOT uses variable message signs to get personal with the driving public
Road Traffic Safety News July 02, 2018
Utah has something called the 100 Deadliest Days, a span of time that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day during which road incidents increase by approximately 50%. Consequently, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is getting creative with its traffic sign messaging by employing...
Active traffic management signage debuts on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas
Safety News March 06, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most congested urban areas in the nation. But Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials hope to crack the traffic crunch with a series of digital active traffic management signs, which are set to go live today.   Some 300,000 vehicles travel through the U...
North Avenue Smart Corridor
Traffic Management News September 14, 2017
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed along with other Georgia officials will celebrate the launch of the North Avenue Smart Corridor Demonstration project today.   The North Avenue Smart Corridor Demonstration project, funded by the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, leverages multiple “smart” technologies...
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...
Caltrans tests I-80 smart signs designed to ease traffic

Photo: Jonathan Bloom, ABC7 News Bay Area

Road Traffic Safety News July 12, 2016
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...
 Idaho to install variable speed limit signage along I-15
Transportation Management News October 20, 2015
The Idaho Department of Transportation is preparing to install the state’s first variable speed limit signs on a stretch of I-15. The generally posted speed limit along the concerned stretch of interstate is 80 mph, but the new signage will allow transportation officials to wirelessly lower the...
Safety News August 21, 2015
Starting Aug. 27, motorists may see a new alert message on Washington’s electronic highway signs.   The new Silver Alert messages will be for endangered missing people who are 60 years or older. Previously, those messages were handled as Endangered Missing Person alerts, which are for anyone who...
Changeable Message Signs News February 12, 2013
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced the start of a new pilot program to give control of electronic message signs in Clark County to local agencies. The goal is to make the signs more dynamic with information directly relevant to drivers in the area.   At present,...
Transportation Management News January 29, 2013
Caltrans District 8 announced Friday it has begun implementing a variety of traffic control measures to help alleviate congestion on I-10 between Beaumont and Blythe, Calif. The agency hopes the improvements will avoid major traffic incidents like the one on Feb. 12, 2012 that left some motorists...
Communications News January 22, 2013
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the activation of its first set of dynamic message signs to alert motorists to upcoming traffic conditions. If these signs prove effective, the department will install others on highways across the state.   Fifteen signs were initially...
Transportation Management News August 17, 2012
The Colorado Department of Transportation began replacing and upgrading electronic message signs across Summit County this week ahead of the winter tourism season. Similar efforts will be going on across the state throughout the month of August.   The new signs—most of which are along I-70—will be...
The 9-Inch Matrix Display Radar Driver Feedback Sign from TraffiCalm Systems
Changeable Message Signs Products June 19, 2012
The 9-Inch Matrix Display Radar Driver Feedback Sign from TraffiCalm Systems displays numeric, text and emoticon electronic messages to drivers. Each sign comes with a “Slow Down” message and MUTCD R2-1 compliant 18 x 24 in. configuration in a slim 1 7/8 in. depth with two 9 in.-high LED highway...
Transportation Management Article January 13, 2011
In life, seconds can mean lives.   Nowhere is this more evident than with emergency first responders. When it involves fire, life safety and security, first responders are the first line of defense, keeping residents safe and restoring order to communities. But to do that job effectively, one...
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