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Road driving simulator testing Missouri S&T; MoDOT

Students use a driving simulator on the Missouri S&T campus to test the Route 160 roadway design before construction. Photo by Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T, ©2019 Missouri S&T

Road Design News May 15, 2019
Two undergraduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) used a driving simulator to help a civil engineering firm evaluate a new roadway design for the $18.6 million Route 160 widening project from Springfield to Willard, Missouri.   The students worked with Crawford,...
Maine DOT real-time traffic signage

Image: Maine DOT

Signage News April 18, 2019
As the peak summer travel season approaches, the Maine DOT and Maine Turnpike Authority are working to help members of the traveling public make good decisions based on real-time data.   According to a news release from Maine DOT, the two agencies are collaborating to install new travel signs along...
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...
variable speed limit sign

Image: McCain Inc.

Traffic Signs News November 20, 2018
McCain Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group and a leader in the supply of intelligent transportation solutions for safety and mobility, recently announced that the company’s Variable Speed Limit Signs (VSLS) have been chosen for the new I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) smart corridor...
3M traffic sign production
Signage Products October 26, 2018
3M knows how traffic sign production workflow impacts a business. The company has the expertise to help produce fully reflective, durable traffic signs. In addition, when using 3M products, customers can feel confident knowing they are backed by the 3M MCS Warranty for Traffic.  
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...
I-90 SmartRoad

View of an overhead SmartRoad sign along the Jane Addams Tollway from inside a Pace bus

Transportation Management News September 05, 2017
The Illinois Tollway in partnership with Pace Bus Service activated the new I-90 SmartRoad in the northwest Chicago suburbs that provides real-time traffic and travel information to drivers and allows Pace buses to travel on the inside flex lane during traffic congestion.   On the I-90 Jane Addams...
Bus stop demonstration
Safety Article August 16, 2017
A field study performed at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute tested the effectiveness of the “School Bus Stopped Ahead” message.   School buses are frequently touted as the safest way to transport students to and from school. Overall, school buses account for only 2% of all fatal motor vehicle...
3M Diamond Grade Flexible Roll-Up Sheeting Series RS60/64I
Sign Posts Products March 28, 2017
3M Diamond Grade Flexible Roll-Up Sheeting Series RS60/64I combines the quality and reflectivity of permanent signs with the convenience, portability, and lasting flexibility needed for temporary traffic control. Series RS60/64I helps alert motorists with highly conspicuous fluorescent colors and...
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...
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT) new traffic signs
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News October 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is continuing to press forward in its statewide application of GO Time Intelligent Transportation signs, which are being installed in areas of traditionally high traffic.   The system will operate, once all signs are placed and networked, by...
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...
DelDOT announces installation of 'No Texting: It Can Wait' signs
Signage News 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...
Advanced engineer grade sheeting
Work-Zone Reflective Markers Products April 26, 2016
Series 7930 leverages a new micro-seal technology to provide a prismatic material that has a bright, uniform appearance. This new material is workable and durable to meet the needs of non-critical sign applications. Certified to meet ASTM D4956 Type 1 Engineer Grade specification.
Jackson County, Miss., gets intelligent traffic system on I-10
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News April 04, 2016
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing an Intelligent Traffic System in Jackson County. The $10 million project got underway this week with crews laying fiber-optic cable along I-10.   The purpose of the system is to deliver a modern driving experience that uses smart...
Transportation Management Article May 12, 2015
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently deployed the nation’s first Truck Parking Information & Management System (TPIMS) at five public rest areas and 10 private truck stops along a section of I-94 from about 1.5 miles south of the Indiana border to east of I-69, near mile...
The Avery Dennison TrafficJet inkjet printing system
Traffic Signs Products September 12, 2014
The Avery Dennison TrafficJet inkjet printing system is a digital traffic sign print solution that features the TrafficJet 1638, an eight-color inkjet printer. Specially formulated eco-solvent inks in red, green, blue and black for the traffic sign industry are available, providing reflective sign-...
Traffic Signals News August 06, 2014
Researchers at Virginia Tech recently completed a 17-week test of new connected-vehicle technology that would determine if drivers should stop or yield at an intersection based on current traffic levels. Though still in the proof-of-concept stage, the technology could eventually reduce the need for...
traffic signs
Traffic Control Products Article June 15, 2014
As early as the 1920s highway agencies across the country started developing guidelines for uniform traffic signs. During that time—and pretty much ever since—the conventional thinking concerning nighttime visibility has been brighter is better. That is because nighttime sign visibility has...
Road Traffic Safety News April 07, 2014
With 11 wrong-way accidents occurring in the last three years, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced plans to install new electronic wrong-way signs in an effort to reduce accidents. The project is expected to cost $2 million.   The new advanced signage features built-in...
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