TM&E Fall 2013

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Welcome to the Traffic 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.

Initially, tolling and MBUFs must exist together, especially for bridges and tunnels, where the MBUF will likely be too small.

Initially, tolling and MBUFs must exist together, especially for bridges and tunnels, where the MBUF will likely be too small.

, We will likely need to take one step at a time to help the public get acclimated to any change from the fuel tax.

We will likely need to take one step at a time to help the public get acclimated to any change from the fuel tax.

Transportation Management December 2013

Tolling can help ease the nation’s transition to mileage-based user fees

Over the next four decades, we stand to gain at least $26.4 billion in mobility, jobs, urban renewal and environmental benefits.

Over the next four decades, we stand to gain at least $26.4 billion in mobility, jobs, urban renewal and environmental benefits.

, California’s high-speed rail program nearly died many times but overwhelming support from former and current governors saved it.

California’s high-speed rail program nearly died many times but overwhelming support from former and current governors saved it.

, We are seeing the fruits of investment in the Midwest, where 460 companies are poised to contribute to the rail supply chain.

We are seeing the fruits of investment in the Midwest, where 460 companies are poised to contribute to the rail supply chain.

, Unlike many airports, train stations can be planted in the heart of a city's downtown, becoming magnets for development.

Unlike many airports, train stations can be planted in the heart of a city's downtown, becoming magnets for development.

Transportation Management December 2013

A new, incremental approach raises questions, but U.S. high-speed rail is on its way

Upgrading infrastructure to accept open transactions at points of service is key in implementing open payments.

Upgrading infrastructure to accept open transactions at points of service is key in implementing open payments.

, CTA’s fare-collection implementation and operation costs, credit-card processing and security shifted to Cubic and its partners.

CTA’s fare-collection implementation and operation costs, credit-card processing and security shifted to Cubic and its partners.

, The first impact of EMV migration is that all transit operators will have to upgrade their vending and reloading machines.

The first impact of EMV migration is that all transit operators will have to upgrade their vending and reloading machines.

Transportation Management December 2013

Chicago is the first big-city transit operator to open fare payment to the universe of payment methods

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