Traffic Management

News May 26, 2017
Michigan road agencies and General Motors' (GM) Research & Development are collaborating to showcase the state's leadership in the connected and automated vehicle environment by successfully demonstrating smart signal technology.   Successful demonstrations were recently conducted in Macomb...
News May 24, 2017
The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone over domestic soil with a new exception to laws governing surveillance, computer privacy and aircraft protection, according to a document obtained by The New York...
News May 19, 2017
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is in the process of adding sensors along I-17 in the Phoenix area over the next few weeks as part of an effort to monitor traffic flow across the state.   The data collected by the sensors will be used to estimate travel times, which will be...
Digital messages displayed on I-90

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News May 18, 2017
The Illinois Tollway has completed installation and testing of 29 digital message signs between Barrington Road and O'Hare International Airport.   The displays will provide real-time traffic updates and safety advisories, and will direct drivers to shift lanes when crashes occur. The system will...
News May 12, 2017
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is now using the latest traffic services from Inrix to monitor, measure and manage the state’s road network.   Inrix has been supplying real-time and historical traffic data to Iowa DOT for the last three years, in support of its traffic management and...
Article May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...

Image source: Seattle Department of Transportation

News May 02, 2017
As part of its intelligent transportation systems program, the city of Seattle has introduced a UK-developed adaptive traffic-control system to help reduce congestion along one of its busiest corridors.   The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has introduced the new Split Cycle Offset...
News April 13, 2017
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is rolling out a fleet of “talking” buses to serve the state’s communities.   The new technology allows the buses to alert pedestrians and motorists with an automated announcement through a “Safe Turn Alert” system that voices messages such as “...
News April 12, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has launched a project to install enhanced roadway signage, ramp meters, wrong-way driver detection systems and more to help improve traffic safety and mobility on U.S. 395 in the North Valleys.   Beginning Monday, April 10 through early 2018, periodic...

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News March 31, 2017
Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has declared a state of emergency for Fulton County, Ga., after a huge fire caused a bridge on I-85 to collapse in Atlanta on Thursday night.   With the heavily used road closed in both directions, Georgia transportation officials are telling drivers to find other options—from...

Image source: Julie Duewel / Nevada DOT; Las Vegas Sun

News March 30, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is in the initial stages of road projects that have been planned to address traffic growth on the I-15 corridor over the next 20 years as a result of the proposed Raiders’ stadium site going up on Russell Road west of the interstate in Las Vegas.   A...

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News March 22, 2017
To aid traffic flow for tens of thousands of drivers during upcoming construction on I-15 in eastern Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is turning to new Bluetooth-based roadway sensors that will be present on the I-15 median. These sensors will provide real-time travel information...
News March 21, 2017
Topeka city officials hope a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents.   The city is working in conjunction with KDOT to develop geographic information systems (GIS) database tools for tracking crash types and mapping...
News February 27, 2017
The city of Stockholm has adopted BlipTrack queue and flow measurement technology from Denmark-based BLIP Systems. The system provides the city with travel times and flow data to help alleviate congestion and provide road users with real-time traffic information.   It is a passive form of traffic...
News February 27, 2017
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News February 23, 2017
New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the demands facing America’s roads and bridges, and...
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...

Image source: Las Vegas Sun; NDOT

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...
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