Traffic Management

News February 17, 2017
In the city of Columbia, Mo., public works members have been working to address traffic issues on many of its streets—most recently Stewart Road, which is one of 64 streets on the city’s neighborhood traffic management program list.   The program started in November 2013, and the list started with...

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News February 16, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) began installing the first of 52 Active Traffic Management (ATM) signs on a portion of U.S. 95 last week. The installations will continue through July 2019 and will feature intermittent lane closures.   The signs are part of the almost $1 billion...
Article February 14, 2017
Figure 1—the trip planner My Trips provides the current estimated travel time and notifications of traffic incidents along a route.   The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), and Maine Department of Transportation (ME DOT) acting through...
News February 09, 2017
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently awarded a $7.6 million contract to Michael Baker International to study the I-605/SR-91 interchange, identify improvements and widen a particularly choked three-mile stretch of westbound SR-91 in Los Angeles. The contract...
Article February 08, 2017
Pedestrian refuge islands are an effective tool of road diets used to reduce the exposure time experienced by a pedestrian in an intersection.     Is there really a low-cost strategy that reduces crashes and improves mobility for the wide variety of highway users? Does that sound too good to be...

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News February 08, 2017
Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation.   With a contract price of over $1.2 billion and a total estimated...

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News February 07, 2017
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) new Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) begins its phased launch today in Northeast Georgia, with plans to roll out the service to five other districts in the state by this May.   CHAMP will serve most interstates across...
News February 01, 2017
Gov. John Kasich is asking the Ohio Legislature to permit variable speed limits that change based on how congested the roadway is.   If legislators allow it, the program would be piloted as early as summer 2018 on I-670 in Columbus. If successful, it could expand.   Currently the limit on the...
News January 25, 2017
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has, for more than a decade, collected and processed truck GPS data in support of the Federal Highway Administration’s Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative, a program that maintains and monitors a series of performance measures related...
News January 23, 2017
In a news release sent Sunday night, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority said motorists should expect "extreme congestion and delays" starting Monday at all Delaware River crossings between Bucks County in Pennsylvania and Burlington and Mercer counties in New...
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...
News December 30, 2016
A bill proposed in Virginia would limit the use of cell phones or GPS systems while driving. If passed, drivers would only be allowed to use devices hands-free, and phones would have to be physically mounted in the car.   The bill is being proposed by Sen. Scott Surovell of Fairfax. Texting while...
News December 29, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced plans for an upcoming project on an 8-mile stretch of I-84 between Exits 3 and 8, as part of its “Let’s Go CT” initiative, a 30-year, $100 billion transportation investment plan.   The I-84 project is estimated at $640 million and ...
News December 29, 2016
France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal this week officially inaugurated a 1-km pilot solar road project in Tourouvre, in northwestern France.   Construction began in October on the $5.22 million investment, which was financed by the Ministry.   In total, 30,139 sq ft of Wattway solar road tiles...
News December 05, 2016
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News November 30, 2016
A $6 billion project aimed at enhancing the environment and reducing traffic congestion along the I-5 corridor between Solana Beach and Carlsbad in California kicked off Tuesday.   The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), along...
News November 22, 2016
Developers of what is billed as a world-class testing facility for driverless vehicles, along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, are breaking ground on the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. The new facility will test new automotive technology, including driverless cars.   “Michigan...
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...

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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...
News November 17, 2016
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is testing technology to make the tracks safer for its workers who fix and maintain the system.   Track workers will wear a band that alerts them when a train is approaching a work zone too fast. It is a system that is expected to give workers on...
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