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.

MBUF-1

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

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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

High Speed Rail-1

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

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

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

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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

Fare Collection-1

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

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

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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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